Samuel Hatmaker grew up in rural Michigan, spent two decades in New York City, and now resides in Los Angeles.
For years he’s designed and developed children’s toys for Marvel, DC, Hello Kitty, Nickelodeon, Disney, Crayola, Mattel, Hasbro and many more. In addition to his professional work, he creates dolls, action figures, costumes, prop pieces, lamps and LEGO art.
Samuel has been a LEGO fan all his life. Throughout his childhood he built houses and spaceships, mostly. His recent LEGO works include minifigures, articulated characters, busts and the Golden Girls LEGO Set — the most supported set in LEGO Ideas history.
His portrait series “Chicks With Bricks” combines pop icons and LEGO bricks, two major influences. He is especially drawn to the spectacle of big business fabricating fun.
In 2020, Sam appeared as a contestant on the first season of LEGO Masters, a reality format building competition show. The show aired on FOX and was the first US version based on the UK and Australian show. He was partnered with Jessica Ragzy Ewud. https://www.instagram.com/ragzyart/?hl=en
Photo Credit FOX
His art has been displayed in museums and galleries around the world including The Comic Con Museum in San Diego, during Art Basel in Miami, and Circus of Books in Los Angeles.
Here are some external links to Press about his work.
Bricks I’ve Played With
Lego Ideas Golden Girls Project
Art Featured In
Lego Masters Season 1 – Fox 2020
Kalamazoo Institute of Art – Group Show 2018
West End Gallery – Marshal Michigan May-July 2019- Chicks With Bricks
Star Trek Con Los Vegas – August 2021 Star Trek
Star Trek Unity – Miami Florida – Dec 2021 -Star Trek
Comic Con Museum – San Diego California – Feb-May 2022 Star Trek
The Gallery at Circus Of Books – Jan-June 2022 -The Bricks I’ve Played With
You can see more of his work both Professional and Private at- https://www.behance.net/SamHatmaker