10K Club Interview: Meet Tom & Drew of Tron Legacy Light Cycle
Help us congratulate Tom & Drew on joining the exclusive LEGO Ideas 10K Club and for sharing their story with us!
- Where are you from?
We’re based in Devon, U.K.
^ Say hi to Tom & Drew
- How old are you?
Both of us are in our 20’s.
- How and when did your interest for LEGO come about?
As brother’s we both grew up playing with LEGO bricks but didn’t have a lot so we always came up with our own scenarios and builds to play with. We have now come back to it as we run a creative YouTube Channel called “BrickBros UK” which does everything LEGO related from reviews, MOC’s, minifigure creations, alternative builds, multi-builds and much more.
About Your Project
- Where did your interest in this particular model come from?
As fans of the Disney (2010) Tron Legacy film and avid fans of science fiction, it was the whole essence of the digital world in the movie which we really wanted to represent. This inspired us onto trying to make the iconic Light Cycle - a fundamental element to the Tron Universe.
- What special challenges did you face creating the model? What was the most difficult part to recreate?
As brothers we went through several models before settling on a design we both liked as we wanted to get the scale of the Light Cycle to Minifigure ratio right. As there had been models before which didn’t incorporate a minifigure or only could fit in half a minifigure so didn’t add to the aspect of play. The second challenge was the overall colour scheme as it had to reflect the Tron feel so we used a lot of black parts and some transparent blue pieces for the bike and then created the display grid base with similar tile parts and finished it off with azure tiles as a border which worked perfectly.
- How long did it take to complete the model?
It originally was a smaller build and developed over time as we went through several model versions beforehand. We would say a few months of tweaking.
- How did it feel when you reached the magic 10,000 votes and how long did it take?
Of course, we both were very happy to achieve this milestone and being our first LEGO Ideas project that we submitted adds to the overall joy. It was a great experience gathering support as well as receiving great comments along the way too, and we couldn’t have done it without those fans. The project was submitted in November 2015 and has taken about a year and a half to get to the 10,000 supporters.
- Approximately how many LEGO bricks did you use to create your model?
We have never counted how many pieces we used in the build but we would say it’s about 100-200 LEGO elements.
About LEGO Ideas
- Do you have any useful advice about creating a successful LEGO Ideas project?
Creating a successful project can be hard and it can take time so we would say not to rush things when creating a model as you can always come back to it with new ideas and creativity.
- What is it about the platform that attracts you? What tips would you give to anyone who is thinking about uploading an idea?
My brother and I think that it’s a good place to submit new ideas as you get to display your work and showcase the project. But you will also find similar minded people giving you good comments and pointers on where you could improve the project which will make you a better builder