Saturday, April 14, 2007

FLL Day 2

Busy day this time, with competition heats going on....

Today was the day the senior leadership staff of the LEGO group showed up, as I met (in no particular order) Soren Torp Laursen, head of LEGO Americas, Lisbeth Vallther Pallesen, Executive Vice President, Community, Education, Development, Jørgen Vig Knodstorp, CEO of the LEGO Group, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, owner of teh LEGO Group, Steve Canvin and Soren Lund of LEGO Mindstorms, and quite a few other staffers - I'll list them all as I remember them. And all of them asked me about BrickJournal and what was up with the mag, which was nice.

The  floor games were intense today, with teh final competitions being done - there were a total of three runs on the floor, with a maximum of 400 poinst for each. by the end of the day, three teams didn 400 points for each run! I was photographing one of teh teams, and it was simply amazing to see how the robot and  team worked...

Also met up with KK Quah and talked to him about some odds and ends.

I also got to meet Jim Kelley of teh NXT blog again and we talked about some stuff - and also was asked about possibly doing an article for ROBOT, maybe:-)

Most of the day was spent on the event floor, so the day went a lot faster than I expected. And teh awards were done at teh end of the day, where all teh teams gathered at one of teh many peopel!

And I slipped in with Bryan Bonahoom and sat in right by the VIPs, which was pretty nice..until we got kicked out - turns out we were in assigned seats. oops!

But the awards were really great because anyone could pick up on the energy in the room. This year, many of  the awards went to international teams, and it was really impressive to see so many different teams  with this year.

Afterwards, I met up with Tommy and Scott Lyttle, and we hung out a little bit....

More later!

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