I must admit that I was not really overly exicted about Galaxy Squad – allow me to apologize for that.
“My sincere apologies”
This is a super theme with super builds and great minifigs.
I was allowed to try out another one of the sets and eventhough this is a small set, it is still kinda awesome. I really like the new insectoid minifigs and the design of their space vessels is really insect-like.
In this one (70700) we get another bug (meeeeooooowwww) and a robot fella from the blue faction – no idea what they’re called yet!
Nice techniques used in the bug-flyer sidewards build, pin attachment and sweet details.
A must have for all space fans – be that insectoid or classic ones.
Wow, what a nice Christmas gift for all LEGO employees.
And from the inside.
From All of Us to All of You – A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
See You in 2013.
(Well at least in around 24 hours or so we start our Christmas Holidays).
The new LEGO Friends sets have arrived at our desk in Billund – they look very nice.
And here a wider angel where you can see our beloved Strapex machine – without this one we could not do all our shippings!
I love Hong Kong!
Here some pictures from my last visit in July – looking forward to visit my AFOL friends and great colleagues in this fantastic city again next year!
From the peak
Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour
Tsim Sha Tsui project done by Legend Bricks – awesome!
And here the guys who build it
Thanks a lot for taking me around and for giving me so many special feelings and a great time!
Check out this great MOC of a bottle of a well known soft drink – done by one of the best builders I know – Schneider from Hong Kong! This picture was taken at Anicom in Hong Kong earlier this year!
Well from the crew in the Enfield, this is our last day in the office. We want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday. We’ll return brighter and well rested in the new year to begin once again working towards a better tomorrow in the community!
I really like QR codes build with LEGO bricks – we should use this much more.
This picture was taken on LEGO Fan Weekend 2011 – thanks for all the help with this, Lluis.
Every year beginning the first week of December, LEGO Systems, Inc. in Enfield, CT partners with Toys “R” Us in the employee program, otherwise referred to as “Store Wars.” But, although the name might suggest some type of Lucas tie-in, George had nothing to do with this. The holiday season is by far our buisiest time of the year, and there are lots of consumers on the hunt for the perfect LEGO gift for someone special. To provide a bit of expertise and gudiance, LSI seeks volunteers from the Enfield office to work in Toys “R” Us stores in the surrounding New England area.
Boasting a rather long history in retail, and specifically LEGO Brand Retail, I decided to give up a day in the office to work a shift in a Toys “R” Us store in Manchester, CT. Shifts are covered in pairs so I signed up with a colleague of mine Jammie, who happens to allocate merchandise to the LEGO brand stores. We arrived in the morning to a somewhat steady stream of patrons on the hunt for various LEGO items ranging from Friends to Ninjago. Quickly within our shift we were joined by LEGO Retail Merchandiser Devin (Pictured) who normally covers retail stores around central and sourthern Connecticut. We were given a crash course into merchandising and the recommended answer to the infamous “Do you work for Toys “R” Us?” question. We spoke during lunch about his experience within the company and how his daily routine plays out. A lot of great insight was learned and can be shared with the fan community when questions might pop up.
Most of our day was spent stocking and merchandising products including the new Hobbit sets, Galaxy Squad, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, we were able to provide expert advice when troubled moms, dads, grandpa and grandmas were looking for the “bucket of LEGO from when I was a kid” and the ”green ninja on little Johnny’s wishlist.”
Overall the day was very beneficial and I’m grateful for the experience. If more of my colleagues got out of the office more and spoke directly with the consumers we would have a lot to gain. Nothing can compare with interacting one on one with a child who is excited about our products or a mother who can’t thank you enough for helping her to identify “the bad guy in Hero Factory.”
So in conclusion, no, I’m not back in retail. But for a single day in December I will be, this year and next. Wishing everyone in the LEGO fan community a wonderful holiday season, no matter where you are. Thank you for all your loyalty and support throughout the year! I’m looking forward to another fantastic year in 2013.
The Christmas tree has been put up in the reception and they’ve decorated it quite nicely with LEGO ornaments (of course).
We are working frantically to wrap everything up before Christmas.
Especially LUGBULK is on our daily to-do-list.