Business is child’s play
An award-winning online business is set to open its first store in Castle Douglas.
United Bricks is the brainchild of Corsock teenager and Lego ent h u s i a s t Ca l l u m Winspear and offers custom- printed Lego pieces and accessories.
The firm has been a huge success and the shop will open up next month.
Nineteen- year- old Callum said: “It will be very like the Lego store. People will be able to get mini figurines and custom printing and be able to buy bricks.
“We’ll also have figurines of famous local characters and sets of famous local landmarks.”
The business currently employs two full-time staff in addition to Callum and is likely to hire more once the shop opens.
Callum was still at school when he started the business, which he runs from his home in the village, after he spotted a gap in the market for military Lego pieces.
He said: “I started it four or five years ago when I was at school as Lego didn’t do military figures or figures with guns. I started when I was 12 but it really became a business when I was 15 or 16.
“I started a company to do my own, as I saw it as a way of raising funds to feed my Lego addiction. Other like-minded enthusiasts started buying them and we now have distributors a round the world, including in Germany, USA, Russia and Hong Kong.
“We use real Lego components and use a 3D printer, except in our case we’re printing on to Lego. All the pieces we use are genuine Lego and we also stock some accessories which were made for use with Lego. When I was at school a lot of other people didn’t really like history and this would have been a good way for them to learn as it’s hands on.”
To find out more about United Bricks, visit www. united-bricks.com/
Products Callum Winspear with just some of the figures he makes from his Corsock home
Business trio Callum and Reece Winspear and Mikaela Wright