For 12 issues published from 2018 to 2019 in stores and sold online, Brick Fanatics also produced a print magazine, offering LEGO insight, ideas and inspiration across a unique platform.
Write or build for Brick Fanatics!
Brick Fanatics is an established website within the LEGO world and community, with a large and rapidly-expanding audience. Run by a team of AFOLs with a passion for all things brick-based, we are a Recognised Fan Media website, as part of the LEGO Group’s RLFM Support Program. And we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join the team.
Are you ahead of everyone when it comes to the latest LEGO news and views?
Perhaps you are a connoisseur when it comes to LEGO sets or video games, with an opinion, experience or observation worthy of making any LEGO set review that much more intriguing?
Or are you a builder with the flexibility and brick vocabulary capable of turning almost anything into LEGO form?
Whatever your calling, if you’d like to join the Brick Fanatics family and become part of a team whose love, passion and very existence is all things LEGO, then email our Editor, Chris, at [email protected].
*Please note, photography is an integral part of any LEGO reviewer and builder’s repertoire. The ability to photograph LEGO to a publishable standard is required for any Brick Fanatics team member.
Meet the team
The team behind the website are all Brick Fanatics themselves, each bringing expertise about a different area of the LEGO hobby.
Chris Wharfe – Editor and RLFM Ambassador
I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.
If you’d like to get involved with Brick Fanatics, as a builder, writer or photographer, drop me an email at [email protected].
You can connect with me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.
Rob Paton – Director
As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising Exo-Force as the greatest LEGO theme of all time.
Email me at [email protected].
LEGO has been a part of my life ever since I was young. It all started when my brother passed down 7657 AT-ST to me. It’s guided me through my early years, through school and eventually through my degree in journalism. I still have all my collection proudly on display, including my many NINJAGO sets, my favourite of all the LEGO Group’s themes. Outside of Brick Fanatics I am an avid gamer and enjoy a good game of Dungeons & Dragons.
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As a child, LEGO was always my favourite toy and now as an adult it appears nothing has changed. I emerged from my dark ages in 2011 after rediscovering my old sets in my parents’ attic and haven’t looked back since. I’m a big fan of the licensed themes, particularly DC/Marvel Super Heroes and Lord of the Rings, though Creator Expert provides a challenging and technical build I’m rather fond of.
I’m a long-time LEGO fan who fully emerged from my ‘dark age’ in 2014, after three children and a lot of LEGO building reignited my interest. My first love is Classic Space – they’re the first sets I owned – and this passion is reflected in my creations as a recurring theme. You can see my LEGO builds on Flickr, where my handle is justin_m_winn.
I am currently an expat living out in Basel, Switzerland, but have a firm footing back in the UK when time permits. I have had LEGO ever since I can remember – and only since my wee one came along have I rekindled the flame for building again. Over the last decade I have been actively involved in diecast forums under the name of keefyd and I run matchbox1-75.co.uk, a resource site for the 1-75 series of miniatures by Matchbox.
Brick Fanatics was formed by Richard Hayes in 2010 and since 2016 has been owned and managed by Tiro Media Ltd.