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Lego Denmark Factory Tour on the National Geographic Channel

dehnehsudehnehsu Member Posts: 206
edited January 2012 in Everything else LEGO
The National Geographic Channel will be airing "Inside Lego" part of the "Ultimate Factories" series on Saturday, Jan 21st. Our local newspaper ran a small blurb describing it as as behind the scenes at Billund, Denmark of the development and design process of a Lego playset. Also featured, molding, painting and packaging.


  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 819
    Thanks! Just set my DVR to record this. Looking forward to it.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,907
    Is this a different one to the behind the scenes of the newest Police Station. That process was AMAZING! And they 'just happened' to be there when something broke down...
  • nodnarb162nodnarb162 Member Posts: 58
    @andhe, do you have a link to that video?
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Member Posts: 206
    Thanks andhe, I just found the video and was about to link it. Really cool, 45 minute program. Yes, the set featured is the City Police Station 7498. Funny at the end they show the completed kit and the dreaded Stickers already look in rough shape.
  • SupersympaSupersympa Member Posts: 534
    so will it be a new programm or the same as available on youtube and was out a year ago?
  • nodnarb162nodnarb162 Member Posts: 58
    Thanks andhe :)
  • pcironepcirone Member Posts: 346
    Thanks, cant wait.
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    Thanks! Set the DVR also.

  • intromissionintromission Member Posts: 197
    Great video. Thanks for sharing.
  • intromissionintromission Member Posts: 197
    edited January 2012
    Favorite quote:

    Decorating machine operator in video 3:

    "Vee are villing to take dat extra step and decorate...Dee little boys will not have to place, a tiny sticker, in dee place ver he is expecting the dog's eye. We will make it for him...And it will stay there...For good."

    Best line ever!
  • evantylerevantyler Member Posts: 86
    edited January 2012
    I'm excited to see this episode of Ultimate Factories, featuring the LEGO factory in Billund, Denmark. It will air in the U.S. on Saturday, January 21st (tomorrow!) at 8:00 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel.
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 321
    @evantyler, thank you for post! DVR set to go!
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    this must be different in the US, as I have searched programming, and I can't find it scheduled in the UK. :-(
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Member Posts: 282
    Woohoo!! Should be a fun and interesting segment!
    My DVR is set. I shall be at a birthday party at the Mai Kai restaurant!
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    Thanks for the info; DVR set!

    US - Dish Network - channel 186
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
    Boo don't have natgeo at my house. Ideas on how to find?
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    Youtube? Perhaps someone flashy with a PC can record and upload it here for us...
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    ^ The U.S. government would then shut us down under SOPA. ;o) (just kidding)
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Member Posts: 206
    jocappy, I'm pretty sure the episode is available on YouTube. The description matches the content on the YouTube Video. Follow andhe's links (The 4th reply on this thread) or if you want to watch it all at once uncut click on the following link..

    If I had Cable I'd get a nice DVR full HD copy. Saving YouTube Flash Videos results in much lower quality copies.
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    thanks for this. much appreciated. couldn't find it on the UK broadcast.
  • airjordanairjordan Member Posts: 33
    Just finished watching on natgeo... Pretty good, but still angry I haven't received my missing FB pieces >:) I think they could afford to send some my way
  • hleonffuhleonffu Member Posts: 247
    @richo in the UK it will probably be named Mega Factories vs Ultimate Factories in the US.
  • yys4uyys4u Member Posts: 1,093
    edited January 2012
    Cool thanks for the youtube link! I just read this post and realized I missed it! Then I checked my channels and I don't even get Nat Geo haha.
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Member Posts: 1,376
    edited January 2012
    If you live in the US, it might play again. Last night on NatGeo, they had their normal episode of Ultimate Factories and they spotlighted the Lego Billund factory for an hour. VERY interesting and a great watch. Probably as close as most of us North Americans will come! If its plays again, I highly recommend you DVR it or seeif its available on demand. You'll thank me!
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    edited January 2012
    I watched it - great stuff

    Edited by @Matthew 23/01/12 19:37 GMT - removed no longer applicable link
  • typocorrectotypocorrecto Member Posts: 197
    This is the same episode from a year ago. Good stuff though, very interesting...
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    edited January 2012
    Would a mod delete my above post since it makes no sense after one of you merged it into this thread? Thanks. And then perhaps delete this post too? lol
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    Just watched the first 20 minutes...

    The police station they are showing, is that old, or is it going to replace the one for sale right now?
  • cbaker1974cbaker1974 Member Posts: 150
    It was the current 7498...
  • dimefielddimefield Member Posts: 314
    Its the one from last year that Forest Station replaced.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    ^^^ We no longer have the delete function, as it caused more problems than it was worth back at the form's launch. I have made your post make slightly more sense now.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    Just finished watching it today, ahh I see.

    What the HECK? They fill police stations by HAND? That is nuts, why the heck don't they have a machine for that? They said that all oversize sets are filled by hand.

    That would explain the missing parts bags from Fire Brigade, it looks like they weight the parts bags before filling boxes, but I didn't see them weight them after, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

    Parts of that setup are really modern, parts are old school. Pretty cool overall. I can only imagine what it costs to update processes with modern technology, many millions of dollars.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    I love how the mold for the games dice cost $300,000. Insane.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    ^^ Yes, but don't forget that LEGO is EXTREMLEY rich.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    The $300K figure probably includes R&D, and they need more than one mold, they probably had to make 50 of them...
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,987
    I watched this with my son this evening. He really enjoyed it, but his big take away was that he wants a police station. :-)

  • jadeirenejadeirene Member Posts: 474
    I just watched the episode on the DVR. It made me sad when they came to the part about LEGO Universe and said how it was the largest investment they've put into a single product.
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