This is the last of five posts today about the 2008 LEGO Ambassadors nomination process.
In order to keep you better informed, we at The Brothers Brick will be bringing you brief biographies of the possible nominees for the Lego Ambassador representing our community. We will posting these as we receive the necessary information. The order is irrelevant. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Regardless of who is eventually chosen, the nominees will have to submit at least three testimonials from members of their community. In case you have forgotten, this means you! If you wish to write a testimonial regarding one of the possible nominees, please do so, as a comment, in the post under their name. Thank you for your support!
Possible Nominee: Andrew Becraft
After discovering LUGNET nearly ten years ago, Andrew lurked for a couple of years until he ran across FBTB, where he was a very active member for several years. Through FBTB, Andrew encountered other online forums, including Classic-Castle.com, Classic-Space.com, and Builders Lounge. Andrew has also been instrumental in growing the LEGO fan community on Flickr, through his photos, comments, generous favoriting, group invitations, and leadership during the “Brickshelf Crisis of 2007.”
However, the core of Andrew’s community-building centers around this blog. Starting as his personal blog, The Brothers Brick (TBB) has grown to become a six-contributor team blog that averages more than 40,000 visitors a month from 150 countries. Andrew has also used his Japanese language skills to bridge the Pan-Pacific gap with important info for Japanese fans and Japanese news for English-speaking LEGO fans.
TBB contributors scour the net for the latest LEGO creations and news, often leading to additional coverage for the creation or news item elsewhere on the net. Being featured on TBB has several times been the first step toward broader recognition from the “non-AFOL” world for a builder or their creation.
Andrew believes the LEGO Ambassador program has enormous potential, saying, “I’m aware of only a handful of other companies that show such clear commitment to incorporating the voice of fans like us into their corporate culture.” Andrew Becraft would be honored if you’d consider him as one of your representatives for the 2007-2008 LEGO Ambassador cycle.
Andrew is 33 and lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and two adorable dogs.