One great way to fuel your creativity is with a good LEGO® set. Not only can they transport us to another world while we’re building with them, but they can unleash our imaginations and allow us to create a tangible art piece to admire for as long as we like. One of our very talented inside sales representatives has taken our Simpson Strong-Tie Value #9, Have Fun, and Be Humble to heart with his Simpson Strong-Tie warehouse build. Discover his creation below and learn in his own words about his Lego build and his growth with our company.
Well, what can I say? I’m 41 and still play with LEGOs. During the lockdown of 2020, I introduced LEGOs to my youngest daughter. These were a huge hit. I started off with just the mixed set, and soon we were building towers and rockets every day. One day I was looking online for some sets. I saw some pictures of people who had created their own unique builds, called MOC (My Own Creation). We looked through some of the pictures and saw some cool builds that people had made. One of the pictures was a warehouse scene with workers, forklifts and racking. Seeing this sparked an idea in me to build something like that. I told my oldest daughter I thought I should build something like that but make it look like my workplace at Simpson.
I’ve been at Simpson Strong-Tie for over eight years now. I started in the warehouse pulling orders and driving forklifts and pallet jacks. This is one of the best jobs I’ve ever had, because Simpson made you feel like family. Other jobs made me feel like a number and not a person. I worked in the warehouse for about 6 years, and now I’ve moved to customer service.
After talking to both my daughters I decided to try my hand at building my own MOC. I studied the pictures of other warehouses and got ideas. I found a great website for ordering parts and proceeded to place an order. About 4 months and 10 orders later, you have mini-Simpson.
I tried to make it as close to the warehouse that I remember as I could. This was a blast to build, and I had input and help from many people. If you start building something like this, you won’t believe the number of people you talk to who also love building with LEGOs. When I finished this build, many people would ask me: What’s next? Well, this is just the start. There’s much more mini-Simpson to come.
If you are looking to create your own lego build, be sure to check out this LEGO® Engineering blog for great tips for building with basic lego bricks, beams, and axles.