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Series 7

Posted by xccj , in News Apr 17 2012 · 52 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!

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Review: Rattlecopter

Posted by xccj , in News, Review Apr 16 2012 · 436 views

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(Click for link) Actually don't because it's broken right now. :(

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!

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Lotr Figs

Posted by xccj , in News Apr 12 2012 · 39 views

GOTCHA!

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

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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:

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Files Of Faber

Posted by xccj , in Thoughts, News Apr 11 2012 · 34 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? ;)

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Lego Interview

Posted by xccj , in News, Thoughts Apr 06 2012 · 32 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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Lego Shaun Of The Dead

Posted by xccj , in Thoughts, News Mar 31 2012 · 48 views

One of the neat ideas I've supported on Lego Cuusoo was Lego Shaun of the Dead. The model itself is nicely designed, although it is probably out of my price range. All the same, it was the 4th model I supported back when I first signed on to Cuusoo. And it was doing okay, but wasn't one of the top hits or whatever.

Then it got mentioned on Conan's show. And this week votes have been flooding in, and it's raced to the top. (Not as fast as Minecraft, I bet, but pretty darn fast.)

Tonight I'm refreshing the page and watching it creep close to 10,000. There's really no need for you to rush in and add support; by the time you read this, it will have probably reached the limit. ;)

It's cool to see a decent project get recognition like this, and IMO it's better than some of the Minecraft ideas. Still, I am sad that the Back to the Future proposal hasn't taken off like this. But it's been slowly but surely rising towards the 10,000 limit, so I'm confident that a BttF set will appear in the near future.

Still, it is fun to watch a project reach 10,000 votes PRACTICALLY IN REAL TIME. (As of this blog entry, it only has 30 more to go, and it had 200 to go when I first logged in tonight.)

Cool stuff.

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Presentation On Brick Cascade

Posted by xccj , in Lego Conventions, News Mar 30 2012 · 51 views

For my video journalism class, I am totally trying to do my final project on Lego. First, I thought a job profile on Dan Parker would be awesome. And it would, but the prof wants me to focus more on a story. Instead I thought maybe Lego in the community, because then I could include Dan Parker and interview some of the people who also use Lego in my general area, including a specialized store and the organizers for Bricks Cascade. After talking more with my prof, I am instead going to focus more on the convention, including history on the toy bricks, the building styles, and the extensive community. Since the community included BZPower ;) I'm totally going to try and incorporate it into this. Anyone have any good ideas for video footage I could use for the community?

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Rene Drinks The Milkshake

Posted by xccj , in News Mar 26 2012 · 62 views
He drinks it all up
Saw Hunger Games tonight. I've never read the books or paid much attention to the previews; I just knew it was about kids who kill each other.

The beginning was kinda weird, and now I know why people kept commenting on the costumes. The actual fights weren't quite as bloody as I first thought, although the first scene was kinda on the edge. Overall, it was an interesting watch. I wouldn't say 'greatest movie ever' but still work it. And I guess there's gonna be more... because the books are a trilogy? Maybe. (But anyway, no extra scene after the credits, so you don't need to stick around and wait.)

Also, my dog wants to steal Emperor Whenua's crocodile that he's taking to Hawaii. (And he owes me half a Shari's milkshake.)

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Hey Check Out That Big, Long M O C Topic!

Posted by xccj , in News, MOCs Mar 21 2012 · 50 views
Mata Nui Island Project
A Topic for our Mata Nui Island Project MOC.

And while we're at it, here's the Brickshelf, Flickr, and ReBrick (when public) links for the project. Yes, I'm posting it everywhere.

Comments / likes / shares / views on various platforms appreciated. :)

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