Sunday, November 16, 2014

LEGO Fan Weekend (Skærbæk) Round-Up

Name of Event: LEGO Fan Weekend 2014
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Details: This year's LEGO Fan weekend event in Skærbæk, Denmark was announced to be the last, just weeks before the event. Being both a fairly official event and the last event of its kind, the usual issues of precedent and favoring one event above others didn't apply - so LEGO bigwigs Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and Jorgen Vig Knudstorp were able to meet with some of the 350 exhibitors (from 24 different countries) and 2300+ public visitors. As an added bonus, the participating exhibitors also received an exclusive run of this year's Inside Tour set.

Word is that the event will actually happen again next year, but as a fan-run event instead of an event LEGO runs for the fans. It should be interesting to see what that means for the future of the event, since it appears that most of the seminars for exhibitors at this year's event were run by LEGO employees.

Now that we're back to rounding up events that none of our contributors personally attended, we've got coverage of this event:
Mr. Tomato Bread's Flickr photos
Community Team Blog: The Last LEGO Fan Weekend (event coverage)
Community Team Blog: The Last LEGO Fan Weekend (announcement)
Bill Ward has both uploaded photos to Flickr and blogged about the event.
Cassiebsg's Brickshelf Gallery
Gianni Bassini's Flickr photos

The photo used above was taken by Bill Ward and shows a recurring miniland-scale layout by Stephan Sander.

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