21315 Pop-Up Book

Meet the Fan Designers

Connected by a love of LEGO® building, Jason and Grant collaborated across national borders (albeit in North America!) in designing the amazing pop-up book. An engineering student, Grant has long been fascinated by pop-up books, and wanted to apply some of the same mechanical ideas to LEGO bricks and then encase them in a LEGO brick book. Jason, a computer software developer, then joined the project. After several iterations and two years of tweaking, they arrived at a design to submit as a LEGO Ideas project.

Both guys have been designing and building custom LEGO sets for years. Jason’s interests are in machines, robots and kinetic sculptures (jkbrickworks.com), while Grant’s childhood obsession with pirate-themed designs can be seen on his Flickr page at flickr.com/photos/93970753@N05.

So what does it feel like to have their project chosen as an official LEGO Ideas set? “I was ecstatic!” says Grant, while Jason felt like he was “walking on a cloud all day.”

"The 850 Fork-Lift Truck released in 1977 was my first Technic set and completely blew my mind"

“My favorite LEGO® element?
The cheese slope as it is the most versatile LEGO piece ever!" (part 54200)