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I know that many designers work for LEGO but I was wondering if there was some 'Star Designers' that we should know by name. Of course, I would also like to know what they are famous for.

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As there are more and more LEGO fans who become designers, some of them are already well known from the community and are very dedicated to fans, going to events and the like. They are actually just regular people and always have an amused look if you treat them like they have ascended to godhood status or something.

A few of them in no particular order:

As you can see, LEGO now has online profiles for Technic and Creator designers (maybe others, but I didn't see any), and of course the LEGO Designer Videos Youtube channel.

Also, LEGO has also issued sets designed by fans, which is the closest you can be of being a designer without being actually one. Note that some of the names on that list did eventually become full-fledged designers themselves.

To end, a little piece of trivia: the license plates on some vehicles usually bear the initials of the designer of the set. Have fun hunting them...

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The most obvious one I guess is Erling Dideriksen, who was not only a Chief Designer on the LEGO City range, but also designed the element that many refer to as "The Erling Brick".

Headlight or Erling Brick

The LEGO Group have also started recently publishing videos of their designers talking about new sets they've worked on (especially the Lord of the Rings sets), which will bring more of their designers into the public eye.

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These videos are definitely worth viewing. –  Joubarc Nov 26 '12 at 8:10
    
@Joubarc - I think you meant to comment on Kramii's post ;) –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Nov 26 '12 at 9:32
    
Well, you talked about them too, didn't you? –  Joubarc Nov 26 '12 at 9:34
    
Oh, yes, I suppose I did - I just didn't post any links, and forgot I'd mentioned them ;) –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Nov 26 '12 at 9:35

Jamie Berard designed some beautiful sets, including:

Not only that, but he's done a lot of promotional work, including some interesting YouTube videos and an excellent presentation called "Stressing the Elements".

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10219 is from pierre Normandin –  Joubarc Nov 26 '12 at 8:26
    
@Joubarc: You're quite right of course. Thanks for picking this up. –  Kramii Nov 26 '12 at 12:04

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