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# Thursday, 09 July 2009

Just read the news from Brothers-brick.com on the Cycle 7 LEGO Ambassadors announcement
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2009/07/08/cycle-7-lego-ambassadors-announced/

I noticed that there seems to be more representatives from Asia this year than last year, and Thailand has two representatives, which I think is really exceptional. I think players in some countries in Asia are having more challenges than US and European players:

1. Parts Supply: Local shops usually may not have rich varieties of parts, and ordering from Bricklink etc can be costly due to shipping costs.

2. Family Support: Unfortunately, in many Asian Families, there seems to be misconception that Lego are for Kids only, so it is hard to get support from family, I guess the concept of AFOL is more mature in US and Europe.

3. Working class in many Asian countries need to work longer hours, and may have less time to dedicate on personal hobbies

Hong Kong's situation on parts supply is not that bad though may still get people frustrated at times, but Family Support and free time would definitely be big issues, and we have another super big challenge - Space! With the high real estate price, it is really hard to find space to build lego, not to mention the needed space for keeping them.

Congratulations to all the ambassadors, I guess many of them overcome a lot of challenges to achieve that.