My name is Joshua Dawson. My journey as a creator started long ago, back when I was a young child building with LEGO bricks. I love building with LEGO bricks. There’s something about those small bricks that spark one’s imagination and allow you to create whatever pops up in your mind. Whether it’s a flying car, a spaceship flown by penguins, or a medieval fortress being attacked by dragons. LEGO bricks were one of the first ways I began telling stories, and would kickstart my journey, not only as a creator but as a storyteller.

I began discovering other mediums to express my creativity. Writing, Filmmaking, Acting, Speaking, and so much more. I began traveling, exploring new cultures and ideas that only fueled my passion for creating. I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing people like inspirational speaker Jason Goldberg, DJ ShoeBoxMoses, and Indie Filmmaker Alex Vo, to name a few.

Personal growth is another thing that really helped propel me into pursuing my passions at a bigger level. In 2019, I attended Mindvalley University, a month-long personal growth event that was truly life-changing for me. I had the chance to meet some of the speakers like Panache Desai, an international bestselling author, and Mindvalley’s CEO Vishen Lakhiani. I connected with many fellow teens in the teens program who came from around the world, all of whom were so self-aware and wanted to take the steps to make their dreams a reality.

Meeting so many like-minded people my age, and even younger, inspired me to create my Young Achievers Blog Series, where I dive into the stories behind the young achievers of the world. These people didn’t wait until they were older to start pursuing their passions and were committed to sharing their talents with others to make the world a better, more creative place. During my research, I discovered the origin stories of people like actor Tom Holland, bow tie maker Moziah Bridges, drone designer George Matus, and activist Greta Thunberg. Eventually, after learning and writing about all of these stories, I decided to start a book called Young Achievers, named after the series, where I share the stories I’ve discovered, new ones I came across, and my own life experiences.

As mentioned before, LEGO has been a lifelong passion of mine ever since the age of 3. There’s just something about LEGO that begs you to break the boundaries of what’s possible to create jaw-dropping, eye-catching creations that bring joy and wonder to people. I’ve built hundreds of LEGO sets in my life, and have learned new and unique ways of building that never cease to amaze me.

I’ve also visited many LEGO Stores in countries like Berlin, London, and Denmark, the birthplace of the LEGO brick, and it’s amazing experience getting to see how LEGO has been used around the world. One of my dreams for the future is to become a set designer for LEGO in their headquarters in Billund, Denmark, creating those very sets I enjoy making. I also love creating LEGO videos, whether it is of MOCs (My Own Creations) or a LEGO Stop Motion, bringing LEGO mini figures and builds to life.

This video showcases one of my favorite LEGO MOCs…

The Mission: Impossible, Fallout Helicopter Chase

Storytelling is another passion of mine. Whether it’s telling an original story through filmmaking or being an actor or director for an original script, I find the process compelling and enriching. Combining those two skills has helped me create many mini-movies and promotional films in places and with people around the world.

Another form of storytelling I love is writing. There’s something about not only creating, but discovering this new world that’s made itself known to you, the people that live in it, and the journey and struggles they will face. I’ve already written three novels: Animal Elders: A New Generation, Lego Master, and Gods of the Stars. Two of the three books are over 100,000 words.

Traveling has been a big part of my life. At the age of 10, I traveled to Europe for the first time. At the age of 12, my family and I became nomadic, traveling from country to country, city to city, town to town, and seeing sights I’d only heard of and read about in books. By the age of 14, I visited 20 countries, broadening my horizon and view of this beautiful and unique world we live in.

My hope is that my life journey can inspire others like you to live the life you’ve always wanted to. The life you believed in as a child. A life where anything is possible. If I can do it, you can too…


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