Want to design LEGO elements for a living? Now’s your chance

If you’ve ever wanted to design LEGO elements for a living, good news: the LEGO Group is currently recruiting three new staff members to join the team in Billund.

That means you’ll need to relocate to Denmark, the home of the brick, should you land one of the three highly-coveted positions, but it feels like a small price to pay to design LEGO elements all day. The three roles include Element Designer, Senior Element Designer and Element Design Master.

Each one requires the same basic skillset: an education in fine art, engineering or design; 3D software skills; and soft skills including communication, teamwork and time management. The difference between each one essentially boils down to experience: for the Element Designer role, you’ll need some experience in product design, while the Senior role asks for a track record of leading design processes.

You’ll need at least five years of product design experience to land the Element Design Master role, meanwhile, which ties into the difference in core responsibilities between the three positions. As you can imagine, the more senior roles involve leadership qualities, while the Element Designer will focus more closely on developing and delivering new parts.

There’s no closing date for applications, but the job postings have already been up for a week, so don’t hang about if you’re interested. Head over to the LEGO Careers page for more information and to apply.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

2 thoughts on “Want to design LEGO elements for a living? Now’s your chance

  • 28/01/2022 at 18:24

    I’m also 12, and my favorite thing to do is build Lego with my friends, just yesterday I made a Lego lock! I have always wanted to make real Lego sets of what I have built, and make custom pieces.

  • 27/01/2022 at 22:29

    Great article. Some day i would love to apply for the job. i am only 12, so i do have some time.

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