Cool trip to Taipei

The past 5 days I visited Taipei to discuss with LEGO Taiwan the AFOL cooperation and to meet with the 2 local LUGs Pockyland and TWLUG.

The time really gone by fast. I visited a cool event at the Red House done by Pockyland.

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Visited some places where the AFOLs meet and buy LEGO bricks and sets.

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Got shown around by local AFOLs to experience the local culture.

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Visited Taipei Zoo to see the Panda built by Rack.

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Enjoyed a meet and greet with TWLUG.

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Look through the shops and saw luckily a lot of LEGO products ­čÖé but unluckily also lots of other Brick products ­čśŽ

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And got plenty of exiting food and drinks!

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So it was an awesome experience. Thank you very much to all who took so great care of me!

Visit to Shanghai

The past 3 days I was visiting Shanghai partly to meet with my colleagues from LEGO China, get an impression of the City and market and also to meet with local members from China LUG.

The meeting with LEGO China was great and very productive – they are interested in working with AFOLs and we will look more into possibilities in future meetings.

Today I visited the China LUG workshop run by Joseph centrally located at a local high school.

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Also Robin – a Master in LEGO Mindstorms was around to show his creations.

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Afterwards we went for an AFOL dinner and had some very good talks and discussions.

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Of course a little sight seeing and a small market run was included too on these days.

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All in all a very succesful trip – thanks to all from China LUG and LEGO China who made this a remarkable visit.

Tomorrow I leave Shanghai and travel for a 4 day visit to Taipei.

My visit to Taiwan

I had a blast of a time in Taiwan. It is such a great country and the AFOLs are so nice!

I arrived on Friday and got taken out for dinner to a very nice local restaurant with great food.

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Afterwards we visited the Brickworks Cafe – a very cool place run by some AFOLs to give Kids the chance to play with/get inspired by LEGO Sets and bricks and MOCs! What a fantastic idea!

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Picture with Tony – the main organizer of the place and a very nice guy (2nd from right)

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Saturday I visited the Pockyland Event (which got over 7000 public visitors in 2 days!) in Taipei – very nice event with a lot of high quality MOCs and great AFOLs.

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Cool castle MOCs

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Taipei City gate

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Like this Temple a lot!

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Robots.

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Very good pirate ships

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Winner of the building Competition

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In the afternoon I visited the Taipei 101. Very impressive!

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We ended that day with a great group dinner.

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Next day we took the Shinkansen 700T to Taichung to visit another smaller exhibition nearby and got back to the event in Taipei in the afternoon.

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We also shortly visited the house of the Pockyland Ambassador Rack to see his incredible Burj Khalifa MOC.

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Today I visited with some AFOLs from TWLUG the Palace Museum and the Chan Kai Shek Memorial Hall and we had a very nice group meeting and LEGO Q&A with several members of TWLUG.

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Tomorrow I will visit another small exhibition with MOCs and a shop with LEGO Bricks before I will be home bound in the evening.

Thanks a lot to all the AFOLs in Taiwan who made this visit so great and memorable to me! I had a great time.

Great visit to Hong Kong

The past 3 days I have been around in Hong Kong to meet with the local LUGs and my colleagues from the LEGO Hong Kong office.

On the first day I visited some parts of the city to see some shops selling LEGO sets and parts and to get a first impression of the place.

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William was so kind to take us around
(the tall guy is Joseph from Shanghai)

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Yesterday I visited the Piece of Peace exhibition touring from Japan to Hong Kong displaying many greatly build MOCs. Incredible!

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This model was built by Andy Hung.

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This one by Schneider Cheung (with me in the picture)

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In the evening I participated the HKLUG Summer gathering with over 100 AFOLs. Great event with a funny building activity and some cool MOCs.

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And we had a nice lucky draw for the participants (CK and Vincent from HKLUG and Pater Fung, LEGO HK Marketing Director in the middle)

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Today I had a meeting in the LEGO HK office and met later with 10 AFOLs from Legend Bricks to visit their very cool and impressive new academy/studio/warehouse, to see the great MOCs and to have a nice dinner together. It was great fun.

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Now it is 1am here so I take a rest now before I leave for Taiwan tomorrow.

Visit to Hong Kong and Taiwan in July

I almost finished the schedule planning of my next trip to Asia so from the 23rd – 26th of July I will visit Hong Kong to meet up with Legend Bricks, HK LUG, LEGO Hong Kong and to see the Piece of Peace World Tour Exhibition.

On the 26th I will continue my travel for the first time to Taipei, Taiwan to participate in a Pockyland Event and meet up with TW LUG.

I fly home on the 30st of July in the evening.

Let me know or stop by if you are in the area and like to meet up.