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  • My visit to Bricks Cascade


    Signe Lønholdt

    In this blog post I’m looking back to only 2 weeks ago when the world was a slightly different and where I had the opportunity to be a participant at a recognised AFOL Networking Event: Bricks Cascade in Portland Oregon, USA (29. Feb. – 1. Mar. 2020)

    First of all I want to thank @Bob Day Brickscascade and the team for such a brilliant event. There was a great mix of workshops (ex. Women’s Brick Initiatives), games (speed builds etc.), meetups (ex. LAN ambassador meeting, WAFOLs and GAYFOLs meetup) as well as celebrity attendance from "LEGO Masters" Participants🤩

    I’m grateful that the organizing team arranged a Q&A session where I had the opportunity to answer questions from the visitors. I got questions around sustainability (packaging and elements), wishes for new products/ product lines, questions around the new Train wheels, future product releases (🙊which I cannot comment on😁) and of course a couple of questions around monorail (no comments 🤪).

    What made this event particularly awesome was the people there – thanks to everyone who came to me while I was walking around the exhibition, for sharing you input and creativity with me. Also, a huge THANK YOU to the community ambassadors I met at the event. Thank you for sharing feedback, for the insights to the communities you’re representing and for sharing your thoughts with me – LAN Ambassadors are doing an incredible job!

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    Me and @Scott Bowman IdahoLUGProject support.

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    It was a pleasure meeting you, Signe! Thank you for spending time with us in Portland and for sharing some of the news coming out of LEGO in Denmark. I was thrilled you included so many pictures of the talented builders there and that you included a picture of my pirate ship in progress dedicated to Ching Shih in your blog posting!  My plan is to have it ready by Bricks By the Bay 2020 in July, I've included a link to the progress that was made just before I left the show.  Thank you for your encouragement.  I think it's important we look at providing strong women characters to future LEGO builds!  My hope is to visit Billund in August when I plan to be in Europe, and I will take the advice that you shared with us in your speech to reserve at a minimum a full day for the LEGO House...can't wait!  Thank you!!!  

     

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    I'm so glad you came and got to see so many amazing builders and their models, experience a WBI workshop, and we even had a chance to sit down over breakfast and talk. Not sure about what will happen in June with being in Billund but I'll let you know as we ride out this pandemic. Stay healthy! 

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    Was good to see you again!  Thanks for taking the time to get to this side of the world for a few days.

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    Thank you so much for joining us for a record breaking AFOL event! And an extra thank you for featuring my library MOC! :-) 

    So many good memories. Glad to see you had fun too! 
     

    We’re very happy we went to Bricks Cascade because BrickCan has been cancelled this year.
     

     

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    I'm so sorry that I was unable to make it this year, it would have been great to see you again!  I'm glad you were able to attend and it looks like everyone had a great time.

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    @The Brickanista (Naomi Takeuchi)Dear Naomi, it was such a pleasure to meet you too and thank you very much for taking the time to share your reflections. In my report back to LEGO Group I did include your feedback regarding female Minifigures and in particular the pirate themes - to add female pirates (who aren’t damsels in distress).

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    On 3/14/2020 at 12:23 AM, Alice Finch ArchLUG said:

    I'm so glad you came and got to see so many amazing builders and their models, experience a WBI workshop, and we even had a chance to sit down over breakfast and talk. Not sure about what will happen in June with being in Billund but I'll let you know as we ride out this pandemic. Stay healthy! 

    Me too Alice - I really enjoyed participating in the workshop and thank you for meeting me for breakfast. I've shared the information I got at both the WBI  workshop and at our breakfast - both the feedback to what is going really well (ex. DOTs) and what we as a company need to focus more on and work towards (I had a lot of feedback there 😊 especially around diversity and inclusion - thank you for bringing some valid points to the surface!)

    I know  that times are not for travelling these days but I hope you make it to Billund this year - first goal is to stay healthy and I hope you and your fantastic family is at home safe.

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    On 3/14/2020 at 10:14 PM, Scott Bowman IdahoLUG said:

    It was wonderful to finally meet you and have a great discussion! Stay well!

    Wonderful to meet you too Scott and to hear (and see) of all the exciting STEM projects you're sharing with the world. Pas på dig selv og familien. De bedste hilsner Signe

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    21 hours ago, Signe Lønholdt said:

    @The Brickanista (Naomi Takeuchi)Dear Naomi, it was such a pleasure to meet you too and thank you very much for taking the time to share your reflections. In my report back to LEGO Group I did include your feedback regarding female Minifigures and in particular the pirate themes - to add female pirates (who aren’t damsels in distress).

    That's awesome, Signe!  Thank you!!! I regret I didn't bring my award winning pirate ship with an all female crew which was inspired by the Spice Girls called "The Spice Pirates" (4 pirates and a pirate mermaid) with custom Angry Unikitty sails.  Some friends have suggested that I post it to LEGO Ideas, and I am checking on the IP regarding the Spice Girls.  Regardless, I'm very happy to see you included getting including more strong female pirate characters into your report and hopefully into future products!  I will be one of your first customers!  ☠️❤️💪 

     

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    On 3/20/2020 at 6:30 AM, The Brickanista (Naomi Takeuchi) said:

    That's awesome, Signe!  Thank you!!! I regret I didn't bring my award winning pirate ship with an all female crew which was inspired by the Spice Girls called "The Spice Pirates" (4 pirates and a pirate mermaid) with custom Angry Unikitty sails.  Some friends have suggested that I post it to LEGO Ideas, and I am checking on the IP regarding the Spice Girls.  Regardless, I'm very happy to see you included getting including more strong female pirate characters into your report and hopefully into future products!  I will be one of your first customers!  ☠️❤️💪 

     

    THAT IS AWESOME! 😃 A fantastic mix of humour and skill! I really hope Spice Girls will be accepted on LEGO Ideas (but I'm not up to date with the guidelines/ToS - it's been - gosh - 7 years-ish since I worked on the platform!).

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