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  • Lego has given me the title "really unique customer," cause I buy hundreds of thousands of Lego every month.

    樂高公司賦予我「與眾不同的顧客」頭銜。因為我每個月都會買成千上萬的樂高回家

  • I used to practice corporate law in New York City: mergers, acquisitions, real exciting stuff.

    我曾在紐約律師事務所上班,處理公司合併、收購案,令人興奮的事務

  • And I would come home after a long day at the law firm, and I would need some sort of outlet.

    經過漫長的一天,從律師事務所回到家,我需要一些發洩情緒的出口。

  • And I would draw.

    於是我選擇畫畫

  • I would paint.

    或是畫水彩畫

  • And sometimes I would sculpt.

    甚至有時會做些雕像

  • It was just one day I thought about this toy from my childhood, Lego bricks.

    有一天,我突然想起童年的玩具樂高積木

  • Could I sculpt large-scale sculptures using this toy?

    我心想:有沒有可能用這些樂高完成大型雕塑呢?

  • And so I started experimenting.

    於是我開始做實驗

  • And I just dug out all the old bricks I had from when I was a kid.

    我挖出小時候玩的舊積木

  • And just tried to replicate things I saw in my apartment.

    試著做做看自己公寓裡四處可見的物品

  • And I put together a website which became really my virtual gallery.

    我成立了網站,之後成為我的網路藝廊

  • People started contacting me and saying, "Hey,

    人們開始聯繫我,詢問著:嘿。

  • can you build me this?

    你可以用樂高蓋出這個給我嗎?

  • Can you build me that?"

    你可以用樂高蓋那個給我嗎?

  • Actually when my website crashed from too many hits,

    其實,在我發現網站每天點閱率爆高。

  • that I realized "ah, there's something to this."

    我才明白,真的做出一點成就了。

  • And I decided to make that change.

    於是我決定改變人生的走向。

  • And I left the law firm behind to play with bricks full time.

    離開律師事務所,成為全職樂高玩家。

  • The reaction from friends and family was interesting.

    朋友與家人對於我的決定反應都很有趣。

  • There was some people who were a little negative about it,

    但也有一些人並不看好。

  • and thought I was crazy.

    覺得我真是瘋了。

  • I didn't know how long it would last.

    我不知道自己究竟能堅持多久。

  • I thought, maybe I'll be able to pay rent next month.

    我想,或許還付得起下個月的房租吧?

  • But I don't know if I'll have a job after that.

    但我真的不知道在製作樂高雕塑後,還會不會有工作。

  • During those downtimes, when I didn't have something, didn't have a commission,

    在低潮時期,我一無所有,沒有任何委託。

  • that's when I would create art for myself.

    這也是我能夠只為自己,創造藝術的時候。

  • And that's really what "The Art of the Brick" became.

    這也是「樂高藝術」的誕生。

  • This exhibition of art that I created on my own that now tours the globe.

    這個由我一手創造出的藝術展覽,目前正在全球巡迴。

  • The time it takes to create a sculpture really depends on the size and complexity of the piece.

    製作雕像所需花費的時間長短,取決於雕塑的尺寸和複雜程度。

  • So a life-size human form can take up to two to three weeks.

    所以要完成一個和一般人等比例的雕像,要花二到三週的時間

  • Something smaller could be done maybe in a few days or a day.

    尺寸較小的雕像大概一天或幾天內就可完成。

  • The longest I've ever worked on something is about three months,

    到目前為止,我所花費最長的時間是三個月。

  • for a sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton that was about 20 feet long.

    完成一座暴龍骨骼雕像,約二十呎長 (譯註:約6.1公尺)。

  • Recently, I spent two months working on a Batmobile.

    我最近花了兩個月時間製作蝙蝠車。

  • The bricks I use in my art are the very same bricks that people can purchase at a toy store.

    我所使用的樂高積木都是一般人在玩具店就可以買到的樂高積木。

  • I don't paint them.

    我不會再重新上色。

  • I don't have access to special colors or special shapes and sizes.

    我並沒有特殊色、形狀、尺寸的取得管道。

  • And we're in my art studio today where I have over 5 million Lego bricks.

    我們今天位於我的藝術工作室,裡面收納超過五百萬個樂高積木。

  • When you look at my sculptures up close,

    如果你近看我的樂高雕像。

  • you see all those sharp corners and right angles.

    你可以發現雕像有稜有角。

  • And then you back away from it, and all those corners, they blend into curves.

    但如果站遠一點看,所有的邊邊角角,全都融成曲線。

  • And that's kind of the magic of using Lego bricks.

    這就是樂高積木創造出的魔法。

  • You know, you don't have to find one career path.

    你明白,你不需要尋找謀職之路。

  • There are many ways to get to where you wanna go.

    要到夢想之地,有許多方法。

  • Even if you don't know where that is right now.

    儘管你仍在尋尋覓覓。

  • You can always change what you are.

    你隨時都可以尋求改變。

  • NARRATOR: To see how close pro-snowboarder Mike Basich

    旁白:

  • chases storms in his mobile, tiny home,

    想一窺

  • watch this next video.

    滑雪板專家麥克.貝斯奇

  • MIKE BASICH: The view always changes,

    在他的移動小屋追風逐暴嗎?

  • which has been really fun.

    那就不能錯過下一支影片

  • You just pull up the side of road,

    麥克.貝斯奇:景觀總是千變萬化

  • all of a sudden you have lakefront property,

    這也是奇妙之處

  • international forest.

    你只要在路邊停下來

  • Next one, you're on a little creek or out in the desert.

    恍然發現,一座湖畔

  • The landscape's just amazing.

    一片國際森林

  • It's like having real estate that's priceless.

    接著,你就會和小溪一起漂流,或是在荒漠中

  • Everyone misses home at some level.

    大自然的鬼斧神工真教人驚嘆

  • You never get homesick with this.

    就像是房地產一般,但大自然是無價之寶

  • Thanks for watching.

    人人都會有鄉愁

  • Please subscribe to "Seeker Stories,"

    但沐浴在大自然中,你就會把鄉愁就拋到九霄雲外了

  • so you can see new videos every week.

    旁白:謝謝你的收看

Lego has given me the title "really unique customer," cause I buy hundreds of thousands of Lego every month.

樂高公司賦予我「與眾不同的顧客」頭銜。因為我每個月都會買成千上萬的樂高回家

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