When Cody Wells was five years old, his family moved to the country. Like many kids his age, he had a deep love of Legos. However, in his new country house, he also developed a deep fear of ghosts. His favorite movie was “Ghostbusters” so his father suggested that he build a ghost-trap out of his Legos. Doing just that, he realized that Legos could be so much more than the pre-formed sets that come with instructions and the rest, as they say, is history. Cody continued to build with Legos into adulthood, and in 2010 he moved to NYC to turn his passion into a career.
Moving to New York opened all sorts of doors for Cody, who has since gone on to become one of the most sought-after custom Lego designers in the country. He is an award-winning designer, winning the 2013 BRICKIE at Brickfair - Virginia (featured in “A Lego Brickumentary”) in TV & Sci-Fi for his Star Trek Enterprise. He was hired by the NY & NJ Port Authority to lead a Lego build of Queens, NY landmarks for the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair. And in October 2015, Cody and C3Brix aired on national TV on the Steve Harvey Show. Brought on to exemplify how a passion can lead to a business, he had the honor of presenting Steve Harvey with a Lego version of his head. As Steve said, while mildly in shock: “You can do all this with Lego? I can only build a wall!”
Cody has proved that he is able to build far more than just a wall. He counts both celebrities and corporations among his clients, and his work can be found on display throughout New York and around the country.
While this Astoria, NY resident has done major builds, he never tires of working with children and teaching them to use their imagination. “I have never forgotten where I started and I want to make sure kids today continue to use Legos outside of just the instructions in kits. C3Brix motto is ‘Rebuild Your Childhood.’ I want to make sure the next generation is encouraged to do the same.”