So tonight SweBrick kindly invited me for dinner and some evening fun.
There was a speed build contest in which the participants had to build the 30071 Green Army Man from Toys Story – sadly I didn’t win – though I would call myself a decent 2nd.
Then another contest where they (we – and I failed miserably) had to disassemble the set again.
My hands were still shaking badly from the speedbuild so I had no chance of even taking apart half the set before the contest was over.
Lots of fun.
So I’ve finally managed to upload all the pictures I took at Model Expo in Finland.
It was a really great event and the AFOLs from Palikkatakomo are indeed worth a visit.
Thank You for your hosting me and also for the cap – I use it often now that the sun has decided to show itself.
Today and tomorrow I am visiting the members of Kocke LUG in Ljubljana, Slovenia. We had a great evening together with 16 members with plenty of questions and great discussions around the LEGO hobby.
Earlier today I had the opportunity together with the AFOLs Gregor and Bostjan to learn a lot about AFOL life in Slovenia, to visit some stores that carry LEGO sets and to do a little nit of sightseeing in Ljubljana – definitely a very nice city!
Tomorrow I will have some more discussions and insights before I leave again in the evening.
I feel very welcome – thanks to all Kocke members to take so good care of me and ask a lot of questions!
Better late than never.
I really enjoyed my visit to the annual event Klodsfest with the Danish LUG Byggepladen.
I know I posted from the general assembly and even had a picture of the “new” chairman handing over the Trophy of Recognition, but I also wanted to share some pics of the great MOCs displayed at the event.
Look at those happy faces! 20 members of the Austrian LUG LGOe are visiting us in Billund.
Today I am visiting another AFOL Event in the Lisbon area organized by PLUG. It is in a sports arena approx. 15 min drive from Lisbon.
Already from the morning they welcomed many visitors – very nice to see all the happy children and adults.
50 AFOLs are participating and our LCP Dirk Denoyelle will visit the event later today.
I took already some pictures to share here – more to come.
Take a flight
So it’s day #2 in Finland and today is a real blast.
So many visitors at Model Expo, which is really amazing considering that Helsinki isn’t that big a major capital compared to other European cities.
I spend a couple of hours checking out the rest of the venue.
At Model Expo you can find anything from hairless cats to baby-gear to remote controlled flying cameras to model trains and of course the 80+ sqm display of LEGO MOCs by the Finnish AFOLs.
I have been trying to do as many photo as possible of the layout, but it’ll have to wait a few days before I can upload them to my flickr folder.
Until then, all of you will have to live with the pictures I’ve taken using the iPad’s built-in camera.
Quite a few very skilled builders around here!
Today we unveiled the new LEGO Set #10237 Tower of Orthanc in Lisbon!
Will be out on July 1st on LEGO S@H!
Today I traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to visit 2 AFOL Events. Here are some pictures from the Campo Pequeno AFOL Event. We expect 40.000 public visitors over 7 days!
Wow, what a nice outside view of the event place!
Some very cool MOCs from Alex de Jong.
And the builder himself.
A castle from Romão Santos.
Sailing ships – all can be done with PF!
Took some more pictures.
Check out the cable car!
So I’ve arrived in Herning. – Just in time for me to do a short presentation of the CEE team and what we do and how we do it.
After my short presentation and a few questions it was time for Byggepladen to have their annual general assembly. Anne Mette was elected as Chairman – congratulations Anne Mette – looking forward to working with you and the board in 2013.
Then it was time (during the general assembly) to hand out the Byggepladen Annual Prize.
Congratulations Lasse D. well deserved nomination.
Then a few interesting news:
The 10th Anniversary is going to be held in Billund on June 7th.
Make sure to drop by Broby on May 11th for the GWR on the longest non-electric model train track. – Will do, already in my calendar!
Klodsfest 2014 – May 16th -18th in Roskilde.
And then a surprise appearance by Morten Dalermoen from Brikkelauget (Klossmajor=Chairman).
Talking about the Scandinavian LUG cooperation which has been set in motion by some of the chairmen and LEGO Ambassadors from the LUGs in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
They are working on making a social gathering of fans from said countries in Gothenburg. Making it possible for Scandinavian fans to meet, greet and do workshops together.
- That’s going to be interesting to follow.
Svend Erik then gave feedback on LEGOWorld 2013:
New WR – 139 GBC modules in one setup running at the same time.
New WR – 500+ different Star Wars minifigs in one display.
Kudos on a job well done.
And tonight the party is on!