... Also my trip is in one week AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
In other news, here's Iron Man sans head (replaced with my epic Hawks hat)
In the real world I am in the middle of summer, so our schedule is down to 3 days a week in the studio. FORTUNATELY I'm busy working on something epic, that being a megafig of Iron Man. I may have described the last four before (Green Lantern, Captain America, The Flash and Logan (Wolverine) in street clothes) so this is a bit more challenging.
For the geeks out there, I'm designing the Iron Man 2/Avengers first-half Mk. VI armor on the torso, with the Mark III/Mark IV legs. The arms are solid dark red, done by another one of the artists. We're also simplifying the design, the back isn't getting as detailed, but the front is heavy in it.
I may recommend changes later on, if we decide to tone down the dark red and make it more yellow (akin to Mark 42) just to give it more color balance.
I'll try to get photos later on, I want to show off the progress as I go. I also desperately want to bring it with me to BrickCon, along with the other four, but it depends on Dan.
HOWEVER I had the choice to go to BrickFair VA this year, I chose to side with caution as far as finances go.
I am, however, still going for BrickCon. THAT I set aside money for since January
"An exhibition of 10 landmark skyscrapers from around the world, each masterfully constructed with LEGO® toy building bricks by Dan Parker, LEGO® Certified Professional. From four to nine feet tall, the architectural wonders include One World Trade Center in New York, the Seattle Space Needle, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The exhibition also features a play area where visitors can create their own architectural marvels."
Click here for more information.
This is what I've spent my entire time the past month and a half on. We do not have public photos of all the models just yet, but we do have one with a photo of a commemorative model that we are giving away 25 of on our social media page. The requirements involve having a photo of yourself in both the Space Needle observation deck and one of the Willis Tower skyboxes, plus 'liking' our page. (For more information on the model itself, contact me via my email, swertmastra (at) gmail.com)
The event goes on starting from June 20th, 2013 til October 20th, 2013 at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL. Price of admission is $12 for adults, $5 for Students (with valid photo ID) and free for children aged 12 and under. Thursdays are free admission through June, July and August.
Okay, so... for the past 6 weeks or so, I've been swamped at work. I've had to build 10 large skyscrapers (4 to 9 feet in height, pure Lego no gluing) plus set up for another show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (which we handled, the client loved it, they want more work, yay us). This is literally the first night I've had where the next day I get to do absolutely nothing. I'm going to be seeing Man of Steel in the morning. NO SPOILERS KTHX. (Cue the several "HE'S FROM KRYPTON!", "HE'S CLARK KENT" and "HE'S SUPERMAN" replies.)
I'll try to get photos to you guys asap. So far, the exhibit's still being set up down in Florida.
Meantime, I'm just posting here to show up again and assure people I'm still alive. However, I just learned today I missed out on booking a hotel in Seattle for BrickCon.
... ALL the hotels in Seattle, that is. Guess I'm busing it in every morning.
So I now have about one month to immediately blitzkrieg build 8 new tall buildings, some Patent models, fix up our Monticello we have, plus some other minor things, then pack them all up and ship them freight to Florida and Michigan.
I am very proud of one of my models, which I will be posting soonish. It's a recreation of the Lego model #10124 Wright Flyer Creator Expert, built in close to 1/2 its scale. My boss was so happy with it, he immediately photographed it and plans to put it on our social media page. I'll be getting that photo later today. I have other photos as well, so I may just make a topic about it instead of a blog entry.
Overall, it's hectic to say the least. At least I've had plenty of chances in the studio to use the new laptop. I'm very much adjusted to W8 now, I can't imagine why there's still holdouts for it.
I already 100% completed the main story, leaving only the S.T.A.R. Labs missions to handle, plus random battles.
I think right now I favor both Green Lantern and Aquaman (no lame jokes, he's pretty epic in this game) with Nightwing as my third. I haven't had the time to sit down in any capacity to play through every character so far, but I do recall how powerful Nightwing was when I faced him in the story.
So, any XBL players with the game? I'm pretty bored and would love to have sporting challenge (not necessarily today, I'm working D:)
Anyway, some things to note, since I feel it's noteworthy:
- BS01's prank was written last-minute on March 31st by a team consisting of Zo'Tomana, Cholie and myself. Kayru and BMan offered input later.
- The prank concept was about a week old. It was literally started up in a conversation between like 5 staff members. We waited until the last minute to post it.
- I actually did my part this time around (though it seems unnecessarily) to lead a misdirection on everyone. If you recall, I had two blog entries related to a 'GL01' concept, between a logo and a suggestion for one. That was the misdirection. It failed, but nobody saw our prank coming anyway. So it succeeded.
- This was the fourth worst thing I could have done. Let that one sink in for a second.
- Alternatively, I could have done the following:
- Faked evidence that Bionicle was returning (I'm seriously glad I didn't do that one, in hindsight.)
- Faked evidence that a new buildables line was coming (I was leaning towards fake Doctor Who, but that required work)
- Posted that I was acquiring BZPower (ALSO glad I didn't do that, in hindsight.)
Oh, and there was also a deleted answer from that list. A question was asked about Jaller transporting back up to the Red Star and returning by Takutanuva. I had a wonderful answer for that I now quote:
"The rest of the story takes place in Jallers head as he dies."
I think this one was a tossup to keep or remove. Obviously the entire list screamed prank, but leaving this one in would have seal it away. BMan decided to remove it. I think it's best we did, but I still feel good to share it.
Now think about that one for a second: 2004-2010, all in Jaller's head as he slips into a coma. I think it'd make for a doozy of a theory, don't you agree?
(I could write a whole blog entry on that one alone, too. I just might.)
Anyway, prank over. Glad you guys enjoyed it. Please forward all pitchfork and torch assaults to my new home, Dorek's house. Kthx.
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