WATCH: LEGO designer Niek van Slagmaat breaks down his most iconic sets

Join LEGO designer Niek van Slagmaat as he breaks down his most iconic LEGO sets, from BOOST and Voltron to basically every recent NINJAGO mech.

Did you know that a Hidden Side set almost broke the conventional rules of LEGO play, or that two of the LEGO Group’s designers generally aren’t allowed to work together? Mech master Niek van Slagmaat shares these secrets and more in his video breakdown of his most iconic sets, which you can find on the Brick Fanatics YouTube channel right now.

We caught up with Niek in Billund, the home of the brick, to talk all things LEGO – from his very first set 17101 BOOST Creative Toolbox through to this year’s 71785 Jay’s Titan Mech. Across 10 different sets, the designer charts his entire career with the LEGO Group, offering new and unique insights into the development process along the way.

Hit play on the video above to check out our chat in full, and make sure to subscribe to the Brick Fanatics YouTube channel for more designer deep dives in the near future.

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Chris Wharfe

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. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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