A Freelance builder is a person who will work on building sculptures, mosaics or other MOCs on commission and is not currently employed by The LEGO Company. Some are LEGO Certified Professionals while others are just entrepreneurial AFOLs. A number of these people were employed by LEGO before starting their own business.
Some individuals/companies who are known to undertake commissions:
- Dan Parker (USA)
- Dirk Denoyelle (Belgium)
- Eric Harshbarger (USA)
- Mariann Asanuma (USA)
- Milton Train Works (USA)
- Robin Sather (Canada)
- Sean Kenney (USA)
- Henry Lim (USA)
- Andrew Lipson (USA)
- Jon Palmer (USA)
- Bill Vollbrecht (former LEGO Master Builder, USA)
Some fan groups have undertaken various building projects:
- Central Ohio LEGO Train Group(COLTC) built something called the "Shrine project"
- New England LEGO Users Group (NELUG) was a partner in the Amoskeag Millyard Project
- Michigan LEGO Users Group (MichLUG) partnered with Milton Train Works in 2005 to deliver statues and displays for Kellogg's Cereal City, and from 2009 onward has had a relationship with the The Henry Ford to deliver statues, activities, and displays.