Desk jobs are not for everyone, and that is certainly what right-brained Sean Kenney came to realize. After working in a law firm for 10 years, Sean had an epiphany that there was much more to life than his office cubicle. He decided to quit his job and to pick up his childhood dream of becoming a professional LEGO builder. After almost 18 years, Sean does not regret this decision.
You see, Sean’s LEGO building has made him a legendary celebrity in the world’s largest toy community. As one of the 13 LEGO Certified Professionals, Sean has the 3rd largest privately owned LEGO collection in the world at more than 5 million pieces. In addition, he has written several books, founded MOCpages (a networking website for enterprising LEGO builders), and built hundreds of models, statues, and pieces of art that are portrayed all over the globe.
When asked about why he chose to quit his job at the law firm, he replied that it did not satisfy an inner desire for creativity and abstract imagination that is in the fundamental core of who Sean is. His job was so focused on left-brain directed empirical and objective thinking that his right-brained creativity didn’t have any avenue of expression. After he quit his job, he slowly but surely became one of the best LEGO builders in the world because of his passion for what he does. Certified LEGO Professionals are private individuals with a particular skill-set for enterprise and construction who are recognized by the LEGO Company as independent businessmen and women. Sean is one of these creative entrepreneurs who truly thought outside the box (of his cubicle). In addition to his own creative though, he is very passionate about helping others realize their dreams of creative construction as demonstrated through the invention of his website MOCpages. As someone who has been a member of the LEGO community for many years, Sean’s story is an inspiring and remarkable example for me of a man using his God-given passions and abilities to help others and fulfill his own dreams.