Aurelien, what distinguishes the creative process when designing a LEGO Technic?
A- Just one word: simplicity. This is the only way to obtain the best representation of the model we are creating or replicating. But simplicity is extremely hard to achieve. We must use the right element for the right detail, as LEGO® DNA dictates. We do not want a model that is overly detailed, as that would be over the top and ‘heavy’ on the eye. Our goal is to ensure that anyone looking at the model can understand it, decode it, and even imagine what functions it has and what kind of game experience it offers.
How do you approach the details?
A- I start with our dedicated element platform, which includes gears, pistons, pneumatic beams, connectors, suspension, engine blocks and many more, to build the most authentic representation of the vehicle in question. A vast range of panels then helps me to perfect the appearance, as well as recreate details with decorations or stickers. All this combined helps emphasise the model’s details and make it more authentic.