• So it's 2018 and we're already 2 weeks in


    Kim Thomsen

    So 2018 has arrived and we're already 2 full weeks in from when the Christmas Holidays were over and everything booted up again.

    Luckily my computer was fine - it seems I always fail to update my password prior to a down period and then it doesn't work when I fire up "ye olde steamie dell". But not this year - could this be a sign of things to come? 

    Anyways, you all probably recall the somewhat mad dash to get everything out and ready for 2018 - we made it, but it comes with a cost. Every action has a reaction and it was indeed hard for us to announce the tiered system in the new Recognized LEGO Fan Community Program as well as the updates and changes to our Support Programs and at the same time revoke close to 40 communities' recognition.

    That took its tolls on both the community and us. My sincere hope is that, after a good and relaxing holidays with our loved ones, we can rebuild any broken trust between us and the community and then continue on the amazing journey we are all part of. We have so many ideas and thoughts on what we would like to achieve together with our most dedicated fans and we're super thrilled to see more than 100 applications for recognition from new and returning communities.

    The best part of December was for me seeing, that despite all the tough announcements and changes, the community still appreciates us and our efforts. It's comforting to learn that while you're reducing and sending out hard messages, you - the amazing fans - know that it's part of the game and life itself. Sometimes awesome opportunities arise and sometimes we have to cut back or change things temporarily or permanently. And what convinced me was partly the superprofessional communication on LAN with the ambassadors but also all the Christmas Cards and local specialties showing up in the mail. 

    We sometimes forget how important these tings are and how much they mean. In this modern time of digitization, it is easy to forget the joy of getting something real in your hands with a hand written signature and personal message. This is also why we take the time and resources to send out a small thank you gift for all ambassadors during Christmas - just to let them know that we appreciate their efforts and hard work. We know and we care - and feeling that you think the same towards us is simply mind blowing!

    Thank You and as a dear colleague of mine once said - and it must be true since it's still stored in my memory:

    "We're fans of the LEGO fans".

    I've added the Christmas Cards I got during December and when I returned to office. Not to brag... well actually it is! Look World, look how awesome our fans are!

     

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    Ahhh...!!! What a nice collection of Christmas cards! They are definitely brag-worthy, and thanks for sharing! Wishing everyone a wonderful, prosperous and positive New Year! :)

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    My favorite part of your Holiday card this year is the lovely Danish postage stamp that escaped the postal printer's ink ;-)  Thank you!

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    That's most likely because the stamp is a Christmas stamp and not the actual "payment" for the letter.

    We have Christmas stamps as a tradition here - people buy them and add them to their Christmas Greetings cards on top of the regular stamps/cost of sending the letter.

    All income from these Christmas stamps go to charity.

    @Susan | FriendsBricks

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    My Mother is 100% Danish and is first born generation of the family here in the US. Celebrating Christmas and all things Danish is a huge part of our family which was passed on to me and passed on to my children. We have many relatives in Denmark and my youngest even did a year abroad in Copenhagen. My Mother died last year from Alzheimer's and we had to downsize her things as my Father moved to a one bedroom senior living apartment. One of her prized possessions was a huge collection of Christmas stamps. Here are her favorites that are still on the wall in my Fathers apartment.

     

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    Here is a needlepoint she painted and then stiched:

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    My aunt made this needlepoint for Mom after she visited Denmark for the first time:

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    She also collected Dansk Christmas plates and all sorts of Dala horses:

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    And finally, something very dear to her, the first MOC that I made for her...a Danish Flag Bird House. This was when I was re-engaging with LEGO building when I was in my 30's maybe...I am just a wee bit older than that now.

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    Not sure why this all came out Kim...your comment on the Christmas stamps just got me thinking of Mom and I wanted to share this incredible lady with all of you.

     

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    13 hours ago, Scott Bowman IdahoLUG said:

    Not sure why this all came out Kim...your comment on the Christmas stamps just got me thinking of Mom and I wanted to share this incredible lady with all of you.

     

    I so want to like this touching story and wonderful pictures more than once! :x :x :x

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Thanks for sharing @Scott Bowman IdahoLUG

    My father actually worked at a printing company which printed quite a few of those Christmas stamps. So I have a collection at my parents which I believe includes stamps that haven't been cut-out. Not that they're worth much I guess, but they're beautiful and a constant reminder of my happy childhood.

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    I think that this topic might be worth checking:

    https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/157208-42078-mack-anthem-mods-and-improvements/

    But, basicly, you need to take out piston motor andput  L or XL motor there and find a place to put servo motor and receiver somewhere in truck cab.

    Edit, I see that you posted this in "public" part, as answer to Kim's blog post. I that you should try asking asking your question elsewhere and this post be removed.

    Edited by Bostjan Svetlicic | Workgroup Leader
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