On Thursday the 27th September, LEGO House held a huge celebration together with Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) from around the world. The so called "AFOL Day" was opened with speeches from Jan Beyer (AFOL Network Events Manager), Jesper Vilstrup (General Manager - LEGO House), as well as, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (Third-generation owner of the LEGO Group).
The hundreds of AFOLs gathered took great interest in the display and were very curious about the fan made 10K Club models that were on display, taking the time to see the models from all angles and snapping many photographs.
One fan of the displayed models was Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who we were able to give a brief introduction of the display to.
Later in the day, several LEGO Designers were on hand in LEGO Square for a meet and greet session with AFOLs, who also had the chance to get their autographs. Representing LEGO Ideas were designers Niek van Slagmaat and Samuel Johnson (Voltron), Mike Psiaki and Carl Merriam (NASA Apollo Saturn V) as well as Adam Grabowski (Old Fishing Store).
If you haven't visited LEGO House yet to see the display, then you can still manage to do so before the 8th October, 2018. Not able to come to Billund? Then you can check them all out on the LEGO Ideas blog.
^ Jan Beyer welcomes hundreds of AFOLs at LEGO House
^ Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen speaks about LEGO House, and his admiration and gratefulness for the AFOLs and their impressive models.
^ Niek van Slagmaat shows off the transforming abilities of the LEGO Ideas Voltron set
^ Adam Grabowski signs a fan's Old Fishing Store box
^ Mike Psiaki and Carl Merriam demonstrate the different stages of the NASA Apollo Saturn V
^Adam Grabowski has a chat with an AFOL at the Meet and Greet session
^Adam Grabowski adds an extra level of detail to his autograph
^Niek van Slagmaat shows an AFOL one of the fun, less serious, prototypes that came about during the development of the LEGO Voltron set.
^ A part of the LEGO Ideas team joined by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen at the LEGO Ideas display. From left to right: Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (3rd Generation LEGO Group owner), Hasan Jensen (Associate Engagement Manager), Sanne Dollerup (Project Manager) and Tim Courtney (Experience Manager)
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