September 27, 2023

About True North Bricks

True North Bricks is a Canadian LEGO® fan media site. Founded in 2016, we strive to bring you all the latest LEGO® news and deals. Additionally, we promote building as a hobby by sharing set reviews, MOC ideas, and showcasing LEGO® inspired art.

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I am a Finnish-born Canadian and adult fan of LEGO® (AFOL). I founded True North Bricks shortly after leaving my dark ages in 2016. Ultimately, my goal was to connect with other Canadian AFOLs and share my passion for the hobby and all it inspires me to create. I am a licensed educator, LEGO® Brand Ambassador, and a certified facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play methods. In my free time, I love to build with LEGO® bricks, write, and draw. I live in Quebec with my wife and our cat, Ewok.


Hey fellow brick fans! If the article you read had too many puns and sassy comments, chances are I wrote it. I happily joined in May 2021 to help Tom out. The themes you’ll find in my LEGO® world include Architecture, Marvel, Harry Potter and – fave of all – Modulars! Minifigures are also my jam and I love a good complete collection of them. I’m a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and live with my Partner in lovely Nova Scotia. When I’m not building with plastic bricks, you’ll find me reading, running, making art, cooking or travelling. Thanks for reading and as always, keep on brickin’. 🧱


I am a relatively new AFOL. Although I used LEGO® to help manage stress during university, I left it behind when I joined the working world (I know, what was I thinking!). I found my way back at the BrickCan LEGO® Convention in 2016, and in a big way. My partner and I formed MILUG (Mid Island LEGO® Users Group) with another AFOL that same weekend. Now, two rooms in our house accommodate our growing collection. LEGO® is an important part of my mindfulness practice to help me manage mental illness and mental health. I am also passionate about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and I am a Board Member with Brick Alliance. I am part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and am grateful to live on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation where I spend my non-LEGO® time running, mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking.