Sara at LEGO’s Rebrick website reached out to VLC member Tyler Sky and interviewed him about his prolific building hobby. It can be found here:
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Most people can’t imagine taking a 40 year break from anything, but that’s exactly what Tsky64 (or Bricksky as he’s known on Flickr) did when he gave up building with LEGO® bricks.
Of course, it isn’t likely that he saw it as a break really, few do. He had enjoyed playing with bricks as a child, but gave them up as he got older. It wasn’t until recently that he revisited the hobby again as an adult.
Since then he’s joined the Vancouver LEGO Club, and taken home the award for Best Medium Planetary Structure at BrickCon 2013 with his Friends’ Ammunition Reloading Bay, featured on the right.
“It was the first ever LEGO convention I have attended,” explains the ReBricker of the Week. “It was a lot of fun to participate in and a huge unexpected success for me! I was very happy just to show and share my creations with the public.”
The 50-year-old builder mostly specializes in LEGO space models, but sometimes he branches out to other areas of interest – like Calvin and Hobbes.
“I hope that my creations are unique and inspiring for others,” he goes on. While he will be attending BrickCon again this year, he isn’t bringing on another large space model.
“I will bring some other smaller [models] though… I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else brings!” He concludes.
If you’re at BrickCon next Month, come say “hi” to Tsky64 in person. If you can’t make it, you can browse his ReBrick bookmarks here.