You’re creating a LEGO version of the Zombie Apocalypse and you need a variety of customized minifigures to complete the scene — what are you going to do? Or a re-enactment of the Spartan Wars in Greece? Or a super-detailed scene from Star Wars — The Clone Wars? In the LEGO fan community, such questions are taken seriously. And despite the prodigious efforts of the LEGOGroup to produce an amazing variety of models and parts, the opportunities for creative expression using LEGOs are boundless – frequently resulting in needs like those described above.
This is where Jared Burks makes his mark. An internationally-recognized maker in the LEGO-modeling field, Jared designs and produces minifigure customization accessories. Working in the medical industry to support his passion, Jared is known online as the “Kaminoan” for his ability to create a variety of Star Wars characters using LEGO minifigures. These figurines stand just over 1.5 inches tall, so incredible detail is involved. Jared uses a variety of current and traditional technologies to achieve these objectives, and he will demonstrate much of this at the Houston Mini Maker Faire.
Jared will display a large collection of amazing customized LEGO minifigures — and some Maker Faire attendees will have the rare opportunity to learn basic techniques and work with him on actual LEGO minifigure customization!