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February is a Whirlwind of a Month



Hey everybody. Sorry it's been a while since I last blogged! But we're less than halfway through February and already there's been more than enough news in the last week and a half to fill a blog entry.


On Saturday, January 31st I was invited by Black Six to become a BZPower News Reporter. I jumped at the opportunity. I already report news to BZPower rather frequently, and this was an opportunity to both do that in an official capacity and help other people get the news THEY find on the front page. The news was announced two days ago. I'm still learning the ropes, but hopefully soon I can be posting news articles.


But in the meantime, something has come up that might make me even busier. You see, just a day earlier, I learned that the LEGO Group had liked an application I had put in for a design position in their girls' category and wanted a Skype interview with me that coming Monday. The interview was a great experience. I got to speak with Rosario Costa, the design director for the LEGO Group's entire girls' category. It was an honor for me to even be able to speak with a designer so influential, and I felt like the interview went well.


I was told I'd hear back within the next week about whether I would be moving on to the next stage of the recruitment process. In the meantime, I finished inking my Gali drawing from December and got set up to receive BZPower news e–mails. Yesterday I got another e–mail from LEGO recruitment. It was an invitation to an all-expense-paid trip to attend a recruitment workshop in Billund! The workshop will be on the 23rd and 24th of this month. The e–mail also included a design assignment to work on over the next two weeks (the LEGO Group will be shipping me bricks to use).


I recognize, if I get this job, I will have to give up my recently acquired BZPower news position. But even if I do well in this workshop, I have no idea how long it might be before I hear whether I got the job, let alone before I start work. In the meantime, I hope I will be able to help the news team report on LEGO news, including the impending release of the Elves theme which I've been eagerly anticipating.


Working as a LEGO designer has long been a dream of mine, and even if I don't get the job I'm thrilled to have made it this far, and that confidence will help motivate me to apply for other LEGO job openings in the future. And the workshop experience should also give me a taste of just what it will take for me to achieve this lifelong dream. :)

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Oh wow. That sounds amazing! You're the most knowledgeable person I know of in the Lego community, as well as one of the nicest and most helpful, no matter what site you're on or where you are. I can't think of anyone more deserving of getting the chance to work for Lego. I really hope this works out for you. Best of luck!

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I think the part that makes me most jealous is that all expenses paid trip to Denmark. I mean, I'm sure it'll be strictly business, but still. Denmark.


That said, congratulations, on achieving that step. This sounds like it will be an amazing experience, and I wish you all the luck in the world on your quest to become a set designer. ^_^

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All that sounds really awesome, even without the tantalizing possibility of becoming a set designer at the end of it.  Congrats on the achievement!

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Aanchir, you totally earned it. You've done so much around multiple LEGO fansites, and whenever I see one of your comments, I know there's gonna be a lot of knowledge incoming. It's nice to see one of the most influential LEGO fans achieve so much. Congratulations and good luck!

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Should've known it was only a matter of time before LEGO snatched you away.  Hopefully we can at least get a few stories out of ya first. :P


But seriously - this is fantastic news, and best of luck on the interview! I'm sure you'll do well - you're one of the most skilled, friendly, and knowledgeable folks out there in the fandom.  Knock 'em dead!

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Congrats Scott! LEGO would try to steal you from us. :)


That would make two BZPers working at LEGO..... We will one day rule the franchises 8D

There's already more than two members who work at LEGO here. :P
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