18 episodes

For the Love of Brick is a podcast for people, young and old, who love LEGO. Join Greg McDonald, a fellow LEGO enthusiast, as he interviews people from all over the world about their love of LEGO and explores the different ways it features in people's lives. We will meet builders, artists, health workers, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. For the Love of Brick celebrates people and their unique connections with LEGO. Tune in every fortnight for a new episode.

For the Love of Brick Greg McDonald

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For the Love of Brick is a podcast for people, young and old, who love LEGO. Join Greg McDonald, a fellow LEGO enthusiast, as he interviews people from all over the world about their love of LEGO and explores the different ways it features in people's lives. We will meet builders, artists, health workers, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. For the Love of Brick celebrates people and their unique connections with LEGO. Tune in every fortnight for a new episode.

    Richard Jones - The Rambling Brick

    Richard Jones - The Rambling Brick

    Greg meets up with fellow Melburnian, Richard Jones, the editor and curator of ‘The Rambling Brick’. Richard shares how his unique take on LEGO eventually resulted in the creation of his long form LEGO blog. Richard introduces us to Bill and Mary- two minifigures first featured in the 6000 Ideas book, and shares his extensively researched speculation about their appearances throughout the years! Richard and Greg discuss their shared enthusiasm for the return of in-person AFOL events.

    Check out Richard’s extensive LEGO blog: https://ramblingbrick.com/.
    Or visit his socials including IG: https://www.instagram.com/ramblingbrick/.
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ramblingbrick .
     
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    Thanks for listening :) Don’t forget to subscribe to us, wherever you get your podcast fix. Drop us a line by email (fortheloveofbrick@gmail.com) or at our socials if you want to say hi! Twitter: https://twitter.com/4theloveofbrick, IG: https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveofbrick/, or FB: https://www.facebook.com/forthelovebrick/.

    • 58 min
    Shelly Corbett - photographer

    Shelly Corbett - photographer

    Greg chats with Shelly Corbett, a fine arts photographer who has made a name for herself in toy photography circles, mostly for her stunning LEGO minifig photographs. Shelly shares with Greg some of the ins and outs of toy photography and why people should consider going on a toy photography adventure themselves!  She also enlightens Greg with some very useful tips in transitioning from simply taking photos of plastic toys to capturing photos that make your toys feel alive.

    Want to take your toy photography to another level? Check out the Toy Photographers website Shelly co-created, which also features an in-depth podcast: https://toyphotographers.com/.
    To see Shelly’s gorgeous photos, check out her website: https://shellycorbett.com/.
    Or try these socials:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/shellycorbettphotography/
    Flickr: https://live-fts.flickr.com/photos/32309295@N08/ .
     
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    Thanks for listening :) Don’t forget to subscribe to us, wherever you get your podcast fix. Drop us a line by email (fortheloveofbrick@gmail.com) or at our socials if you want to say hi! Twitter: https://twitter.com/4theloveofbrick, IG: https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveofbrick/, or FB: https://www.facebook.com/forthelovebrick/.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Henry Pinto

    Henry Pinto

    Greg meets with Henry Pinto, whose official title is LEGO Masters Australia 2019 Champion- one half of the winning team with LEGO partner, Cade Franklin. Henry shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set including how Henry’s building style was initially unsuited for the competition, and how Cade and Henry's building styles luckily complimented each other. Greg and Henry have a serious geek out over mechs, and we learn more about Henry’s techniques for building his popular robots. Henry also reveals some tips for any budding future contestants of LEGO Masters out there.

    Check out Henry’s socials to see his amazing builds, especially his famous mechs.
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/the_lego_dark_knight/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145406000@N04
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/orionpax1981/

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    Thanks for listening :) Don’t forget to subscribe to us, wherever you get your podcast fix. Drop us a line by email (fortheloveofbrick@gmail.com) or at our socials if you want to say hi! Twitter: https://twitter.com/4theloveofbrick, IG: https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveofbrick/, or FB: https://www.facebook.com/forthelovebrick/.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kevin Hinkle

    Kevin Hinkle

    In today’s episode, Greg sits down with Kevin Hinkle, a talented freelance artist who took a twelve-year detour away from his artistic career to work for LEGO Group. He reflects over the early beginnings of his career, earning slightly above the minimum wage in a LEGO store, to eventually working in LEGO community management covering the North, Central and South America. Kevin also discusses his LEGO comic about LEGO fans, ‘Bricks in the Middle’. We learn about the advantages of being known in the community for his LEGO illustrations, but simultaneously the difficulties of changing the perception of his artistic capabilities and style.

    You can connect with Kevin via his Twitter (https://twitter.com/MrHinkleDraws), IG (https://www.instagram.com/MrHinkleDraws/) or website (https://www.kevinahinkle.com/).
    If you want to deep dive into Kevin’s story, you can find the Forever Sorting podcast on Kevin’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MrHinkleDraws/featured.
    Last but not least, you can check out his free LEGO comic: https://bricksinthemiddle.com/ .

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    Thanks for listening :) Don’t forget to subscribe to us, wherever you get your podcast fix. Drop us a line by email (fortheloveofbrick@gmail.com) or at our socials if you want to say hi! Twitter: https://twitter.com/4theloveofbrick, IG: https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveofbrick/, or FB: https://www.facebook.com/forthelovebrick/.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Alex Johnson - Tips&Bricks

    Alex Johnson - Tips&Bricks

    Greg meets with Alex Johnson, a young UK AFOL who is the founder of the popular LEGO blog, Tips&Bricks. Alex shares the humble beginnings of creating this blog in his mid-teens, armed with just a laptop, to how it’s grown into the hugely successful blog it is today. Alex discusses what distinguishes Tips&Bricks apart from other LEGO blogs and gives us a deeper look into the running of the it. He also shares the challenges of growing the blog and his team, and reflects on his vision for how Tips&Bricks will continue to evolve.

    To become another follower of Tips&Bricks, visit their socials/website:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/tipsandbricks/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/tipsandbricks/
    Tips&Bricks FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591646100896260/
    Website (where the handbooks are found): https://www.tipsandbricks.co.uk/ .

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    Thanks for listening :) Don’t forget to subscribe to us, wherever you get your podcast fix. Drop us a line by email (fortheloveofbrick@gmail.com) or at our socials if you want to say hi! Twitter: https://twitter.com/4theloveofbrick, IG: https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveofbrick/, or FB: https://www.facebook.com/forthelovebrick/.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Charbel's LEGO TECHNIC Creations

    Charbel's LEGO TECHNIC Creations

    Greg gets a lesson in LEGO Technic today whilst chatting with Charbel, a young French LEGO Technic builder who creates amazingly detailed cars and gearboxes. Charbel shares with us why he primarily builds with LEGO Technic and some of the challenges of being able to create those perfect shapes and mechanisms. He discusses the process behind building his creations and what car is his dream build.

    You can view Charbel’s creations (and his sweet video production skills) on his YouTube channel ‘Charbel’s LEGO TECHNIC Creations’: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCatxt6gCy3dvnVZnqMYa6w .

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    Thanks for listening :) Don’t forget to subscribe to us, wherever you get your podcast fix. Drop us a line by email (fortheloveofbrick@gmail.com) or at our socials if you want to say hi! Twitter: https://twitter.com/4theloveofbrick, IG: https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveofbrick/, or FB: https://www.facebook.com/forthelovebrick/.

    • 57 min

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