At the LEGO House Fan Day on Thursday 23rd September 2013, a number of new exhibits in the Masterpiece Gallery were unveiled. These exhibits are traditionally sourced from members of the fan community around the world. The pandemic has made it challenging to continue this tradition this year, and as such, the team have had to think outside the box for some exciting new displays.
There has been an internal competition between LEGO® employees, to have their custom creations displayed in the LEGO House for the next year. Among the 17 selected exhibitors, you might expect mainly LEGO designers, but there are also a mechanical engineer, executive assistant, and an operator who handed in their own LEGO creations. It is interesting to see what the designers bring to the table when not limited by the limitation imposed by designing for commercial sets. I was particularly heartened to see some of the models from Astrid Sundorf Christensen, who contributed to the LEGO Floral Bouquet, released earlier this year.
I am blown away looking at these exhibits, but I fear that I shall not be able to get to the LEGO House before they are replaced next year. Here’s hoping.
Congratulations to all of the new exhibitors. However, looking at the line up here, I am a little surprised that only one woman’s entry has made the grade to enter the gallery. Whether this is due to the nature of the competition, the perceived appeal of the creations presented or other factors affecting life during the pandemic, I am uncertain. Certainly there is no shortage of talented women working at the LEGO group. What do you think?
Are you heading to the LEGO House in the next 12 months? Are you looking forward to seeing these models, created by LEGO Employees during their downtime? Let us know your plands in the comments below, and until next time,