It's LEGO fan survey time again

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Here's a request from LEGO's community team:

"We want your help to understand how we can best support and improve the LEGO fan community.

"To learn more about the adult LEGO fan community, we distribute a survey 4 times a year. The surveys help us understand what you and your fellow AFOLs are engaged in, what you think of your LEGO hobby, and how you perceive the LEGO brand. Survey results guide our team at the LEGO Group as we work to better support of the fan community. As such, the surveys help us decide where to spend our time and money."

You can complete the survey by following this link. If you want to complete it in a language other than English you can select it from the list at the top.

18 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Completed! Interesting to see how much one's comment may change (for the better, in my case) since the last one.

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By in United States,

I hate the way things are dated in Europe. Since this survey is for nations all over the world, the LEGO survey should have had the date of completion written out. 04.07.13? I thought it was a typo or something that was never updated from the last survey. In the US, we use MM/DD/YY and I've seen European dates before, but for something international, to avoid confusion, the date should have been written out. It's not too big of an issue, but my US counterparts may agree with me.

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By in Bulgaria,

Completed as well:) Huw, thanks for the news! Already shared it on my forum.

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By in Australia,

Check out this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country
I think that Lego have gone with the majority of the world. If you are from the US you should be aware that most other countries use dd/mm/yyyy. But try not to make this a war between countries!!!!

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By in United States,

MCLegoboy -- It's a European company, and you as the US visitor are the guest. At any rate, my thought process, which took all of 0.75 seconds was: "This survey expired in April? Wait, that's not possible. Must be July 4."

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By in United Kingdom,

I've never understood doing MDY. You don't to Min:Sec:Hour for times, so why do the same for date?

Big-endian and little-endian make sense for times and dates.

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By in United Kingdom,

ITT: Survey is totally forgotten as EuroFOLs and AusFOLs advise USFols on how to write dates correctly.

Because they normally make a complete mess of it :)

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By in United States,

I remember once they did a survey that asked about suggestions, wishes, and critiques. Now, most of the surveys are about lego community event attendance and how much money you've spent.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just done the survey - thanks for the link Huw, and I've praised you and Brickset in my comments as I find your site the best Lego fan one available. As a relatively new member I find Brickset invaluable and even though I'm primarily a Minifigure collector, I thoroughly enjoy reading through the site daily :)

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By in United States,

@CCC - it's because, as Americans, we typically say dates like "June 14th," "September 11th," or "December 25th" and then tag the year onto the end, if we don't mean the current year. (The "Fourth of July" is the only case I can think of where we reverse the way we say the date). Abbreviated to numbers, that turns into M/D/Y.

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By in New Zealand,

Done! I'm glad that Brickset posts about this survey. :-)

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By in United States,

Can TFOLs complete the survey?

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By in United States,

And BTW, I think some US citizens can write dates either way. I normally talk like "June 14th, 2013", but I can say just as easily, the "14th of June, 2013".

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By in United States,

^^Wondering the same, but I would say not.

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By in United States,

^Actually, I went through the survey, and at the end, it asks you what age you are, from 0-65+. Which means that anyone is allowed to take the survey.

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By in United Kingdom,

@MCLegoboy - You'll find most things in Europe pre-date the USA, so if either format has a precedent it's more likely to be the European one, unless the entire concept is ultra-modern. And that wiki-map looks pretty cyan to me! ;)

@Dare_Wreck - if that's why the entire official date format got changed to be utterly illogical then something's gone wrong! Do no film adverts ever include the article (the) or the ordinals ('th,' 'nd' and 'st') any more because the date format MM/DD/(YY)YY doesn't include them, because that would be the reverse change? So is the tail wagging the dog now, or is that what happened when MM and DD got switched?

(Oh, I filled out the survey and praised brickset, but I do love a good rant at Americanisms from time to time. It's the underdog syndrome - the USA is so huge, successful and influential, and the UK is small and insignificant compared, but we can win a few select petty arguments so every time I see one I jump at the chance! My tongue is firmly in my cheek! :P)

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks @everyone for mentioning Brickset.

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