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LEGO Play Themes Thread

Postby SavaTheAggie » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:30 pm

LEGO has asked the Ambassadors to remove LEGO Play Themes thread from all the website to which it was posted. It was not their intention for it to be a public discussion, which would allow competitors to view and take notes. I h ave moved the thread into a private area of the forum, they are not lost.

However, all submissions to the LEGO group must be made via an Ambassador. Give me a few days and I'll think of the best way for us to move forward - I don't really want to have thousands of emails to have to go through in my inbox. Perhaps I will discuss a private forum section with the other administrators.

I will update you on the final means through which you can communicate your thoughts, at least on this website.

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Postby Athos » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:36 pm

That must mean we've had some good suggestions...

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Postby timber_wolf899 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:08 am

closing the barn door after the horse is out?
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Postby Aliencat » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:51 am

timber_wolf899 wrote:closing the barn door after the horse is out?

I wouldn't say that.
Now the Ambassadors will get the ideas through private channels and submit them to The Lego Compnay without anyone else being able to read it. I don't see any horse that would have gotten out, the question list itself is public but the answers the AFOLs give aren't.
Sure, the thread got 15 replies of which only a few were really worth anything so , but nothing specific enough for any competitor to "steal" or at least take notes on yet. So I'd say the barn door is closed before the horse even realized it was open ;)
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:54 pm

guess that depends on how closely megabloks watches this forum.........which is an interesting questing in and of itself.

read......wouldnt we like to know.
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:36 pm

It was nice to see everyone's ideas on the subject, albeit with an overabundance of "steampunk" ideas. :roll:
Too bad we have to hide these from scrying eyes. :?
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Postby Aliencat » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:05 pm

timber_wolf899 wrote:guess that depends on how closely megabloks watches this forum

Not really, take for example you and I, we watch this forum closely, but still we can't tell which theme idea was given the most support, because we can't see the private messages or e-mails being sent to the Ambassadors.
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:10 pm

What i mean is that the need to remove the theme suggestions from public view is directly proportional it seems, to the scrutiny paid by compeditors.

Makes you wonder if MB has someone who monitors the online lego community seeing as they lack their own such community. Wouldnt that be a fun job?

"Is that report on BZpower activity done yet?"

"no boss, sorry, i've been bogged down in the brothers-brick monitoring and extrapolation project!"

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Postby Username » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:18 pm

Where do I need to send my ideas?
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Postby Athos » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:28 pm

I'm curious if we would need to resubmit already posted ideas or if TLC is sufficiently aware of those.

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Postby Handar » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:38 pm

Athos wrote:I'm curious if we would need to resubmit already posted ideas or if TLC is sufficiently aware of those.

Steve


Here's an answer from Sava's original post regarding the original thread with the posted ideas.

"I have moved the thread into a private area of the forum, they are not lost."
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Postby Formendacil » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:51 pm

timber_wolf899 wrote:Guess that depends on how closely Megabloks watches this forum.........which is an interesting question in and of itself.

read......wouldn't we like to know.


I like to assume that all the spammers that we have to delete are secret Megabloks agents. :P

Of course, we could always post a whole bunch of BAD theme ideas here in public, hoping that they'll steal them.
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Postby RichardAM » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:13 pm

Username wrote:Where do I need to send my ideas?


To me of course, i'll make sure to send them off. :D

If they're bad ideas though I don't want them. :wink:
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Postby Quickblade22 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:17 pm

Of course, we could always post a whole bunch of BAD theme ideas here in public, hoping that they'll steal them.


We did...."Steam Punk", it's right up Megablok's alley :P

Put the pitchforks down, I'm only kidding.....maybe....sorta.....not really :wink:

I think the fact of the matter is is that this is just another step forward in TLC showing it's dedication to give the fans something they may want. I'm kinda thrilled that they would even ask us. I don't have any raw data, but based on things reported here and from recent experiences, look at the direction this company has taken to get it self out of the hole it was in. The Death Star set seems to have stemed directly from a similar question. The LA's helping with the creation of the current Castle theme and Space if I recall. Members like Steve Witt reaching out to not only give us what we wanted in the Medieval Market Street, but the way he helped with the Advent Calander mess. A company that is not only in touch with it's fans, but makes an effort to give them what they want. Besides, it's not like they're going to take the information from this session, use one, and throw the others out. It makes no difference to me if it's public or private, what matters is that they want to increase our interest.
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:06 pm

As you say, lego is really developing the online community into a strategic resource.

This is a resource that others will have trouble duplicating even if they recognize its value. <Go ahead MB form an online adult fan community, i DARE you!>
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