Meet July’s Builder Of The Month, Mike Bader

SOLDIER, TEACHER, AND BUILDER WITH LEGO BRICKS: Mike Bader has done all these things.  Living on a quiet street in New City, Rockland County, Mike’s LEGO collection is a considerable one, with stacks of plastic containers, curio cabinets and various sorts of tables either containing or holding pieces, retail sets, MOCs or whatever the latest large-scale project is underway for I LUG NY.  Besides running a BrickLink store, Mike also teaches brick building classes at nearby Brick U., co-owned by fellow I LUG NYers, and one of his pieces was recently selected for inclusion in world-renowned artist Nathan Sawaya’s Times Square art show.
Mike, a co-founder of I LUG NY, recently took time out from buying and sorting LEGO bricks to answer a few questions.  (Interview by Sid Dinsay with answers edited for clarity and length.)
BOLDLY GONE  Mike's incredibly detailed -- and huge -- space shuttle Columbia
BOLDLY GONE Mike’s incredibly detailed — and huge — space shuttle Columbia

Next meeting – Saturday July 20th

11:00am – 3:00pm

This meeting will focus on Brickfair Virginia.

Even if you are not attending, we still need your MOC’s for the display. Please bring what you would like to send to the meeting so that we can start the staging process.

Please go to the forum and look up the Google Docs map and enter your MOC’s.

Meeting location…

Massapequa Public Library
Bar Harbour Building
40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park, NY 11762