Jan Beyer | LEGO

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  1. I hope many of you join this cool competition! Check it out! What would you build from an endless supply of LEGO bricks? We’ve had entries ranging from a treehouse to a full size unicorn, and even a portal to a LEGO universe. Winners of the contest will get a full expense paid trip to the LEGO House and enjoy it all to themselves for a whole night. They will sleep in a dream LEGO bedroom under a giant LEGO waterfall and create their winning entry with the skillful support of the host, Jamie Berard, one of the finest Master Builders in the world and a true expert of the brick. Enter your idea here: https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/lego-house/ Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJca_CD2lsU&t=6s
  2. [COMMUNITY MANAGER WEEKLY] Building time

    Hi all, the days are getting colder, it gets dark very early (basically you get to work in the dark and come back home in the dark) and the year is coming slowly to the end so it is time to spend a lot of time on building LEGO Sets. So I started to get the sets I wanted to build but had no time to do so until now so first one was the new LEGO House Set, lately the Saturn 5 rocket and now I am working on the Winter Village Station. It is a lot of fun but it takes now a little longer as my 3 year old son is so much into LEGO building now that he always wants to help. That is really great. Next on my list will be the Old Fisihing Store and Ninjago City (need to see where to place that one as I run out of space in my LEGO room). At work I spend a lot of time on planning cool AFOL related activities with my LEGO House colleagues as well as slowly start to wrap up the passing year and start out plannung for the upcoming year so there will be hopefully a smooth transition and new great things to come for the AFOL Community and the LEGO Group. Have a great weekend and keep on building!
  3. A night @ the LEGO House

    Dear all, I am happy to announce a pretty cool competition the LEGO House is running together with AirBnB and the prize is a night at the LEGO House. I think this is a pretty cool thing for AFOLs so feel free to participate and share. You can find all information in the attached file and using this link https://www.airbnb.dk/night-at/lego-house. Good luck! Night @ LEGO House Press Release ENG.docx
  4. [Community Manager Weekly] The aftermath

    It is still me Martin. So keep them coming. Thanks
  5. [Community Manager Weekly] The aftermath

    Dear all, now the LEGO House AFOL opening as well as the LEGO House Grand Opening are well done and all seems to be very happy about this. Daily operations kick in, I still spend some time to clear up and finish the last duties together with the AFOL exhibitors and LEGO House colleagues so all is in place as promised. But of course planning for future AFOL related activities in the LEGO House have already begun - so stay tuned. Also the Skærbæk Fan Weekend 2017 is not completely forgotten - still looking through great pictures (also to check what I not have managed to see even though being there the whole weekend) and also sorting and answering the last to do emails from that weekend. This years SFW was really the biggest we ever have experienced (it has for sure pushed the organisation to the boundaries) and I even in my wildest dreams never could imagine - over 700!!! participants, over 500!!! MOCs, over 70!!! Ambassadors, over 35!!! countries represented - superlatives I never expected when I started this event as the first tiny LEGO Fan Weekend 13 years ago. I am so grateful but also very humble and I want to thank all who put their efforts in to make this event happen so many AFOLs (including myself) enjoy so much! We only can do this as a team - we are nothing alone! So now back to daily work, planing new activites and being ready for the challenges and changes to come. Oh, one last thing - Kim finally convinced me to be active on Instagram (as he puts it "the new Facebook") so go there and see my pictures if you like (Jan Beyer / janb3101) Have a great rest of your week and stay strong!
  6. [Community Manager Weekly] LEGO House AFOL Opening and Skærbæk Fan Weekend

    It was a true pleasure to have you all around! I am so happy you enjoyed and thank you so much for visiting!
  7. Hi all, today we had around 600 AFOLs (including over 80 Ambassadors) from almost 40 different countries participating the LEGO House AFOL Opening - it was really a blast. It went really smooth and was an amazing experience for all AFOLs as well as the LEGO House Staff, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, Bali Padda, the DCE Leadership Team as well as all LCE team members present. We had all such a great time and I got plenty of very positive comments and saw plenty of very happy faces so it was a true mindblowing experience. Now most of the AFOLs and even some more (yes, you read right - there are over 700! registered participants) enjoy the Skærbæk Fan Weekend here in Denmark and will turn this into the most international AFOL driven event worldwide. So I wish us all here present a great weekend of LEGO brick fun and all others a great weekend and hope you are able to join in the future!
  8. Do your community members have great ideas for a “gift with purchase"-set?

    Thanks for your input guys - please wait until we have the setup in the LAN ready for you comments and suggestions as mentioned in the blog post.
  9. Dear all, I got this message from my department colleagues: "Exciting news for all members of registered LEGO fan communities: Next week we will share brief on the LAN Forum asking LAN Ambassadors to involve their community members in the idea generation for a "gift with purchase"-set (GWP)*. We hope that all registered LEGO communities will contribute with ideas and forward their ideas to their LAN ambassador in a prioritized list. Stay tuned for more information on the LAN Forum next week and start noting your ideas down today. If you are a registered community member ask your LAN Ambassador for more information about this initiative. The deadline for submitting the prioritized list of ideas is November 1st 2017. There might be questions linked to this blog post and the brief, i.e.: "will some ideas be turned into an actual product?" The answer is that the ideas are inspirational allowing LEGO Group to understand what fans believe is a great GWP set. Please look out for the topic on LAN next week and ask your questions there. Note that we will not be collecting ideas posted in the comments of this blog post, so please follow the directions in the topic on the LAN forum posted next week. *A “gift with purchase”-set is as the name indicates a set which is given to people who purchase a specific LEGO offer. " Thanks so much for you interest and your participantion is very much appreciated. Jan
  10. Today we concluded our first week of team meeting (it is great to have Paul and Jacky in Billund) with participating in the AFOL test visit @ the LEGO House. Over 200 AFOLs from 8 different countries visited the LEGO House to give the staff an experience how AFOLs act and react as well as experience the LEGO House. It was a truely great activity and all sides were very happy and had a lot of fun. I am so excited to get to the AFOL opening in September with over 600 AFOLs - it will be so much fun! I hope to welcome many of you to the opening or in the time to come in the LEGO House - an exceptional LEGO Brand experience!
  11. Community Manager Weekly - Lots of events and activities!

    Yeah, that would be great! Fingers crossed!
  12. Fanabriques Event 2017

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    This is the main event organized by the RLUG Fanabriques. You can even meet a LEGO Designer at this years event. http://expo.fanabriques.fr/fr/26
  13. Bricktastic

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    Event driven by the RLUG Fairy Bricks. http://www.bricktastic.org/
  14. Hi all, the past week we had our US colleagues Tim Courtney and Kevin Hinkle on visit in the Billund office - it is always great to connect and see each other in person so lots of good talks and interaction. Another important topic for me that keeps me quite busy is the LEGO House - we have good track but also some challenges on the proces to identify and organize the MOCs which go into the LEGO House (the first ones have been installed and more to come in the upcoming weeks) and the LEGO House is filling with more and more unique and cool models and activities. Also the planning for the AFOL opening in September goes well - it will be a blast! In addition this weekend 4 big events are happening - the Fanabriques Event in Rosheim/France, the Bricktastic Event by Fairy Bricks in Manchester/UK, Brick Fiesta Convention in the US and the first ever Shanghai AFOL Festival where around 60 Chinese AFOLs will be together and displaying their MOCs for the first time. This is definitely a milestone for the AFOL Community in China! My colleague Jacky is supporting it - quite exciting - wish I could be there! So my collegues and I wish best of luck to the events and we hope all participants will have a lot of fun and great experiences!
  15. LEGO World Utrecht 2017

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    This is a LEGO Group driven event with AFOL participation on invitation. https://legoworld.lego.com/nl-nl#headerSection