Guardians, welcome to this week’s Community Focus. Fresh from the press – Err… Word document? — interview with a creator who creates cinematic weapon reviews and guides that come with a mini-montage to show you how things work in-game.
Welcome Lego! Let’s start with a quick fire because it sounds fun. Who are you, what are your pronouns and where are you from?
Hey! I am Lego, known all over the internet as Legoleflash (he/she). I am a Destiny 2 YouTuber, podcast host, 7x Movie of the Week winner, and Fusion Rifle and Glaive fan from Austin, Texas.
Yeah! We’ll be sharing a few of the MOTW winning submissions soon, but first, let’s talk about what drives you to create games and content.
Gaming has been a part of my entire life, and I literally mean it because my dad owned a growing video rental store. I have some great photos playing the original NES while still in diapers!
I became a drummer and also a wedding cameraman, and the game stayed with me the whole time. My journey of content creation began when I used these skills from music and editing to create a video called Liftoff, which won Movie of the Week shortly after The Taken King was released. That’s gotten me to host podcasts, become a “Fusion Rifle guy,” win six more MOTWs, and get to where I am now: making Destiny 2 cinematic guides and reviews for all types of gamers.
Sounds like such a fun way to spend your childhood! It’s also really fascinating how you take your love of video games and your job as a cameraman and create a space to help others learn.
How did you find Destiny and when did you start playing?
As a big fan of Halo, I knew I had to try Bungie’s next dish. I was on the road with my group while the Destiny beta was underway. I will never forget to wait forever for that hotel internet to finally finish downloading. When I jumped into the game and brought out my Sparrow for the first time, I was sold right there. Every move I made felt like there was a bit of space magic, very fluid and engaging. I’ve been in love ever since.
Isn’t it really “space magic” that brought so many of us here? So let’s dig a little deeper and look at what type of content you tend to focus on.
Three months ago, I moved from strictly MOTW-type videos to using the same visual flair to create engaging Destiny 2 builds, guides, and weapon reviews. I really enjoy the deep dives into weapon stats, perks, and buff stacking. My videos sum it all up in a fun, cinematic, and engaging way for all types of gamers.
For example, I tried almost every combination of perks in the Epicurean Fusion Rifle in the Duality dungeon, and then visually demonstrated which ones worked best for me before I smashed them all in this crafted Epicurean guide.
Epicurean Perk Guide:
I have so many players saying “You are making this build/weapon/class 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. New content is growing the channel at a rate I couldn’t even imagine, so I’m excited to dedicate more time to this new kind of useful cinematic video.
If you’re a gamer who wants to learn more about Weapons, perks, mods, Aspects, Parts, and how they can be put together to make 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 full auto mode on every gun I own (Thanks for that, Bungie. Seriously) because my fingers can’t pull the trigger fast enough and I still managed to climb the world’s #1 Rumble player. seasons ago. No matter what stage you are in, you can still be a legend in Destiny 2 and my channel is always a place of encouragement for that.
MOTW “Become a Legend”:
This seems like a positive way to gather a lot of information for players who otherwise don’t feel very “good” in the game or just want to improve a bit.
And now it’s time for the “big” question: Which is your main character and favorite TV series?
My main PvE character is my Titan, but my main PvP target is my Hunter for radar mind games. My favorite rig right now is a build for my Arc 3.0 Titan, I call it the “No Purpose Freight Train”. It’s really for everyone and I can’t help but laugh the entire time I run it. I use Cerberus+1 and An Insurmountable Skullfort to slide, shoot and melee an entire Crucible match. Play in Knockout and Juggernaut Aspects and get boosted speed regardless of the world. Really great for just blowing off some steam!
“Aimless Freight Train” Guide:
You know what, I’m going to let the “Don’t mention Warlocks” shade slip, as “No Aim Freight Train” is hilarious and the perfect description of an Arc Titan. 😊
we already talked about medicine the content you make, but what a certain feeling from your channels?
My YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok channels are all about sharing great information while having fun. Each video starts with a MOTW-level mini-assembly 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 on Twitter, I’m always answering questions about what perks would work best for YOU on your Fusion Rifle, or just posting about how beautiful the Destiny 2 skybox was that day.
It sounds super chill and communicative. I’m sure this helps your community reach out more easily, too.
Now for a bit of a change of pace, I want you to go back to your early days in Destiny in your memory files. Is there anything you wish you knew before starting Destiny?
I wish I knew how great it can be to play with a community. Before Destiny, every game I played was a “mic off” multiplayer experience. I never thought of joining a clan (I love you, Resolute) or grouping with online players on a weekly basis and now my life literally wouldn’t be the same without it.
My wife and I gave birth to our first child at the start of the COVID pandemic, and it was terrifying. I will never forget how my Destiny family was there for me when my wife was hospitalized for hyperemesis, or the way a clan member mailed them to us when baby supplies were not locally available (you are the best, Lttlen) or how you were there for me. The Trials team can animate each other each weekend as we process the trials we relied on IRL that week (Wilson, Merc, see you soon).
Wait a minute, I didn’t know we were cutting onions during this interview. But in all seriousness, this was a really heartwarming story to share with us.
To get some more inspiration from you, let’s be a little more specific for the next question. What advice would you like to share with New Lights as you join the ranks of the Guardian?
Ask questions! If you need help or need advice on an event, comment on Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, TikTok – almost any social platform! I know a new game can be daunting and maybe you come from a not so social game but Destiny 2 has an incredibly helpful community. There are lots of people who want to help you learn to 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 Fire Team” feature! I use it all the time! It is very useful for content that can be a little difficult to do on your own.
Oh, I’m definitely asking the second question! The community is truly one of the best at helping others learn and grow.
Okay, we’re getting to the end. Big questions got out of the way. 😊 Let’s talk about what will happen next.
I’m starting to create “community voted” assemblies! It’s essentially a challenge to take weapons that are original but not necessarily meta and show how great they can still be. I look forward to the community getting involved in choosing which ones they’d like to see next!
I’m also compiling a video on how to use the Destiny community resources and to help others use the numbers and stats I use in all my breakdown videos. The community is great and there are so many helpful tools out there!
And finally, where can people find you and anything else you want to add?
First off, thank you for letting me share a little bit about my cinematic videos and how much I love Destiny 2.
Thank you to all the Bungie developers for all your hard work on the game that changed my life.
And finally, a big thank you to the community members who worked on the amazing Destiny 2 resources that made deep diving videos possible.
This marks the end of this week’s Community Focus! Thanks again to Lego for hanging out with us a bit and sharing your story. Please be sure to say hello to him on his social media if you’re feeling eager!
Before we go, we wanted to ask you to continue tagging us with your suggestions for a future Community Focus on our social channels. Remember, this is open to anyone in the Destiny community. joyful I feel the community should know! We want to know who you go to for everything from Grandmaster Nightfall gear inspiration to laughter and relaxed 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 nice weekend, Guardians.
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