Tom Alphin:

Tom 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.

Author: Tom Alphin

New Brick Architect logo at a variety of sizes and variations.

Introducing the new Brick Architect

Three years on, Brick Architect is growing! I’m excited to include more stories from a wide range of contributing authors. To celebrate, the Brick Architect has a new logo and updated visual style.

Hard-to-Find LEGO Colors (and what to do about it)

Bringing back one retired LEGO color in 2018 raises an important question—how useful are the 39 colors that we already have? Let’s see how many colors are available in enough different parts that you can actually build what you want!

A few of the amazing unofficial LEGO Architecture sets which have been made. (Leadenhall Building by Bright Bricks, Hilton Paris Opera by Amazings, Capitol Records by Adam Ward.

‘Unofficial’ LEGO Architecture sets

Browse this guide of amazing ‘Unofficial’ LEGO Architecture sets created by talented LEGO artists from around the world, and members of the LEGO Certified Professional program. These are extremely rare sets, so this might be your only way to see them.