My LEGO Journey
I’ve always loved to build things. When I was 5 years old, I began to build basic lego structures like cars, houses, and spaceships out of LEGO. I loved all sorts of LEGO sets, but my favorite thing to do was always make my own creations.
When I was 8, I got a LEGO set called the Cherry Picker. It was the biggest set I had ever seen with over 700 parts. The best part about it, however, was that it introduced me to LEGO Technic. Since then, I have entirely worked with LEGO Technic since it allows me to build much more complex models than I could with traditional LEGO.
When I was 9, I got a LEGO NXT set. I had a blast building motorized robots, and soon after I decided to start a FIRST LEGO League team. We had a successful first year, progressing past the qualifying tournament and winning the Judges Award at the regional level. I did three more years of FIRST LEGO League, winning the Champion’s Award each year, signifying overall success.
Now I’m 15, and a member of my high school robotics team that participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Our team, MVRT, builds a new robot each year to compete, and I assist with CAD and mechanical engineering, among other things. We build using custom fabricated metal parts, but I haven’t lost my love for LEGO, and still use it to rapidly prototype new ideas.
I am going to use this blog to keep track of some of my creations and thoughts as I’m building and experimenting. I love working with LEGO and hopefully I can share my ideas and creations to help and exchange ideas with others.
In case you’re interested, I have an older blog I started a few years ago. I’ve been documenting many of my notable creations that I enjoyed making or that demonstrated concepts new to me. All of my old creations and posts can be found here.