Houston man masters KEGO creations

Dr. Gregory Jonason builds intricate artworks brick by brick.

HOUSTON — In his LEGO room at his Pearland dwelling, Dr. Gregory Jonason’s artwork takes on many varieties. From throughout the galaxy to the highest of the music charts, his love for constructing LEGO mosaics and sculptures began at a younger age.

“My mother and pa, they purchased me LEGO units after I was a lot youthful, within the late 70s, early 80s. I had the well-known Yellow Castle set. LEGO people, they learn about that set.”

He refers to himself as an “AFOL” or “Adult Fan Of LEGO.”

“It’s meditative to do that,” he mentioned.

Boxes and packing containers of LEGO items fill a complete set of storage cabinets with what he estimates to be tons of of 1000’s of items.

“I say I’m constructing or creating one thing. But my spouse says I’m taking part in with LEGO,” Jonason mentioned.

And there are not any directions. Jonason makes “MOC” or “my own creations” and he does it largely utilizing a computer.

“It’s just a big matrix: x, y. And I use a number of softwares,” he mentioned.

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It helps that for twenty-four years Jonason has labored in IT. He’s an enterprise techniques application developer on the University of Houston supporting the UH point-of-sale and card system.

LEGOs are the proper mixture for his abilities, he mentioned.

“Art and computer science,” Jonason mentioned.

His most detailed design? An almost 6-foot tall mosaic of David Bowie comprised of six totally different colours if you search for shut. But, it appears black and white from afar.

“It’s grayscale, it has 35,840 elements, or dots, on the front,” he mentioned.

He and his LEGO membership constructed a micro model of Houston that may be seen at Bush Airport (Terminal C/Gates C1-C15). Peter Lieber began the project and membership member Brian Costello took it over. Jonason has additionally been featured in an exhibit on the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art in Cypress. He’s even commissioned.

“When we build these creations, there’s some level of satisfaction that we have inside I think,” Jonason mentioned.

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And simply down the road from his home, his work is showcased on the native retailer Bricks and Minifigs Pearland which features a 3’x4′ foot C-3P0 mosaic and a three-foot-tall Mario and Luigi sculpture.

“It would not have to hold on the wall to be artwork,” he mentioned.

His dream is for LEGO to show his work.

“The largest payoff of something is simply to have individuals have a look at it,” Jonason mentioned.

Until then, he’ll preserve constructing brick-by-brick.

“I really feel like individuals perhaps bear in mind having some good reminiscences of LEGOs that they’ve constructed up to now or that they’ve had earlier than and I do not know precisely what is going on on of their head, however you may see it within the expression. It’s simply priceless,” he mentioned.

Visit Jonason’s web site to see extra of his work at: bricksinasnap.com or see his Instagram: @bricksinasnap.

A LEGO conference will happen subsequent July on the Sugar Land Marriott in Sugar Land Town Square. Visit brickrodeo.com for extra data.

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