Episodes

Building Recognition: Brick-Built Trophies and Tokens of Appreciation
May 14, 202400:34:0625.6 MB

Building Recognition: Brick-Built Trophies and Tokens of Appreciation

In this episode I delve into the world of brick-built trophies and tokens of appreciation in the LEGO community. From the unique designs of trophies awarded at LEGO conventions to the growing trend of AFOLs leaving miniature creations as tokens of admiration at MOCs, I explore the origins, signific...

Expanding the LEGO Calendar: The Case for Additional Month-Long Build Challenges
April 23, 202400:24:5018.75 MB

Expanding the LEGO Calendar: The Case for Additional Month-Long Build Challenges

In this episode, I explore the current landscape of themed month-long build challenges in the LEGO community, identifying gaps in the calendar and proposing creative solutions.

A Blast from the Past: Exploring 1980s Pop Culture Revival Through LEGO Designs
April 16, 202400:29:0622.07 MB

A Blast from the Past: Exploring 1980s Pop Culture Revival Through LEGO Designs

In this episode we take you on a nostalgic journey filled with iconic TV shows and films. From discussing the recent LEGO Ideas contest themed around 1980s properties to exploring the possibility of a collaborative build focused on 1985's memorable releases at Bricks Cascade.

LEGO Dungeons & Dragons: Set Review, Collectable Minifigures Preview, and More
April 02, 202400:32:5924.93 MB

LEGO Dungeons & Dragons: Set Review, Collectable Minifigures Preview, and More

Dive into the exciting world of the LEGO and Dungeons & Dragons fusion. Explore the history of both hobbies, from childhood introductions to the highly anticipated collaboration between Wizards of the Coast and the LEGO Group. Get a review of the first-ever LEGO D&D set and a sneak peek at ...

Building Beyond Canon: Unleashing Your Fanfic in LEGO Creations
March 26, 202400:30:0622.02 MB

Building Beyond Canon: Unleashing Your Fanfic in LEGO Creations

In this episode I delve into the intriguing world of fan fiction within LEGO creations. Exploring the blurred lines between original storytelling and established intellectual properties like Star Wars and Ghostbusters. I question whether creating MOCs set in existing universes qualifies as fan fict...

Bricks Cascade Insider II: The Public Exhibition, Programming, and Aardvarks
March 19, 202400:14:4911.1 MB

Bricks Cascade Insider II: The Public Exhibition, Programming, and Aardvarks

In memory of Dennis Halliday, this episode serves as a follow-up to the earlier Bricks Cascade episode, offering insights into the upcoming LEGO convention's public exhibition. I discuss ticket details, programming highlights including appearances by LEGO Masters cast members, and personal upda...

LEGO Storytelling: Bringing MOCs to Life
March 12, 202400:31:4021.51 MB

LEGO Storytelling: Bringing MOCs to Life

In this episode I delve into the art of storytelling through LEGO creations. Reflecting on my childhood aspirations and the evolution of his creative journey, I share how storytelling has always been at the core of his passion.

Riding the Cosmic Range - Crafting LEGO Space Western Adventures
March 05, 202400:28:3119.39 MB

Riding the Cosmic Range - Crafting LEGO Space Western Adventures

This episode delves into the intriguing world of Space Western MOCs. Exploring the fusion of western-style narratives with science fiction environments, the episode uncovers the nuances of this subgenre while sharing personal experiences and creative insights. From discussing the origins and influe...

Marchikoma Madness: Crafting "Ghost in the Shell"-Style AI Spider Tanks with LEGO
February 27, 202400:24:2416.73 MB

Marchikoma Madness: Crafting "Ghost in the Shell"-Style AI Spider Tanks with LEGO

In this episode we delve into the fascinating world of Marchikoma, a traditional month-long build challenge where LEGO enthusiasts create spider-like weapons platforms inspired by the iconic designs from the Ghost in the Shell franchise.