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Why Bzpers Loves Lego Friends Figs

Posted by xccj , in News, Review May 04 2012 · 254 views

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Yay, another Lego Friends Review. I actually got this set and took pictures of it in January, but then I heard DeeVee was gonna write a review so I put it off so he could get his say in first. (Also, because I didn't want to point out the exact same things. Now I know that a few of my observations are somewhat original as far as BZP reviews go.) Last month, I got around to finally writing this review, and now I've posted it. Yayz.

As for why BZPers should love the new Friends Mini-Dolls... well, click for the next picture. I put it in a Spoiler tag because it would spoil the best part of the review, IMO.


Anyway, I expect a lot of fallout from this, considering what DeeVee got when he posted his review, so I guess I'll see how people react to my observations. (Granted, I did already write a long detailed essay on my views of Lego Friends but I'm sure nobody read it because it was too long. I'll cite it tho in future arguments. :D )



Lego In The Community

Posted by xccj , in News, Lego Conventions May 04 2012 · 115 views
School Work
I can embed Vimeo in the blogs, right? Oh well, doing so anyway. :P

So as I've blogged about constantly this last month, I've been working on a Lego movie for my Video Journalism class. I finally have a polished version (or as polished as it's going to get for now) so I thought I might as well share it on the place where I interact most with the Lego community: AKA BZPower. So, without further ado...

Keep in mind this is for a general audience, so I had to introduce the basic concepts about Lego, AFOLs, ext. I got some great interview footage from both Dan Parker of City Blocks (Guy who let us build the giant Mata Nui Island in his Lego Art Studio) and Thomas Prill of Bricklandia (the guys running Bricks Cascade in Portland, Oregon next month.) I also managed to sneak in some BZP interviews with Jedi Master J, Kakaru, and Fivey, and I'd like to publicly thank them for their help with this! (Even Fivey, who complained about my interview questions and whose video quality wasn't the best. :P )

I also ended up using a lot of my personal pictures (and one borrowed from KopakaNui) from my experiences at BrickCon and BrickFair. As such, most of the AFOLs who appear in the video are BZPower members, including cameos of prominent members like Nuju Metru, Black Six, ToM, and even Bink! Plus I have a couple of group shots from BrickFair and BrickCon with lots of members in them... so many that I can't even think of all the member names off the top of my head. I'm not sure what other AFOLs would think if they realized they were all being represented by Bionicle Fans here, but hey they're all cool people.

But yeah, this has been my big project for the last few weeks. I'd post it on the front page, but I'm not that big-headed yet. So in my blog it goes. :D



They're Back?

Posted by xccj , in News May 03 2012 · 61 views


First member post that popped up after the forums came back was in the RPG forum. Funny. I bet they were refreshing like crazy down there. :D

Anyway, been a crazy weekend with finals and whatnot. So the school year is over. Yay. Sadly, no job, and the job hunt so far isn't looking too great. Meh. But Bricks Cascade in a month, so that's enough to get excited about!



Job Losses

Posted by xccj , in News Apr 25 2012 · 71 views

So I've spent my night updating my job profile. Guess it's back to searching for summer employment again. >.<

On one hand, this might mean I'll have no conflicts for Bricks Cascade. On the other, it'll mean I can't buy anyway there.



Series 7

Posted by xccj , in News Apr 17 2012 · 54 views

Yay, Series 7 figs are availible in Fred Meyers! So I I swung by and grabbed some. I used a 10% off coupon, but it still turned out to be kinda pricey to buy eleven... and I'm still aiming to get at least five more. :D There were four boxes on display, but they were already fairly picked through.

Anyway, I got the Rocker Girl, the Bride, the Viking Woman, the Jungle Boy, the Aztec Warrior, the DareDevil, the Bagpiper, the Ocean King, the Grandma Visitor, the Swimming Champion, and the Evil Knight. I managed to guess the first ten all correctly. I wanted to get the Galaxy Patrol guy, but I mistook the Evil Knight's armor for the GP's armor, and since I was in a rush I just assumed it was the right one and grabbed it. 10 for 11 so far.

Now I need the Galaxy Patrol guy, Computer Programmer, and Bunny Suit guy, which are all ones I want. I'll also probably try to find a Hippie and Tennis Player just so I can complete my collection.

The Hunt is On!



Review: Rattlecopter

Posted by xccj , in News, Review Apr 16 2012 · 482 views

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Anyway, cool Ninjago set! It's a snake helicopter that looks like a fish! Awesome designs. And I even took lots of pictures! You'll see them when the database gets fixed, I'm sure of it!



Lotr Figs

Posted by xccj , in News Apr 12 2012 · 43 views


Nope, these aren't official figs. But I got Nuju Metru to donate some of his time to create a few of his custom characters from his LotR sets that will be given away as prizes to the top three Short Story Contest 9 winners. (And by donate, I mean Nuju came up with the designs and added the decals. I provided all of the pieces... except for one head, which Nuju did end up swapping out.)

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So here they are in their full glory! GSR gets Sam, Kagha gets Frodo, and Eyru gets Aragorn.

Just wanted to post because 1: I had the pictures 2: Nuju's custom figs are awesome and 3: To make you jealous of the winners. :P



Bye Bye Content Blocks

Posted by xccj , in News Apr 11 2012 · 47 views

I went to edit one and they all up and disappeared. My blog is sadly uncustomized now. The only thing people can do now is read my entries. :crying:



Files Of Faber

Posted by xccj , in Thoughts, News Apr 11 2012 · 38 views

Man, he has been posting some really awesome stuff. Like, I know they've been planning the whole "Mata Nui is actually a big robot underneath the island" thing for ages, but the artwork really shows how well they prepared for the concept. Besides, seeing some of the early sketches of the Toa and locations is just really cool, and it's bringing back some of the old 01 feel. Very cool.

I just hope he keeps updating for a while. It's kind of like the Templar site that did postings on the MNOLG. That was great, but then they did a bit on their current game and it got no replies, so I have a feeling that kind of put them off from continuing. (I mean, why talk about an old product if you can't even get that audience to move on to your newer games?)

But yeah, the Faber Files are awesome and I'll keep checking them out as long as they keep coming. Now I guess the question is, how much of it do we repost on the front page? ;)



Lego Interview

Posted by xccj , in News, Thoughts Apr 06 2012 · 35 views

I reeeeally need to start getting this project together, considering it is my major project for this class.

Anyway, I'm doing a short documentary on a subject of my choice. (Guess the theme.) I've interviewed Dan Parker, but that's just not enough. I've tried to contact people from Bricks Cascade for an interview, but so far no response. (Brick Cascade people seem to all be ignoring my messages... weird.) So maybe another idea; get actual people's perspective on their love of Lego.

So, anybody willing to do maybe a Skype video chat / interview and talk about why they like Lego, which I could then use for my project? :D If so, PM me for contact info.

Because it's either this or I do my project on something else, and I'm running out of time. So yeah, any takers?


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