Brickworld Chicago - 2019

I'm so thrilled to say that after nine straight years of exhibiting at Brickworld Chicago, and eight 'Best Small Building' nominations, I FINALLY won for Notre-Dame de Paris! I'm a little beyond words right now for also receiving the 'Judges Award' for the first time for Mount Rushmore! Completely blown away and so profoundly grateful for everyone's support along the way on this crazy journey!

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Notre-Dame de Paris

As someone with a background in architecture and, shall we say, a certain fondness for replicating world landmarks in LEGO, last month's fire at Notre-Dame left me feeling gutted. That same day, I realized how much I take the world's vast architectural heritage for granted. The day after, I began feverishly designing a model of Notre-Dame so that those who I'm fortunate enough to share it with at exhibitions can learn about its precedence alongside other world landmarks. And from now on, ten percent of all my signed print sales at exhibitions will be donated to The Getty Foundation; a charitable organization that works to preserve and restore architectural heritage in every corner of the world.

I would highly encourage you to view all the photos and read the detailed model walkthroughs on my Flickr page: This model will be making its public debut this weekend at BrickUniverse in Columbus, Ohio!