Company Mission:  To provide opportunities for individuals and groups to engage in creative programmes that will inspire and build them up to be stronger and more confident individuals and communities.

Founded:  April 2014 by Rachel de Vries (Qualified LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitator and LEGO® Masters NZ Season 2 Semi-Finalists.  Watch on-demand, TVNZ+).

Where:  Rolleston, Canterbury, New Zealand.


Our story begins with Jason who is the husband of our founder, Rachel de Vries.  He has been a long-standing LEGO® brick fan and collector.  It all started at four years of age when he received his first set, which in fact he still owns.  His particular passion is for the LEGO® TECHNIC® range.  And for this reason, he uses TECHNIC® as a base for his own creations.  Designing a glow-in-the-dark dragon was a breakthrough for Jason.  Because of this, he discovered his talent for creating large sculptures. In January 2017, Jason took this dragon to Melbourne for the annual AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) Brickvention. Surprisingly it survived the plane trip and as a result of its magnificence, it received a prime display table.

After eight years of watching Jason enjoy LEGO, Rachel finally bought her first LEGO piece! This pack of 500 bricks was meant for their children to use, yet only Rachel used them. She proceeded to purchase more of these pieces for the purpose of building a replica of their house.  Consequently, this house became the inspiration for the company name.  Rachel’s LEGO building skills showcase the artistic side of LEGO bricks through designing mosaics.   The largest mosaic to date was a compilation that used 22,000 bricks and was called ‘Colourfall’.  It was an exciting project with a colourful outcome and a real testament to the creative abilities that Rachel discovered she held.

Therefore it was only natural that in April 2014, Rachel started planning House of Bricks, using her creative inspiration to build the business.  This also included developing the educational programmes and services we offer today.


In addition to our creative skill set, in November 2022, Rachel attended training to become a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) facilitator.  This course is widely used in Europe, Canada and America.  The community of trained LSP facilitators in Australia is growing.  This November 2022 course saw the first 3 New Zealand-trained LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators graduate the course!

This is just a small snippet of our history.  You can find us on social media to follow our journey.

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