January 25, 2013
The Henry Ford / Living History magazine
Adam Reed Tucker is a grown man with a seemingly childlike ambition: to build a world out of LEGOs. As one out of only 11 LEGO Certified Professionals, Tucker has made it his mission to work with and explore the possibilities of the little plastic bricks, regarding them not as toys but, as he told Living History magazine, his “artistic medium.”
According to an interview with The Chicago Tribune, Tucker began his career designing luxury residences, but when the housing market/entire economy started to sink, he found himself out of a job and back at home with his parents. He tinkered around, brought some samples to a LEGO convention, and caught the company’s attention. Now, he runs a company called Brickstructures that’s contracted to design kits for LEGO. And he’s just signed on to be a part of Architizer’s A+ Awards jury, where he’ll bring his imagination and boundless drive to reenvision the limits of architecture. The deadline for entry to the awards is today, so get your entry in ASAP. Click through to see 10 classic buildings Tucker has reworked for LEGO.