Author: Tom Alphin


Getting excited for Brickcon Seattle 2014, October 4-5

BrickCon 2014 is coming soon; this October 4-5 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. See some of the highlights from past years, and get a sneak peek of a model that I’m planning to display for the first time at the convention.

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Book Review: LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide

I am a huge fan of LEGO and Architecture. I own all 21 of the sets in the LEGO Architecture series (including the obscure ones.) I’ve also highlighted the top 5 LEGO Architecture sets...


How is Single Malt (Scotch) Whisky made?

What do you do when it rains *a lot* on your trip to Scotland – learn how Scotch is made! See the 9-steps process to make whisky (with a lot of photos), as well as tips when planning your whisky-tasting trip to Scotland.


The best fan-made LEGO architecture models

I’ve collected the best fan-made LEGO Architecture models into several galleries on Pinterest organized by style. Find some amazing models you’ve never seen before, and get inspired to create something new. (When you do, send me a link!)


A look at the Unreleased Trevi Fountain LEGO Set #21020

I really enjoy the sets in the LEGO Architecture series, and I am especially excited by the upcoming “Trevi Fountain” set. Rather than simply wait for the set to come out, I wanted to get a sneak peek at the build by trying to build sections of the model without a list of parts included in the set, or any instructions. I also wanted to see if there are any rare or expensive parts hiding in this set.


Movie Review: “Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary”

A review of this documentary which explores the broad world of LEGO, including the amazing projects which Adult LEGO enthusiasts are building around the world. I was lucky enough to see an early showing of the film at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).


Top 5 LEGO Architecture sets (under 50$)

Looking for an inexpensive gift for someone who loves LEGO or Architecture? Please consider my bestselling book, The LEGO Architect. It explores 7 architectural styles, featuring amazing LEGO models, inspiration photos of real buildings,...