I've been an IT consultant, conference speaker and convention organiser. Now, I'm a full time LEGO artist and author. That's a long and varied list, but then I'm a varied person!
After 15 years in a successful IT career, in 2012 I moved to working full time with LEGO bricks . I now help companies such as IBM, LEGO, J.C.Decaux, WPP and Visit Denmark to realise their own dreams in plastic. My bestselling first book (Brick City) was released in 21 languages to critical acclaim and has been followed by a range of books each recreating parts of the world we inhabit in plastic bricks.
My models have always attracted great press coverage - one of my models has even made it as far as the South pole thanks to the British Antarctic Survey! Exhibitions of my first two books (Brick City and Brick Wonders) are tour museums and galleries, entertaining hundreds of thousands of children of all ages each year. In 2015, I co-launched 'BRICK' - the largest LEGO fan event in the UK and one of the largest in the world.
Joining me in the team are:
Teresa 'Kitty' Elsmore has a successful background not just in LEGO building, but also administration and support. As Faculty Manager for Queen Margaret University she led the support team for half of their population. Moving into the charitable sector, Teresa acted as both PA to the Thistle Foundation's CEO and secretary to the Board of Trustees - a role central to the Queen's visit in 2012. After joining me in 2014 as a qualified Prince II project manager, Teresa led the delivery of BRICK 2014, which attracted over 47,000 visitors.
Alastair Disley originally studied electronics at York and continued on to gain a PHD in the perception of sound. He remained in Higher Education as a lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Kent. He's been a self professed AFOL since 1997 and in that time worked on a number of freelance projects for not just Warren Elsmore but also The Guardian, a number of other media companies and LEGO UK. Alastair joined the team earlier in 2015 where his love of architectural history has come in extremely useful!
Guy Bagley trained in Industrial Model Making at the University of Hertfordshire. After graduating, he worked on a number of notable TV and film productions such as London's Burning, Inspector Morse and Batman Returns. Guy started his toy career designing for Mattel and Hasbro but moved to The LEGO Company in 1993 to start building LEGOLAND Windsor. As Chief Model Maker, Guy worked on models for every LEGOLAND park and Discovery Centre worldwide and also helped to launch the LEGO Creator range into the USA.