I'm a 21yr old male, some of whose earliest memories involve building with LEGO. I believe my first set was the Lightsaber Duel from Star Wars: Episode I, given to me by my grandparents for Christmas. I haven't truly stopped building, or collecting, since. I am currently a supervisor at a major office supply store with a prevalent technology department. My plans for school are undefined at the moment, but there is intent to return after choosing to drop out shortly after my means of transportation broke down just before I was to start. I have lived in Maryland, USA all my life, and don't have any serious plans to ever leave, especially if I end up attending University of Maryland (again).
For the last two years of highschool I was on The Droids, FTC Team 4081 FIRST robotics team. The first year could be considered mostly an organizational stepping-stone, but we made a name for ourselves the second year. While the actual robot is one of many factors determining progression through the competition, I designed virtually all structural and mechanical aspects of the robot that helped get us to the 2012 FTC World Championship in St. Louis, including the chassis, dubbed by another team as "The Octagon of Death." While the simplistic, yet versatile design had difficulty competing with the other world-class robots, mostly with scissor lifts, my original design for that season did employ a scissor lift. It was never built because it was not as practical as the more simplistic design, but I feel quite proud knowing my first design included the lift system that revolutionized that season at the USNA qualifier.
In addition to being an avid LEGO builder (AFOL) and an aspiring speculative fiction writer, I'm also a knife enthusiast, enjoy video games like Minecraft, Besiege, and No Man's Sky where I am free to experiment, innovate, and explore, and dabble in making various other things. In case you didn't know, one of these things is a website. It's pretty cool. You should check it out.
How did you make that?
You mean what materials did I use? What techniques did I employ? What plans were involved?
Usually LEGO. Very good question. And usually very little if any.
How long did it take you to make that?
Short answer: I honestly couldn’t say. I did once try to fully record, on video, an entire build process for an experimental project, but after about 2hrs of footage I didn’t collect any more for whatever reason.
Did you use any instructions?
On very rare occasions, yes. That is, I studied pictures of my old creations to resurrect them. Other than that, no; practically never.
You’re writing a book?
Well probably not a full-length novel. The end goal is a movie, so at this point I’ve started working on scripts, screenplays, synopses, and universe-building (see my Dreadnought Contingency Wiki), none of which have been finished to any degree. But I have written many thousands of words in some way related to the story.
When’s the book-thing gonna be finished?
Your guess is a good as mine. Let’s put it this way: publicising the story is on my bucket list, so not any time soon. However, I do plan to release a short story or two within the near future.
Your intelligence surpasses all understanding and your levels of innovation baffle even those of the greatest engineering prowess.
That’s not really a que--
Can you come work for us?
Oh. Well that depends. What would I be doing?