Builder Spotlight: Peter Reid
Peter Reid (legoloverman on flickr) has been contributing to GWLS displays for many years and is something of a celebrity on the AFOL (adult fan of LEGO) scene. He's also well known by members of the public, particularly teenagers, who've seen his work on Flickr.
His speciality is building small models, mostly robots, mecha and spacecraft, packed with hundreds of tiny parts meticulously constructed using borderline-illegal techniques, and his skills have not gone unnoticed in the LEGO company and with book publishers. He's provided input to several LEGO models while working with the company for a short time, and his work has featured in the Master Builder Academy instruction booklets (which unfortunately are not available in the UK), and in Dorling Kindersley books such as the Star Wars Visual Dictionary. I believe he's working on other top-secret book projects at the moment, but he won't tell me what :-(
If you browse through his Flickr photo stream you'll get an idea of the sort of models he'll be displaying at this year's GWLS. Here are some highlights:
One of his best known models, Exo-Suit, is currently on the LEGO Cuusoo site, which allows users to submit ideas for products to be turned into potential sets. So, if you fancy owning your own Peter Reid designed model, visit Cuusoo and add your support.