My name is Alex, I've been building with Lego since I was four, and after a brief dark age I am back at it with more ideas than ever. (Between college work and music, my other great passions)
Sirens-of-Titan is a novel by American writer and satirist Kurt Vonnegut. It is one of my all time favorites, it summarizes and satirizes the world we live in, and is a sci-fi adventure story all-in-one. I highly recommend it; it may change your life.
Back when I was a kid sets were scarce so I learned to improvise with a limited amount of bricks, which to this day leads me to inventing new uses for parts, minifigures and accessories.
My focus nowadays is MOCing; I attempt to put as much innovation, creativity and character into each MOC as I can possibly muster. If it is redundant, overdone and uncreative it is not worth doing. I believe minifigures add as much to a MOC as the actual scene itself, and so I try to match the best head/torso/accessories combination for each and every one. (Think of it as casting for mini actors)
My primary inspirations come from the world of sci-fi and fantasy books, movies and games. I prefer them to historic and reality-based creations, although a good MOC is a good MOC and I am not excluding them as a possibility for my building future.
Thanks for reading!