Tom AlphinTom Alphin
Tom is the Editor-in-Chief at Brick Architect. He founded the website in 2015 just before releasing his bestselling book The LEGO Architect, which teaches 7 styles of architecture using LEGO bricks. In addition to reviewing new LEGO Architecture sets, he likes to write articles exploring technical aspects of the LEGO hobby including LEGO storage, and the LEGO color palette.

Tom has written 70 stories for Brick Architect.
#41597 - Go Brick Me is a big box of LEGO for just $29.99.
It’s not often that you can get great LEGO parts for less than 3 cents a piece, but today #41597 Go Brick Me is just $18.99 at (USA)

This Must-have (5/5 star) LEGO set is 37% off. Maybe you should add it to your collection, or purchase it for parts. It’s possibly even better as a gift to introduce the joy of LEGO building to people of all ages. At this price, why not stock up for the holidays? For more information, read our review of the set.

#21032 - Sydney (Skyline)
It’s a great time to add #21032 Sydney Skyline to your collection, since it’s currently 27% off at (USA)

Sales are common right before a LEGO set is discontinued, so don’t miss your chance!

P.S. Ever wonder if the scale within each Skyline set is accurate? In this previous article, I calculated the average scale (and standard deviation) for each of the first six sets. Find out which building has a massive 67% deviation from the rest of the set!

Jonathan Jonas

Please help me in welcoming Jonathan Jonas to the Brick Architect team! Jonathan is a lifelong LEGO devotee, joining us from nearby Portland, Oregon.

In addition to a lifetime collecting and building LEGO, Jonathan has collected a diverse set of skills and interests which include a degree in Architecture and a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu. He is involved in a local LEGO User’s Group, and organizes the Architecture theme at Bricks Cascade, Portland’s annual LEGO convention which takes place in March.

I’ve made some improvements to the Brick Architect website. Let us know if anything looks bad on your PC, Tablet or Phone!

Brick Architect runs on WordPress, which can be customized using themes. Because there are so many different devices and web browsers out there, I can’t test every possible configuration.

Noteworthy improvements:

  • Support for short articles (asides), which are displayed in their entirety on the homepage rather than requiring you to click to see the whole article. (This post is an aside.)
  • Updated header image, which is now indented correctly on small screens.
  • Improved Author byline, with photo of author shown on both homepage and articles.
  • Categories are now shown on homepage and articles, but only on large screens.
  • Font sizes scale more predictably to larger and smaller screen sizes.

If something looks wrong, please send a screenshot and description of the issue to Thanks!

Amy Alphin

Please help me in thanking my ever-patient wife for supporting my LEGO hobby!

Amy Alphin is an elementary school teacher who has built the occasional LEGO set over the years, and keeps a large bag of LEGO bricks in her classroom to help her students survive rainy day recess (which is pretty common in rainy Seattle.) She loves to travel to see natural beauty and visit historic landmarks, and is slowly learning to appreciate architecture too.

Alexander Holroyd

Please help me in welcoming Alexander Holroyd to the Brick Architect team! He is our fifth writer.

Alexander is a Seattle-based mathematician and a life-long Technic freak. He is fascinated by mechanisms in all their complexity and simplicity, especially when applied to kinetic art and mechanical computation, and of course, especially when implemented in LEGO.