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Brickset: LEGO set guide and database

Brickset: LEGO set guide and database
LEGO has published a press release on its finances so far this year, attributing its success partly to strong sales of Friends: The LEGO Group concludes the first half of 2012 with another very strong set of interim accounts. Net sales for the period were DKK 9,134m compared with DKK 7,355m for the same period last year – an increase of more than 24%. Operating profit (profit before financial items and tax) for first half 2012 was DKK 2,877m compared with DKK 2,030m for first half 2011, an increase of 41.7%. At the same time the company’s equity rose from DKK 4,565m at the close of the first half 2011 to DKK 6,031m. Cash flow from operations was DKK 2,230m compared with DKK 1,703m during the first half of 2011.

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LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Foundation Research - Cultures of Creativity Eduardo O.E.M.C. Chaves Play and Learning: One Brazilian’s View We human beings, have two basic tasks when we are born: one, immediate and extremely urgent; the other, long term. Research Institute  "I bough this together with the exo suit which is a superior set to this one from my point ofview but this one is awesome also and I will say why: + there are 3 minifigs (happen to be female) these minifigs look to me like standard female characters already available so not a big "whoa" but OK they are fine ;) + 3 small setups make a room for more creativity and combinations + price is good!

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Therapist Encouraging Top Business Executives to Play with Lego An interesting post from Get West London about the use of Lego Serious Play in therapy A Harefield woman is among a new breed of therapists encouraging grown men and women to stop working and start playing – specifically with Lego. Jane Anderson, from Shelley Lane, has been a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner for five years, but over the past 14 months has been concentrating on a new form of therapy for adults which is almost child’s play. Mrs Anderson, 48, uses Lego to help top business executives make positive changes in communication and also during problem-solving for teams and individuals. It is called Lego Serious Play (LSP) and it is sweeping the nation’s boardrooms, with Google and British Airways just two of the big name companies who use the therapy for team building and staff counselling. “We believe that everyone has something unique and valuable to contribute, yet in many meetings, 20 per cent of people speak and 80 per cent listen,” she said.

Digital Designer You CAN NO longer order your models The original Design byMe vision was for a unique customization service, where consumers could design whatever they imagined on their computer, and buy the real model in their own LEGO box. Design byMe attracted several million people each year to build a huge range of amazing creations using the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) software. Despite this success, the overall Design byMe experience has struggled to live up to the quality standards for a LEGO service. As a result, the LEGO® Design byME service was closed in January 2012.

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