Contributor page: Maxx Kroes
Maxx got seriously involved with the LEGO hobby after his three children – Melle, Emma and Ike – were born. He wanted to restore some of his own childhood sets for them. (And of course we all know what happens when you unpack your old childhood LEGO! Yep, it comes alive and takes over!)
Maxx’s main interests in LEGO are the older sets from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s, although he also likes some of the new LEGO Exclusive Sets coming out like Market Street and Green Grocer. And of course LEGO Star Wars! He is also just restarting his own MOC building, being inspired by other LEGO builders.
Building and designing comes naturally for Maxx as in “normal life” he builds gardens. He has his own landscaping business called Kroes Tuinen. Although he prefers to refer to his business as “garden building”, rather than landscaping, as he builds gardens from the ground up.
Maxx’s newest collection contains 2×4 LEGO bricks in all colors available. This collection includes some very special bricks called Bayer Test Strikes. These are 2×4 bricks made between 1962 and 1965 as a try-out for plastics used by The LEGO Group.
It is Maxx’s incredible knowledge and collection of LEGO colors that motivated us to ask for his contribution in the LEGO colors section. If you have some special LEGO colors to trade, or would like some, you can contact Maxx directly.
HERE IS A LIST OF POSTS BY MAXX:
- Introduction to LEGO Colors
- LEGO Bayer Test-Strikes – PART 1
- LEGO Bayer Test-Strikes – PART 2
- LEGO Bayer Test-Strikes – PART 3