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During the weekend of Aug 24~25, 2019, the third AFOL Festival was hosted at Shanghai, China. Participating RLUGs: China LUG, LELEZHEN LUG, Heros Club LUG, SHLUG, Canton LUG, Hong Kong Brick Rail and Brickinside Participating RLFM: MOCOZONE, Wooden Duck This year we have 130+ AFOLs across the country and 4 friends from Korea participated this BIG DAY event, and have thousands of public visitors in two days. Compare with year one and two, our AFOL family in China is growing bigger and faster than we thought. The exhibition was hosted at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, located on People's Square, Shanghai, adjacent to the municipal government building. Paul Huang, General Manager of LEGO China, made an opening speech at AFOL Festival. This year we see many more high quality MOCs were brought to the event. Mr Stuart Harris from LEGO Group made speech about LEGO house, and answered many questions from fans who are curious about the place. We also have Donny joined this party, who is the first LEGO Ideas 10K club member from mainland China. And he also made a presentation about his experience of his LEGO IDEAS project. Besides exhibition, we also have many interesting games at the party. One of my favorite game is MOC competition based on parts from one existing LEGO Set. This lovely rooster is created by parts from LEGO Creator 3in1 Set 31088 by @Jiayuan Xu Mr Harris visited my booth and took photo with me. 1st CN ambassadors gathering. Finally, thanks to all volunteers, all people who helped with this big party! Without help from all of you there will never be so great memory for us!
I am super excited to announce on behalf of the AFOL Festival committee that the event this year is confirmed to be shipped on Aug 24-25 in Shanghai, China. This year, the event will be held in the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (SUPEC) which is located in the center of the city and in approx. 500m distance to the People Square LEGO Flagship Store. The event is a joint effort from all five recognized communities in mainland China and our local LCP, @Prince Jiang. It grows from a sixty participants event to a hundred in one year, and we are expecting another breakthrough for 2019. Being on its journey for 3 years in a row, I just love how simple it is. You get to see many different sizes and types of LEGO MOCs and you get to meet a full room of people who are so passionate about the LEGO hobby. What they need, is your participation. The registration starts today until 1st of August, but it can be fully booked anytime as the venue can only afford to hold 150 AFOL exhibitors. As a good courtesy from oriental, the committee has prepared super cool gifts for all participants. So don't hesitate to call your friends and get your signup done as early as possible. If you can read Chinese, please go ahead and register from here: http://afolfestival.cn/?page_id=4932 If you don't, please also feel free to send an email in English to the committee via email@example.com with what you would like to bring for display. They will give you warm welcome and necessary guidance on how to participate. More workshops and activities will be announced on its website (http://afolfestival.cn/) and I believe it has a Facebook account too. For those who are just interested in visiting, the ticketing information will be announced in a later stage, so stay tuned. Just two quick event pictures from previous years, we look forward to having you here in 2019! Futuristic City Project by Heroes Club Chinese Opera brickheadz by leinhardt
Last weekend, from Friday to Sunday, our best friend, the LEGO designer, Jamie Berard paid his first visit to Shanghai and Beijing for a series of signing event for the upcoming Shanghai skyline set and some of the other Creator Expert sets which designed by him. Local AFOLs in those two cities were offered 30 minutes each for an exclusive Q&A session where brought them to know what’s inside of a LEGO designer’s brain. Unsurprisingly, the new Modular House became one of the most popular topics of the day. Alright, another one to the must buy list! ;p By participating both signing events and witnessing the reaction from the consumers, from kids to adults. I shared their real excitement and joy when they met with a LEGO designer in person. I heard over and over from them, “my dream is to become a LEGO designer, like you”, which is absolutely awesome to hear. From my eyes, a stronger community in China is arising. Photos attached shows the exciting AFOLs who even brought their MOCs to the event to share with Jamie! I bet they had a great time! (Cover Photo credit to Lin Ye)