You may be familiar with the work former LEGO Designer Tiago Catarino, as he designed some very popular sets during his time at the LEGO Group between 2016 and 2019. Originally from Portugal, Tiago worked mostly on LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets like the #31070 LEGO Creator Turbo Track Racer, the #31065 LEGO Creator Park Street Townhouse. and many more. Tiago also worked on the #21313 LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle, and the #10267 LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House. You can check out his complete portfolio at the Brickset database.
Tiago quit working for LEGO in the summer of 2019 for personal reasons (you can watch his video about this here, and his video about the plusses and minuses of working for LEGO here). Since then, Tiago has been focusing on expanding his YouTube channel with tips, tricks and building tutorials. He is a very talented LEGO designer, so learning from him is a very valuable experience.
At the beginning of this year, Tiago started a series, sharing building instructions for one small project each day, ranging from furniture pieces, appliances, creatures, landscaping, interesting shapes, and more. They can be incorporated into larger builds, or just used as a learning tool to enhance your own building skills. None of these projects takes very many pieces, so most LEGO fans should be able to follow along.
If you like following tutorials like these and free-building in general, but you need more pieces, take a look at the LEGO Classic brick boxes, which were specially meant for building your own projects (the sets do include some suggestions, but other than that, you’re on your own). You can find them at the LEGO Classic section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Do you have any of the official LEGO sets designed by Tiago? Do you have a favorite? And what do you think of his tutorials so far? What else would you like him to release tutorials for? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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