The final project I had to complete for the new LEGO House of DOTS was to build 8 panels for a folding concertina screen for the lounge.
The biggest project I had to make for the new House of DOTS was a huge black and white mosaic to cover the tabletop in the kitchen, which took over 50 hours to complete.
Back in Jaunary, together with several other members of London AFOLs, I was involved with decorating the LEGO House of DOTS, designed by artist Camille Walala.
We applied thousands of tiny tiles to pre-cut baseplates which where then stuck onto the furniture for the House. It looked great, and the finished product was used to launch the new DOTS range at a press release in London on 28th January.
Fast forward eight months. Parts of the original house were damaged when it went into storage – so the original AFOL crew has been called upon again to resurrect the decor for a new House which will on tour around the globe.
Unlike last time, we are all working from home, so last week Little Caz took delivery of a consignment of DOTS which I will be using for various projects.
Having participated in the crazy build for LEGO’s House of DOTS collaboration with artist Camille Walala back in January, I was interested to see the huge feature in issue 65 of Blocks Magazine (March 2020) which describes in detail how Camille came up with the concept. There is even a quote from yours truly about what it was like to take part in the build!
It was great to be part of a team building something big for the launch. It deinitely felt
like a collaboration between us and the two Master Builders, Libor and Peter
from the Kladno Model Shop [in the Czech Republic]. There were problems
along the way, but we were all able to contribute ideas and solutions, rather than
just being instructed what to do all the time.
Also spotted in the same issue was a strange picture of me in the wild – taken during set up day at the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery – in a small piece about LEGO buying Bricklink! Not sure what I have to do with that, but I feel slightly seen…
In this video, I show you a behind-the-scenes look at how 10 Adult Fans of LEGO helped the company make a full-sized house decorated with their new theme, LEGO DOTS, for the theme’s publicty launch event in London, on 28th January 2020.