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Life in the Swert lane



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There Be No Ponies Here

Posted by Swert , Oct 17 2011 · 84 views

No seriously, there aren't.

Sorry.

... But I do have something else nostalgic to show you!

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Moc Ideas

Posted by Swert , Oct 17 2011 · 71 views

Xccj had his, so now I should keep a log of what I want.

1) Weighted Storage/Companion Cube
If I make a WSC, I'd make it light up. If I make WCC, it'd just be standard. I can find enough plate to make the stripes light up.

2) Microcity scale anything
I am fascinated by micro, being that I personally have limited parts in system. I can envision a whole table layout, using 8x8 plate as my base, either baseplate or regular plate. Nearly anybody could submit an 8x8 plate of any standard color, and we could just combine them. Imagine a playground made by fifteen different people, or even a 16x16 Dome building.

3) Sounders FC on a soccer pitch
I could make all XI starter players of the 2011 Sounders FC team. Pipe dream, but I think it'd doable.

4) Mata Nui stone
I think I could generate one similar to my cube, it'd be simple and unique.

5) Mata Nui island (collab. project)
As you might be able to tell by now, I'm a -huge- System builder. Not in popularity, but in preferred building style. My boss, Dan Parker, suggested to me at BrickCon 2010 he wished to build the island of Mata Nui as a sculpture. The size he wanted was outrageously large, TOO large. For his idea to work, we would need at MINIMUM 90 15x15 baseplates, in length alone. We want to build much smaller than that.

It may happen this year, it may happen next year, it may happen in 2013 assuming we all live, but it's -going- to be built. It's too awesome not to be.

And yes, that'll be a huge project, regardless of its scale.


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Kasey Keller Day

Posted by Swert , Oct 15 2011 · 76 views

If you're a Washingtonian, then happy Kasey Keller Day : D

Since the majority of you are not, let me explain.

Kasey Keller is the Goalkeeper of the Seattle Sounders FC, the Major League Soccer franchise in Seattle, WA. He is actually playing his final home game of his career tonight in Seattle, as he is retiring at the end of the season. At last count, over 60,000 supporters will be going to CenturyLink Field (our home stadium, shared with the Seahawks) to watch. We cap the stadium at around 30,000 on normal games. Both the Seattle mayor and the Governor of Washington declared today Kasey Keller Day in the city of Seattle and the state of Washington.

Kasey Keller was born in Olympia, WA. He is a veteren of the game, playing for nearly 24 years around the world. He was also the United States Olympic team GK in 1996 (knocked out in the group stage), was a part of the US Men's National Team from 1990–2007 (making 102 apperances for them), and has served for nine seperate football (soccer) clubs. Awards include the CONCACAF Gold Cup (3 total: 2002, 2005 and 2007), the Football League Cup (one, 1996-97), and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (3, 2009, 2010 and 2011).

It's with pride to know that a 3-year franchise, the Sounders FC, started with such an honored player of the game. It is with deep regret the Sounders fans let him go, but at least he can go out with a bang.

And at least the Timbers aren't getting him.


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I Love My Job

Posted by Swert , Oct 14 2011 · 73 views

Have you ever gone to work, set up a laptop, sat for a few minutes to wake up, then get to work on building a sculpture in LEGO?

There -is- a drawback... sifted through an old construction toy collection for cleaning... and there was 50% Mega Bloks. o_o bbl dyingofcancer.


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From: Exclusive Artwork: Merrick Fortis 3.0

Posted by Swert , Oct 14 2011 · 405 views

Hey guys, got something great for all the Hero Factory fans out there. While BZPower was getting its forums upgraded, we had a chance to contact Elmer Damaso to have him draw a particular "expanded universe" character. As you know, Mr. Damaso is the artist of the Hero Factory comics found in the LEGO Magazines and online. Having him draw a character who doesn't have a comic form was pretty exciting, especially for those at HS01. While he was drawing this character, we got contact details from Mr. Damaso about the group that colors for the Hero Factory comics, Digital Art Chefs. After obtaining the final version from Mr. Damaso, we commissioned DAC to color the artwork.

Now, on behalf of the HS01 Staff, I would like to present Merrick Fortis 3.0:

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Source: Exclusive Artwork: Merrick Fortis 3.0


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Boredom

Posted by Swert , Oct 13 2011 · 60 views
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Isn't it ironic...

Now that BZP is back, there's hardly anything to do?

... HINT HINT.


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Ohai

Posted by Swert , Oct 13 2011 · 85 views

Looks like we're all back to normal.

Sort of. Kinda still got nothing to blog about yet XD


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Watch Out Minnesota

Posted by Swert , Apr 26 2011 · 43 views
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Cause there's a Swert coming your way soon!

(May 10th to the 13th, not set in stone yet, but it's planned.)

Probably avoiding anything major, but you never know.


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Lemons

Posted by Swert , Apr 26 2011 · 80 views
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Alright, I've been thinking...When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! GET MAD! I DON'T WANT YOUR STUPID LEMONS! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE?!? DEMAND TO SEE LIFE'S MANAGER! MAKE LIFE RUE THE DAY IT THOUGHT IT COULD GIVE SWERT JOHNSON LEMONS! DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!? I'M THE MAN WHO'S GOING TO BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN! WITH THE LEMONS! I'M GOING TO GET MY ENGINEERS TO INVENT A COMBUSTIBLE LEMON THAT BURNS YOUR HOUSE DOWN!

And yes, I'm bored tongue.gif I should play Halo: Reach.


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More Portal 2 Gibberish

Posted by Swert , Apr 25 2011 · 80 views
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First, I should add a Gaming category. I talk about games so much tongue.gif

Second, I think if they make a third game, the Turret King should be the boss. You know who I mean.

Imagine him crashing into a wall in a test chamber randomly. "I SEE YOU!" in a loud booming voice.

"ARE YOU STILL THERE?"

... "NAP TIME."

That would be epic to be chased by all game. I'd love to see his electronic eye point at you randomly in levels as he searches for you.

"THERE YOU ARE!"

And then, just for fun, his ammunition would be... *spoiler alert*

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It would be GLORIOUS 8O






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