NEOLUG’s very own Wayne Peltz was featured in this month’s Mimi Vanderhaven, a monthly magazine run out of Brunswick that features locally-owned businesses in Northeast Ohio. The article (shown on the left) highlighted Wayne’s recent mosaic of the Cleveland Indians’ shortstop, Francisco Lindor and dove deep into Wayne’s personal building process.
Below is a reprint of that Mimi Vanderhaven article written by Kelli Comer. You can also view the entire April 2017 Mimi Vanderhaven online here.
Many Children dream of turning their favorite pastime into something more when they grow up. Wayne Peltz did just that with the creation of One By 1 LEGO® Mosaics. His innovative, realistic LEGO® works of art represent people in stunning mosaic form.
Little did he know his hobby would turn into something much bigger.
Wayne works in the visiting clubhouse for the Cleveland Indians, so he regularly rubs elbows with key players in the major leagues. Wayne’s love of sports and his daily ability to circulate among some of the world’s most talented athletes, along with a desire to find an outlet for his creativity, all merged for a creation of the One By 1 brand.
The residents of Northeast Ohio aren’t the only ones impressed with Wayne’s talent. A majority of his clientele are the very athletes depicted in his work.
“I do sell my pieces upon request, but I create very few pieces that aren’t purchased by the athletes themselves,” Wayne explains.
In 2014, Wayne created a special LEGO® mosaic for MLB great Derek Jeter’s last season, which served as the farewell gift to Jeter from the Cleveland Indians. The mosaic captured Jeter’s very first home run hit off Cleveland pitcher Dennis Martinez on April 2, 1992.
Wayne participates in TribeFest each year, an annual event for fans held by the Cleveland Indians at the end of January. This year, the fans helped Wayne construct a new mosaic at his interactive booth.
Wayne is often asked which of his works was the hardest to create.
“I always answer honestly. It’s the one I’m currently working on,” he says. “Each piece is done entirely by trial and error, and sometimes I redo an aspect of it multiple times until I get it just right.”
Although his fandom and clientele happen mainly by word of mouth, you can email Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries. Wayne’s work can be found on Facebook at One By 1 LEGO® Mosaics. You can also see his work by following @WaynePeltz on Instagram.