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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. 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
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes
  • Participate in raffles to win LEGO prizes
  • 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


New York City BZPower Meetup?

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Jan 29 2015 · 1,075 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!


From: Are You Excited for LEGO Elves?

Posted by Black Six , Dec 17 2014 · 932 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?


For Sale: DVD Box Sets

Posted by Black Six , in Real Life Oct 05 2014 · 1,364 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 · 570 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


Bravo Zulu Posse (Destiny Clan)

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Sep 08 2014 · 1,023 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!


From: BZPower Set Review Feedback

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Aug 14 2014 · 704 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


Buried by BrickFair

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower, LEGO Con, Real Life Aug 06 2014 · 880 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!


From: A Poll About Polls

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Jul 08 2014 · 837 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


From: List of Female AFOLs for LEGO

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower Jun 27 2014 · 626 views

I received the following from Kim Thomsen of the LEGO CEE Team:

We would like to create a list of female AFOLs.

Please send the following information to me if you know one that we should have on the list.

Full name, e-mail and [talent]

Possible talents:

If you are interested in being on the list, post here or send me a PM.

I have no idea why they are trying to put this list together, I'm just passing on the word.

Source: List of Female AFOLs for LEGO


LEGO Ambassador Network

Posted by Black Six , in BZPower May 17 2014 · 1,039 views
LEGO, Ambassador, Network
Keith Severson (Senior Manager, CEE Community Support) recently shared the below information with the Ambassadors about changes coming to the program. I'm really looking forward to the changes and hoping they strengthen and grow the community as a whole.

Hello Ambassadors,

I just wanted to give everyone an exciting update on the upcoming LEGO Ambassador Network!

We are right now in final phases of finishing the documentation as well as the communication plan.

So here is the plan.

End of MAY announcement of the new network. This will include all of the documentation.
End of September GO LIVE. Meaning we will start accepting application and bring ambassadors into the new forums.

When we release all of the documentation end of May we will also host a number of sessions to answer questions. We will also send this information out to every contact we have as well as encourage fan sites to share it as well. We want all of the AFOL community to be aware of the program.

Between May and September we hope that every community group selects their ambassador and can start filling out the application form (will also go out end of May). This way when we go live we can on board as many community groups as possible.

Also regarding the forums. I can confirm that we will be moving to a new platform and it is the same platform we now use LEGO IDEAS on. While we are still finalizing exact look and feel of the forum, we are aiming to have a nice clean and simple interface as you can now experience on the new IDEAS site. Be aware that we will not migrate anything from the LEGO Project Rooms forum, it will be a fresh start. We will continue to use LPR until we go live on the new forum.

Just to highlight a couple big changes within the new LEGO Ambassador network.

  • The LEGO Ambassador Networks primary function is to act as a hub for Ambassadors to network and strength relationships as well as interacting with the community team
  • To qualify for an ambassadorship you must represent an AFOL community group (i.e. LUG or online site)
  • There is no pre-requisites to being an ambassador from TLG, however there is a level of professionalism and respectful behavior which we expect Ambassadors to live up to.
  • It is a requirement to have an ambassador in order for a LUG to have access to support programs (i.e. LUGBULK)
  • Within the forum there will be Workgroups which will have focused conversations around topics
  • Each workgroup will be managed by one or more community team members as well as one or more Ambassadors which are selected by me
  • Workgroups provide the opportunity to focus discussion and create content which can be used by other Ambassadors or provide strong argument to take to TLG for consideration.
These are just some of the many highlights to the new program. We are looking forward to creating a dramatic shift with this program which we feel will create strong value to community groups as well as TLG. There is a number of very interesting topic that we would like to the workgroups to tackle right from day one and we are sure that many ambassadors have ideas to formulate and co-create as well!

Please be looking forward to get the full information at the end of the month!

If you have any questions about the responsibilities or anything about the new program, I'll do my best to answer them.

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Black Six
Join Date:
August 2, 2001
Staff Since:
August 6, 2001
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.

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Most Played Games (as of late):
  • Marvel Avengers Academy
  • Destiny
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Whatever I'm streaming on Twitch
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