Building a World of Tulips at the Canadian Tulip Festival, May 18-21 in Ottawa

If you live in the Ottawa area and are looking for some LEGO building fun this long upcoming Victoria Day weekend, look no further than the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa! I’ll be making the trek from Toronto with a “few” LEGO pieces, and putting my master builder skills to the test creating a world of floral fun from Friday, May 18 through Monday,…

BrickManGraeme featured in The Toronto Star

As a member of my local club of adult LEGO fans, I received a request from The Toronto Star to participate in an article featuring ‘big kids’ who never stopped loving LEGO. Our club, ToroLUG, doesn’t have a regular meeting space, so I suggested meeting at my workshop, as I not only have space to host a small gathering, but the reporter also thought…

Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade

This December, BrickManGraeme took part in the Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade in Toronto’s west end – which also happens to be Graeme’s neighbourhood! The tree measured nearly 6 feet in height and was decorated with LEGO ornaments built by kids from throughout the community!

Team Building and Vision Mapping with Peller Estates

We think of LEGO sets as being for the living room, but what happens when we take it to an unexpected place? Like, say, a converted hay loft in a brewery? Graeme recently had the opportunity to find out, as the leader of a team-building exercise with the Peller Estates Wineries staff in Niagara-on-the-Lake. “It was a beautiful late summer day, and the venue…

Building a Digital Industrial Culture with GE Canada

People can do a lot with the standard 2×4 LEGO brick, but for a truly inspiring project, it helps to get different pieces into the mix. For GE Canada, these different bricks might be represented by their affinity groups, including the Young Professional Network, the Asian Pacific American Forum, the GE Veterans’ Network, the Women’s Network, the LGBT Network, and the African American Forum….

Habitat for Humanity – Brick for Brick

It’s always been the dream of every kid playing with toy bricks growing up – to build a full-sized house. A house big enough to walk into, with multiple rooms, brick-built furniture, and even a TV! Well what better way to finally fulfill that dream than by building it for an amazing cause? This is the story of Habitat for Humanity’s Brick for Brick…

BrickManGraeme Visits TVO Kids “The Space”

I grew up watching TVOntario, which hosted so many great shows in my youth – Polka Dot Door, The Elephant Show, The Edison Twins, to name a few. Admittedly, I never really grew out of watching children’s programming, and with a 2 year old son now, I now get to share this pleasure of quality public programming with another generation. So when I was invited…

BrickManGraeme at Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days 2015

BrickManGraeme will be returning to Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days this September 26th from 12-4pm! After a great success last year at the 2014 Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days festival, BrickManGraeme will be bringing back his bricks for a bigger, better, bolder build creating a cacophony of colossal constructions  (try saying that ten times fast!) – and he needs your help to make it come to life!

BrickManGraeme Builds at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Not every project I do is out in the public eye, but this latest creation was not only out in a very public place, but it was also entirely interactive! When I was approached to create a model to promote the launch of the documentary, A LEGO Brickumentary, the original request was simply for a replica of the TIFF Bell Lightbox building. If you…

My First DUPLO Bar

Most of the creations I make with LEGO are based upon commissions – different companies or private individuals reaching out to me for a specific need – but sometimes, I build things for myself, like a life-sized bar made out of DUPLO.