LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop Designer Video

With the announcement of the latest addition to the popular LEGO® Creator Expert modular set earlier today, the Designer Video for the set has been released. In the video LEGO Designer Wes Talbot, along with Graphic Designer Tore Harmark-Alexandersen talk about how they created the charming LEGO Creator Bookshop. Wes has worked at LEGO for  6 years.

As a child, Wes had a keen interest in LEGO brick products from before discovering the unexpected combination of The Lord of the Rings and LEGO bricks that reignited his passion for building. During his time at college he achieved 10,000 votes on his LEGO Ideas Design for Legend of Zelda – Iron Knuckle Encounter, confirming his passion for LEGO brick models and shortly after joined the LEGO Group, working on concept art for new themes.

The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop is Wes’s first Creator Expert set and the highlight of his career so far. He was tasked with adding a cosy residential building to the Modular Build product line. The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop takes inspiration from a number of cities, the starting point was the birch tree, drawing on inspiration from the streets of New York. The house and bookshop itself draw on inspiration from variety sources such as the Painted Ladies in San Francisco and the buildings of Amsterdam.

There are also few small easter eggs that have been hidden within the set, The house address (107) is the LEGO number for the teal color the house is made out of, and is a color Wes helped bring to the LEGO color palette. The minifigures that are included within the set are based on his parents They are both creative makers, and his mother especially loves to design and build dollhouses out of wood and LEGO Bricks.

Author: Adam White

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