Had the opportunity to reshoot the Kjeld figure after photographing one with slightly different prints - nice to see the lighting has improved over last time!
In 1979, he became president and CEO of The Lego Group. Kjeld Kirk introduced themes, minifigures, LEGO.com, LEGO Mindstorms and licensed properties. In 2004, he stepped down as president and CEO to focus on his role as owner of The Lego Group and vice-chairman of the board, while maintaining his role as chairman of the board of KIRKBI A/S, Lego Holding A/S and the Lego Foundation. LEGO is privately held and is controlled by the Kristiansen family and their foundations.
This minifigure is incredibly hard to find and only obtainable by personally meeting Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen himself, which would be at very rare occasions.
He has made various appearances which include the 2013 LEGO Inside Tour, 2009 Brickworld (www.youtube.com/watch?v=02p_wvypqQQ), and also the 10th anniversary of the LEGO Fan Weekend in 2014 (ceeteamblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_2351-0.jpg). Many of those fortunate to receive Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen's business card minifigure may be very reluctant to sell, and outside of those that met him through events, such as LEGO employees, and close relations of the LEGO Group would not be allowed to sell this. Kjeld Kirk has not made many appearances at LEGO events in recent years. So even if you were to go to an official LEGO insider tour or event you may not even be able to obtain this minifigure making the minifigure even more sought after.
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