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Interviews with LEGO designer Jamie Berard

by admin on January 26, 2016

in Featured LEGO Fans

A lot of LEGO fans consider becoming a LEGO designer a dream job. So what does it take to work as a designer at our favorite toy company? Below I have included a couple of interviews with Jamie Berard, Design Specialist for the LEGO Creator Expert line. Jamie is well known for working on some of the largest and most beautiful models in the LEGO Creator line, including the LEGO Modular Buildings. 🙂

Working at LEGO - Interviews by Jamie Berard

In the first video Jamie shares the challenges he faced becoming a LEGO designer, especially having to move to Denmark, and live and work away from his family. And he also talks about the many positive aspects of being a designer at the LEGO Group that keep him busy and enlivened. I also appreciate his thoughts about being in touch with the LEGO fans community and discuss what future LEGO sets fans would like to see…

The second video is a recent interview with Jamie at the 2015 Skærbæk Fan Weekend event. At the beginning of the video he covers similar topics about what it is like to be a LEGO designer, but then he goes into specific details about the LEGO Creator Modular Buildings and the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel. He answers questions about how the LEGO Modular Building series came about, some sweet details about the LEGO Creator Parisian Restaurant, and insights about why the more recent Modulars are smaller and more detailed. And he also talks about his visions for the future…

Very interesting, isn’t it? I always liked Jamie’s friendly, open and humble nature, and appreciated his expert design skills. All of the models he worked on are beautifully detailed using very creative techniques, and there are always some fun and playful features as well. You can see some of the sets Jamie worked on here, find job opportunities at LEGO here, and check out the currently available LEGO Creator Expert sets under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? Have you ever considered becoming a LEGO designer? Do you think you have what it takes? Are you ready to move to Denmark? What sets would you like to work on? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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James January 26, 2016 at 10:33 AM

Hey Admin,

Nice videos. I always like to hear from Jamie Berard. He’s one of those rare people that are so compelling to listen to, not only because he is knowledgeable, but also because of the enthusiasm and humbleness in his manner.

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admin January 26, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Yes, exactly, that’s why I like him too. Notice how he always minimizes his own position and talks about his team. 🙂

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lego trooper 91 January 27, 2016 at 3:47 PM

how do i get a avatar?

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admin January 27, 2016 at 8:13 PM

Go to gravatar.com to set up your avatar. It is really easy. 😉

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lego trooper 91 January 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM

thanks!

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lego trooper 91 January 29, 2016 at 12:22 PM

i can’t set up a avatar because the computer has parintal controls so it won’t let me get on my email 🙁

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admin January 29, 2016 at 1:15 PM

In that case you will need to ask your parents for help.

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lego trooper 91 January 30, 2016 at 12:44 AM

they dont let us use much technology type stuff like im not even aloud to get a kindle because it has internet( it dose make some sense you never know what us teens mite look at 😛 ). heck im barely even aloud to go on here i dont think there like the idea of me getting them to help so i can have picture of a lego guy or a pokemon next to my name every time i say some thing on a blog.
but im not trying to hate on my parints i love them but they can be kina srict it all even though it for the best btw this might be my logest commen ever 😀

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lego trooper 91 January 30, 2016 at 12:47 AM

also sorry for all the misspelled words auto correct wasent working very well lol 😛

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admin January 30, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Your parents are right, I would say. There is so much garbage on the Internet, and what you see can’t be unseen. So it’s better to be on the safe side. Avatars are not that important anyway. 🙂

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jjava February 8, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Jamie is by far my favorite LEGO designer. I love all his works, even the ones I didn’t buy (such as Maersk Line and Opera House) because it doesn’t fit into what I build. Or sadly the modular buildings that I miss (cafe corner, green grocer etc).

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admin February 8, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Yeah, I really like both his designs and his personality. I hope he will remain with LEGO for a long time. 🙂

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