Although The Brothers Brick has always been committed to diversity and inclusion in both the LEGO builders we feature and our own team members, ranging from the builders in Asia that we specifically featured on Pan-Pacific Bricks or our longstanding commitment to including LGBTQ+ staff on our team, we know that we can do better. During our interview with Ekow Nimako last month, we recommitted to ensuring that our own team better represents the real diversity of the LEGO community we’re a part of. The specific roles we’re looking to fill from members of the community are Contributor (Writer) and Social Media Manager.
Over the years, our friends at TT Games have hired many readers of The Brothers Brick, and now they are looking for one more LEGO builder to join their team. If you want to build with LEGO for a living and learn how to put those models into a game, then this is the opportunity for you.
The role is for a Junior LEGO Model Designer in TT Games’ UK offices. The company has hired several LEGO builders before, including Carl Greatrix and the Arvo Brothers. But don’t be put off by any computer technical stuff, because they’ve had several successful applicants who couldn’t even use computers who have gone on to build some of the most incredible LEGO models for their games.
Over the years, our friends at TT Games have asked us to help them find the best LEGO talent in the world. Based on the job postings we’ve shared, the company has hired several LEGO builders, including Carl Greatrix and the Arvo Brothers, who now design the models in the company’s video games. If you’d like your own shot at building with LEGO for a living, from gameplay puzzles to vehicles and buildings, this is your opportunity to work with the design team in TT Games’ UK office.
While the final product of your work will be digital, you’ll get to work on unique properties like Marvel and DC Super Hero games. This LEGO version of GLaDOS from Portal is a great example of the fantastic designs that LEGO Model Designers at TT Games produce.
There are currently three full-time positions open, in Ryan Wood’s department, at Merlin Studios Carlsbad, where they build Miniland. One is a permanent Model Builder position and the other two are temporary Model Designer positions that could lead to permanent slots. Don’t have a lot of experience with Miniland scale? Not to worry. They are willing to train the right people. If you are interested, click on the links above to begin the application process. Click on the LEGOLAND banner to go to Ryan’s photostream for more information.
This may be your chance. Carl Greatrix, who has been working for Tt Games since 2009 (after responding to an advert on this blog) has been in touch. Tt Games, who produce computer games for LEGO, are looking for a new Model Designer to strengthen their team.
LEGO Model Designer
Location: Knutsford (UK)
Advertisement publish date: 10/09/14
Start date: ASAP
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
We are looking for a LEGO Model Designer with a keen interest in Tt Games LEGO Console Games. This is a rare opportunity to become part of the team responsible for bespoke LEGO Models as seen throughout our multi award winning published titles.
You will join the LEGO Models team and work together with designers and technical artists to provide quality LEGO Designs such as creatures and vehicles for in-game use, as well as props of all sizes as used by the Cinematic and wider LEGO Construction teams.
As LEGO Model Designer, you will be responsible for:
Designing vehicles, creatures, props, decorations and stickers for models, from idea to final in-game workable asset.
Ensuring that the LEGO Group’s visual identity is maintained within the LEGO Model Designs.
You’ll work with a variety of departments and with many different stakeholders throughout the development process. These include creative leaders and model designers as well as level directors, level designers and construction artists.
As part of the Tt Games Group, you will join a family orientated team where collaboration and creativity are cornerstones. By combining your experience and imagination, we trust you to help us find the best solutions for our products and help further develop our catalogue of LEGO Console Games.
You should be passionate about designing for our target family demographic. Your areas of interest in LEGO models should include the following: In-organic models such as vehicles and buildings as well as organic models such as creatures and plants.
To succeed in this position, you:
Are an experienced LEGO Model Designer and are able to master several different building styles.
Have an in depth knowledge of current and previous LEGO themes such as City, Creator, Superheroes, Technics, etc.
Are a team player, but are also able to work independently, structure your working day and manage your time to meet the many deadlines you’ll be set throughout the development process.
Thrive in an informal, innovative environment, where you’ll receive a wide variety tasks requiring both a creative and technical mind-set.
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with LEGO Model Designer as the subject.
People who have a keen interest in LEGO games and an experienced LEGO model designer? Surely some of our readers will fit this profile.
Traveler’s Tales Games just contacted us regarding new job openings in their LEGO department. They specifically thought of our readers in regards to the Junior LEGO Model Artist position. As many of you know, TT Games is the powerhouse behind the line of highly successful LEGO video games, including the various Star Wars, Batman, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones games, just to name a few. Whoever ultimately lands the job will have the opportunity to work on upcoming titles. It seems like quite the opportunity for the right person. Below is the information relating to the Model Artist position. Check out this link for details on all the LEGO-related positions, as well as the other job openings currently available. They have hired other Adult Fans of LEGO in past, namely Carl Greatrix and the Arvo brothers…you could be next!
Junior LEGO Model Artist
We are looking for a Model Artist to join our highly skilled and motivated team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on the ever expanding range of acclaimed LEGO titles across all major development platforms. The role available is based at our Knutsford development studio.
– The design and modeling of LEGO models and vehicles
– The design and creation of 2D texture decals
– Optimization of assets to support each game platform
Skills & Qualifications:
– Good knowledge of LEGO elements, connections and advanced building techniques
– Excellent communication and organization skills
– 3D modeling experience in Autodesk Maya & Photoshop an advantage, however training can be made available
– Practical and methodical approach to both technical and creative problem-solving
– Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects / tasks
– Flexible approach with the ability to adapt with change
– Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
In return we offer a competitive salary with paid overtime and bonus scheme.
If you’re interested in this role, please contact jobs(AT)t-tales.com using LEGO Model Artist as the Email subject.
Breaking news from LEGO. It appears that LEGO Universe will be shutting down at the start of the new year. My heart goes out to all those who will be losing their jobs. Here’s the press release:
LEGO Universe to close in 2012
Online game will close on January 31, 2012. The LEGO Group’s digital offerings will continue to develop over the coming years.
November 4, 2011 – The LEGO Group today announced that it will close LEGO® Universe, an MMOG (massively-multiplayer online game) that has been in operation since the autumn of 2010.
In spite of very positive player feedback and a large number of players in the free play zone, it has not been possible to convert a satisfactory number of players to paying subscribers. It has therefore been decided to close the game as of January 31, 2012.
“The LEGO Universe team can take pride in having developed and launched a great LEGO experience that many players will miss,” said Jesper Vilstrup, Vice President, LEGO Universe. “Right now, we have almost 2 million players in LEGO Universe, and we get extremely positive feedback from players. Unfortunately, we have not been able to build a satisfactory revenue model in our target group, and therefore, have decided to close the game.”
Despite the change, the ambition to develop and run a digital business remains. In future, it is the intention to further pursue cooperation with partners. The LEGO Group has a strong and continuing partnership with TT Games Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to create digital LEGO experiences within video games. A further expansion in the digital area will mainly be based on similar partnerships.
“The development of our digital offerings continues to be a very important element in our strategy,” said Mads Nipper, Executive Vice President, LEGO Group. “We have more than 20 million visitors on www.LEGO.com every month, and LEGO video games are among the bestselling children’s video games with sales of more than 60 million units in the last five years. Through our experience developing and running LEGO Universe, we have gained a lot of valuable insights, and we have a very strong foundation for future development in the digital area.”
As a consequence of the closure, the LEGO Universe staff has today been informed that the ‘Play Well Studios’ in Louisville, Colorado and the game’s marketing function in Billund, Denmark will be closed. This will affect 115 employees. All affected employees will be offered assistance in finding new jobs inside or outside the LEGO Group.
TT Games, the company behind LEGO’s line of successful video games, is wanting to hire a Model Builder to work on the in-game models. They are looking for a talented builder and thought that one of our readers might fit the bill.
It’s worth noting that Carl Greatrix was also hired by TT Games after he saw their ad here on The Brothers Brick, so another TT Games Model Builder could be one of you reading this right now.
Here’s the job description:
LEGO Model Builder/Artist
We are seeking a talented individual to join the LEGO Models team, who will be required to design models for a range of purposes for various members of the team in our dynamic and exciting working environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
* An overview of all LEGO themes and building styles.
* An ability to design and build accurate/fun/working LEGO models.
* Strong 3D modelling skills in Autodesk Maya.
* Experience of the TtGames LEGO console games.
In return we offer a competitive salary with paid overtime and bonus
To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter to email@example.com
Yoda rendering is courtesy of TT Games
Video game studio TT Games contacted us recently to ask if we could help them find someone to fill a cool new position they have on their LEGO design team. Naturally, we thought of all the talented builders who read The Brothers Brick! ;-)
Check out the job description below:
We are looking for an individual to join the LEGO Games – design/modelling team within our company in Cheshire, England.
Candidates must have a passion for all things LEGO and will need an excellent knowledge of existing LEGO sets and bricks in order to design and build unique LEGO models within a given time scale. The indivudal will be required to design models for a range of purposes for various members of the team in our dynamic and exciting working environment.
3D modelling experience in Autodesk Maya will be required however training can be made available. We are primarily looking for an individual who is able to create fun/accurate/working LEGO models for the increasing number of LEGO games we are working on.
Examples of designs from previous games can be found here.
Applicants should send their CV and sample images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at The Brothers Brick, we’re big fans of the LEGO video games created by TT Games, so further confirmation of an “increasing number of LEGO games” is good news indeed!
Good luck to the applicants, and let us know (if you can) how things go.