AFOLs - mindstorms

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AFOLs - mindstorms
FREE!
AFOLs
#1
A HUMOUROUS LOOK AT THE
ADULT FAN OF LEGO® UNIVERSE!
SEE:
ALL-NIGHT
BUILDING!
BUYING
SETS!
by
SEARCHING
FOR PARTS!
Greg
Hyland
with
Jake McKee
A message from the LEGO Company
owner, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
For fans,
by fans!
In the early days of the LEGO® system,
my father sat down and wrote out “The 10
LEGO criteria for a good toy”. That list was
pretty amazing, and still holds value to this
day. In recent years, one item in particular
has taken on new meaning for me.
comics
written and
drawn by
“LEGO – fun for every age”
At the LEGO Company, we know that there
has always been some amount of adults
building with the LEGO bricks. But with
the advent of the Internet, adult hobbyists
around the world are connecting with each
other and with the hobby like never
before. Some adult hobbyists haven’t
played with LEGO bricks since they were
children, some never stopped. As I’ve
watched the adult community grow, I am
continually amazed at the skill and
enthusiasm of the fans.
If this is your first exposure to the adult
LEGO community, let me welcome you.
You’re about to meet some talented and
friendly people who will amaze you every
day. I encourage you to find other adult
hobbyists on the Web or in your local
neighborhood. Build, create, share – and
most importantly, have fun!
Play Well!
Kjeld
Greg
Hyland
coloured by
Greg
Hyland
Nadine
Wettlaufer
edited by
Jake
McKee
photos by
Todd
Lehman
Calum
Tsang
Special thanks to:
John McCormack,
Todd Lehman, Calum
Tsang and all the
members of rtlToronto,
John Kovalic, Christina
Hitchcock, and
to everyone on
LUGNET
(www.lugnet.com) and
From Bricks To
Bothans (www.fbtb.net)
who gave us
suggestions and
feedback on this
project.
AFOLs #1, published June 2004. LEGO, the LEGO logo, MINDSTORMS, JACK STONE, BIONICLE, and the brick configuration
are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2004 The LEGO Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Photos copyright © Todd S. Lehman. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Photos copyright © Calum Tsang. All rights
reserved. Used with permission.
Editor’s note: Referring to LEGO bricks as “Legos” is an incorrect use of the trademark to refer to
building bricks in a generic way.
Whether friend, family, or curious observer, you can enjoy the magic
when AFOLs put their minds together. LEGO fan communities, local
and global, balance similarity with diversity, welcoming new people
and sharing ideas for constant synergy.
© Calum Tsang
© Calum Tsang
Their outlook is practical, their craft is exquisite.
© Todd S. Lehman
© Todd S. Lehman
Adult LEGO fans are some of the most playful,
inventive, and genuine people you will ever meet.
To understand the AFOL is to become the AFOL. Try it: Sit down
sometime with a pile of bricks and do what comes naturally.
For the love of the LEGO brick in all of its variations, AFOLs create.
© Calum Tsang
© Todd S. Lehman
© Todd S. Lehman
© Todd S. Lehman
Todd Lehman
LUGNET co-founder
© Todd S. Lehman
When you’re ready to share your creations and learn about new
techniques and all sorts of other wonderful things, a whole world
awaits you!
© Todd S. Lehman
“I am amazed at
the skill and
enthusiasm of this
community.”
-Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
LEGO Company owner
© Todd S. Lehman
© Todd S. Lehman
© Todd S. Lehman
© Calum Tsang
The LEGO fan universe is huge!
Local offline fan groups,
countless Web sites, and
AFOLs like you are all over.
To find more information and
resources about AFOLs and the
LEGO fan
community, visit
www.LEGOFan.org!