As some of you might have heard, last week, MyMiniFactory received a notice from a company sending out what looked like a generic, spam email. The email was signed as an affiliate of LEGO and asked that we remove some of the uploaded designs from our website. The email, shown below is what we recieved.
Assuming it was spam, we initially disregarded the message. Later however, it came to our attention from some community members that LEGO had targeted other 3D printing companies with possibly a similar email. In line with our values of inclusivity, purposefulness and freedom we believe that it was important to share this notice publicly as a form of transparency with our community.
We believe that as a community we can build a positive way forward. We invite you to collaborate with us, to come up with, and share some creative solutions to help build better opportunities for indie designers and brands to work together as a form of co-creation. Much like the way Ravensburger did with the Labyrinth competition, a competition that incentivizes designers to create IP models for their beloved Labyrinth board game. We ask you to help us by commenting below with your best solutions!
In addition, if you'd like to get involed - We know some of you are better with designs than words! - we've launched an exciting new "OGEL: Beyond the Brick" competition! You can even win an eLEGOo resin 3D printer!!