UK national newspaper spotlights a LEGO super fan

In the UK newspaper the Metro, a LEGO super fan and his extensive collection have been spotlighted.

A regular series in UK newspaper the Metro, highlighting “biggest fans”, has interviewed a LEGO devotee. Daniel Jarvis has only been a fan of the brick for the past six years, but tells the daily that he has spent £15,000, collected 400 Star Wars sets and acquired two million bricks.

“Collecting got me into it,” the self-confessed super fan explains in the story. “I went to a shop and spotted these master collectible figures and I bought them to see what it was about. There were 16 in a series and the little bug started, that I had to collect all 16. Then I saw there were 10 other series and I spent loads of money buying lots and lots of sets because I wanted them all.”

LEGO fan Daniel Jarvis 1

It was collecting minifigures that led Daniel to collecting sets, that then led to him building his own models. “Last year I started to do freestyle building and used my own imagination. This year I made an oriental harbour.”
At a LEGO event, Daniel won an award for his impressive harbour build. Read the full interview at the Metro.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has 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. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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