2021

Bricks At Home 2021 is ran live on Zoom on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2021.

Your Bricks At Home presenter

The weekend is hosted by presenter Graham Hancock, editor at Blocks Magazine.

Graham brings the LEGO hobby to AFOLs around the world. He is always interviewing fans about their incredible creations and loves hearing about the many different ways that people engage with the brick. A life-long LEGO devotee himself, his childhood favourite theme is LEGO Pirates and was delighted by the recent LEGO Ideas set, 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay.

Saturday 27th February 2021

Time (GMT) What’s happening
0900

Event opens

Join the Zoom call (register here) and chat to adult LEGO fans from around the world before we get started.

0915

Activity

Kick off the weekend with a LEGO activity and chat to other AFOLs too. Bring your bricks!

1000

Session 1 – Licensed Themes – Harry Potter, Marvel and more

  • Mike Reynaud – Star Wars Stormtrooper art
  • Mim Porter – Harry Potter pop-up books
  • Matt Kirby – Avengers Q ship
  • Allan Hall – Harry Potter – Hogwarts Castle Black Bridge MOC

1130

Session 2 – Weird & Wonderful

Everything from LEGO Technic and GBC to the unexpected!

  • Damian Thomas – LEGO Technic velociraptor and dinosaur skulls
  • Oli Ransome – LEGO Technic Volvo 6×6 hauler
  • Andrew Webb – Sutton Hoo mask
  • Blake – GBC

1300

Break

Stay and chat, or grab something to eat.

1330

Activity – LEGO for mindfulness and wellbeing

Join Nick of Brighton Bricks, building with LEGO while talking about mental health. At Brighton Bricks we encourage play as a way of creating a positive mental health wellbeing. Bring your bricks!

1430

Session 3 – Q&A with LEGO Ideas Design Manager Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson - LEGO Ideas Design Manager - Bricks At Home 2021

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the LEGO Ideas design process as the fan-driven theme’s Design Manager joins us for a live interview. Blocks Magazine’s Graham Hancock will interview Sam about his work on LEGO Ideas and the new 21325 Medieval Blacksmith set. We’ll also turn things over to the audience for questions, giving the opportunity to delve into Sam’s decade-long career at the LEGO Group.

As well as taking questions on the day, we’ll be considering advance questions too. If you have a burning question for Sam, once you have registered for Bricks at Home, email your question to graham@blocksmag.com with the subject line “BAH – LEGO interview”.

Sam Johnson has worked at the LEGO Group for 10 years, beginning his career in Denmark as a Model Designer after graduating from the University of Derby with a BA (Hons) in Product Design. He has worked on products from popular LEGO themes including Harry Potter, City, NINJAGO and NEXO KNIGHTS. Recently he has driven the design process as Creative Lead on the new LEGO Art theme and the beloved fan-driven LEGO Ideas line.

Part 2 – Q&A

1600

Session 4 – LEGO Ideas & LEGO World Builder

Join us for a closer look at some LEGO Ideas models, and enter the virtual world of a LEGO World Builder project.

  • Marc Sloan – Vintage Topographical Map of the UK
  • Maria Kalaoglou – Watermill with working power functions.
  • Martin @letthemflylego – Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo
  • Harvey Pope – Studio TC3 – BBC Television Centre with interchangeable sets
  • James Brand – LEGO Sustainable Squad project on LEGO World Builder, a digital platform to encourage the development of new worlds

1730

AFOL social – Bricks + Beers™ – 18+ only

Grab a beer, bring your bricks and get stuck in to LEGO challenges with this special edition Bricks + Beers™ event. Sorry, this event is restricted to LEGO fans who are 18+ years old only.

LEGO prizes up for grabs, including a one year subscription to Blocks Magazine and Blocks t-shirt and figure! This event requires separate registration: please register for free here.

1900

See you tomorrow

Bricks At Home closes for day one.

Sunday 28th February 2021

Time (GMT) What’s happening
0945

Event opens

1000

Session 1 – LEGO Town & City

  • Jonas Himpe – LEGO train station and city hall MOCs and city tour
  • Roan Fryer – my LEGO city
  • Richard Carter – LEGO cathedral model in progress

1130

Session 2 – Space, Classic Space, and Neo-classic Space

  • Caz Mockett – Mars Mining Colony
  • Ben Smith – The Ark 
  • Alec Hole – neo-classic space builds
  • Tan Yi Liang – KS22 Keisha LEGO mecha

1300

Break

Stay and chat, or grab something to eat.

1330

Session 3- Digital to Bricks – Miguel Reizinho

Miguel talks us through creating a LEGO model from digital concept to fully built model.

Miguel organises the Portuguese Fan Weekend event.

1430

Session 4 – LEGO train panel

LEGO train discussion panel - Bricks At Home 2021

Join us whether you’re new to LEGO trains or a seasoned professional. This group discussion will focus on key topics in the LEGO train hobby, from what got our guests in to the LEGO train hobby, to power systems, third party elements and the holy grail – should you cut a LEGO part?

1600

Session 5 – Designing LEGO models for a living

Dive in to the world of professional LEGO model builders around the world!

  • Paul Hetherington – Canadian LEGO artist – a tour of his LEGO room with Scooby Doo and Doctor Who MOCs
  • Steve Mayes – UK LEGO artist

1730

Close

Bricks At Home closes for 2021. Thanks for joining us!

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