Now we come to Millie at Re-POP Gifts. What a wonderful woman and an incredible store. I am always a little overloaded when I visit because there is so much fun stuff; it is hard to take it all in. She is also selling my kits and we are discussing an exclusive to her store sometime next year, so stay tuned!
Also, I must thank Millie for igniting this whole series! When my wife first moved to Boise, she bought a wonderful magnet that was made from LEGO that is still on our fridge today… she still sells these and I highly recommend them.
That small build of Idaho really inspired my whole series. With over 300 of my Idaho kits in peoples hands in just 2017, I have to thank Millie for her wonderful work and I can only hope to repay this kindness someday.
Note: My kits are only available in the physical Re-POP Gifts store (3107 W. State St., Boise, ID) but there are a ton of fun LEGO accessories available on their online shop.
The next store to join my small but wonderful band of retail outlets was Mixed Greens. Rita has been great to work with and has made three orders too. This store likes a mix of all the different versions I have made. This is a wonderful store with a very fun selection of quality things. I am proud they include me in their inventory!
Tators in the Grove shopping area were the second store to order my kits, reorder more, and reorder even more. Thank you Cynthia for taking a risk and finding my kits fill a need your customers have. These two versions of my State of Mind series have been particularly popular at this store.
Do you like the Boise Art Museum (BAM) as much as I do? You may know that I’m pretty new to Idaho and Boise. When we moved here, one of the first places we visited and join was BAM. I now support them with activities involving LEGO as art.
On sale in the gift shop are three of my creations that are exclusive to celebrate our love of BAM. My Brick Idaho series has hit a cord in the community, and I created a special version with two printed bricks in colors that match the museum’s logo.
One of my largest kits to date coming in at 102 bricks is the iconic Sculpture Garden of the museum done in a micro scale:
Source: BAM Facebook page
Then my personal favorite is a recreation in micro-scale of the original gallery entrance inside the front lobby. This integration of art and architecture immediately fascinated me and I had to build it in LEGO. A much larger version is under design, but other projects have gotten in the way of getting it done.
Source: BAM Facebook page
This is a limited exclusive series and your response will determine if I continue with a BAM theme going forward. Please support BAM and my artwork by shopping at the gift shop!
As 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank the retail outlets that have supported me and are selling my kits.
The first store to buy any of my works was Brook at the Bricks and Minifigs Boise Store (10150 W. Fairview Ave). Brook, her family, and staff are wonderful people and create such a great atmosphere in their store that I am truly thankful for them every day. Their support of the IdahoLUG has been incredible.
Remember, you can get an exclusive Brick Idaho that celebrates this great store!