Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Professional Lego Bricklayer

There's MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional or Male Chauvinist Pig, depending on what turns you on), CNP (Certifiied Network Professional), CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate) but did you know there's a LEGO Certified Professionals program?

And they take their bricks very seriously. Quoted from the website:

"LEGO Certified Professionals is a community based program made up of adult LEGO hobbyists who have turned their hobby into a full-time or part-time profession.

The LEGO Certified Professionals program establishes a formal relationship between the Certified Professionals and the LEGO Group in order to help promote the aims of both groups. This formal relationship will offer Certified Professionals some significant benefits, including:

  • Ability to purchase bulk brick, for use in approved projects.
  • Ability to use the appropriate LEGO trademarks
  • Easy access to LEGO representatives
  • Lead sharing from LEGO PR and marketing groups

  • All LEGO Certified Professionals are expected to exemplify the program fundamentals of building proficiency, enthusiasm, and professionalism towards the public, other fans and the LEGO Group."

    I wonder whether do they have objective-type exams for candidates applying to be a LCP? I'm already chuckling over the acronym. LOL. Check out Sean Kenney's website while you are still chuckling (you wouldn't be for long, given the jaw dropping work he does with LEGO)