The LEGO Community Engagement Team (CET) is how our recognized Lego User Group (RLUG) interfaces with LEGO. CET is a valuable resource for our group and helps us to be successful hosting events and growing our memberships ability to build awesome creations. Recently the CET requested a meeting with ambassadors from various RLUGs in the America’s region. Our LUG was fortunate that we were able to make it through terrible weather to join up with many other LUGs to provide feedback to the CET on their; past, present and future programs.
After signing in and entering the main campus building, our eyes were quickly drawn to the museum in the front lobby. Many of the sets on display quickly brought back childhood memories building some of my favorite sets and Lego themes.
Upon arrival we had some quick introductions and were shown the area within the Lego Compass building where the majority of our workshops would be held. While everyone was arriving and having breakfast we were allowed to create Lego name badges. After we found our seats we informed that the bucket of Lego parts at our tables could be used to quietly build through out the day. In the afternoon we would have an informal contest judged by our Lego CET hosts. Unfortunately neither Mike G. or I walked away with prizes for this little side event. However, we had a lot of fun building and getting creative with the bricks provided. For our particular box we primarily had basic system blocks and plates with a vibrant but limited color pallet. I took took advantage of the opportunity by building a few pieces of fruit.
Our day was completely jam packed with activities! We enjoyed the many opportunities to interface as a group with the CET and also on more intimate individual levels with both other RLUGs and the CET. Unfortunately for our fans and even for our RLUG members much of what was seen during our visit was not able to be directly photographed or shared. After all, you wouldn’t want us to spoil cool new Lego stuff would you?
Many topics from our workshop applied primarily to how the RLUG ambassadors interface with Lego; however, other portions of our workshop will be directly relayed to our active members at future monthly meet up events. If you would like to learn more about our visit why not join us at one of our next monthly meet ups?
Unfortunately the Lego HQ in Enfield, CT is not open to the public, so you will have to scratch that stop off your next road trip!