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.
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.
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.