New online shop!
Posted by Steve • 13th February 2021
I'm very excited to have launched an online shop for my LEGO designs and sets! Visit BUILDABLE to have a look.
After a tough 2020 with the drying-up of the large LEGO projects I'd been working on for the previous few years, primarily for visitor attractions (so no prizes for guessing why!), I decided in October to design an architecture model of Newcastle and Gateshead skyline. With so many striking architectural gems, and being my neck of the woods, it was a pleasure to design. I released instructions for it and got a fantastic response. Many people enquired as to whether I'd also release complete sets. I was cautious too, mainly because sourcing LEGO parts is such a laborious process - no single BrickLink seller will have all the parts for 1 set, never mind 10 or 20. But I gave it a go and got in on the Christmas action and shifted a fair few!
Having got the bug, I've now designed quite a few sets, all focusing on the North of England (so far). For each one you can buy the instructions for £20, and £2 goes to the excellent charity Fairy Bricks. For most designs I also release a Limited Edition range of 10-20 complete boxed sets. These tend to go pretty quickly, so get in fast if you want one! The aim with these is for them to be something really special. Each set comes in a presentation box which is signed and numbered, plus a printed instruction booklet.
COVID-19 has been a real struggle for my business, but with the development of this new direction I'm cautiously optimistic that I may come out the other side with a stronger business, less reliant on a few large projects. And if you have any suggestions for models you'd like to see in my shop, contact me to let me know!