MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Where the future begins tomorrow!
by matt rowntRee
Add to my favorite builders )

Hello there and welcome to my homepage.

My name, obviously, is Matt. I have a Lego addiction. (All together now, “Hello Matt.”) I have been “using” Lego since I was about five, when I received my first set of basic bricks back in the mid-70s (Ouch). My eyes were opened to the possibilities in one dose. I grew up with piles of Lego all around me and knew of nothing I wanted more on birthdays or Christmaseseses. In fact, it was all that I thought about, literally. I don’t recall ever having an official “dark ages.” Even through high school, I still had piles of, and paths through, Lego. It was more of a “dim ages” where I had other interests, obligations, track practice, dates (Yah right, who am I kidding?) Anyway, this state of existence continued on into my marriage (SHAZAM! Didn’t see that coming, did ya?), where the piles and paths became religiously well organized to the point of OCD. But, of course, no matter how many neatly sorted bins, large clean surfaces to spread out on, excellent lighting, and a comfy chair (track, hurdles specifically, took care of my knees and hips!), I found the most important addition to my Lego experience was a spouse that understands that all these plastic bits are a “maddening salvation.”

This leads me into my creations; they are very long in production. I am my own worst critic in that I am NEVER satisfied with the end result. Not to say that I don’t like what I have done, quite the contrary. I simply see immediately a better way to do something. And, yet, I continue to build on a single idea until I look back on the progress and realize that several months have passed and my project has been ruthlessly deconstructed and rebuilt repeatedly to the point of non-recognition. In other words, my creations are PERPETUAL WIPs. The “maddening” part.

On the other hand, the actual process is what I take the utmost pleasure in. When anyone asks why I still play with Lego, a child’s toy, I find the only response that adequately answers them is this: I am able to turn off my brain without turning off my brain. At which point they either, smile and nod then quickly walk away, or continue to ask deeper questions and want to see what I’ve made. Either result is fine with me because it’s not for THEIR entertainment, it’s for my own. It is the medium which I prefer to express my thoughts and, at least, attempt to organize my sanity. The “salvation” part.

In the end, what it all comes down to is really quite simple. In spite of owning a pair of destroyed hands (a direct result of my jobs as a local handyman, small engine mechanic, and a bronze chaser, not the Quiddich variety the metal grinding one), possessing mangled knees and hips, and having an outlandish lack of time, I am still driven to create AT ALL COSTS. The elemental nature of Lego clicks perfectly in my mind as to how I view the world. Simplicity opens the door to complexity with structure, concept, and ability. Having something look aesthetically pleasing is the extra “rush”. It IS an addiction. And, one I am happy to indulge.

It is my hope that in all this rambling that you, at least, can somewhat relate to this whole experience of TRUE creativity. As Willy Wonka put it, “We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams.” It is not JUST playtime, it is expansion, it is realization, it is success, it is failure (you’re welcome Tim), it is information, knowledge, wisdom, truth, beauty, love, music, and it is THE BEST. (Thank you Frank Zappa.) When Ole’ said “Play well”, I know my response was “NO DOUBT!!!”


LEGO creations
My LEGO creations
My LEGO creations
17 LEGO creations
Decisive Action
Decisive Action
12 LEGO creations
2013 MocOlympics
2013 MocOlympics
7 LEGO creations
2014 MOCathalon
2014 MOCathalon
6 LEGO creations
2015 MOCathalon
2015 MOCathalon
3 LEGO creations

Latest creations
2015 MOCathalon Team Plastic Surgeons:  Perry Mason
2015 MOCathalon Team Plastic Surgeons: Perry Mason 27) Who-done-it! The late Sir Bertram Bartholomew Brick IV last invited several guests to his esta...
2015 MOCathalon Team Plastic Surgeons:  LEGOrrery
2015 MOCathalon Team Plastic Surgeons: LEGOrrery 6) Astronomical: Since the dawn of time, humans have been fascinated with the universe and what it m...
2015 MOCathalon Team Plastic Surgeons:  John Carpenter's The Thing
2015 MOCathalon Team Plastic Surgeons: John Carpenter's The Thing 14) Movie Poster: Build any movie poster in LEGO form. ... Plastic Surgeons 20...
Secret Santa 2014:  I GOT A GOAT!
Secret Santa 2014: I GOT A GOAT! Hooray! It's that time of year when us nuts in VLUG exchange gifts from all corners of the globe (corners of a glob...
Brickcon 2014 VLUG Collab:  The Goonies
Brickcon 2014 VLUG Collab: The Goonies Brickcon 2014 in Seattle. This is just a little bit of what was there. Mainly, VLUGs portion of an outstandi...
100 PBBFC:  Purple Sage
100 PBBFC: Purple Sage My bit of "throwing down" for a spectacular contest that was proven spectacular by ALL the competitors.

LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop

You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2015 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use