The last LEGO Fan Weekend

The past weekend the last LEGO Fan Weekend was concluded and it was again a great event!
We had 350 AFOLs visiting from 24 different countries around the world!
This was an awesome experience.

Lots of AFOLs showed their fantastic MOCs to each other, many LEGO employees (among the Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and J├Şrgen Vig Knudstorp) and over 2300 public visitors.

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Here is a little selection of the MOCs.

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On Saturday evening we had a great Party dinner everybody enjoyed and where a very special 10 years LFW anniversary set was given to all participants.

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Friends from all over the World came together to meet and to make new friendships – it was so much fun!

I want to thank you everybody who made this event happen and participated it in the past 10 years!

My visit to Warsaw

On Thursday I got early up to catch my flight to Warsaw. First I met with the LEGO Polska Marketing Manger responsible for AFOL cooperation. I took her through my presentation about AFOLs and LUGs and afterwards we discussed and agreed our cooperation plans for 2015. It was a great meeting.
In the afternoon I met up with the LEGO Ambassador and a member from Zbudujmy.to LUG to discuss about cooperation and activities. We also had a short look around the beautiful City of Warsaw.

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On the next day I met in the morning with one of the LUGPol Admins and we also had great discussions and a short City walk before we started our lunch meeting with 2 LUGPol Admins, the LEGO Polska Marketing Manager and myself. It was a very constructive meeting.

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In the afternoon we visited together the current running LUGPol exhibition in the Technical museum which is part of the iconic Palace of Culture building in Warsaw.
The exhibition was great looking and well prepared.

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In the evening LUGPol had organized a dinner meeting with 15 AFOLs from both LUGs.

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It was a great and very productive and informative visit – thanks to all who contributed to it.

Lipno Event 2014 – Czech Republic

The past 2 days I was visiting the Lipno Event 2014 in Czech Republic. This event is held in the Lipno Point vacation center right at the shore of Lake Lipno in cooperation with the Czech LUG Kostky.org.

When I arrived Friday afternoon from Prague the over 40 participating AFOLs were eagerly setting up to be ready for the Grand Opening the next morning.

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It all came together in time after a night shift so the event opened at 10am for the public.

You can see awesome MOCs all build by Czech AFOLs. They outpace themselve over and over again!

Here some impressions!

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Yesterday night we held the AFOLs evening with good food, drinks and talks as well as an auction and a voting for the best MOC.

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A SW diorama got the first prize.

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I want to say thank you to all people who made this incredible exhibition happen!
If you want to visit – which I strongly recommend – you have time until September 30th.

My short but intense visit to Hungary

Yesterday and today I am visiting Budapest, the beautiful Capital of Hungary.
First I had a very productive 3h meeting with the LEGO Hungary Marketing Manager around working with AFOLs and afterwards I had the chance to meet over 30 AFOLs from 5 different LUGs and the 3 Hungarian LEGO Ambassadors! This was a great experience.
We had dinner together and they invited me to see an AFOL exhibition in Budapest which was so great.

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Awesome MOCs (of course there were much more)!

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The 3 Ambassadors (Karoly Kiss, Andras Dorogi and Peter Kovac) and the organizer of the exhibition (Lazslo Uhrovszky).

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We discussed LEGO related things and chatted until late night. So much fun!

Later Andras was so kind to give me a glimps of this beautiful city by night – it was so impressive!

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Thank you very much to all of you – it was a great trip – I will be back!