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AFOL Survey Quarter 4

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The LEGO Community Team has shared the AFOL survey Quarter 4 and kindly asked to get feedback from as many as possible (takes only a few minutes).

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Thanks for the link.

That was an interesting one and these surveys always set me thinking about joining or starting a LUG myself.

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Thanks for the link! Some of the questions were kind of confusing (for instance, for "how many years have you been a part of the LEGO fan community, I put six, because while I've been a fan for over a decade longer, it wasn't until 2006 that I really engaged with other members of the community). Also, I'm surprised how much I've spent on LEGO in the past three months (upwards of $80), though I suppose a lot of that was on a gift card.

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I put ten myself as I engaged a lot in the official LEGO forums from about the age of 14 and moved over to AFOL things between 17/18.

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Makes me wish again that there was a LUG in upstate NY :hmpf_bad:

Thanks for the link, if it wasn't for EB I woud never know where to find these :classic:

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Thought this survey was a bit more interesting than some of the others in the past. Definitely AFOL/TFOL focused.

I answered High to the question about value received on purchases in the past three months, but I think they'll take that answer the wrong way -- most of my purchases recently were of sets on clearance!

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I answered High to the question about value received on purchases in the past three months, but I think they'll take that answer the wrong way -- most of my purchases recently were of sets on clearance!

I answered "Low" to this question because of the high retail prices for LEGO in Australia. Unfortunately, there was no where to put a comment and have a little rant about this. :hmpf_bad: And the only currency options were USD, GBP or Euro. What about AUD, or at least a drop down box?

On the positive side, it's great that LEGO does take an interest in the AFOL community.

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My answers to both volume and value in the past three months were heavily skewed by the VIP Brick Friday Invite-only sale. I spent a good deal of money at the event, had the luxury of paying North American prices AND got 20% off so I really can't complain.

In latter questions, though, it was interesting to discover that there was such a thing as the Maine Coast LUG. Despite living in New England for decades, I'd never heard of them. As it turns out web-wise, they only have a Facebook presence so I shouldn't be surprised that they never pinged on my radar (my personal goal is to be the last person in North America to NOT have a Facebook account).

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Thanks for the link. I always partake in these surveys. I think there is a group trying to get a LUG here in Nebraska, so that'd be neat, but so far only can be involved through EB!

We spent a lot on LEGO in the last 3 months, but that was because of double points in October for Christmas..so that number is surprising for sure...

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Done.

I think the survey might be skewed somewhat; I spent about US$150 in the last 3 months, yet, that was probably 60% of of the total I spent all year. Maybe a question that asked if this was more or less than a normal amount in that timeframe would have been useful? Who knows...

Also the "value" question was odd, because most of that $150 was deep clearance from non-LEGO Brand stores, yet my purchases the rest of the year were mostly from LEGO Brand stores.

Lastly, it reminds me that I should try harder to contact my "local" (local I think) LUG. Like a post above me, it seems to have little web presence, and I didn't get a response back through their Facebook page. I wonder if any of them are on here?

EDIT: Oh yeah, thinking about what AAnchir said above I agree that I don't understand that question. I put only the time that I followed LEGO online, but I've been an FOL for all my life, with maybe a 20% dark age time period(s) from when I started around 6-8 years old.

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Thanks for the link. My only comment to value would be to weep :( when I convert USD prices to GBP and realise the massive difference :( The UK retail market makes me sad...don't take my Lego away :(

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