Greyson Beights is an historian, entrepreneur, writer, and photographer.
He holds a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in History, as well as a Masters in History from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently working on a doctorate in Defense Studies at King's College London.
When he was a teenager, Greyson became increasingly concerned about the next generation's literacy in the study of history. He wanted to teach history to kids in a way that they would find interesting and fun. With the help of some of the world's best medieval scholars and LEGO builders, Greyson authored Medieval LEGO -a book that teaches the real-life history of medieval times through LEGO illustrations. Medieval LEGO can be found in Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Million, and on Amazon.com.
Greyson is also the founder of BrickUniverse, a massive event that he started when he was 14 years old. The first event was held in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2014 and there has since been over 40 BrickUniverse conventions organized across the United States since. BrickUniverse's mission is to inspire creativity and learning through LEGO bricks. It is a massive immersive event attended by thousands of families Since the event's inception, Greyson has organized and managed the day-to-day operations for every BrickUniverse event across the country. The mission is clear: to change the world one brick at a time.
Always a student of history, Greyson enjoys traveling and visiting historical sites around the world. He also enjoys photography and writing. Greyson has written several internationally published articles advocating for the preservation of history and historical sites around the world. His most recent undertaking is Atlas of History, a project to locate and organize historical landmarks around the world through accessible maps. When released, Atlas of History will be the largest global source of its kind for historical landmarks around the world.