Jul 7, 2009

We grieve for Rick Siegrist

We are shocked to hear that on Friday, 3rd of July, Rick Siegrist, who worked as Creative Lead on the NXT 2.0 project at LEGO® from June 2007 until October 2008, has passed away in a car accident in Michigan, USA while being on vacation with his family.

This tragic and untimely death leaves us and the complete NXT community behind with great sadness.

You might want to leave some comment in Rick's online obituary.

4 comments:

Brian Davis said...

Having met and worked with Rick, I can honestly say that he will be sorely missed. I had a great time talking about directions for the Mindstorms NXT product line, as well as just hanging out and people watching everyone around us.

Christopher R. Smith (Littlehorn) said...

Rick was a really great man. The world lost one of the best and it really hurts. We sparked a friendship together through the MINDSTORMS activities he attended when in the USA. He will be missed and my condolences go to his family. Thank you for the Son, Brother, Father, and Friend!

Christopher Smith

LEGOmom said...

I'm so sorry to read of the death of one in the NXT community. My condolences to his family.

Jim Kelly said...

What a great and funny guy he was! This is sad news, for his family and for LEGO. I, too, enjoyed getting to know him. Just like Brian said, he would sort of hang back and watch the kids and adults interact with the NXT robots... making us laugh with his subtle jokes and comments.

Great guy who will be missed.

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