Brick Fanatics is the website dedicated to all things LEGO, bringing you the latest news and reviews, as well as the best features and builds from the LEGO community. Brick Fanatics was formed by Richard Hayes in 2010 and is today owned and managed by Tiro Media Ltd.
The team behind the website are all Brick Fanatics themselves, each bringing expertise about a different area of the LEGO hobby.
Graham Hancock – Editor and RLFM Ambassador
Graham is the Editor of BrickFanatics.com, with plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education.
If you would like to get involved with Brick Fanatics, as a builder, writer or photographer – then please contact Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 re-kindled 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.
When I was three years old my dad bought home 6659 TV Camera Crew as a gift — he had no idea what he had just unleashed. Three decades and no dark age later, I am still going strong. My love of LEGO led me to a career in Civil Engineering and I am now raising three budding LEGO lovers with my lovely wife. When not writing for Brick Fanatics or fulfilling my duties as U.S. Editor at Blocks magazine, I enjoy collecting, MOCing, exhibiting, as well as running, climbing and home improvement.
Johnamarie Macias is the keeper of TheWookieeGunner.com. She also writes for Jedi News and podcasts in a variety of shows, including Star Scavengers, a LEGO Star Wars podcast with a focus on The Freemaker Adventures.
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. I’m also News Editor for Blocks magazine, and dabble in content strategy, writing and PR for a few non-LEGO platforms.
Richard Hayes founded Brick Fanatics in 2010, before cementing its place over the years within the LEGO online world with a reputation for quality news coverage. There are many talented writers and Brick Fanatics to have passed through the website’s doors, including Adam White, who served as Deputy Editor with a particular focus on gaming news, Nick Sweetman and Luc Byard.
Jme Wheeler went on from Brick Fanatics to pursue his dream job as a LEGO Model Designer.
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? If so, you may find your calling as an integral member of the news team. Play a part in the editorial direction and growth of the site, attend exclusive events, meet all sorts of people inside the LEGO world, and get to review the latest releases, all in the search of the very best coverage in Brick Fanatics’ name.
Reviews and features*
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 you are the prime expert on all things NINJAGO, Elves, or any specific theme past or present? Or, you have an unrivalled knowledge and insight into the LEGO Group’s deep history? A place in the Reviews and Features team may be your calling.
Are you a builder with the flexibility and brick vocabulary capable of turning almost anything into LEGO form? Maybe your construction work is in search of the size of audience it deserves? Or perhaps your Master Builder aspirations stretch as far as Billund? Make a name for yourself as a part of Brick Fanatics’ Build Team. Showcase your creations; lead and discuss techniques and parts usage in the community; chat with prominent LEGO builders around the globe; and inspire the next generation of AFOLs by bringing ideas and creative conversation to a large and fast-growing audience of like-minded LEGO fans.
And even if none of the above roles suit you, but you feel that your LEGO life has been leading up to this very point, you may be the Brick Fanatic we’re looking for.
If you are interested in joining Brick Fanatics and being part of a team whose love, passion and very existence is all things LEGO, then email our Editor, Graham, at email@example.com.
*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 Fanatic.