I think it would be a cool idea to arrange an interview with an actual LEGO designer answering questions submitted by the CC community.
My ultimate vision: a podcast between a community representative and a lego designer (perhaps an admin or an ambassador). Not being anything of a tech person, I have no idea if it would be possible to arrrange something like this with the two parties of the interview most likley being on different continents.
Perhaps more realistic vision: A lego designer responds to community questions in plain-old type form. This would be easier technologicallly, and perhaps legally, as LEGO could pick and choose their responses to questions.
In either case, the CC community would submit questions in the forum. The questions would be filtered for interest, relevance, appropriateness, etc. The final list could even be submitted to LEGO for approval and preparation.
Now for the hard part: anticipating feasibility issues that would have to be worked around. Here are some, but I'm sure others will come up with more.
-language barriers: are there any English speaking designers? Would we need an interpreter?
-technological issues (ultimate vision only) Who has the necessary equipment and can configure it properly?
-legalities: What would the designers actually be alllowed to talk about? Who would have to approve what they are able to say?
-interest/redundancy: Interviews have been done before, but have they been done quite how I'm proposing? Does the community have any interest in something like this?
-badgering poor busy designers: would the designer be willling/able to take time to answer our questions? Is our community big enough that LEGO would see the effort to be worthwhile?
-organization: who would be in charge of coordinating this effort?
So everybody, tell what you think. Personally, I think the idea very feasible if the right people are willing.