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Maker Pro by Mike Hord, Adam Wolf, David Gauntlett, Joe Meno, Rob Klingberg, Susan Solarz, Michael Krumpus, Alex Dyba, Tito Jankowski, Eri Gentry, Jimmy DiResta, Mitch Altman, Sophi Kravitz, Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, John Baichtal

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Chapter 8. I’m Not a Maker, I’m a Builder

I am a Maker.

But I don’t use 3D printers, or pliers, or hand tools. I use a toy. I use Lego bricks. I also use Lego wheels, beams, and plates. But I make more than Lego models. I make a lot more. It just so happens that the brick is only the beginning of the creations that I have made. Let me tell you the story of me and the brick, a story that is still being written.

The story begins decades ago when I was first introduced to Lego sets in Germany. I was an Army brat, and my family was stationed in Mainz, Germany. This was in the ’70s, so in terms of entertainment, there was a movie theater that my dad managed and really, not much else. TV was only the black-and-white Armed Forces ...

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