What we should do is play the movie on silent and then we do all the voices (and sound effects)! Though I think I'd need to watch it a few more times before to be able to do so. (Someone print out the scripts!)
Progress on what is to come:
But man, I turned it on the other night and everything flew apart (not everything). I've still got work to do!
But I took a quick break from this to build two other small things weighing me down as "I have to get this done before BrickFair too!" so now almost all my focus is on this. (Almost all, because I still have all kinds of things I want to make.)
I received this awesome Aquaman ArtFX figure (statue?) at work because Barnes and Noble is doing some cool "Get Pop-Cultured" events starting this coming weekend (including giveaways like $45 ArtFX figures for costume and trivia contests), and I know that's something many of us geeks here might be interested in (including Batman/DC days, Marvel Day, TMNT Day, and others). Right now I'm just racking my brain for cool trivia queries and figuring out my own cosplay to join in on the fun. If you're lucky there might even be some LEGO activities (probably for the little kids).
But here's my dilemma: Take Aquaman out and play with him or leave him in the box gaining value? Especially since I think I might just give it to my brother at Christmas, seeing as I already have not one but two Aquaman minifigures on my shelf. (Except my brother thinks I'm crazy for not taking him out and posing him.)
Such is the question of an avid fan.
In the meantime, go to B&N, have fun at the events, and pick up DC's the New 52 Aquaman graphic novels because those are some of the best things DC is putting out right now!
Last year I went to BrickCon for the first time, and it was awesome. I saw friends I hadn't seen for years, met new friends, experienced a convention on the other coast and got to visit Seattle again after too long away. I even got to visit Oregon for the first time through Portland which was also really cool. I had been planning on going back, even getting a rewards credit card for redeeming a portion of a plane flight bill.
But friends had been calling me to BricksCascade in March as well, in Portland. Slightly smaller, lots of prizes and free LEGO giveaways, plus the chance to visit another convention. It all sounds like great as to be expected.
But with all the tugging, I haven't chosen a direction (aside from West and slightly North). Help!
I am also considering skipping any of the plane travel and heading up to New York Comic Con in October. It sounds awesome, I know Sisen is going, and it'll be great to be engaged with all the LEGO stuff TLG has put there.
The other option is sticking on this coast and going to BrickFair in October, or BrickFair in January. Decisions decisions.
I've got a pretty nifty button collection:
And that's not everything! I also have a handful of buttons on my lanyard at work (Barnes and Noble) featuring things we sell, like a LEGO pin, "Don't Panic," Ravenclaw crest, TFIOS clouds, and a TARDIS button.
Not to mention that my old computer is decked out with all kinds of stickers (Relient K, Hogwarts crest, LEGO logo, and even a Stargate SG-1 patch). The only reason I haven't put new stickers on my new laptop is because I've been collecting so many that now they won't all fit!
The buttons are always a conversation starter and I'm always looking for more. In fact, I already have a couple of new ones! SO MANY!
Yes, I'll be at BrickFair so you can ogle at a bag (and donate to its contents ).
We've been having some fun (like going to Free Comic Book Day during lunch), not to mention displaying the only quality Bionicle MOCs there.
Of course, I couldn't leave BZP out:
(Not to mention my BZP staff shirt!)
Haven't seen Fivey since BrickCon. I should hang out with local BZPers more often.
If you're in the NOVA area and want to see some neat MOCs and meet some BZPers, plus support a good cause, come on by Sunday!
(These photos were uploaded from my phone. I hadn't used the Flickr app yet, but it was useful. The filter I used for improving the lighting/colors gave it the weird curve on the edges, making me roll my eyes like one does at such phone filters.)
What does that include? Cyborg, Supergirl, Aquaman, the Superior Spider-Man*, Agent Venom, Namor, Maria Hill, Wasp, Ant-Man, and Rogue!
And a little revisioning to War Machine?
Finally, a WIP of Hawkman:
The mace is from Brick Forge. They're awesome.
Coming soon: Green Arrow, Iceman (actually just Electro. Maybe I'll find some white hair.), and some new Doctor Who minifigs. I've got the official Flash fig (and Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter), but if only I could get some sort of Green Lantern fig...
*Still a WIP
I brought a small addition to last year's display, Pharaoh's Scuba Tank, but I'm working on some more additions for this year. Take a gander:
Lined up with another section.
A work in progress, this large 32x32 stud display has since been filled up with tiles along the floor and will house something larger than minifig baddies for our fearless explorers when it goes to a smaller display in a few weeks! I have even bigger plans for this portion come BrickFair in August.
Everything lined up at a LUG meeting yesterday.
Between this and a few other ideas, I'll be working on, and bringing, quite a few new MOCs to BrickFair this year!
60006 Police ATV
Because a getaway wheel-barrel is the best getaway vehicle.
76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro
Literally the only reason to buy this set is for Electro, for some reason; or if you haven't picked up a Spider-Man fig within the past ten years of Spidey sets, but even then the other sets are better.
2014 Hero Factory
Three words: LEGO Pacific Rim
70128 Braptor’s Wing Striker
That bat looks like a Ferengi.
(If you like these I'll think of more. Have any of your own?)
(Microspace. Minifigs would be so cramped in something like this.)
You'll notice it looks different on the other side:
This Neo Exploriens ship was inspired by the Orion of Stargate Atlantis, and boasts a length of 103-studs and about $140 in BrickLink orders as well as use of my own pieces (a SHIP has to be over 100 studs long). At BrickFair 2011 I even lit it up:
(It's just taken me three years to finally take photos, but even with these I think I'll try another shot at it at the end of the month.)
This currently resides at the LEGO Store at Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Virginia, in WAMALUG's Window to the Community display for March:
You've seen the other Neo 90s Space ships I've posted these past few days, including Insectoids, Robo Force, UFO, and Ice Planet 2002. All of these Neo 90s MOCs pay homage to the original themes but explore building with pieces, colors, and techniques of the present.
While I've built various space ships between this big guy and now, it still remains as one of my best works and a source of inspiration for me, making me want to build another, and better, SHIP.
Those of you who knew this blog entry was long overdue, thanks for being patient. I hope everyone likes it!
I've made a topic in the forums, but I don't mind if you post here too/instead.
More pictures can be found on BrickShelf and Flickr.
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