Tell us about yourself:
I’m a long time public servant having worked at Health Canada for 29 years (in regulatory positions for pesticides and then pharmaceutical/biological drugs). I’m originally from Montreal where I attended Concordia and McGill universities. Other hobbies that I used to have time for include embroidery/needlework of all sorts, and a bit of photography.
How long have you been an AFOL (adult fan of LEGO):
How did your interest in the hobby develop:
It was ignited after I visited “The Art of the Brick” exhibit by Nathan Sawaya at the Science and Technology museum here in Ottawa. It prompted me to go get myself a set…which actually turned into 3 sets including 2 of the winter village sets. I was hooked and I slid (at breakneck speed) down the rabbit hole.
How did you find ParLUGment:
I bumped into another club member (Deborah) who was displaying some of her builds at the Danish club’s Christmas bazaar.
What is your favourite theme:
What is your favourite aspect of the hobby:
The camaraderie (I’ve made so many great new friends), the mindful nature of it (I lose all sense of time and life’s little or big problems) and trying to develop my creativity.
What is your proudest accomplishment within the hobby:
No idea. I still feel like a neophyte with lots to learn.
“I wish all this cool LEGO was available when I was a kid! We just had a small bin of the old vintage plain bricks and a small handful of tiny doors, windows and wheels. I never felt like I could do very much with them.”