About

LAML Radio  (LEGO and More LEGO) is the podcast for Adult fans of  the greatest building toy in the history of the world, LEGO!

At LAML Radio is your guide to the world wide community of Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs).  We talk with the personalities, builders and amazing people all over the world who LOVE! LEGO just like you.  Welcome and please enjoy the interviews with MOC builders, insights by webmasters of LEGO sites, and general LEGO news and views on the world of the “brick” We cover all themes, from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Castle and Space. We even do Bionicle and Exo-Force news!

The People Who Make It Happen…

LAML Radio is a team effort lead by Rob Deakin with the help of a fantastic global team of AFOLs

– Rob Deakin. Rob is the “manager”  of LAML radio . Rob started playing with the brick in the seventies and has never stopped.  He is well know to AFoLs around the world. As well as running LAML radio he has a niche business  supplying printed LEGO bricks to professional builders and LEGO convention (Brickink.org), is one of the organisers of Brickvention; Australia’s Premier LEGO fan event (brickventures.org.au),  and he is the spokesman for ASD Aid the international advocacy group foundation that increases awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the benefits of LEGO play – esp for kids. Rob’s likes starwars, mecha, large scale building, organics and some niche themes (esp. Sponge Bob). Rob’s favorite brick colour is Tan.

- James Wadsworth. James  has been the main host of LAML Radio for years. He the started playing with Duplo as a toddler and moved into LEGO. In 2002 he found a LEGO Star Wars site called “Building Empires” which pushed him  towards Brickshelf and the rest of the LEGO community. James started hosting LAML radio way back in 2005.  He lives in Canada near Toronto.The image “http://www.majhost.com/gallery/jamit/forum/Podcast/icons/flickr_orbs_48.png” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.The image “http://www.majhost.com/gallery/jamit/forum/Podcast/icons/twitter_48.png” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

- Matt Clarkson. Matt is new to the team, joining the LAML team in August 2011. Matt has recently emerged from his “Dark Ages“  ( a time without the Brick) and provides the show with the view point of a “Renaissance Man” - some one rediscovering their love of LEGO.  He likes micro-scale, military and historic themes and his favorite brick  colour is yellow. Mat lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Behind the scenes Tuomas “TheQ” Kukkamaa is the webmaster behind LAML. Without Q, LAML would have died long before the podcast could take shape.

We’ve also been helped out with great tips and advice from Jacob and John Langrish amongst others. Steven Ferriolo helped set up some of the images you see on the site. The show would also be impossible to do without all the guests who have come on in the past and in the future.

7 Responses to About

  1. flamar50 says:

    I like the podcast a lot. How can I get on? *heh heh*

  2. Chris Rankin says:

    Hello James,

    I wanted to get your thoughts on a topic of the large Castle Chess Set that I posted on brickset.com and see if you knew anything about this.

    The issue is with the packaging not working properly once the set is assembled. I’ll copy the entire posting below for you. Sorry, it’s a bit lengthy.

    Here it is:
    I wanted to chime in on this amazing set. First off, I agree with everything the previous posters stated so I’m not going to repeat all of that. This is a stunning set.

    I can’t explain how wonderful the presentation of this entire set is. And what I mean by that is not just the finished assembled set, but the entire process of opening the set up. The storage box is beautiful. When you open it the checker board is displayed on the left and all the pieces are individually presented in their own custom shaped space to fit the piece. These are all behind a clear sleeve that holds them in place. Once you remove the sleeve, the inside portion of the box (which holds the pieces) lifts out to reveal the assembled chess set. There are grooves in the base of the box to lock the chess set in place so it doesn’t slide around. It essentially stays in the middle so you can store the chess set in the box without getting damaged.

    This is how it is supposed to work…The problem is that some packaging engineer made a mistake and when the set is assembled and placed in the box, once the inner box with the figures is placed on top, the lid (which holds the checker board) will not close. Basically the box is not deep enough by about 1.5 inches therefore not allowing the top lid to close.

    An otherwise flawless execution in design and presentation is flawed by this mistake. Don’t get me wrong, this is an amazing set. And you can still store the set in the box with all your chess player pieces thrown loosely into a ziplock bag in with the base of the set, then close the lid. But the beauty of it was how it all should have worked together.

    I thought I was an idiot so I actually dragged my entire set (assembled with the box) into the Lego store at King of Prussia Mall (PA) to have one of their people tell me where I went wrong. This part may get confusing for you (if you’re not familiar with the packaging)… but the manager proceeded to rip the box portion (that is behind the area where the characters are supposed to be stored) off. She grabbed it with her hands and started to try to pull it off. She got it half way off when I told her to stop and that I didn’t think that was going to solve anything. They brought their display sample out of the back room and they had destroyed their box to make the thing fit. It was a sloppy mess.

    My point is that the packaging is horribly flawed, which might not normally be a big deal. But with a set like this the storage box is essential so you don’t have to rebuild the set every time you want to play.

    Please let me know if anyone has heard more about this or if their are any other solutions. I would hope that with the popularity of this set, Lego will go into more manufacturing and additional printings of the boxes and presumably fix the mistake. For a set as expensive as this I would hope Lego would issue replacement boxes to those who request one.

    Sorry for the rant but I’m hoping for some answers from anyone.

    I wouldn’t have been so disappointed if they never attempted to make a storage solution for the set. But for them to come so close to perfection and then making a mistake like this really stings.

    Don’t let this posting deter you from getting the set. If you are a chess fan/Lego fan/Castle fan this is a must have. The packaging issue just took a bit of the shine off an otherwise stunning experience.

    That’s the end of my posting. Thanks for your thoughts.
    Love the show.
    Chris Rankin.

  3. Richard Forster-Pearson says:

    Fantastic show to listen to but I have found that the links for downloading #62 to #1 are broken. Would it be possible to repair them.
    Rgs Richard FP

    PS here a great website
    http://philohome.com/pf/pflights.htm

  4. James says:

    Richard, those should be fixed soon. Until then, you can download most of the shows via the RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/lamlradio

  5. Adam says:

    I have a few questions I’d like to ask. No time to go into it here. If you get this message please reply to my email so I can pick your brain a bit. Thank you very much

    ADam

  6. -Infomaniac- says:

    If you are looking for people to be on the show, I’d love to help you out.

    Shoot me a Flickr mail if I can be of service

  7. dogfin says:

    Hi, I’ve subscribed to your podcast through iTunes but episodes 98 to 100 are missing. Is there a reason why?