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Postby Draykov » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:42 pm

Some stuff going on in the Ask LEGO and other forums made me think this might be a useful topic. I'm thinking this topic will be for reference only and detailed discussions can take place in whatever relevant threads pop up in the various forums.

Link to LEGO Press

Manufacturing/Production

13 May 2004 Jake McKee addresses gray to bley color change

01 Sept. 2005 Lego closing Swiss manufacturing sites

30 Sept. 2005 Toymaker Lego moving production to E. Europe

19 Dec. 2005 China reins as the world's toy maker

16 Feb. 2006 Lego production moving to ‘low-pay’ countries

21 Jun. 2006 Flextronics to take over Lego plastic brick making

05 Dec. 2006 Vietnam paying off for Danish mold maker Phasion

Opinion Business must broaden thinking to compete

10 Mar. 2008 Lego Group takes Czech production in-house

26 Jun. 2008 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lego

03 Jul. 2008 Lego taking production back in-house

11 Jul. 2008 Lego taking production back in-house

30 Oct. 2009 The [10179] Production Line has Stopped

04 Nov. 2009 Colour Change 2.0 – Not happening after all

26 Nov. 2009 LEGO Group lays off 66 Billund employees

28 Jan. 2010 - LEGO releases its internal color palette

07 Jan. 2011 Building block of success

26 Jan. 2011 Lego adds capacity in Czech Republic

07 Jul. 2011 Lego banishes Asia Pulp & Paper due to deforestation link

04 Nov. 2011 LEGO Universe Ceases Activity January 31, 2012

09 Nov. 2011 Design By Me Closes January 16, 2012

04 Dec. 2011 Criticism of LEGO licensed products manufactured in China

18 Jun. 2013 LEGO Group to expand production capacity in Czech Republic by 30%

18 Mar. 2013 LEGO Group to Build Factory in China

Legal/Partnerships/Licensing

28 May 2004 Global Relevance Guides Lego Licensing Strategy

26 Oct. 2005 LEGO Group Builds Licensed Portfolio Success with New Deals

11 Feb. 2006 The Force is With the LEGO® Brand Until 2011

01 Oct. 2009 Brick By Brick Toys"R"Us And LEGO Systems, Inc. offer "Bricktober"

03 Nov. 2010 The LEGO Group Partners with NASA to Build and Explore the Future

18 Nov. 2010 LEGO Group and Disney Consumer Products Announce Building Sets Inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean Films

24 Feb. 2011 Lego Group purchases Lego Universe and dev team from Gazillion

24 Feb. 2011 Staff shed at LEGO Universe dev NetDevil

19 Jul. 2011 WB builds on Lego partnership: Toymaker gets full access to DC's characters, stories

20 Jul. 2011 LEGO Expands Disney Licensing Deal with Marvel ‘LEGO Super Heroes’ in 2012

21 Oct. 2011 - LEGO Loses First Universal Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Case

07 Dec. 2011 Minecraft project hits 10,000 votes on LEGO® CUUSOO

16 Dec. 2011 Lego lands 'Hobbit' toy license

19 Jan. 2012 Mega files court action against Lego

20 Jan. 2012 Mega Brands drops lawsuit against Lego after U.S. says it won't block imports

13 Feb. 2012 “The Force” Remains with The LEGO Group (through 2022)

11 Oct. 2012 The LEGO Group and NIK Announce Expanded Global Partnership to Bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Construction Toy Category

30 Oct. 2012 Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion

08 Jan. 2014 The LEGO Group announces partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to launch LEGO® and THE SIMPSONS branded merchandise

14 Jan. 2014 LEGO Guardians of The Galaxy Sets Confirmed for Summer 2014!

LEGO Fan Community News

13-14 Jun. 1995 - Jeff Thompson and Matthew Verdier coin the term "AFOL" on RTL (rec.toys.lego newsgroup)1

28 Sept. 1998 - LUGNET goes live1

28 Jan. 2002 - BidBay Settles eBay Lawsuit (Bricklink)

19 Dec. 2004 - Announcing Classic-Space Forums

04 Feb. 2005 - FBTB 2.0 goes live

10 Feb. 2009 - FBTB 3.0 IS LIVE!

15 Jul. 2010 - Classic-Space.com "We're Back" (post-hack day 01)

06 Jun. 2013 - Bricklink Sold to Jung-Ju “Jay” Kim

General Interest

25 Nov. 2005 - Reno Man Arrested for $200,000 Lego Theft

22 May 2012 - VP of Palo Alto's SAP Arrested in LEGO Bar Code Scam

28 Feb. 2014 - Mattel to buy Mega Brands to build up against Lego

In Memoriam

25 Jul. 1997 - James Jessiman - LDraw

23 Dec. 2003 - Travis "elkane" Kunce

14 Jun. 2007 - Eric Brok - LEGO fan/designer

19 Feb. 2010 - Gaetano "Aetan76" Notaro

13 Apr. 2010 - Nate "nnenn" Nielson

18 May 2010 - Lawrence Livesey

27 Oct. 2010 - Daniel Jezek - Bricklink

22 Jan. 2011 - Dieter "Lord Admiral Zorro" - Eurobricks

01 Apr. 2012 - Heather "HeatherLEGOGirl" Braaten - SEALUG

08 Jan. 2013 - Mike "Count Blockula" Crowley - FBTB, NELUG

Offline References

1. Bender, Jonathan. LEGO: A Love Story. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2010.
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