Throwback No.1 The Launch Of LAN

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Our first throwback image is the launch of LAN posted on October 30th, 2014 by the Community Support Team Lead back then, Keith David Severson.

The site launched on http://www.LEGO.com/LAN and now has more than 300 Ambassadors from various Recognized LEGO User Groups and Recognized LEGO Fan Media.

This is the text from the blog post:

Today we are excited to invite over 200 LUG’s into the new LEGO Ambassador Network!

This new site is a place not only for LUG Ambassadors but the entire community as well.  You will notice that we have a map, events list, Blog and an FAQ which should contain valuable information for the community.

The site is very new, so there is not a lot of information on these tabs just yet, however in the days ahead you will see these tabs be populated.  One important piece of information to look forward to is that by Monday November 3rd, the 2015 support programs which are offered by the Community Engagement and events team will be posted and available for all LUG’s to take advantage of!

Welcome to the new site, we hope your experience will be great.

To learn more and visit our LAN Blog go to http://www.LEGO.com/LAN

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LEGOWORLD Utrecht Fan Zone

So today I walked the Fan Zone at LEGOWORLD taking pictures of everything.

It was hard to get decent pictures, so I’ve sadly had to delete those that turned out too badly. It’s been a fun day which started off with some regular office work – so I spent a couple of hours going through e-mails and everyday work.

Then I shut down the laptop, left the hotel and headed back to LEGOWORLD for another day of talks with the AFOLs and taking pictures of the many MOCs there. The quality of the LEGO builds there is extremely high and it was a pleasure to dedicate time to take pictures of everything as that allowed me to get a better look at the MOCs.

Thanks to all the AFOLs for spending time to build the MOCs and also for spending more time on showing them to me and the rest of the visitors at LEGOWORLD. Everywhere AFOLs were engaging with the visitors sharing their passion and joy of building as only dedicated fans can.

I’ve uploaded all the images to my flickr account and I will showcase a few below!

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet in extreme UCS scale?

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

A very nice tan colored castle

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Space Needle

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Rapunzel’s Tower

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Steampunk floating rocks and train track!

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Steampunk Kitty

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Tug boat

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Arjan’s boats

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Houses build with 1×2 plates!

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

A rather impressive train layout

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Fans on tables

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Technic Technic TECHNIC!

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

BNSF

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Trucks

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Bottle builds

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Miss Piggy

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Lucky Luke

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Space and yes, monorail!

LEGOWORLD Utrecht NL Fan Zone 2014

Pirate Ship

LEGOWORLD Utrecht

So day one is over, it is actually mid day on day two now.

Lots of impressions from day one and lots of talks with AFOLs from the Dutch AFOL community.

Around 70 of them are part of the Fan Zone at this year’s LEGOWORLD in Utrecht.

The amount of stunning MOCs brought by DeBouwsteen and LowLUG is quite impressive and I am going to do photos of them today as I spend yesterday trying to cover the family side of LEGOWORLD.

(Those pictures can be found in my flickr folder.)

LEGOWORLD NL 2014 Day 1

The Brick Engraver at LEGOWORLD? Really? It seems that guy is everywhere these days!

 

I spend most of Thursday talking to AFOLs and I ended up getting “caught” inside the GBC area which was an eye-opener experience to me as I got to learn a lot on how the modules work, how they DON’T work and I was quite surprised that it is not just about making a module that transports a soccerball from A to B. – It is soo much more – including “on the spot” repairs and keeping everything running smoothly. Plus it seems that those GBC AFOLs have an urge to make any LEGO element work somewhere somehow in a GBC module. I’ve seen ZNAP and Clickits as part of some of the modules! What’s next GALIDOR?

What became quite obvious is that the GBC modules are extremely tough on the Power Function elements and I have included some images in my flickr folder where it is quite noticeable how much wear and tear the modules put the PF elements through.

LEGOWORLD NL 2014 Day 1

Did a round of e-mails this morning and now it is back to the event for more talks and walks!

A great event indeed and it has only just begun!

LEGOWORLD NL 2014 Day 1

LEGOWORLD NL 2014 Day 1

LEGOWORLD Copenhagen.

On behalf of the LEGOWORLD in Copenhagen:

 

Application for LEGO World Copenhagen is open.

LEGO World 2015 in Copenhagen will be held at Bella Center in the period 12th to 15th of February 2015.

 

We are looking for larger quality displays which have not been shown extensive in this part of the world before.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor please use this link http://www.lwfanzone.dk/ and fill in the required information not later than the 2nd of November 2014

Please be informed of that we only have a limited amount of exhibitor spots and due to that all entries need to be reviewed by the LEGO World Committee based on size, quality, attractiveness for the visitors and other criteria before acceptance.

 

The selected exhibitors will be informed in December 2014 (before Christmas).

 

For further information please go to: www.byggepladen.dk and there is a menu named LEGO World 2015.

 

Links:

 

http://www.legoworld.dk/

http://www.danhostel.dk/hostel/danhostel-copenhagen-amager

http://www.bellacenter.dk/Default.aspx

Run, run, RUNNING!

So the final mad dash of getting the inbox reduced as much as possible has begun.

The past days since coming back from the US – I do promise a recap of that travel at some point – has been focused on reaching a spot where I can spend my vacation with an eased mind.

Even though it has been somewhat hectic, I do believe I’ll get there by Friday and I even had the time to say “Hi!” to Carlos from Hispabrick Magazine as he paid us a visit.

I think I was still a little “off” from my travel and the massive inbox to be fully “there” but Carlos was quite forgiving.

To check out the amazing magazine that they do (it is available in Spanish and English) click HERE

Keith and Carlos from Hispabrick Magazine Me and Carlos from Hispabrick Magazine