The list of LEGO Ambassadors for 2011 has just been made public. If you belong to any of the following communities and you have issues that you want to bring to the attention of LEGO, you should contact your Ambassador. Tim Gould was our Ambassador last year and Andrew Becraft was prior to that. Both did an excellent job. This year I will be filling the role and I hope to live up to the standards that they set.
Here is the release from LEGO’s Jim Foulds:
This round for the Ambassador program, we changed things up a bit. We reduced the requirements to allow for a larger representation of the community. The only requirements that we kept were as follows:
· the group should be at least a year old
· the group should have at least 10 members
· the group should be able to demonstrate some form of activity
By doing so we grew the group from 44 members to 70 members. The following list gives the name of the Ambassador, what group(s) they represent, and what country/website they represent.
LUG – Location – Representative
Brickset – Brickset.com – Ian Greig
LEGOBLOG – lego.blog.hu – Tamas Lassanyi
Classic Pirates – classic-pirates.com – Tom Jacobs
PLUG – Portugal – Paulo Jorge Pinheiro Castanho
Brikkelauget – Norway – Cecilie Fritzvold
NILTC – Illinois, USA – Matthew DeLanoy
Byggepladen – Denmark – Svend Erik Saksun
SweBrick – Sweden – Rickard Rasmusson
TWLUG – Taiwan – Josephine Shih
1st State LUG – Delaware, USA – Robert Fries
BrickInside – South Korea – Sung-Wan, Kim
HUNLTC – Hungary – Donat Raab
LUGOLA – Los Angeles, Ca, USA – Paul Lee
TurkLUG – Turkey – Cagri YUZ
LEAHI – Hawaii, USA – Nelson Yrizarry
Classic Castle – classic-castle.com – Sebastiaan Arts
GTWLUG – Saint Louis, Missouri, USA – Benjamin Ellermann
TVLTC – Huntsville, AL, USA – Kristina Schwarz
PennLUG – Pennsylvania, USA – Michael Tighe
Cactus Brick – Phoenix, Arizona – Clark Edwards
VicLUG – Victoria, Canada – John Langrish
Forbidden Cove – forbiddencove.com – Rebecca Deak
Communidade 0937 – Portugal – Americo Verde
Brickish Association – UK – Andrew John Summersgill
Palikkatakomo – Finland – Tuomas Kukkamaa
Pockyland LUG – Taiwan – Yen-chih Haung
Eurobricks – eurobricks.com – Mikael Sjöstedt
Lebgo – Bulgaria – Borislav Mihaylov
FBTB – fbtb.net – Ace Kim
RoLUG – Romania – Alexandru Armin Roșu
LUGPol – Poland – Maciej Karwowski
ParLUGment – Ontario, Canada – Jude Beaudin
LUG Brasil – Brazil – Wagner Cavalli Rodrigues
1000steine – Germany – Christian Krützfeldt
TexLUG – Texas, USA – Anthony Sava
AFOL of Japan – Japan – YOSHIKAZU SAITO
QueLUG – Quebec, Canada – Patrick Bégin
T-LUG – Thailand – Pijarn Charoensri
The Brothers Brick – brothers-brick.com – Josh Wedin
TechnicBRICKs – technicbricks.blogspot.com – Jetro de Château
LGOe – Austria – Verena Schaden
Double Brick – Russia – Alexander Horoshilov
MaLUG – Hungary – Peter Katulin
Builders Lounge – builderslounge.proboards.com – Chris Malloy
RailBricks – railbricks.com – Benjamin Coifman
Kocke Club – Slovenia – Vedran Šubic
Thai Brick Club – Thailand – Pitsanu Boonyarit
ItLUG – Italy – Luca Rusconi
Brickenburg – Romania – Sever-Mihai Alicu
HispaLUG – Spain – Vicente Lis
SwissLUG – Switzerland – Stephan Matter
LowLUG – the Netherlands – Harald Roossien
FreeLUG – France – Daniela Drost
MBFR – Germany – Stefan Klomberg
NeLUG – New England, USA – Bill Bourn
HKLUG – Hong Kong – Andy Hung
BeLUG – Belgium – Ludo Soete
NCLUG – North Carolina, USA – Rick Gratton
SALug – Alberta, Canada – Trevor Van Aalst
CoLTC – Ohio, USA – Ken Cefaratti
TwinLUG – Minnesota, USA – Stacy Sterling
BZPower – bzpower.com – Andrew Bulthaupt
Bricklink – bricklink.com – Troy Cefaratti
WHaCKOLuG – Ontario, Canada – Jeff Van Winden
rtl – Toronto Ontario, Canada – Iain Green
TonLUG – Ontario, Canada – Jenn Wagner
Brick.ie – Ireland – James Shields
Phantoms.su – Moscow, Russian Federation – Igor Makarov
Please join us in congratulating this round of ambassadors. We look forward to working with them.
The LEGO Community team
If you have questions about the LEGO Ambassador program, you can ask them in the comments section or click on the Ambassador logo. The page at LEGO.com has not been updated for the next cycle but it contains basic information that may answer your questions.
Excuse me if I’ve missed them, but I don’t believe MOCpages is on the list?
Congrats to all! It is truly an honor to represent us in our respective communities.
Congrats to all involved. Nice to see Mike and Ras on the list.
Darn :-(. Still nothing in the Oregon area :-(.
Jojoguy10, remember you don’t really have to be in the clubs listed to give feedback to an Ambassador. This just shows how spread out they are to try and get lots of feedback. And Josh did say that he’d be filling that role here too.
Congrats to all!
@Robbi: Yeah, I just noticed that. What’s up with that, Ambassadors? There’s a giant community on MOCpages and Brickset gets an ambassador?
Yeah, Brickset gets an Ambassador; 34,000 registered users, 190,000 unique visitors per month, sure we get an Ambassador … that & we applied for a post just like every other group on that list.
Sorry, I didnt mean that Brickset shouldnt get an ambassador (it’s definatly an important enough part of the community to deserve one), I just meant that MOCpages is an enormous part of the LEGO Community but isnt being represented at all.
@Sub-Culture – It is up to each community to apply. Apparently no one from MOCpages requested inclusion. Its not like LEGO goes around and appoints them. They are selected by their communities. It would appear that no one at MOCpages was interested. Perhaps you should bring it up to the powers-that-be at MOCpages for next year.
I’ll also add that there’s a few Ambassadors who, as far as I know, have been accepted but didn’t make the list.