Model Building Secrets

From big to Small I can Build it All

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Want something for your next event, trade show or marketing promotion? How about a custom LEGO ®  model

About Me

My Background

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Ever since I was a little girl it was my dream to become a Master Model Builder. That dream became a reality in 2003 when I was hired as the first American Woman to work  in the Model Shop at LEGOLAND California.

I spent the next 4 years creating everything from a life sized Pirate, a 4 foot ladybug, to my most famous model the miniland Las Vegas sign.


In 2007 I left the park and started Model Building Secrets and became the first Female Freelance LEGO Artist and Author in the World.  For the last 12 years I have worked for some of the world's top companies including Google, Warner Brothers, and 20th Century Fox creating custom models and mosaics  made from LEGO® elements 


I wrote two books on custom building.  My first book- How to Build A Round Ball with Square Bricks shows readers the techniques and theory of how a Master Model Designer creates a LEGO ball.  My second book Beyond the Ball shows how to add color and design to your LEGO creations. Through these books I hope to teach the reader a new way of thinking about LEGO model building and design.  I understand all aspects of LEGO building and design and would like to impart that knowledge on the next generation.

My Medium

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My creations all start with the humble brick. I've loved playing with LEGO bricks since I was a child. For the past 17 years I've taken my passion and turned it into 2 careers. First at LEGOLAND California and then as a freelance artist.

My Passion

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Creating custom models isn't just a job for me, it is a passion. Being able to actually do my Dream Job as a career is a continual fount of  joy even when I have a difficult project. The bricks themselves continually inspire me to create new and interesting things out of LEGO.