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Jake Chat II - Transcript

Postby architect » Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:47 pm

Our second chat with Jake McKee, a LEGO Community Development Manager, was very successful. As usual, the CC members had excellent questions. The admins and members would like to thank Jake for spending time with us on his Saturday.

Check out the transcript here:

http://www.classic-castle.com/events/chat02.html

Please talk about your opinions of the chat and the questions which were discussed.
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Postby Mr. D » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:55 am

Very interesting! Hopefully C-C will have enough more such chats in the future that I will be able to attend one. :D
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Postby rogue27 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:21 am

Thanks for posting the transcript so quickly.

I was glad to see that one of my questions had been asked, though the person who asked it may have come up with the question independently.

I didn't like his answer to the question about teen sets. "Our focus isnt teens... teens (not you but a vast majority) simply aren't buying LEGO sets." Doesn't that sound like a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Anyway, it's great that he's willing to chat with the community, even if I always miss it. :)
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Postby jon_p » Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:44 am

I wasn't able to attend the meeting due to unforeseen circumstances... well, actually I forgot! :(

Thanks for posting the transcript, its good to see all the answers Jake gave even if they were not what we might have hoped for.

[Daimyo] Ok. Is the AFOL community a large influence on TLC any more?
[sink21] not sure what you mean by influence, but the AFOL community acceptance is growing huge every day

Hopefully one day, we will be in charge and any decisions TLC wants to make will have to come through us first! :P
But it really would be great if we got a little bit more of say into products, that is why chats with Jake are really good.

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Postby Webrain » Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:26 pm

Thanks Jake for the chat, Thanks again Ben for arranging it.
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Postby Commander Redbeard » Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:48 pm

I'm glad someone asked my question :D

Just wondering, does TLC ask Jake to do that, and if so, what do they learn?
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Postby Merlin of Lego » Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:57 pm

does anyone know anything about the LEGO Factory that was mentioned
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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:11 pm

Commander Redbeard wrote:Just wondering, does TLC ask Jake to do that, and if so, what do they learn?


One of Jake's roles at TLC is as a liason to the AFOL community. He's involved in lots of ways with different community groups, helps with things like the road shows, attends the major fests, etc. Many of the great advances in recent years have grown out of a better understanding of the AFOL market and their desires (bulk bricks, S@H specials, the MOC line, expanded train line, Legends, etc.).

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Postby Duke_Dave » Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:19 pm

Bruce N H wrote:
Commander Redbeard wrote:Just wondering, does TLC ask Jake to do that, and if so, what do they learn?


One of Jake's roles at TLC is as a liason to the AFOL community. He's involved in lots of ways with different community groups, helps with things like the road shows, attends the major fests, etc. Many of the great advances in recent years have grown out of a better understanding of the AFOL market and their desires (bulk bricks, S@H specials, the MOC line, expanded train line, Legends, etc.).

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Thats cool, and I hope they keep it up. We may have Black Knights again sometime :wink:

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Postby moom » Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:20 pm

Merlin of Lego wrote:does anyone know anything about the LEGO Factory that was mentioned
According to what Jake have said during previous keynote presentations, it would be a internet site where you can CAD-design your own model, and then order that model from LEGO as a set. It will be packed and sent to your address, a instant custom MOC so to speak.

Because of logistic limitations, you'll have a selected assortment of bricks to pick from, and the assortment probably will be even more limited during the startup phase.

See this post, a fragment of the BrickFest 2004
Keynote presentation transcript made by Larry Pieniazek:
http://news.lugnet.com/events/brickfest/?n=2843

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