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We have some sad news to share today. Recently one of our senior admins, Simon, had to leave Rebrickable for health reasons. Unfortunately, we received news from his family that he passed away on 19th December, at the age of 62.

Simon was a long-time member of our Rebrickable community, joining in 2012, and eventually joined our admin team in late 2017. Right away, he had an enormous impact on all of us. His choice of a hippy avatar image hints at his care-free and happy personality. 

Simon was instrumental in many of the improvements to Rebrickable in the last 2 years:

  • Improved many of the Set and Part images, spending thousands of hours on rendering new LDraw images
  • Improved the catalog for very early sets and colors, including the Modulex system
  • Helped me get organised and make better use of the blog for reviews and other interesting posts
  • Provided lots of support and encouragement to our users in the Forums

Other than the technical stuff, Simon provided mentoring and support for the admin team. Running such a large site can be stressful at times and while we don't always agree on everything, his calming influence always helped put things into perspective.

He was direct and objective, giving you confidence that your idea, whether good or bad, would be analysed fully and the feedback would be honest. His absence is a canyon, not just because of the work he did, but because of the missing voice.

Our thoughts are with his wife and three daughters, he will be sorely missed.

Take care, and keep smiling :)

49 COMMENTS

  • 1 month, 1 week ago psychofax Level 7
    although unknown to me -> Requiescat in Pacem!
  • 1 month, 1 week ago SugarBricks Level 11 MOC Designer
    Rest in peace, lots of warm wishes and strength to those close to him.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago antant7 Level 15 MOC Designer PRO
    Sad to hear. Wishing family and friends lots of strength to deal with this loss.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago LegSvenB Level 16 PRO
    R.I.P. Simon :( All thoughts are with his family and friends...
  • 1 month, 1 week ago KSCN Level 11 MOC Designer
    It's so sad to hear that. We will make this site better, we missed you. (╥﹏╥)
  • 1 month, 1 week ago JungleDave66 Level 10 MOC Designer
    Rest in Paradise Simon! May you live on in the memories of the ones you've encountered and cherished.  My condolences to the friends and family.  Sorry to hear the news.  I pray that you all can be strong and keep your heads up high.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago kaptatheold Level 5
    My condolences to his family and the Rebrickable family.
    Rest In Peace Simon
  • 1 month, 1 week ago Lebostein Level 8
    Oh no. Simon was always quite fast when it came to inquiries or suggestions for improvement.
    Rest in peace.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago Gilbo Level 11
    sad to here about Simon ,62 is not old these days so has died relatively young and is obviously missed ,condolences to his family
  • 1 month, 1 week ago the_journeyman Level 11 PRO
    A sad day for the rebrickable community. My thoughts go out to his family. Rest in Lego friend
  • 1 month, 1 week ago papad Level 6
    Sorry to hear about this , rest in peace  !
  • 1 month, 1 week ago adrien79 Level 16
    Sad news, my condolences to his family.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago Kieran_Staniford_2020 Level 12
    A real shame he will be missed by us all, my serious condolences to his family and friends, REST IN PEACE Simon

    Kieran James Staniford
    KJStaniford
  • 1 month, 1 week ago Sletschin Level 34 PRO
    My condolences to Simon's family and all those who knew him. His impact on the site was obvious and his absence will be missed considerably.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago jolugoma Level 16
    Let the earth be mild. Rest in peace.

    A big hug for your family and friends
  • 1 month, 1 week ago TobyMac Level 32 Inventory Admin ADMIN
    He showed me the power of Python. Made my life as admin much easier. Labor-intensive tasks became a simple push of a button.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago Lubigno Level 12 PRO
    Farewell fellow bricker :( and thank you for the time you devoted to improve this joyfull part of ours life.
    May our small words provide some confort on those who lost you.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago JediTim Level 5
    Rest in Peace.  Always sad to lose someone.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago FunCanuck Level 5
    RIP, if there is any justice in the universe may he have unlimited Lego in whatever comes next. And if he is not a Lego-Head unlimited whatever his expensive might be. To his friends and family my thoughts, you have a rather large community behind you, no matter what your opinions of interlocking building systems may be.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago zeah209 Level 10 MOC Designer
    Rest in peace Simon. I hope his family is doing well.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago wheelsspinnin Level 13 MOC Designer
    Farewell, brick brother. We look forward to your building and personality skills when we all meet again
  • 1 month, 1 week ago KristofPucejdl Level 12 MOC Designer
    I had only one chance to have a discussion with Simon on the Forum, but I could really tell how well did he go around resolving the argument while remaining super nice and positive towards everyone. I often find people (including me) to lack that talent and go quite offensive, even if unintentionally, over minuscule topics. It's sad to lose Simon but I hope many others can adopt some of his talent and attitude.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago rolandgpainter Level 8
    Sad to loose someone so wonderful! Praying for his family and the Rebrickable team, that you will find comfort in his memory.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago pauloelifaz Level 7
    My condolences to his family and you guys. Please keep in memory all good stuff that this nice guy provided. He will be happy to see, wherever he is now. :-)
  • 1 month, 1 week ago underthebricks Level 9 MOC Designer
    Sorry for your loss Rebrickable team. Sounds like Simon was a great man. My thoughts are with his family.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago LegoOri Level 29 MOC Designer PRO
    A shot of reality in Lego Utopia. Rest In Peace, Simon.
  • 1 month, 1 week ago SebTvHd Level 15 MOC Designer
    Rest In Peace Simon, you will be missed :(
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