Community Focus: Legoleflash > News

Community Focus: Legoleflash > News

Welcome Guardians, to this week’s Community Focus. Hot off the press – Err… Word document? — is an interview with a content creator who creates cinematic weapon reviews and build guides that come with a mini-montage for showing how things work in-game.

Introducing Lego Flash.

Welcome Lego! Let’s start off with a rapid-fire because that sounds like fun. Who are you, what are your pronouns, and where are you from?

Hey! I’m Lego, known everywhere online as Legoleflash (he/him). I’m a Destiny 2 YouTuber, podcast host, 7x Movie of the Week winner, and Fusion Rifle and Glaive fanatic from Austin, TX.

Heck yeah! We will be sharing a few of those MOTW winning submissions soon, but first, let’s talk about what got you into gaming and content creation?

Gaming has been a part of my whole life, and I mean that quite literally, as my dad owned a video rental store growing up. I’ve got some amazing pictures of me playing the original NES while still in diapers!

I became a drummer, as well as a wedding videographer, and gaming stuck with me through all of it. My journey into content creation began when I used those skills from music and editing to create a video called Liftoff, which won Movie of the Week shortly after The Taken King was released. This propelled me into hosting podcasts, becoming “the Fusion Rifle guy,” winning six more MOTWs, all the way to where I am now: making Destiny 2 cinematic guides and reviews for every type of player.

MOTW “Liftoff”:


That sounds like such a fun way to spend your childhood! It’s also really fascinating how you took that love of video games and your job as a videographer and created a space to help others learn.

How did you find Destiny and when did you start playing?

Being a huge fan of Halo, I knew I had to try out what Bungie was cooking next. I was on the road with my band when the Destiny beta was happening. I’ll never forget waiting forever for that hotel internet to finally finish downloading it. When I jumped in the game and pulled out my Sparrow for the first time, I was sold right there. Every action I took felt like it had a bit of space magic to it, so fluid and engaging. I’ve been hooked ever since.

It really is the “space magic” that brings so many of us in, isn’t it? So, let’s dig a little deeper and get into what type of content you tend to focus on.

As of three months ago, I transitioned from strictly MOTW-type videos to using that same visual flair to create engaging Destiny 2 builds, guides, and weapon reviews. I really enjoy the deep dives on weapon stats, perks, and buff stacking. My videos break all that down in a way that’s fun, cinematic, and engaging for every type of player.

For example, I tried out nearly every combination of perks on the Epicurean Fusion Rifle from the Duality dungeon, and then visually showcased which ones worked best for me before breaking it all down in this crafted Epicurean guide.

Epicurean PerkGuide:


I have so many players comment, “You make this build/weapon/class look SO fun!” and ultimately, that is the goal. I love creating content that helps people have even more fun with the game they already love. The new content has the channel growing at a rate I could have never imagined, so I’m excited about investing more and more time into this new style of helpful cinematic videos.

If you’re a player looking to learn more about weapons, perks, mods, Aspects, Fragments, and how they can all stack together to do fun stuff, my videos are for you. Don’t let your “skill level” stop you from learning something that can change the game for you. I’m 34 years old. I put the full auto mod on every sidearm I have (Thank you for that, Bungie. Seriously) because my fingers can’t pull the trigger fast enough, and yet I still managed to climb to the #1 Rumble player in the world two seasons ago Whatever stage you’re at, you can still become legend in Destiny 2, and my channel is always a place of encouragement for that.

MOTW “Become Legend”:


That seems like a positive way to wrap up a lot of information for players that maybe otherwise don’t feel like they are very “good” at the game or are just looking to improve a little more.

And now it’s time for the “big” question: what is your main character and your favorite loadout?

My main PvE character is my Titan, but my main PvP go-to is my Hunter for the radar mind games. My favorite loadout right now is a build for my Arc 3.0 Titan I call the “No Aim Freight Train.” It’s truly for everyone, and I can’t help but have a laugh the whole time I’m running it. I use Cerberus+1 and An Insurmountable Skullfort to slide, shoot, and melee my way through an entire Crucible match. Slot on the Knockout and Juggernaut Aspects, and you’re speeding around amplified without a care in the world. It’s really great for just letting off some steam!

“No Aim Freight Train” Guide:


You know what, I’ll let the “no mention of Warlocks” shade slide because “No Aim Freight Train” is hilarious and the perfect description of an Arc Titan. 😊

We have already talked about the type of content you make, but what is the vibe of your channels?

My YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok channels are all about sharing great information while having fun. Every video starts with a MOTW level mini-montage of a weapon, mod, or build, followed by a step-by-step guide on how to do it yourself. Even if you’re just following along on Twitter, I’m always answering questions on what perks would work best for YOU on your Fusion Rifle, or just posting about how beautiful the Destiny 2 skybox is that day.

That sounds super chill and communicative. I am sure that helps your community feel more comfortable reaching out too.

Now for a little change of pace, I want you to go way back in your memory files to your early days in Destiny. What is something you wish you knew before starting Destiny?

I wish I knew how awesome playing with a community could be. Every game I played before Destiny was a “mic off” multiplayer experience. I never even thought about joining a clan (love you, Resolute) or grouping up with online players weekly, and now my life would literally not be the same without it.

My wife and I had our firstborn at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, and that was just terrifying. I’ll never forget the way my Destiny fam was there for me when my wife was hospitalized with hyperemesis, or the way a clan member mailed us baby supplies when they were unavailable locally (you’re the best, Lttlen), or how my Trials team could revive each other every weekend as we processed whatever trials we had endured IRL that week (Wilson, Merc, see ya soon).

Wait, hang on, I didn’t know we were cutting onions during this interview. But in all seriousness, that was a really heartwarming bit of story to share with us.

To get a little more inspiration out of you, let’s get a little more specific for this next question. What is one piece of advice you want to share with the New Lights as they join the Guardian ranks?

Ask questions! Comment on Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, TikTok—pretty much any social platform—if you want help with an activity or need advice! I know a new game can be intimidating, and maybe you’re coming from a game that isn’t as social, but Destiny 2 has an amazingly helpful community. There are a lot of people who want to help you learn how to do a raid for the first time, show you a dungeon, or take you to the Lighthouse.

Also check out the Destiny 2 app’s “Find a Fireteam” feature! I use it all the time! It’s so helpful for content that might be a little too hard for you to do by yourself.

Oh, I totally second asking questions! The community is really one of the best when it comes to helping others learn and grow.

Okay, we’re getting towards the end. The big questions are out of the way. 😊 Let’s talk about what you have coming up next.

I’m starting to create “community voted” montages! It’s essentially a challenge to take weapons that are unique, but not necessarily meta, and showcase how amazingly cool they can still be. I’m looking forward to having the community participate in choosing which ones they want to see next!

I’m also compiling a video on how to use Destiny community resources to help others use the numbers and stats I use in all of my breakdown videos. The community is amazing, and there are so many helpful tools out there!

And finally, where can people find you and anything else you want to add?

First, thank you for having me on to share a bit about my cinematic videos and how I love Destiny 2 so much.

To all the Bungie devs, thank you for all your hard work on the game that has changed my life.

And finally, thank you to the community members working on the amazing Destiny 2 resources that make deep dive videos even possible.

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That marks the end of this week’s Community Focus! Thank you again to Lego for hanging out with us for a bit and sharing your story. Please make sure to go say hi to him over on his socials if you feel inclined!

Before we go, we just wanted to ask you to continue to tag us with your suggestions for a future Community Focus over on our social channels. Remember, this is open to anyone in the Destiny community that you feel the community should know about! We want to know who you go to for everything from Grandmaster Nightfall loadout inspiration to laughter and cozy times, to the best person to ask about your Guardian’s fashion choices. And memes. Of course, we want to see who has your favorite memes.

Have a great weekend, Guardians

Stay crafty!

Sam

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