I'm Mauricio and welcome to my MOCpages. I started to play with LEGO when I was 4, when my grandfather gave me my first set. I've got more involved when my cousin joined to this creativity play. Every birthday and at christmas' time I was certain that we would receive, as a gift, a TOWN or ROCK RAIDERS or even a EXTREME TEAM set. We used to pass hours and hours looking for new sets on the catalog and choosing what we would like to be gifted. My LEGO passion grew up when the STAR WARS sets came into stores in 1999. Almost all of my LEGO Star Wars collections were purchased between 1999 and 2006. At this same time, I was really interested in the CITY and CREATION sets. I started to build cars and houses, and with the extra pieces from those sets, I tryed to build new projects without using building instructions. In 2009, I discovered the official site of Lego community fans from Brazil: the LUGBrasil. The Lego Users Group was a opportunity to get involved in my hobby, and also an opportunity to gather more friends and other collectors and MOCcers like me. From LUGBrasil, I discovered 0937, from Portugal, where I am still a member. In 2010, I went to the 3║ B. Cambori˙, the greatest Lug event of Brazil at the time. In 2011, I participated the 4║ B. Cambori˙ and joined the brazilian and portuguese's team for Lego Fan Weekend 2011. I am now studying Industrial Design at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). LEGO is a passion that matches my professional career and free time.