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I Worked At LEGO

Twelve-year-old Robyn Johnson led the toy company’s team of creative kids.

It was early in the morning, and I was sound asleep. Suddenly, my mom burst into my room. It was too early to log on to Zoom for school. What was up? Then she told me the news: I’d been chosen to be the first-ever LEGO Kid Creative Director! I screamed and cried happy tears. Talk about a dream come true.

More than 100 kids had applied for the job, so I was surprised by the news. But more than anything, I was excited to get to work.

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Robyn working on the LEGO VIDIYO app

On the Job

I started my new gig in May. The task was to create a music video for LEGO VIDIYO, the company’s video-making app. I’m a rapper and a musician, so I connected with the role right away.

One of the best parts of the job was working with the nine other members of the Kids Creative Studio. We weren’t together in the same room, but we collaborated during virtual meetings. The team started with one simple thought and brainstormed and built off of each other’s ideas.

During a typical day at work, I attended meetings and gave my feedback on ideas and artwork. The team came up with dance moves, chose visual effects and props, and decided which LEGO characters we’d interact with in our video.

Our video is now up on the LEGO website! Thanks to my mentors and my teammates, I’ve learned how to be more open to sharing my ideas. I’m going to take what I learned here and apply it to everything else I do. I hope other kids get the same opportunity. Follow your dreams, no matter how hard it gets. It will pay off one day and every day after!

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Robyn dancing in a scene from the video