Welcome! I’m Tim Kaebisch and am an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) living in the Milwaukee, WI area. I have been building with LEGO since the age of five and my collection has continued to grow since then. As an introvert I’ve spent a lot of time building with LEGO and my creations have continued to evolve. When I’m not building I enjoy bowling, biking on paved trails, operating on HO scale model railroads, traveling, playing chess, and spending time with friends. The LEGO hobby has opened a lot of doors for me personally and had the greatest impact in leading me to engineering. I graduated college with an architectural engineering degree, am currently a fire sprinkler system designer, and enjoy what I do!
Evolution of My LEGO Creations Through Time
Up until high school I spent a lot of my free time building LEGO cities in a 35” x 50” portion of my bedroom. These cities started off with a basic layout of 10” x 10” baseplates with a few added buildings. Each city would stay up for months and my brother and I took roles and brought them to life until the next city was built. At a point I ran out of feasible road plate combinations and my LEGO building came to a crawl but then the LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention system and RCX were released. While I had no interest in robots I immediately came up with ways to add all the 9V motors, lights, and sirens I had accumulated in my creations and automate them. I started building my city roads with bricks so I could add fully working stoplights and bury the wiring within the roads. By 2001 I was getting bored of building brick road cities too. I spent a few years watching the real life construction of the new Milwaukee Brewer’s Miller Park stadium and decided to build it in LEGO given the large motorized roof that would bring the model to life. At the time I had no idea the project would become as big as it has but it definitely was a monumental decision. Click LEGO Miller Park to learn more about this model and how it has evolved over the years.
I was heavily focused on academics during my high school and college years but continued to update Miller Park as I accumulated more brick and changes were made to the real stadium. As outlined on my Miller Park MOCpages I started displaying the stadium at public events. As time went on I knew there had to be other great LEGO builders out there and accidentally ran into one while looking for Miller Park design ideas online. After doing some reading on a different LEGO stadium MOCPage I read about an annual event in Chicagoland called Brickworld. I was shocked no one told me about it earlier and finally made the trip to the LEGO show in 2015 without knowing exactly what caliber of displays to expect. I was awed upon arrival and even more surprised to learn that the Wisconsin LEGO User Group (WisLUG) held a meeting in my hometown. I love watching kids faces light up upon seeing my creation and originally joined the group as a way to get access to additional venues and display Miller Park.
After the multi-year academic break from LEGO, WisLUG has reignited my interest in the hobby and attending Brickworld annually with the group is the highlight of my year. Several members of the group decided to build a modular city and we’ve expanded that into a nice sized layout we display at a few events. I’ve put my architectural engineering background to work and have built a large city to contribute. I also began populating it with large buildings that can also stand alone as the rest of my MOCpages show.
I hope you enjoy looking at my creations and get some ideas for your own. If you like what you see please take time to rate the creations or make a comment!
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