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@evert See you there in 4 weeks...
Hi CK! We were the ones ogling the super-rare #106 UNICEF Van in the vault. Haha, that was alot of fun.
Thanks for the HKLUG minifig...that was really cool!
hi Jeremy, i remembered you :D you are welcome.
The Tour experience was awesome, i enjoy every single moment
I am jealous. I wish I could go.
My Lego shop box arrived back before me as well. Hoping it wasn't returned to Denmark yet...lol
Apparently I was not the only one mailing Sanne about sharing the other attendees' e-mail addresses. She has sent a mail to all of the first tour participants if they are willing to share their e-mail address or not. I don't see any problem with this, so mine will be shared :)
What I would like to have from all my fellow tour participants is a photo of you together with your creation during the building challenge, so be prepared :)
I would like to add this to my personal LIT 2014 photo-album as a memory to all of you.
Thanks and Leg godt!
That's true of most, if not all, the award recipients. I've promised already to two others and only sent to one. If anyone else wants, let me know!
I'm back from the LIT #2 and it was a blast. I don't profess to be a good builder/designer, but my son is really into it and so am I and this tour exceeded my expectations. It was nice to meet everyone on the tour who posts on here or lurks and I look forward to keeping in touch with you once we get emails from LEGO.
Day 1 Highlights
While the 1st group got introduced to "JV", we got to meet Soren Lund, GM of the new LEGO House. Once that project is done, I think it will become a destination aside from just LEGOLAND itself.
For those who are more into the design standpoint, we got to meet folks from the Design Team and have dinner with them. While it was pointed out by HR that many are introverted, the ones interacting with us are definitely the extroverted ones. I don't think people stayed up as late as the first tour for the Building Challenge, but many were up past 12:30am. During the time with the designers, I think we all tried to pry info out of them, but they did a good job not to reveal future releases. Booooo!
Day 2 Highlights
I enjoyed this with my background in Supply Chain, so seeing the factory and how things work operationally was really interesting. The amount of elements and assembled parts was really impressive and seeing how fast the machines operate is really impressive.
At the employee store, everyone enjoyed this. I mean, who wouldn't!?! We spent less than Tour 1 at 75,000DKK but that may be due to the fact we had less people for the EU and more Americans where the discounts aren't as great? My family of 3 used up 1 box, but still spent about 3800DKK in the store as we bought sets that were at least 25% USD prices like the Palace Cinema, Parisian Restaurant, Winter Village, and R2-D2.
The Award Show was fun to recognize those who stayed up late and made some great creations and be rewarded for it. I know for many of you, it is an opportunity to showcase your skills, young or old. It was a nice touch for the team to recognize the kids efforts as well.
The highlight of the day had to be the Exclusive set and meet the designer who did it. He signed the set and i know everyone was happy with it. Truly a unique set!
In all, we had 35 members in Tour 2. Of those 35, I think 7 were women/girls and we had 7 kids including mine.
Camilla, Sanne, and Regina are great to work with and I feel like they did a fabulous job.
The LEGO House wasn't available at Hotel LEGOLAND or the employee store, but was available at all nearby stores that are within a 10 minute walk.
There is no Air Conditioning in the rooms so it gets very warm!
We flew in Tuesday night and left Friday evening. For us, it was the right amount of time as I had some concerns there wouldn't be enough free time, but the park itself wasn't too crowded. For the June folks, if you are planning on going on the rides, I would expect longer lines and the pass you get is a season pass and not a VIP pass to skip the lines.
Food was "amusement park" food. Not the best. The food we did get inside the hotel for breakfast and our first meal was good. The meals inside the park was average at best.
Even though my son is 7, I think I'd have reservations bringing kids that young. There are exceptions of course, but days are long and they aren't going to be excited about a lot of stuff as adults are. The tour does do a good job balancing things out and keeping them busy.
Lots of freebies along the way. While I didn't want to expect them, they were always welcome. We definitely came home with a lot more than expected. As others have said, pack light so you have room!
While I don't expect to be back in Billund any time soon, I would love to attend this again once the LEGO House is completed. I think it can be argued if the tour is worth it, but for my family, it definitely was. I made sure to take advantage of the free beers when available. :)
But hey, LEGO is a toy company so it would be a shame to have these tours only available for adults :)
Thanks for your nice wrap-up ...
Say it ain't so!
If any of the US visitors picked up a few extra "LEGO House" sets, let me know via PM. It's the only set in the Architecture Series that I don't have!
My understanding is that the store is offering a 50% discount on sets. Are prices already including the VAT or is it added at the register.
If a set normally costs 1000 DKK, will I pay 500 DKK (50% off) or 750 DKK (50% off, but then 25% VAT)?
What are these boxes you speak of? Do you get to decide what to put in them, or do you choose a box size and they fill it randomly? They ship direct to you?