LEGO bricks might seem like child’s play to some but they’ve helped make a whole new man out of Reed Cowan.
Reed, a five-year UPS employee, who clerks at the UPS center in Orem, Utah, rediscovered LEGO bricks during recovery from two serious surgeries. He started snapping together the little Danish colored-plastic building blocks that have excited the imaginations of children, adults and, more recently, visual artists for nearly 80 years.
Before long, he and a community of LEGO enthusiasts were busy creating an entire LEGO train layout – a working train and the landscape it runs through. He formed The Great Basin LEGO Train Club (Reed proudly serves as president) and is also a member of the Utah LEGO users group. Both dedicated sections of the track layout to different periods of history … and even the club’s vision of the future.
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