My day job is the Model Shop Supervisor for Merlin Studios Florida, formerly of Merlin Studios Carlsbad in my home state of California, where I was a Model Builder and later a Model Designer coming up with new LEGO model designs for new Merlin Entertainments attractions. My designs and builds are in LEGOLAND Florida, Malaysia, and California, as well as the LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Kansas City MO, Atlanta GA, Westchester NY, Tokyo JP. Since becoming a supervisor my teams' work has been installed into LEGOLAND Dubai and Japan and Discovery Centers in Toronto, Boston, Arizona, Shanghai, Philadelphia, and more. Stay tuned for even more to come! I've been with Merlin over 8 years and it has been such a huge part of my life.

My night job is proud papa to two adorable girls, two crazy boys, as well as a husband blessed with a beautiful, funny, and patient wife. I love to bake: sometimes for stress relief, sometimes for fun, sometimes just for making my coworkers as fat as I am to make me feel better about myself.

I don't always build much at home lately, but I'm sometimes a participant in STUDS- and WACKLUG-sponsored displays, sometimes member of BlockoLUG, SanDLUG and LUGOLA, and founder of ChiefLUG.

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    rabidnovaracer says:

    "Gimme a Double-Double, Chief style!"

    March 27th, 2009

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    brickapolis says:

    "Ry is awesome. He's is cooler than me too."

    February 17th, 2009

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    [Carter] says:

    "He named his son after me. That should explain the extent of his derangement to any of you newcomers to the Land of Ry."

    November 18th, 2008

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    DammitKarissa says:

    "Ryan is better at making babies than rabbits. Oh and he's a good LEGO builder guy man too."

    April 11th, 2008

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    polkergeist says:

    "This guy's hella sexy and he builds great stuff too."

    March 10th, 2008

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    Scøtty says:

    "Ry once shot a Pregnant woman

    and he's also my best [lego building] Friend!
    Its an honor and a privilege to be a part of CHIEFLUG!"

    February 20th, 2008

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    whateverly says:

    "A fearless clown in his self portraits and a brilliant builder of Lego creations. I am glad and honoured to know him."

    March 10th, 2007

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    ok!thanatos says:

    "Ry has too many testimonials!

    Though it's true. We have shared a Pier 49 pizza. Ry makes everything delicious."

    February 8th, 2007

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    RangerSnow says:

    "Ry sent my games."

    February 7th, 2007

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    ·Will· says:

    "Ryan (Lights) is an awesome guy, and an excellent MOCbuilder who is also very funny. All hail the creator of BACONWAFFLE!"

    January 2nd, 2007

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    Unit 186 says:

    "Funny! Witty! He's sure to put a smile on your face!

    -taken from movie ad, but hey...it fit."

    October 8th, 2006

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    nkapp22 says:

    "In the annals of time, Ryan Wood will be remembered fondly. There's just something about him that shouts... 'annal'."

    September 19th, 2006

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    Fazoom says:

    "I like Ryan.... he's cute."

    September 19th, 2006

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    ---Brickenrocker--- says:

    "Ry is one of the coolest people I know. But I only know 6 people."

    September 18th, 2006

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    Keith Goldman says:

    "Don't let the natural good looks and school-boy charm fool you. This man is the Porn King of Utah, and a Jade Empire apologist."

    August 14th, 2006

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    Fleebnork says:

    "I sure loves me some Chief."

    August 3rd, 2006

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    Collin Harvey says:

    "I was suffering from a severe case of darkness. Then I tried Lights. Cured that darkness right away.

    ...What? It's a testimonial!

    He's a very cool guy. He makes great LEGO MOCs. He should be president. Now please... put... the gun... down."

    October 1st, 2004

Chief / Ryan Wood
June 2004
Torrance, CA
Winter Haven, FL, USA
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Merlin Studios Florida - Model Shop Supervisor