David Hawkins is a LEGO artist creating custom LEGO displays for corporations, individuals, and numerous unique events. David can transform your companies' project into a beautifully designed LEGO display or custom LEGO set. Want magazine quality, printed instructions for your custom set? He can do that.
"I began building with LEGO around 1970. I built less frequently into early adulthood, though I never completely stopped building. In 2009 I began building again with a renewed attention to realism and artistic quality."
David's work can be found in universities, corporations around the world, libraries, malls, New York, Oklahoma, California, Georga, and all over Texas.
If your organization is interested in pricing or would like more information about custom LEGO projects, email David at firstname.lastname@example.org
David and his wife live in the Dallas Ft. Worth area
This is an ongoing project for Two Trees Management in New York. The LEGO project features a model of a new green space park called Domino Park.
The name comes from the now closed Domino Sugar factory located there for over 150 years. The park, and the LEGO display, contain many artifacts from the old sugar factory like the cranes, steel structures, syrup vats, and conveyor buckets.
The park is located on the East River overlooking Manhattan. The LEGO project will include 16 custom LEGO sets, custom boxing, and printed instructions just like an official LEGO set. The display is just over 6 feet in length and consists of 7,300 LEGO pieces.
This SmileBrands logo was created for the Smile Brand corporation's annual event. It is glued and has about 14,000 pieces. This display took about 30 hours to build. It is displayed in their corporate headquarters in California. I've include a time lapse of the build below.
This LEGO map was custom built for the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth Texas. At 20' wide, 4 weeks of work, and over 30,000 LEGO pieces this map is the largest creation I've done to date.
This snow covered scene was built for the University of North Texas. This is a model of their campus covered in snow. The university video department used the model to create a stop motion animation film for their 2017 holiday video. It has around 15,000 LEGO pieces and took about 100 hours to build.
Dallas City Scape
This is a LEGO build I created for a company out of Atlanta Georga. It was built live at a trade show to attract attention and bring people to their booth. The build took about 8 hours over two days.
I created this Dallas skyline and Big Tex display for one of my store clients.
This model was a commission build, which included building instructions, for an oil company out of Australia. This is a model of a "GE Apache". It sits on the ocean floor and pumps liquids. The model has 2,301 pieces. The instructions, with about 500 steps, were by far the most challenging part.
This display of the Great Wall of China was built for a local Dallas tv pilot show. They asked me to track the time and piece count which was about 21 hours and roughly 12,000 pieces. The tv show answered kids questions about walls that separate countries like the Great Wall of China or the Berlin wall.
Sometimes a bit of fun is in order. This old truck takes me back in time to an era when machines were still new and a bit cantankerous. I built this old truck because I like old trucks.
This was a fun project. Santa is in his warm hut working on a few new toy designs. This display was created for a Dallas charity event and was displayed in a mall kiosk. There must have been some magic hanging around, because the windows do not have panes and there isn't really a door there... but it seems so warm inside.
The pot belly stove in the back helps keep the shop warm, and miss Claus is there in the picture keeping watch over her man Santa.
My favorite LEGO builds are model railroad related. I called this LEGO railroad Steamwood Falls. With the extension, out of picture, it covers about 90 square feet. It has hills, rivers, bridges, mines and more. It is displayed at shows and conventions.
These LEGO hand tools are straight from my shop. They are on long term display at a local library in the Dallas area.
I enjoy the challenge of building replicas. This tripod was difficult because LEGO does not like to be arranged into 3's. The handle and feet are made using tires.
Fire Extinguisher Replica
This replica of a fire extinguisher was sold to a local Dallas firehouse.