8-Year-Old Boy Becomes Lego Designer 15 Years Later

A boy who wrote to Lego at the age of eight asking for a job saw his dream come true – 15 years later.

Sam Johnson wrote to the world-famous Danish company, telling them how much he loved playing with the brightly-coloured bricks and asking how he could get a job.

The 23-year-old university graduate then landed his dream job as a junior designer for Lego working in Denmark.

Mr Johnson said: ‘I was quite young when I told my parents that I wanted to be a toy designer for Lego.

‘I have had Lego for as long as I can remember. I used to build vehicles such as cars and trucks as well as buildings to go with them.

‘I always used to enjoy building my own town designs when I was younger; now I’m getting to build the next ranges for a new generation of children.’

The 23-year-old completed a BA honours degree in Product Design at the University of Derby earlier this year and he used Lego as part of his final-year product.

His ideas were spotted by Lego bosses when they went on display at the New Designers Exhibition in London and he was offered a job at Billund, Denmark.

Mr Johnson said: ‘My work will involve a lot of Lego building which is great. The job is perfect for me.’

A spokesman for Lego said: ‘At almost every job interview we have potential candidates telling us about their childhood experiences with Lego bricks, or their children’s love for our products.

‘But I have to say Sam’s case is very special, since he so determinedly followed the advice he got from us about employment when he was a young boy.’

(via Daily Mail)

 

 

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