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Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!

Bio of a BZP Admin



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Brick Badge Bricks

Posted by Black Six , in LEGO Con Feb 16 2015 · 243 views
Custom, Brick, Badge
I've nearly run out of ideas for custom bricks for my brick badge. So once again, I'm turning to you guys for suggestions.

Have at it!

Suggested topics to help give you ideas - BZPower, staff, gaming, Halo, Ambassadors, Tolkien.

Thank you all!


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From: What 2015 Themes Should We Cover First?

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Feb 14 2015 · 181 views
Toy Fair, 2015, LEGO

I'm sitting on the train after Toy Fair, going through all the pictures I took, and figured I should ask everyone's input as to what we should focus on for our coverage. Bionicle will obviously be first up, but what comes after that? Cast your vote here to let us know what you're most looking forward to!

Additionally, we're considering posting our pictures on Flickr as we have been for our convention coverage (see our BrickFair Alabama wrapup for an example). Would you prefer that or our 'classic' style (like last year's Hero Factory coverage)? Let us know!


Source: What 2015 Themes Should We Cover First?


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New York City BZPower Meetup?

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Jan 29 2015 · 350 views
NYC, ToyFair, Meetup
Next month I'll be heading up to New York City for ToyFair. Because of the train schedules, I'll have quite a bit of time to kill on Friday, February 13th before ToyFair starts on Saturday.

Would people be interested in meeting up somewhere, perhaps one of the LEGO stores, to hang out? It's always fun to meet and chat with members, and this seems like it could be a good opportunity.

If you're interested, let me know!


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From: Are You Excited for LEGO Elves?

Posted by Black Six , Dec 17 2014 · 243 views
Elves, Poll, Minidoll, Fantasy and 1 more...

LEGO Elves is one of the few brand new themes coming out in 2015, based off of the minidoll figures first seen in the LEGO Friends line. While ostensibly the sets are marketed at young girls, we all know that LEGO is LEGO and you can buy what you like. The teaser site suggests there will be some story and possibly a TV show, and the sets we've seen in the 2015 catalog have a distinct fantasy feel with lots of new and recolored pieces.

Are you interested in this theme? What aspects are you most excited about? Or are there things you're not really a big fan of that turn you off to it?

Share your thoughts and let us know!


Source: Are You Excited for LEGO Elves?


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For Sale: DVD Box Sets

Posted by Black Six , in Real Life Oct 05 2014 · 449 views
For Sale, Star Trek, Stargate and 1 more...
I'm looking to make some space on my movie shelves, so these lovely collections have to depart. Make me an offer - I'm more interested in getting them out of my house than making a lot of money.





Torchwood Season 1 on DVD
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Star Trek 'Complete' Motion Picture Collection on DVD - includes Star Trek I-VI, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis
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Stargate Atlantis Complete Series on DVD
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From: Ask the LEGO CEO

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Sep 18 2014 · 272 views
LEGO, Question, Jorgen, Knudstorp

If you could ask Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, the CEO of The LEGO Group, one question, what would it be?

Would you ask about his leadership style? What it takes to run a huge international company? What his thoughts are on the fan community? What his involvement with the community is? Or maybe what his favorite set is? Those are just some ideas, and I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Source: Ask the LEGO CEO


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Bravo Zulu Posse (Destiny Clan)

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Sep 08 2014 · 394 views
Destiny, Bungie, Gaming
So Destiny comes out tonight and I am super excited. I won't be at a midnight release unfortunately, but I'll be picking up my Ghost edition after work tomorrow.

I figure there's probably quite a few of you out there who will be playing it too, so I made a clan for us. Feel free to join and represent BZP on Bungie.net!


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From: BZPower Set Review Feedback

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Aug 14 2014 · 244 views
Review, Feedback, Video and 1 more...

Hey everyone! Set reviews have been a fixture of the BZPower front page for a long time now, and we're always looking for ways to make them better. Today we're turning to you guys to get some feedback to help with that process.

To help clarify, a text/image review is the 'classic' BZP review format, for example xccj's review of 76022 X-Men vs The Sentinel.

A video review is fairly self-explanatory, for example my review of 41056 Heartlake News Van.

A lot of times we try to do both a text/image review and a video review for each set. But sometimes, due to time constraints or reviewer preference, we only do one (as in the examples above).

We want to get an idea of which you like more so we can make sure we're providing you with the content you want the most. As an aside, we'd also like to hear your thoughts on the speed-building some video reviews feature.

Moving aside from the poll questions, we're open to any feedback you'd like to provide on reviews in general. Do you like the formats we use? Is there anything we can do better? What parts do you like the best that we should keep doing?

We appreciate your help in improving BZPower!


Source: BZPower Set Review Feedback


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Buried by BrickFair

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower, LEGO Con, Real Life Aug 06 2014 · 339 views
BrickFair, BFVA
I got back from BrickFair last night and still have not had a lot of time to recover.

A huge thanks to everyone who attended, sent in MOCs, and supported our crowd-funding campaign (or all three!) - you guys helped make this the biggest and best BrickFair yet. It's always a huge blast hanging out with everyone, playing games, building with LEGO, sharing meals, etc. I hope you all had as much fun as I did.

But now it's back to the grind. I have a lot of un-packing and sorting to do, as well as a mountain of PMs, emails, reports, and other BZPower-related things to take care of (not to mention real life). So apologies if I do not get back to you quickly. As a rule of thumb, if I have not replied within a week, feel free to bug me about it again.

Hope to see you all next year!


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From: A Poll About Polls

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Jul 08 2014 · 204 views
Poll, Polls, Polling, Feedback

Hey there everyone! We'd like to get your feedback about a longstanding feature of BZPower - polls! We used to have an entire forum dedicated to them, but these days they can go just about anywhere.

Did you know we had polls on BZPower? Do you wish you could make polls? Are you considering buying a Premier Membership just so you can make polls? We want to know your thoughts!

Your input is always appreciated and will go to improving BZPower.


Source: A Poll About Polls






Welcome To My Blog

I'm glad to see you made the trip intact.

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Name:
Andrew
Alias:
Black Six
Join Date:
August 2, 2001
Staff Since:
August 6, 2001
Position:
BZPower Administrator
Forums Currently Moderated:
Bionicle RPG, LEGO RPG, News Discussion
Forums Previously Moderated:
Fan-Created Games, Promotions, Marketplace Banter, Storyline & Theories, Buy/Sell/Trade, probably some others
Other Responsibilities:
Making sure news is posted, keeping the forums running smoothly, learning the ways of server-burping.

Video Games!

Most Played Games (as of late):
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Destiny
  • Tiny Death Star
  • Plants vs Zombies 2
Currently Playing:




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Library Summer Olympics - On hold
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BBC Contest #62 - On hold
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Comics Contest #1 - On hold

Key:
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