It's Monday and we're back with a short interview from our next 10K project. Meet Kyle Mayne, a.k.a. Kmayne_bricks and his fantastic THE WRIGHT FLYER. This one will be sure to appeal to aviation fans. Show Kyle your supports in the comments!
- Who are you?
- Where are you from?
- How old are you?
- What do you study or do for a living?
- What hobbies do you have?
Collecting and, of course, building LEGO MOCs is my favourite, but building other movie props is also very fun for me.
- Do you have a personal LEGO portfolio website that you can share with us?
No, just an Instagram account: @kyle_mayne0705, filled with some cool other MOCS of my design (mainly STAR WARS).
- Have you created any LEGO MOCs (my own creations) that you’re particularly proud of? What is it, why are you proud of it and do you have a photo of it?
I do. My favourite MOC is the USS Enterprise from the 2010 JJ Abrams film.
- How and when did your interest in LEGO products come about?
In kindergarten when I got the 2008 Anakin Jedi Starfighter. From then on I have always loved to build and create with LEGO bricks.
- What is the LEGO hobby to you? What does it mean to you? How does it fit in your life? E.g. build, display, meetups, play the games or 'just' watch the cartoons.
With me wanting to be an engineer one day, LEGO bricks helped me visualize 3-dimensional shapes in my head and learn how to build a proper structure. My USS Enterprise, for instance, requires no stand at all.
- What is your favourite LEGO theme (current or past)? Why? And has any theme inspired your building style or preference in any particular way?
Star Wars by far! I really love how the UCS sets have great scale and panelling. Also, the stud ratio on the Millennium Falcon and Boba Fett’s Ship has helped influence my style over the years.
- What is your favourite official LEGO set ever? Why?
The UCS (2017) Millennium Falcon for sure. The look on my face when it came in its huge package was priceless and will be my favourite forever. The scale and presence of it in my room is unreal. I worked hard to get the money myself was also cool to see the payoff of having it to this day.
- What is your favourite LEGO element? Why?
Probably any type of bracket that allows me to hold bricks together horizontally, or use them to have half-stud pushing gaps together that allow for clean edges and slopes.
- Is there a LEGO designer (official LEGO designer or fan designer) who you are inspired by and look up to? Who and why?
Most definitely Hans Burkhard Schlomer for making the UCS Slave I and the UCS Millennium Falcon. His scaling, panelling, and usage of parts is so beautiful.
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