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Designer Dragon's Lair



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Ten thousand Bricks and counting

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jan 24 2015 · 77 views

I just realized I've been working here for 3 weeks now and have probably gone through 10000 bricks or more, easily. I guess as being hired from the AFOL community, building stuff just for fun after hours as a hobby is not as common as one would think. It is a job after all, even if it's the best in the world so far. But staying a little longer and chatting with the other colleagues is great fun and it's nice to be able to chat for a few hours and exchange thoughts on designs and bounce ideas off of each other. =)

I guess that's what happens if you have a whole backlog of models only ever finished in LEGO Digital Designer and then decide to try them out as physical models. Five are done (pictures will follow in the next few weeks I hope), and two more are WIPs, including an old favourite I never got to finish before: A Minifig scale AT-AT walker. Head and feet are done already, the rest will follow.

I also noticed my BFTGM entry, Mythosix, that was withdrawn from the contest but came to work with me, keeps moving around the Bionicle design area. XD


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Legoland, the Silent Hill edition

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jan 22 2015 · 92 views

Three weeks pass quickly. Even more so when you have so much fun at work that you start looking forward to Mondays (Crazy, right?) It's been really cold here this week in Billund and I think I saw the sun about three times in total. And this was the view (or lack thereof) on the way home from work tonight. It's just missing the sirens for that real horror game feel.


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On the upside, quite a number of the new designers have banded together and organized a number of activities despite the lackluster weather. And in addition, I've been assigned my first set at work. Super exciting! Also, if things go well, there might be pictures from an upcoming presentation. I'll have to see if I can share those.


PS: Had to add a disclaimer box for legal reasons.




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Week #1 at LEGO

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jan 10 2015 · 117 views

And thus the first week at the new job is over. I've completed my first two work assignments and am currently on my third, which I will get back to on Monday. I can't really talk about them, but it involved new sets and building some larger models of my own design for an upcoming display. I learned and saw so many things, that is really doesn't feel like only one week yet. It actually feels a bit unreal to think that last weekend I was still living in my family's house in my own room.

Now this weekend is the first in Billund. Compared to the past 5 days, there is a shocking lack of activity going on right now. Me and another colleague decided to checkout the nearby town of Veilje. It's not big, but bigger than Billund and has a beautiful old town and enough activity and options for food and entertainment that it is quite obvious why a lot of expat designers decide to move there.
Of course, my current residence has the distinct advantage of being only a stone's throw away from the employee store which I will also check out come Monday. ^^

A few small things I can share: I've got around to build some of my own designs after working hours at the office, mostly models I only had in LDD so far, so I hope I get to take photos of them soon. I also put together Smaug from the Hobbit sets to watch over the desk, which is also quite cool, those wings are really something else. And perhaps coolest in terms of builds so far: Mythosix, my villain for the Golden Mask contest which was withdrawn is now standing guard outside the Bionicle design area, so he's in good company.

More cool than that though was the opportunity to meet the other designers, many which I only knew from flickr before. Insanely talented and passionate people all around and it's really great to be able to hang out with them. The work environment in general is super-friendly and healthy. Though, if you think this is only a desk-job I can tell you there is quite a bit of walking involved. Lots of bricks means lots of shelves.



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Day #1 at LEGO

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jan 06 2015 · 662 views

Dear diary...EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!


...no, no, not going there ^^ Though I have seen my fair share of spaceships and hundreds of other designs today. The day started relatively early compared to my old job and got interesting immediately as I met my colleague who got hired through the same workshop I attended. We had a camera team at the workshop filming some of us for a documentary on Channel 4 on UK television and apparently they hadn't had enough yet since they accompanied us all the way to the front door at which point they were not allowed to follow anymore. Our respective mentors welcomed us and while I spent half a day with a visitor pass, I now have that little thingy saying I'm an employee. Way cool! =D


I got taken on a tour of the department and saw pretty much everything from City (which is where I work) to Ninjago to Bionicle. Oh the things I have seen and can not talk about. It will keep the frontpage busy for a looooong time ^^ The Bionicle guys heard I was a fan though, so they were super nice and gave me Kopaka, who is now master of ice and my desk until I return tomorrow, along with somebody else I might get to talk about in the future.


I didn't do much designing today yet, it was mostly learning where everything is and getting used to the work environment. I did get to put together some new sets though, which was pretty sweet.


Stayed well after work was over and got to do some free building and hung out with some of the other designers.


Let's do it again tomorrow! =D




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Starting work as a LEGO designer.

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jan 04 2015 · 265 views
LEGO Designer Job

Happy New Year everybody!

Long time no see, eh? Even longer since I had anything to blog about. But that's about to change.

Tomorrow I'm flying to Denmark to start my new job on Tuesday. Amazing to think that in more or less 48 hours I'll be a part of the LEGO design team in Billund.


Allons-y!








Disclaimer

I am a designer working for LEGO. However, this blog is a private one and anything I post here does not necessarily reflect the views of the LEGO Group.


I can absolutely not talk about anything that's under development, nor comment on any rumors, speculation, leaks and anything else that has not been officially released. As a rule of thumb: If it's not sold on shelves, we can't talk about it.