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Series 8 Minifigures Haul (Update)

Posted by Akano , in Set Review, LEGO Sep 10 2012 · 340 views
Series 8, Minifigures, 3-pack
Today I went to my local LEGO Store to plunder some Series 8 Minifigures. I reviewed the 8 Series 8 minifigs (clever, ain't I?) over here, so check it out for pics and entertaining descriptions. :P I posted a teaser below:

Lederhosen Guy
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Yodel-lederhosen-hoo!


Lederhosen Guy is adorable. Just look at that smile; you know he's enjoying life so much more because of the sheer joy wearing lederhosen brings. He also loves pretzels (new mold!). Feel for the pretzel, and it will guide you to a world of happiness. A world of lederhosen.


Also, while at the LEGO Store, I noticed some new sets. Remember the recent beach set that contained the Hula Girl, Surfer, and Surfer Girl from the Series Minifigures? Well, two new similar sets are now in the LEGO store, and I snapped a quick pic of them.

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I sent this into news, so maybe you'll see an article about it. :)

UPDATE: Apparently, LEGO has these on its Shop@Home site. They are the Halloween Accessory Set and the Rock Band Minifigure Accessory Set.

ALSO ZOMBIE MINIFIG AAAHHH!!!

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Back to School

Posted by Akano , in Math/Physics Sep 04 2012 · 183 views

So, today was the first official day of school at my grad school, but I didn't have any classes. Today was lab orientation for Monday and Tuesday lab sections (since we had yesterday off). Having nearly 50 students crammed into a room only able to seat 32 is rather entertaining.

Also, I have a talk to give on Friday on my research I did over the summer. This wouldn't be so much of an issue if I knew which part of the research to discuss, as I worked with two undergrads, and we have to split the topics of our research between us. However, one of the students worked in another lab over the summer as well, so she's probably not going to present on what the three of us did at all. Now the talk has to be divided in half.

Also, did I mention the talk was Friday? ._.

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Set Review: 6755 Sheriff's Lock-Up

Posted by Akano , in Set Review, LEGO Sep 02 2012 · 269 views
Wild West, Review, Sheriff and 2 more...
It's over here in the LEGO Sets discussion forum, since they want people to post there. Go check it out! 8D

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The Server Hiccuped Earlier...

Posted by Akano , Sep 02 2012 · 310 views

And now I can see why. Love the new names and groups, Staff! Especially the Brakelatabasa Assistants. :P

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NYC and other Adventures

Posted by Akano , in Life Aug 30 2012 · 233 views
Life, LEGO Store and 3 more...
So, on Tuesday my roommate, one of the other physics grad students and her friend, and I all took a trip to the Big Apple. My roommate and I had never visited, and I have to say it was not a horrible city experience.

Our first stop was lunch in Central Park, after which we headed to the American Museum of Natural History where we spent time exploring various exhibits including DINOSAURS(!!!), marine life, Egyptian stuffs, and the Rose Center. Unfortunately, we did not see Neil DeGrasse Tyson there, which makes the physicist in me slightly sad, but good times were had. We then headed over to the awesome Nintendo World, where there was more Pokémon merchandise than I could believe. I wish there had been more Legend of Zelda merch that wasn't baseball caps or overpriced T-shirts (I would love to own a pair of Triforce pajama pants). Then we headed to Rockefeller Center to visit the majestic NYC LEGO Store, where I bought a magnet of a LEGO minifigure with an I ♥ NY t-shirt (with the ♥ made of LEGO bricks). Then we visited McGee's Pub, famous for being the bar that MacLaren's Pub of How I Met Your Mother is based on. We then took a subway downtown to view Lady Liberty herself over the bay after sunset.

It was fun times. 8D

Also, today my grad school had an academic fair for the incoming freshman class. The physics department had LED magnet-badge type things to give away to students to suck them toward our table. Go physics! :P

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My cats are funny

Posted by Akano , in Life Aug 23 2012 · 187 views
Cats
...because they're cats. Also, because one of them is currently curled up on a pile of freshly laundered towels on the sofa whilst the other is on the floor posing like the fancy prince that he is.

Silly kitties.

Also, HOLY CROWSNEST I'VE BEEN GONE A WHILE! This is what happens when I visit home...

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Randy Rogel

Posted by Akano , Aug 09 2012 · 178 views
Animaniacs, Talkin Toons, the 90s and 1 more...
...is a musical genius. For those who don't know him by name, he wrote almost all the songs featured on Animaniacs, e.g. Yakko's Universe, the Nations of the World, the 50 states and their capitols.

The live show with him on Talkin' Toons is amazing.

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Curiosity's on Mars

Posted by Akano , in Math/Physics Aug 06 2012 · 256 views
Science, Awesome, Space
Yay, science! 8D

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Family vacation

Posted by Akano , in Life Jul 26 2012 · 179 views

Going to spend some time with KK, Tekulo, my mom and my roommate for the next week. I'll have BZP access, but I'm not sure if I'll actually be on during that time, so if I'm quiet for the next week, you now know why.

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Posted by Akano , in Life Jul 25 2012 · 342 views
music, Zelda, Awesome
Just saw the concert.

Amazing. The Twilight Princess movement was my favorite of the main symphony, but the best encore was, without a doubt, the recently added Majora's Mask suite.

This Zelda fan is quite pleased. :)

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Name: Akano
Real Name: Forever Shrouded in Mystery :P
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Likes: Science, Math, LEGO, Bionicle, Comics, Yellow, Voice Acting, Pixel Art, Video Games
Notable Facts: One of the few Comic Veterans still around
Has been a LEGO fan since ~1996
Bionicle fan from the beginning
Twitter: @akanotoe

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