ABOUT

The LEGO® parts of my childhood have always been a powerful tool, as a basic element for creating dozens of models of any kind. As I grew up, I figured out that they were not limited to playing : they allow me to both reproduce real contraptions and imagine new ones.

Left : a little seaplane inspired by an old CESSNA.
Right : a Great Ball Contraption (GBC) loop, an interesting designing challenge !

My Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/pg5200) allows me to share my creations. The most challenging one definitely is my detachable gondola.

In 2011, the group of AFOLs (Adult Fan Of Lego®) I was part of wanted to create an animated contraption that could run on its own during LEGO® exhibitions. I proposed to build a gondola lift. The group project soon transformed into a personnal challenge : creating the world’s first ever automatic LEGO® detachable gondola.

The first working version was shown during Fana’briques 2012, a famous exhibition in Rosheim, Alsace, France. I heavily modified it over time, regularly transporting the improved iterations to various LEGO® exhibitions in France. The improving process is still running today in the form of a 4-seater detachable chairlift. The final goal of that process is to reach a high enough reliability to run the contraption non-stop during a whole week-end.

Detachable chairlift at Fana’briques 2019, June 29th and 30th, Colmar, Alsace, France

Scientific Baccalauréat and engineering studies were in line with my passion for creation and design. In the beginning of 2018, I got the opportunity to test industrial prototyping with LEGO® parts in Arcelormittal Maizières Research S.A. as a graduation project.

The good results demonstrated the relevance of this approach, leading to the creation of CREA Prototypes S.A.S.U., located near Metz, Moselle, France, in August 2018.