LEGO Owner Visits Brickworld

The owner of LEGO, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, visited Brickworld today and I got to meet him!

Kjeld & Bill

I took a bunch of pictures documenting his visit to the event. He seemed very happy to see all the things that LEGO fans had come up with. I’ll post more about the weekend later when I have some time but I wanted to get this out quickly. I’m about to head over to dinner at Claim Jumper…

Brickworld 2009 photos

Well, we’re halfway through Brickworld here in Chicago! Time flies so fast…. but tomorrow the big excitement begins as the doors open to the public. If you’re in the area, come on down and see the exhibits! I even have a free pass I can give to one lucky person.

I’ve taken hundreds of photos and uploaded them to Flickr. They’re organized into several sets, but all can be found under the Brickworld 2009 collection on Flickr.

Brickworld 2009: Setup
Brickworld 2009: Setup (18 photos)
Brickworld 2009: Serious Play
Brickworld 2009: Serious Play (28 photos)
Brickworld 2009: Presentations: Friday
Brickworld 2009: Presentations: Friday (10 photos)
Brickworld 2009: Opening Ceremonies
Brickworld 2009: Opening Ceremonies (6 photos)
Brickworld 2009: MOCs
Brickworld 2009: MOCs (556 photos)

(Note: I’ll be uploading plenty more photos in the next two days, so these numbers are as of Friday night at bedtime….)

BrickWorld here I come

I just made my flight and hotel reservations and signed up for BrickWorld (in Chicago, June 18-21)! Hope to see you there…

Anyone want to share a room? I’m currently signed up for a room at $119 but they only had king-bed rooms available, but I put a request in the “special requests” box for a 2-bed room. But if you have a 2-bed room and want to share the cost, I might cancel mine.