Listen to This Sweet, Serious Child Lego Designer Explain Her Process
Sienna is a 9-year-old from London whose Lego set design will
be sold in stores starting September 1. She is also incredibly
calming in her no-nonsense approach to envisioning your dream
world and BUILDING it, folks!
Mashable conducted an interview with Sienna, the
first child Lego designer ever, in which she exhibits the model
of her soon to be available mass-produced set: a Lego-version
of her fantasy garden. The garden includes a swing set, the dog
who belongs to her grandma, a treehouse, and a rock-climbing
wall. Everything you need to stay cheerful, active, and dreamy
all summer long.
“I love how you can build anything with Lego,” says Sienna.
“You don’t have to just follow the instructions.”
She’s so wise! I’m probably reading too much into Sienna’s
ability to build a world outside the box, but I think we’re all
in need of a little positive praxis, even if it’s on a
Sienna submitted her design a contest Lego held last December,
with a drawing she’d done of her fantasy set for the Lego
Friends range, noting there was no playground for that Lego
world. After she won she was flown to Denmark to work on the
design with real Lego engineers. And who can argue with all
these details Sienna made so central to her schematics:
“It took a while to stick the treehouse onto the tree because
it was all twisting and I had to try and stick it on so it
wouldn’t fall off,” she says.
A lot of thought went into the toys in Sienna’s playground,
which is modelled around some of her biggest hobbies. “I put
in the rock climbing bit because I love rock climbing and I
go every Sunday. I put in monkey bars because I love monkey
bars and my arms are quite strong.”
Sienna told Mashable that she would like to grown up and make
Lego designs professionally because you don’t “just type words
into a computer.” Ouch.