Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 | Eric Hunter sees life in Lego.
“I’ll be driving down the freeway, and I’ll see the taillight from the new Nissan Altima, and I’ll think, ‘How would I build that?'” he says.
“I think in Lego, I really do,” he says. “Sometimes it gets annoying, but you can’t really get away from it. It’s so much fun.”
Hunter is a builder, but not a typical one. Instead of working with steel, wood and glass, Hunter builds with bricks — Lego bricks. And while the projects he’s worked on have been large in scope — like his current venture, a replica of Las Vegas’s Excalibur Hotel — they’ve been smaller in scale, about one-twentieth of the buildings’ actual size.