It is Friday here on Planet Earth, and today we went over to Stockholm to sit down and meet with Peter’s Brother. A builder. A toy photographer. A minimalist. An AFOL who makes beautiful
Who is Peter’s Brother?
My real name is Niklas Rosén. I am a 38-year-old AFOL, living in Stockholm, Sweden. I wasn’t born here, my birth town is Växjo, and that is also where I grew up. Växjö is a small town south from Stockholm (a good 400 km south, Sweden is a pretty tall country). The handle Petersbror, which I use on Instagram and Flickr is a nickname me and my brother Peter came up with. He is my brother (
Weird I know 😊
I guess that is what brothers do.
I am a family man, wife, and two kids, living in a house in Sundbyberg, a suburb to central Stockholm.
What is Niklas doing when he is not playing with Bricks ?
Mostly family stuff. There is a lot of routine for me because my children are pretty young still. I work at a small IT-company that’s providing a software for e-learning. I’m a key account manager and help our costumers with what they need. For example, I do loads of voice over, spending my time in a studio recording. Not playing with LEGO.
Where did the love for the Brick (re)start?
As a young kid, I spent a lot of time with my bricks. At that time we didn’t have a phone or a computer packed with games like we do today. So I spent much time building stuff. I went through my dark ages (as many other adult fans of LEGO did), but I never stopped thinking of LEGO I guess. I would say I picked it up again like 6 years ago when I came over the part list of the iconic set 10179 – Millennium Falcon and made it my project to gather all the pieces. It was the first time I found out about Bricklink.com. And that made it possible for me to finish the project.
And that is when you started AFOLs of Sweden?
Not really, it was a couple of years later.
I don’t know why I did it really. I didn’t have anything to show but I met some people in the same area (parents to my son’s friends) and I understood that some of them talked about LEGO in a different way. It was more passionate and interesting than your average parent interest. So I started the FB group Adult fans of Lego – Järvastaden. Järvastaden is the name of the area I live in. Outside people started to apply to the group as well and I started to meet people at the LEGO store so I decided to rename Järvastaden to Sweden. Since that day the group is called Adult fans of LEGO – Sweden and contains more than 3000 Swedish AFOLS which is amazing I guess.
It is. From Järvastaden to Sweden and 3000 passionate AFOL. Awesome. So, moving forward to today. Only a year ago, you created your IG account as petersbror and posted the iconic sewing machine.
Correct, the sewing machine was my first micro build. I often tell people that ask me about my MOCs that it is a piece that gives me an idea, but actually, it was my mother in law that took the sewing machine out from the closet and that is where it all started.Continue reading “Meet Niklas”
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