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Postby porschecm2 » Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:47 am

My question will probably be:

"The recent article on KK2 in the Lego Magazine seemed to indicate that a single Lego designer completely designs an individual set. Is this true, or do multiple designers pool their talent to create a new set?"

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Postby The Blue Knight » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:52 am

If I cannot be there (and I'm gonna try), will someone please ask these 3 questions or some variant.

What did TLG learn from the uproar over the color change? Would you do it differently if you could do it over again? (OK a follow-up, whaddya what from me?)

Toys R Us and many other toy retailer here in the US are struggling. Does TLG see this, and how might retailing toys such as LEGOs change in the future. (Not a product line question).

What bearing, if any, do communities such as CCC have on TLG decisions?

How will we know the answers? Will there be a transcript for those that cannot attend?
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Postby Glencaer » Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:20 pm

Transcript will be provided. the CC Chat automatically stores all content in it for about three days, so even if the chat goes down (like last time) - the content will be saved. Ben Ellermann has done a great job in the past of editting the transcript to be more readable after the fact.

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Postby Sir Terrance » Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:15 pm

I missed the other one, but does anyone know where I can find the transcript from it? I will try to be there, however my LUG is having a meeting at my house, and not sure if I will be able to get there in time. My questions would be:

How much would it cost to open a Pick-a-Brick store?

Has LEGO ever thought of opening a LEGO store in West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in the world?

If The Hobbit came out as a movie, would LEGO make a line following it, since the book was intended for kids?

If I don't make it, could someone ask these?
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Postby Formendacil » Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:03 pm

Sir Terrance wrote:I missed the other one, but does anyone know where I can find the transcript from it?


It's in the archives, I think in the January or February page.
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Postby Glencaer » Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:19 pm

Sir Terrance wrote:How much would it cost to open a Pick-a-Brick store?


Are you planning on opening a store? Can you give more details on what exactly you're trying to figure out?

Or do you want a PAB near you?

If The Hobbit came out as a movie, would LEGO make a line following it, since the book was intended for kids?


This is unanswerable due to Future Products - Jake can't discuss. Nope, none, zilch.

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Postby Sir Vincent » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:58 pm

Can anyone ask why Johnny Thunder was given a new head in Orient Expo? I'll always miss the Johnny Thunder that looked like he needed a hug... :cry:
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Postby Luís » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:13 pm

Please ask for me:
"Could TLC make a Pick-a-brick in O'Porto?"
And:
"How much costs a Lego pound on Legoland?"
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Postby Commander Redbeard » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:39 pm

I have a Boy Scouts campout, so i won't be there...

Could someone ask Jake:

"What made TLC decide to create new helmets, shields, wall pieces, and swords for the new KK2 line instead of re-using the older moulds?"
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Postby TheOrk » Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:37 pm

Here be my Q.

I was wondering why LEGO has made the new LEGO pirates in a larger size? Because as people collect more and more LEGO they get more minifigs and can do new things with them. i.e The Kingdom of Ikros.
So wouldnt people have more duplo men and only a couple minifigs later on in life?
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Postby Sir Terrance » Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:11 am

Glencaer wrote:
Sir Terrance wrote:How much would it cost to open a Pick-a-Brick store?


Are you planning on opening a store? Can you give more details on what exactly you're trying to figure out?

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Well I'm only 13 (14 in January), but some people in my LUG (who are much older than me) we curious about it. I was as well. I was tossing around the idea of everyone in LUG to pitch in some money and open a store owned by us. Mainly curiousity really. But I would LOVE to have one here in Edmonton.
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Postby wlister » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:09 pm

I won't be able to make the chat as I will be working, but I do have a question if someone wants to ask it.

What happened to the Blue 32 x 32 baseplate from S@H and will it return?

That's it, not a future product line or a complaint, just a question about availability, we know they have the mold, we know they are still making them. Doc Ock's hideout has one and there is a baseplate pack available to educational stores that includes the blue 32 x 32.

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Postby doctorsparkles » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:27 am

I probably won't be on to ask a question, but this is something I'm curious about so maybe somebody could bring it up if they don't have a question of their own. The following is an excerpt from the first chat with Jake:
[JPinoy] did Lego's policy against making military sets change? (considering that the Red Baron and Sopwith Camel are World War 1 military planes)
[sink] not changed, really... we just don't do any modern military or true "war" sets complete with realistic blood
[JPinoy] so WW2 would be "ok"?
[sink] WW2 is still "modern" in the sense that there were people alive who fought it. That's the way I've personally thought about what "modern" means
[JPinoy] thanks

If LEGO doesn't do any 'modern military or true "war" sets,' why do the alternate models for 4403 Air Blazers include what seem to be (if I know my planes correctly) an F-117 Nighthawk and an F-18 Hornet, both being warplanes that are still in use today?
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Postby Glencaer » Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:30 am

doctorsparkles wrote:If LEGO doesn't do any 'modern military or true "war" sets,' why do the alternate models for 4403 Air Blazers include what seem to be (if I know my planes correctly) an F-117 Nighthawk and an F-18 Hornet, both being warplanes that are still in use today?


excellent question. I'd like to hear the answer to that!

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