A quick chat with Japan’s Top AFOLs who will be visiting us at STACK!


A quick chat with Japan’s Top AFOLs who will be visiting us at STACK!

Masao Hidaka / Japan

Firstly, what is your earliest memory of LEGO®?

In my childhood, I got the LEGO® set of a small house with blue roof. I rebuilt it time and time again.

What got you in to building with LEGO®?

The fact that I can build anything that I want to from my own imagination.

Do you find that there is a large worldwide AFOL community and how do you keep in touch with each other and collaborate?

I don’t take part in the AFOL community, but I have taken part in a few LEGO® events outside Japan and I sometimes upload my creations to Youtube, Facebook and etc.

What are you looking forward to most about attending STACK in Dubai?

I’m looking forward to see many wonderful creations and also meet other AFOLs. Also, I’d like to experience overseas LEGO® event, because I would then use my experiences to improve Japanese events.

What will you be building and how long do you think it will take you?

I’m planning to build some items of monorail. I keep building them until I think they are better, so I don’t know how long it will take me.

Take a look at the LEGO® Monorail that Masao Hidaka will be displaying at STACK!


Also joining us at STACK is 24 year old Will Galbraith who is an English Teacher in Japan.

“I was introduced to LEGO when I was 2 years old and I’ve maintained this hobby for my whole life.   I was raised in America but I’ve been living in Japan for the past 10 years where I first became involved in not only the Japanese LEGO community, but also in the online community and those around the world.”

Book your tickets to STACK today and don’t miss a chance to interact with the best AFOLs from around the world, view fantastic creations and show-off builds of your own!