In Danish, means "Play Well" from the word "Leg" and the word "Godt".
Ole Kirk Christiansen was the founder of the Denmark toy company The LEGO Group (TLG) around the early 1930's

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I believe that my passion and creativity comes from when I was a child; which started with my parents (my mother had ability for being creative - writing and literature type of a person; where my father had the ability the math and sciences) and grandparents buying me LEGO Bricks. This creative design born in me, I believe led me to have a passion for home interior design, creating web pages, editing multimedia and video programs; which all eventually led me to receiving a Master's Degree in Instructional Design and Technology.


The computer animation software of Flash (now made by Adobe Corporation) has its roots in LEGO. Jonathan Gay, who was one of the main founders of FutureSplash Animator software (the precursor to Flash) got the idea from LEGO Bricks.

Read more about Jonathan Gay and his start with Lego Bricks

Read the article about Flash by Adobe Corp.


Similar to Jonathan Gay, I too grew up as a child playing with LEGOs. Even though I did not go into engineering or architecture design field, the LEGO Bricks played a small part in teaching me the basics of how to plan, design, and create web pages. This helped me, by becoming more creative in designing web pages.

My favorite LEGO projects are building things that are related to a town and/or city theme. This has taught me to start with a plan of action and built something that I will enjoy after its already built. With LEGOs you can built something and then continue to work on the details of the design as you progress.

With some patience and creativity, here is my version of a LEGO-based design process, which is more or less the same process I use when creating web pages using my Master's Degree in Instructional Design and Technology approach.

Instructional Systems Design (ISD) vs. LEGO Building DesignRead the article about Flash by Adobe Corp.


History of LEGO




Places to Visit

The Unofficial Lego Museum
4596 Noble Street     Bellaire, Ohio 43906
(near Wheeling, Ohio and then 3 hours east of Columbus, OH on Interstate 70)
James May's Full Size LEGO House
Located at Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey  England

Click on image to see the "wall LEGO brick" dimensions

LEGO Conventions:

Brickcon - Seattle, Washington
BrickWorld - Chicago
BrickFair - Virginia
(Near Washington D.C.)



LEGO User Groups

The following websites belong to various LEGO User Groups (LUGs), who I admire for their imagination, creativity and determination for building awesome LEGO structures!

Michigan LEGO User Group

Picture was taken in July 2007 at the National Train Show held in Detroit, Michigan


Since I moved away from Michigan, as of June 13, 2010, I was put on Emeritus status by then President Peter Guenther. Picture was taken December 2006 at Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Max Fisher Music Center)

Kansas City Brick Lab LEGO User Group
Facebook -
Flickr -
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
(Kansas City, Missouri - Crown Center)


LEGO Certified Professionals

LEGO Certified Professionals is a community-based program made up of adult LEGO hobbyists who have turned their passion for building and creating with LEGO bricks into a full-time or part-time profession. LEGO Certified Professionals are not LEGO employees, but they are officially recognized by the LEGO Group as trusted business partners.

Each LEGO Certified Professional is selected for the program based on his or her:
- Building proficiency
- Enthusiasm for the LEGO brick and building system 
- Professional approach towards other LEGO fans and the broader public

Some of my favorite LEGO Certified Professionals are:

Sean Kenney

Picture - Chicago Tribune Building

Adam Reed

Nathan Sawaya

Nicholas Foo

For more information on more LEGO Certified Professionals:



Cool AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) Builders

The following websites belong to various people, who I admire for their building passion, and creativity using LEGO bricks, plates. etc.

DecoJim (Art Deco Buildings By Jim Garrett . . . member of MichLUG) - - -
Fisher Building  Detroit Buildings By Jim Garrett Penobscot Building The Penobscot Block in Detroit



J. Spencer Rezkalla . . .member of MichLUG
(LEGO Microscale Skyscrapers) -



Rocco Buttliere
(Building the Chicago Skyline in Microscale...picture was from June 2015) - -



Loopie - Cool photos of LEGO structures, especially at night -



AEGLI - Cool photos of LEGO Bridges -



S-Asbury - Cool photos of LEGO Vehicles -



Mark Chan - Cool photos of Kansas City's Union Train Station -



Various LEGO Websites



Computer Software

BlueBrick  - (Lego Layout Editor)

LDD (LEGO Digital Designer) (the Official LDD from LEGO)

LDRAW (more advance 3D  CAD program)

Adobe Photoshop Brushes (LEGO Bricks)

SketchUP (3D Modeling Software)