Questionario per gli AFOL del CEE Team

Il CEE Team di LEGO® due volte all’anno pubblica un questionario diretto a noi AFOL per cercare di capire come funzionano le comunità degli appassionati LEGO® nel mondo e cosa possono cercare di fare per migliorare.

Hanno appena pubblicato il nuovo questionario (disponibile anche in italiano) e avete tempo fino al 17 dicembre per compilarlo.

Come incentivo alla compilazione del sondaggio, c’è anche la possibilità di partecipare a un concorso.

Buona compilazione!

ReBrick è online!

Il sito ReBrick è ormai online! Riassumendo si tratta di una piattaforma dove si linkeranno (non pubblicheranno) immagini di costruzioni che possano ispirare l’intera comunità di appassionati, in pratica è l’ennesimo tentativo di riassumere tutto in un unico posto, anche se l’intento di risolvere il problema della frammentazione e del particolarismo è un po’ utopistico. Rebrick è comunque dedicato alla comunità di fans e non sarà un veicolo commerciale per LEGO. I futuri sviluppi di Rebrick saranno in gran parte indirizzati proprio dalle richieste e dai feedback della comunità, che già ne ha fortemente condizionato l’attuale funzionamento durante il periodo di beta. Di seguito il comunicato ufficiale.

Introducing LEGO ReBrick
The success of the LEGO Group in recent years owes a lot to the dedication and love of the LEGO® brick by consumers and the fan community. ReBrick is a step further along the road of collaboration with LEGO consumers, but now with focus on sharing and celebrating what consumers create with LEGO bricks. We hope that ReBrick will be a source of inspiration for everyone in the LEGO community.

What is LEGO ReBrick?
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[item]ReBrick is a social media platform where users over the age of 13 can share and discuss user-created LEGO content online.[/item]
[item]ReBrick users can bookmark LEGO content from sites, such as Flickr and YouTube and existing LEGO community sites, and have a discussion via comments at the ReBrick hub. It will not be possible to upload content to the ReBrick site, so the traffic will be sent back to the community.[/item]
[item]ReBrick is LEGO Group owned, but the selection of content rests primarily with the user community.[/item]
[item]ReBrick will both serve as a social bookmarking hub for easy navigation of the latest and coolest user-developed LEGO content, but it will also enable this content to be pushed to 3rd party social media platforms, LEGO fan sites and other LEGO sites by the users.[/item]
[item]ReBrick is not commercial and won’t be used by the LEGO Group to market LEGO products.[/item]
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ReBrick amplifies the vibrant LEGO community
There are millions of articles, videos and photos featuring LEGO bricks on the web, and more show up every day. Some fan-made videos on YouTube get millions of views within a few days. Clearly, LEGO fans are already out there sharing and chatting away big time.

But the fragmentation makes it difficult for the casual LEGO fan or those just entering the LEGO hobby to find the content they might be looking for or just browse for inspiration. It is our hope, that ReBrick will make it easier to navigate, enjoy and be inspired by the awesome content created by LEGO fans and also facilitate new connections between people in the LEGO community. ReBrick acts as a hub, gathering the most interesting, off-the-wall and astonishing creations in one place so that fans everywhere can join the conversation.

Releasing control
Millions of user-created LEGO objects are already driving thousands of conversations each day. ReBrick will let the users moderate themselves, with little involvement from The LEGO Group. A set of simple House Rules will ensure that the core values that most consumers associate with the LEGO brand will set the tone for content and conversation. We believe that the consumers themselves know and appreciate these values and will uphold them.

”Always in Beta” mindset
From the early stages, the LEGO user community has contributed to ReBrick, influencing the way it works, the design and the house rules. The LEGO community will continue to be closely involved in the further development of ReBrick. ReBrick will continue to be co-developed with the LEGO community adding new features on a regular basis.

You can access ReBrick at ReBrick.LEGO.com

Nuove parti per LEGO Digital Designer

Come conseguenza all’annuncio già dato della chiusura del servizio Design byMe, anche il programma LEGO Digital Designer subirà dei cambiamenti! In pratica non avendo più la limitazione dettata dal poter ordinare i modelli creati in LDD, le librerie di pezzi saranno ampliate…Insomma: dal 17 gennaio gli utenti di LDD potranno avere a disposizione una grande varietà di pezzi per le loro creazioni virtuali.

LDD [LEGO Digital Designer] will be updated on Jan 17th, to reflect the closure of DbM [Design byMe] and LU [LEGO Universe]. Since we are not constrained by the bricks available in either the picking location for DbM and the game for LU, we can broaden the amount of bricks available. People will still have the same possibility to document and share their LEGO models; we will substitute the DbM and LU themes with 2 LDD specific themes working in the same way, just with more bricks. Since the users can no longer order the model through DbM, we will add a list of bricks in a given model to the generated HTML building guide; that way people can use the list to find the bricks they need to build the model physically.