Posted by Paul Striefler on April 28th 2017
I can’t believe that the first four months of 2017 are already behind us! It seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in the New Year.
As I reflect, a lot of fun stuff has happened… In January we on-boarded several new LUGs in each of our regions, the resurgence of the BLOG is in full effect, we saw the release of the highly anticipated LEGO Batman Movie, an excellent RLUG Workshop in Enfield took place, the global launch of the LEGO Life app came to fruition, 4 ambassadors joined us for the Annual Result, the new Shanghai Hub has opened as well as the first LEGO Certified Store, and many incredible events have taken place globally. I know the list goes on and there are so many more great things that I didn't even mention and that there will be more to come over the next few months as well as the remainder of the year.
I think that this is truly amazing and what has been accomplished in just the first quarter of the year not just by the LEGO Group but also with you the fans, is very inspirational. I am not sure you can get that close-knit type of community anywhere else in the world. There has certainly been a bunch of hard work by all the different people involved and it has not come without a few bumps in the road. I think that is also what makes this community unique. We all share the same passion for this wonderful brand and hobby. I am happy to be a part of this journey and cannot wait to see what’s next!
I know that LCE has some exciting things on the horizon and we hope to be sharing that information real soon. I promise you will approve! I will be travelling to BrickFair NE next weekend and am really looking forward to seeing everyone in attendance. Due to the event’s proximity to the Enfield office, many LEGO employees will be in attendance both in an official capacity as well as for fun. Even Bali Padda (new Chief Executive Officer) will be getting in on the action. He will be presenting about himself and his LEGO journey. He has also decided to bring four or five Corporate Management members with him. This certainly will be a treat as we have not had any of the higher ups join us at a US Fan Event for over 10 years.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and happy building!