MIdlothian Lego artist on Nasa approval and living a childhood dream
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MIdlothian Lego artist on Nasa approval and living a childhood dream

Lego Artist Warren Elsmore. Picture: Lisa Ferguson ‘I have been told I have the best job in the world by a Nasa astronaut, which is kind of freaky, because I was pretty sure he did.” “It was in Paisley, they did a space camp and we had a model of the International Space Station there. I remember him walking over to us and picking it up. He said ‘I recognise this bit, I flew it into space’. “I’ve been doing this professionally now for about seven years. I did about 20 years of IT, but in 2012 I got my first deal to write Lego books and I was doing a project for Lego themselves and the Danish tourist board ahead of the London Olympics. “There was a decision to be made at that point, ‘do I stick with IT or jump ship to go and build Lego for a living?’ I’m sure I made the right choice. “I always had Lego as a kid. I’ve asked my parents what my first set was and they have no idea, I don’t remember either. What I do remember is sitting every January with the printed Lego catalogue and circling all […]

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