Today we unveiled the new LEGO Set #10237 Tower of Orthanc in Lisbon!
Will be out on July 1st on LEGO S@H!
Ok, so Easter is over and I’ve been working madly to achieve Status Quo in my inbox.
So far it’s going pretty well, some LUGBULK orders have shipped out this week and I’ve been finalizing the LUG support for Europe/Asia and Australia.
During the short Easter vacation I had to spend much time inside because of the winter-like weather. And I spend it the best way possible – building with LEGO bricks.
Mmmm! Lone Ranger!
Today I have built the new LEGO Technic Formular 1 car.
It is a very nice build – took me around 3 hours.
The car looks realistic and has nice functions.
It is not too complicated – though after finishing the pistons are not moving so I need to check that out and correct it.
It has a lot of play value – only the rather large amount of stickers is not so fun.
The car ends up to be much bigger then I expected.
All in all a great set for play and display.
After the first booklet
After the second booklet
The finished car
So, yesterday when I got back home from work, there was a pleasant surprise in the mail.
A sweet custom LEGO set had been delivered all the way from Sweden.
It seems that I was to be included amongst the lucky people who got their hands on this ultra special SJ X2000 train designed by CopMike.
Anyway, since the kids wont really leave me alone when I’m building and since this particular set had some shiny pearl silver parts, I decided it would be suitable, that I built it at work.
Which I’ve just done and now it sits on a display shelf behind glass.
- Best lunch break I’ve had in a long time
Now for some images and no, I wont make copies of the instructions nor the inventory. :p
Today I used 3 hours of my afternoon to build the new LEGO Architecture set 21017 Imperial Hotel.
It is a very nice build and a lot of small elements in big quantities so good buy for builders, collectors but also to fill up your part inventory.
You can find a great review done by a EB member on the Eurobricks website.
Here some pictures taken by me:
Check out this cool designer video with Astrid about the new Expert builder set Palace Cinema.
Pretty cool set, very nice video. I like it a lot.
I was greeted by a few minifigures at the office today! First, I finally received my order of new minifigure business cards so I can finally join my Billund colleagues as a member of the “cool kids club.” Unfortunately, we don’t have much say in how they come out so I was happy just to have a figure with glasses (even if it’s missing my signature facial hair) and black hair. I’m not quite partial to the blue legs, but hey- beggars can’t be choosers! The minifigures are printed with the employee’s name on the front, and phone number & email address on the back. I’ll be sure to bring a few with me to the events I travel to this year so don’t be afraid to say hello.
Today I was able to finally dig into a case of the new Series 9 collectable minifigures. It looks as though the rumors are true and that there is a slightly different distribution of figures in this series. I took a photo to share with those that may have not yet gotten a chance to see firsthand. Very interesting decision, but I fear this will make certain figures even harder to obtain. I might have to check in with the marketing team behind the theme to see if there were any particular reasons for this change and to appropriately address questions and concerns.
This week I will be working on my presentation for BrickFair: AL (http://www.brickfair.com/al) I will be hosting an hour long session to provide a brief glimpse into the LEGO Community Engagement & Events department and the ways in which we support the fan community. Once I have finalized the slides for this, I will be using them at all the fan conventions taking place in the region throughout the year.
The calendar also tells me I have meetings with a few of the marketing teams to discuss opportunities to show support for the fan community in North America. The first, of which I hope, is to arrange for guest appearances at some of the larger conventions throughout the year. As often as possible, we try and reach out to other departments within the company to schedule travel arrangements to the fan conventions. Model Designers, are obviously the most requested, but we also work with various marketing managers/teams, community representatives such as LEGO Cuusoo (http://lego.cuusoo.com/) and LEGO ReBrick (http://rebrick.lego.com/) as well as executives and company leaders. Last but certainly not least, I also took care of my registration to attend Bricks Cascade (http://www.brickscascade.com/) taking place in Portland Oregon this March. In 2012, this event introduced a wonderfully ingenious barcode system for checking in registered attendees as well as entry into event raffles. This will be their second year and I’m looking forward to heading back to the Pacific Northwest to see what changes the coordinators have incorporated this time.