Welcoming contributor Jonathan Jonas
Jonathan is a lifelong LEGO devotee, joining us from nearby Portland, Oregon.
In addition to 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.
Brick Architect Website Improvements
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.
- 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.
Welcoming contributor Amy Alphin
Amy 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.
Volvo’s Construction Equipment team has partnered with LEGO designers to explore the future of autonomous industrial machinery. Does this weird bug-shaped vehicle give us a window into the future of heavy industry, or does it lack a satisfying bite?
Welcoming contributor Alexander Holroyd
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. He is our fifth writer.
In the second half of Brick Architect’s interview with Creator Expert designer Jamie Berard, we’re focusing on 10 years of the Modular Building series. I learned a lot during our interview, and think you will find it interesting too!
The LEGO Group is getting ready to release the first plastic LEGO toys made from plants. This is the first big step in their ambitious plan to shift to renewable materials for all their products by 2030. Brick Architect got an inside look at how they plan to achieve this goal, and their progress so far.