kids, I played a lot with Technic LEGO® - starting with the
Farm Tractor #851 - when I was young. And, again as many youngsters, I
left the LEGO bricks alone as my interest shifted into performing sports
(swimming, cycling, quarter triathlons), IT technology education, and having
a good time with friends in Clubs and Pubs. After graduating and
starting my work-carreer as an IT professional by the #1 Supermarket
company in The Netherlands, I slightly developed the thought to restart
the Technic LEGO® hobby again; However, it took a couple of
years before I turned this into practise; actually till the Mobile Crane
set #8421 was launched in 2005. I bought this set to figure out what 'step
change' LEGO® had achieved compared to the Farm Tractor
#851 launched in 1977.
Well, I was amazed by the significantly improved LEGO® Technic parts; providing the ability to design complex technical functions within a model. And given my IT background, I came across the existence of computer aided design (CAD) programs as MLCad, LDview, Lpub and POV rendering. This makes it possible to create your own building instructions in a professional way.
So, I decided to glue things together: At one hand, designing LEGO® models based on replica's of existing vehicles, with reliable technical functions and a smooth appearance. At the other hand, show-case the models by leveraging Digital technologies: Create Building Instructions, This website, Social Media and Payments integrations. Let me explain the last one, selling Building Instructions is just to compensate for the effort I made and all is reinvested into LEGO® Bricks for the next model or in LEGO® sets for my kids. The 'design frequency' for a new model is mostly once a year during winter-time, as free time is the biggest constraint.
years, my personal 'flagship' was the Prinoth Leitwolf snow groomer
(2007), today this is the Cable-system Container
Truck (2018). Maybe I should remake the snow groomer with the new LEGO®
Powered-Up line; I am really impressed what can be achieved with the
LEGO® Powered-Up 'App', although it has a steep code-block
programming learning curve if you are not familiar with IT.
Have fun and enjoy this site, Han
Email address: Info@designer-han.nl (see FAQ first)
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Last update: 7 February 2023