In which I present alternate model building aptitude as a marketable career skill

From the NYT article on Lego’s business recovery:

The changes [that optimized the company’s supply chain] also filtered down to the ranks of Lego’s toy designers, says Paal Smith-Meyer, head of Lego’s new-business group. The number of different bricks or elements that go into Lego toys has shrunk to less than 7,000 from roughly 13,000, and designers are encouraged to reuse parts, so that a piece of an X-wing fighter from the “Star Wars” series might end up in Indiana Jones’s jeep or a pirate ship.

There’s an emphasis on the creative reuse of limited parts in the design of current Lego sets. Someone who demonstrably makes that specific challenge the focus of their hobby would be an asset to the company.

Posted on Sunday, September 6th, 2009. Tags: .