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Day Four of BrickFair

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in LEGO, Real Life, BZPower Aug 02 2015 · 44 views

Hey, folks. I thought I would give another BrickFair update before I start the last day of BrickFair.

Really there's not a whole lot to recap as outside of watching over some MOCs during the public hours and answer people's questions, if they had any. Well, I answered them to best of my abilities as I don't know everything (I am like John Snow... I know nothing. XD), especially about other people's MOCs, where I am like "Yeah, that's a snake." XD

One person even ask me if we were payed to be show our stuff here and when I actually explain that we payed to be here, let's just say they looked at me like I had two heads as if it was that abnormal for people to do that. *shrugs*

Still though, public hours weren't bad really. I enjoy seeing people's faces beam when they saw the MOCs on display. The Makuta Luroka MOC (It is very top heavy) was definitely the most popular at the table I watched (It is pretty awesome looking MOC. Much better than my stuff, that's for sure.).

Oh, and I got to meet the person, Makuta Luroka, as well. That was pretty cool. He also holds the record for longest period of talking to me. Congrats, you beat AT. XD

I also met someone from BZP that go by Unit, I think. I am not sure if that is right though as it was kind of hard to hear him. But he had asked me where to find Bionicle Raptor (Or Brappy Hour as he has been known as since last year, I think.), but I have no idea what he looked, so I wasn't much help really. Sorry.

There was some other BZPers around too, but I didn't really meet them, so I don't know who they are on BZP really.

Oh, I met DeeVee for second time (High five him even) and met Nuyaka for first time as they delivered the a painting commission thing that I brought from Nuyaka back in December (It was holiday charity BrickLink thing.), so that was cool. I'll upload a photo of it when I am home tomorrow (Although if you are impatience, just check my Twitter as I upload a photo of it there already.).

Its basically just a painting of Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening as a Minifigure. I think it looks fantastic and I look forward to bring it home. Thanks again, Nuyaka.

Outside of public hours, the only thing that I attended was Laser Tag party thing, which I must admit that I wasn't the most comfortable there really. My friend had good time at laser tag though, so that's good (Although unfortunately now it hurts all over when they move, so they might not be with me today due to that.).

I can't say I was very good at it though as I didn't have a clue what I was doing really. XD Overall, it wasn't a bad evening really and I enjoyed the slice of Pizza, I ate. Thanks for pizza & laser tag, BZPower. Sorry, I wasn't very talkative there. I just don't know what to say to people really.

But anyway, after laser tag thing, we head back to hotel room and honestly I was pretty tired from the day at that point, so I just went bed around 7 PM. So yesterday is most sleep that I got all week really. XD

That was Saturday basically. I can't think of anything else to mention really.

Before I go, I guess I'll mention my plan for today. At the moment, I am planning on heading over around 1:30 PM and well, I probably be there till closing ceremonies (Although I might step out for dinner, ect.). My friend might not be with me since he is pretty sore from yesterday.

Alright, that's enough rambling. I guess I'll see some of you folks later. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have great week.
- JMJ 2015


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Day Tw- Eh, Three of BrickFair VA

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Real Life, LEGO Aug 01 2015 · 65 views

Hey, folks. I thought I would give another BrickFair update.

So as title suggests, Friday is technically third day of BrickFair VA. Although for me, it is technically the second day as well, we skipped Thursday as mention in previously entry.

For those wondering why, I promise my friend that we would take a day away from convention to check out local sights such as the Air & Space Museum and Thursday just seen like best day to do. Although I am sad that I miss out on seeing "How LEGO Impacts Our Lives" seminar on Thursday.

Hm... I guess I'll take a moment really quick to tell you all what exactly we did on Thursday. Basically we got to check out the Air & Space Museum (Which I must say it is really cool and personally I recommend seeing it, if you ever get the chance. I also got like 552 photos of that place on my computer. I'll probably share some of those pictures with you all later when I return home.) and I got to watch the Marvel film, Ant-Man (Which was also pretty cool... I should probably watch more Marvel films. This is like third Marvel film that I have seen so far.).

But anyway, back on to Friday's recall, the day started with me being a worry wart like usually (Which did nothing but make me more tense about stuff.). I ended up taking a couple of walks around the Holiday Inn as a result, which did help relieve some of those worries as weather today was just so calming compared to previous days that it did well, to get my mind off things.

Eventually we left the hotel to go to an IHOP for breakfast / lunch, which was nice (Although I still don't have much of appetite as I can't seem to finish any meal that I start during this trip. *shrugs*). After the meal, we decided to play some Mini-Golf since the weather was nice enough for it.

It was good idea (Especially since we were using it to kill some time as we wanted to check out the seminar on "The LEGO Design Process" later.), but unfortunately I ended up going down the hill for second hole too fast to go after my ball and well, I tripped scratched up my right arm pretty bad. So yeah, it kind of ruin the mood of the day and I was rather irritable throughout the rest of golf course as well, I was in pain and all. (For those wondering why we just didn't stop the game right there, I really didn't want to ruin the outing, so I decide to just keep trucking.)

That injury pretty much derailed the seminar plans as we felt that I should take easy after returning to hotel. We eventually up playing some local co-op stuff on our 3DSs, which was fun. Although after awhile, my friend shifted gears to a single player game, so I decided to go out for another walk to collect dinner.

And well, after eating, I decided that I was going to walk over to convention center since I was curious about what things looked like now. And man, there was a lot cool stuff on display. I ended up going around taking photos till my phone died. Once that happened, I just head back to hotel, so I could go charge it and come back later. It took awhile though, so I didn't get back to convention until an hour before World of Lights thing.

My friend decide to join me this time as he wanted to see what World of Lights was about, so we went over. Took some pictures of displays until lights were dimmed / turned off (Well, my friend was able to get pictures of some of the World of Light stuff since he had a better camera than I as I only got a phone camera and all.). I thought World of Lights was pretty cool and I walked around a few times till I felt that I saw them all.

After awhile, I decide to just sat down near my MOCs and have a break from walking. That's about it really. I mean we eventually head back to the hotel, so we could sleep and all.

Well, i guess I'll mention what BZPers that I talk to that day. For most part, it was just Aanchir & Lyichir (Who shown me there really cool poster of Generation 2 Gali that they won during the auction that day.) and AT (Who ask me how the trip was going, ect.). That was nice. There were other BZPers around and all, but I never buck up the courage to say anything to any of them.

And that was Friday basically. It was certainly an interesting day. That's for sure. XD

But anyway, its Saturday now, so hopefully I'll be around a bit more today. And well, if there are still tickets for BZP Party thing tonight, I guess I'll pay Black Six the fee today since AT convinced me to go and all yesterday.

Alright, that's enough rambling. I guess I'll see some of you folks later. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have great week.
- JMJ 2015


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Day 1 of BrickFair VA

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, Real Life, LEGO Jul 30 2015 · 62 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in and let you know how day one of BrickFair went. Honestly I didn't do much really, outside of walk around the convention center a lot since I wasn't sure really what to do really after setting up my MOCs (Which I am not sure they are in the right place. I mean the map say its a BIONICLE table, but I have heard Pop Culture want the space, so I wouldn't be surprise if it got moved. *shrugs*). Oh, and fail a lot at Bingo.

It was nice though getting to see some BZPers in person. Mind you, it is not the first time for such people like Aanchir, Lyichir, Team Farm Animals, and Black Six. But well, I got meet people like Lady K, Vezok's Friend, TLH, Turakii, and TLH's & Turakii's kid (Adorable child, btw) for first time, which was cool. Although I was pretty deer in headlights around them. Sorry.

But overall, I would say it was good first day (It was pretty exhausting day too. XD). I mean I did vomit in a Burger King parking, but honestly that's par for the course considering it always happens when I do anything new really.

That's about it really. Uh, I guess I will see some of you folks again on Friday since I won't be in today as I am going to being checking out some sights and stuff today with my friend. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have great week.

- JMJ 2015


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BrickFair VA Tomorrow

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, LEGO, Real Life Jul 28 2015 · 75 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in and give update since BrickFair VA tomorrow. Man, today was a whirlwind of day preparing for that (I am glad that I decided months ago to take off today from work. It was definitely was needed.). XD

But well, I managed to get all my luggage ready. I got some of our schedule a bit more nailed down (Admittedly I would like to have done that a bit sooner than today, but my friend was busy last weekend.), which I guess I will share here really quick:

Wednesday
- Leaving at 10 AM (Originally it was going to be 7 AM... But due to the check in time, we kind had to change that plan as we probably would gotten there at like 9:30 AM, which means we would have keep our luggage in hot car for quite a few hours as we can't check in till 3 PM. However according to phone conservation, the earliest check in without an additional charge is 1 PM.).
- Arrival Time in Virginia be around 12:50 PM (Assuming there is not too much traffic and stuff)
- Have a quick lunch, then head to hotel to check in (As mention before, it should be around 1 PM at that point)
- After checking in and carrying our stuff to the room, we will probably take a rest in hotel room for a bit
- Currently we shooting to head over to convention center around 3 PM and well, we should be there for most of day after that (We might step out for a quick dinner at some point)

Thursday
- The plan right now is to skip the convention day and check out some of local stuff like the Air & Space Museum, ect.

Friday
- I am not completely sure about, but I think we will be around later in the day for convention. *shrugs*

Saturday
- I should be around most of public hours (I might step out for like meal or something). I am not sure about after that as we were talking about idea of maybe checking out the laser tag event thing. Although my friend is not BZPower member, so I am not sure if he would be allow to come with (I mean we would both pay the fee to go and all.). *shrugs*

Sunday
- Again, I should be around for public hours and closing ceremonies stuff. That and I will be around to help with MOC tear down stuff obviously (Which I assume I give my MOCs off to Black Six after that as I am letting BZP take them to BrickFair NJ).

That's about it really. I look forward to meeting you awesome folks and getting to experience a little what like behind the table. Hopefully I won't be a total social failure there.

Uh, I guess I will see some of you folks later. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have great week.

- JMJ 2015


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5 Days...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in LEGO, Real Life, BZPower Jul 23 2015 · 98 views

Hey, folks. I thought pop back in today and let you all know how things are going this week. Mostly in terms of a BrickFair VA stuff as hey, the trip next week, so its time to run around like a headless chicken as I try make sure I have everything ready. XD

Before I start on that though, I thought I take a moment and wish BZPower a happy birthday since I hadn't done that yet.

Happy Birthday, BZPower!

As I mention in my previous entry, thank you for so many years of great memories and here's to many more.

Alright, with that done, let's back on to the topic of BrickFair VA. First up, I decided on what MOCs that I will be bringing with me. Originally I was going to ship them, but I kind decided last week that I would just bring them with me since it will save money on shipping cost. That and I kind got sidetracked working on my tenth year anniversary gift to BZPower.

So yeah, I am bring my MOCs with me, which is probably for the best since it would be kind weird going to a LEGO convention without any LEGO on you (It also avoids me having awkwardly ask Black Six if I could help with my MOCs. XD). Really I only issue that I have with my MOCs (Beside, the fact that they are not that good.) at the moment is I am struggling to think of names for them.

It mostly an issue because I need to fill out the forms for both BZPower and BrickFair VA website (Yes, I am aware I won't get MOC Cards since I miss the deadline, but you can still registered there. However I do need to at least do BZPower convention form as I plan on letting BZPower take them to next convention.).

Beside that MOC stuff, I believe I am mostly ready for the trip (Although I must admit I am kind of nervous already.). I am going to head to the bank tomorrow to get some cash for the trip and pay my rent obviously (Next month's bills are going to be fun to pay... XD). I also got my BIONILUG brick ready, so it finally have a use next week.

Schedule wise, we will be coming down on Wednesday. I am not sure when we will get there exactly, but I am guessing we will be in Virgina by noon or a little earlier (It depends on traffic really.). Although we won't be at convention center till after 3 PM since we can't check into hotel until 3 PM, according to website. So we are probably going to kill some time by checking out the Air and Space Museum nearby.

Based on my last conversation with my friend, we are probably skip out on Thursday to check out other things nearby and Friday, we will be around during the afternoon hours. As for Saturday and Sunday, we should be there for most of those days as far as I am aware.

That's the basic schedule for our trip. I am going to try nail it down some more this weekend with my friend, so if anything changes I let you folks know.

That's about it really. I can't think of anything else to mention, although I probably did forget something. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015

P.S. - Check out my 10th anniversary gift, if you hadn't already.


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10 Years of BZPower

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in BZPower, LEGO Jul 19 2015 · 145 views

Hey, BZPers. This is a bit late, but yesterday was my tenth year anniversary of being BZPower and well, since it is milestone, I thought I would do something special for the day.

Now originally I was planning on maybe doing a contest for this milestone. But since I am going to BrickFair VA this year, I thought it would be a better idea to play things a bit more safe. So what did I do instead then?

Well, I purchased this a bit earlier in the month and I thought I should share this piece of history with everyone. I should note the VHS tape have nothing of value as it was nothing but static and weird noises (If it did have anything of value, I was planning on giving the footage to BZP.).

So yeah, here's the scanned copy of the two books: BIONICLE - Style Guide (Note: You will have download this one as its too big to show up on Google Docs) & BIONICLE - Synopsis.

There was also two CDs in the Style Guide binder, although as far as I can tell there is nothing in them that binder doesn't already shown. The CDs are basically just a digital version of the Style Guide (But well, it is not in format that I think I can share with others easily unfortunately.).

The CDs do give me access to images reference in the Style Guide's Gallery, so if you want me to upload those somewhere for you folks, just let me know.

Oh, and the Market Material section in Style Guide was empty and I guessing it was taken out by LEGO maybe. Most of Style Guide has the stuff that we already knew about 2001 thru 2003. There are some errors here and there such as some Kanohi Nuva Mask descriptions being next to wrong images and it uses what I assume was prototype name for Mask of Light at the time.

As for BIONICLE - Synopsis, one interesting thing about that document is that it shows Greg's version of Shadow Toa defeat (I am not sure if he wrote that document though.), which I think is sort of new as that version of defeat was only mention in a guide book before as Cathy Hapka did not use that idea and chose the "switching opponent" method instead.

That's all I think that's worth mentioning. I hope you folks like it. And thank you BZPower for ten years of great memories. Here's to ten more years. XD

Alright, that's enough from me for today. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015


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General Rambling: Firefly, the X-Files, and WIP MOCs

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, LEGO, Random Mar 30 2015 · 152 views

Hey, folks. I thought I should pop in today and give another little update here. Although I’ll admit not a whole lot has happen since my last entry really.

Just been doing the usual stuff during my free time, which for this month (March) seems be mostly watching stuff on Netflix and well, using Twitter to share random thoughts that I have. XD

So yeah, this is probably going to end up being a very TV show related entry as well, I would like to share some of my non-spoiler thoughts on the shows that I been watching.

I guess I’ll start off with Firefly since I mention I was watching it in the previous entry here. I believe finished that show about two weeks ago, so everything should be still fresh in my mind hopefully.

To start off, I enjoyed the show, although I am definitely disappointed that it was cancelled before anything could come of it. It look like it would been interesting, if it had been given the chance.

That being said, I wasn't a huge fan of follow up movie, Serenity. Not so much because some characters that I like died in it (Which I won't mention more than that for spoiler reasons) as I understood from story perspective why their deaths were necessary.

It was more because the plot felt extremely rushed to me and as well, I think my expectations were a bit too high for it (I blame the great movie finale that Farscape had for that.).

Of course, I am not saying I hate the movie (Serenity) as I like getting to see the crew again and getting some closure with mysteries surrounding River. And the "villain" of the film was also pretty awesome. So yeah, the film has a bit of mixed opinions for me.

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"I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

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Moving right along, since I finished Firefly, I kind out of the blue decide to check out the X-Files since I always rather curious about that show (By coincidence, it was on the day that Fox confirmed that they were bringing the X-Files back next year.).

And well, I like it. It kind like FRINGE, but with more of focus on extraterrestrials and government conspiracies. Not sure what else to say really since I don't want to bored you with personal theories about an old 90s show.

Oh, and I am currently on Season 2, Episode 14.

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"The Truth Is Out There."

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Alright, so the last topic for this entry is WIP MOCs since I got a couple or so in work since I decided build, while I watch the X-Files on Netflix. XD So yeah, here's some links to them:

WIP Figure 1

WIP Figure 2

WIP Spaceship

I am not sure at this point if I will be shipping all of these MOCs (when they are finished) on the convention circuit. I am thinking about it though, especially "new" spaceship one (Which I might sent along with its "sibling" from last year's circuit as I think they both look rather good together.) *shrugs*

Oh, and I am thinking of maybe trying buy some LEGO light bricks as I think it might be neat to have parts of the spaceship light up. I am not sure how well that will go (Especially considering last time I ordered something LEGO related, I never got it. *sigh*), but I am going to see about giving it a shot at least.

What are you folks' thoughts on them so far? Just curious is all. I know they are nowhere near as good as any of ones that are posted in BBC forum, so I am not expecting praise or anything on them. XD

Well, I think that’s enough rambling for this entry. Thank you all for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015


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General Rambling - BrickFair VA, Farscape, Firefly, ect.

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, LEGO Mar 17 2015 · 163 views

Hey, folks. It been awhile since I did a little ramble here, so I thought I pop in and do one today.

I guess I’ll start off by confirming (as I have done in the topic here) that I will be going to BrickFair VA this year.

Hm…I guess I kind did confirm this in last entry by mentioning what my Brick Badge would look like. Although at that point, I was still working out transportation details. Now those issues have mostly been resolved as the friend, I took the Day Trips with previously, has expressed interest in coming along with me. And well, I have now registered him for the event and placed a reservation for one of BrickFair VA reserved rooms at the Holiday Inn. So I feel pretty safe now saying that me being there will be a thing.

Hopefully my friend won’t feel too out of place there. Not that I am saying I am going to fit right in or anything. I mean I am not that good of MOCer (Just look at what I sent on convention circuit last year.) and well, I am a loser with terrible social skills. *shrugs* So I may try to see about checking out some other stuff, outside the convention, like museums, while we are down there.

Oh, and we will be there from Wednesday (July 29th) till Monday (August 3rd). Alright, that’s enough on BrickFair VA. I am sure I’ll have more thoughts and stuff on it as we get closer to the date. I imagine my nerves will be completely shot the day before we head down. XD

In other news, I guess I mention here really quickly that I finished TV series, Farscape, recently. I must say I enjoyed it a lot. I’m actually still thinking about it, even though I am happy with its conclusion. Well, the conclusion that isn’t the Season 4 finale. That one was literally the worst ending ever (I would describe it, but I rather not spoil things.). I am glad the fans of show were able to push the studio to at least produce a better ending by means of the TV movie, the Peacekeeper Wars. The Peacekeeper Wars was a great ending to the show, although I imagine it could have been even better if a season 5 had been a thing as it was originally planned.

But anyway, thanks again to Black Six for suggesting Farscape to me.

Oh, since I finished Farscape, I have start watching Firefly for first time since I didn’t feel like jumping back into Star Trek right away. I am currently about halfway through it and to put it simply, I am quite enjoying it. Although I am rather sad that such a unique show (It’s a Space Western!) only had 14 episodes to play with. It feels like it deserve more than that. Maybe that’s just me though.

Speaking of Star Trek, I plan on getting back to watching that after I finish with Firefly. Although I decide to change my viewing schedule of it. Originally I was going to watch TNG movies before watching the Enterprise series, but it looks like unfortunately Netflix doesn’t have all of them available for streaming. So new schedule will be as follows: Enterprise > TOS (+ Cartoon) > TOS & TNG films

I am probably going to see if my uncle has a copy of any TOS or TNG films that I can borrow since I know he is a big movie and TV buff. That and I am pretty sure he is a fan of Star Trek (I recall him having like models of the Enterprise and stuff.).

Alright, moving on from that topic, I guess I can ramble about video games next. Although to be honest, I hadn’t play much video games this month, outside the Beta for A Hat in Time.

I guess I’ll talk briefly about A Hat in Time. It looks like it is shaping up to be pretty good from what I play of it (I managed to get 11 of 14 available Time pieces. I have no idea where the first two are, but the third one is on a brutal 3D platforming map called, “Beta Hero Challenge”.).

Its menu interfaces are a lot better than they were in Alpha. The camera feature is pretty cool addition (It may of been inspired by Link Selfies feature in the Wind Waker HD.).

Oh, and umbrella hookshot is really fun to play with. I admit when I first used it, I thought it made you swing too fast (It doesn’t really work like Wind Waker’s hookshot does as in Wind Waker, you have more control over your swing.). But once I got used to it, it is really ideal way of getting around Mafia Town quickly as you can kind of like chain swing your way to places on the map.

So yeah, A Hat in Time is looking pretty good. I look forward to seeing the finished product. It should be fun. Like I said, that’s pretty much the only video game that I played this month. I should probably play more of Majora’s Mask or any other unfinished games that I have. XD

Alright, that’s enough on that topic. Hm…I guess the next topic is how my convention circuit MOCs (Dragon’s Head) are coming along. Honestly I hadn’t made any process since I have been waiting for parts for over a month now to arrive. They supposedly ship out two weeks ago, but I have yet to receive the package.

So yeah, it has been on hold. Although I am starting to think the Dragon project is too complex for me, so I might just disassemble it and starts over with something else. It’s hard though trying to come up with something that moves or has lights *shrugs*

Okay, I think that’s enough rambling for this entry. Thank you all for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015


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Thoughts on Summer...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, LEGO, Real Life Feb 12 2015 · 193 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in share some thoughts here today. It’s mostly thoughts about summer actually. XD

Yeah, I realized it is a bit early to be thinking about summer. But well, these thoughts will probably required some planning (Such saving money, ect.), so I think it is good to be thinking about them now rather than later.

So what about summer am I thinking about? Well, if you recall my New Year’s entry, I mention there that I was going to try to check out BrickFair VA a day again this year.

Well, I been thinking about it lately and I am kind considering maybe attending the whole event. Although I am still kind on fence about it, so I thought I should post an entry to hear your advice or thoughts on the matter.

I mean transportation is going to be bit of issue, if I do consider it, as I can't really drive myself there. So it kind leaves two options really, traveling by plane (Which is something that I never before and probably will be a bit scared about the idea) or traveling by train (Which will required me figure out a bus route to actually get to the convention or hotel itself.).

So yeah, that gives me a bit of pause. But maybe it will be worth the trouble of having to figure stuff like that out.

At this point, I am kind leaning toward by plane option since while it is more money (And honestly looking at the price makes wonder how people from faraway places (Like the West Coast) than me make there every year as man, it is expensive.) than a train trip, arranging transport seem like it would be easier there than at train station.

I say this because the train option has me having the figure out the public transportation system. Additionally at least according to Google, it seems like I can't even get to a bus stop without a car, so getting off the train and preceding to walk the route to bus stop would likely take me through a highway or something (Either that or Google just didn't factor in walking in this Public Transportation route because it would be a lot of walking. *shrugs* I might have play around with that some more to see if that might be case.).

There also time as factor as one of train stations (Which is closest one to there.) only has one route down there and I won't get there till 5:30 PM, which means I would have figure out public transportation there at night and add like two to three hours to the trip (Meaning I wouldn't get there till like 8 PM.). So yeah, not sure about that option, unless I go for station a bit farther down (Which has at least three train route options to choose from with some being in morning hours, so it could be a better route. *shrugs*).

So yeah, I am leaning toward the plane option due to those factors. But then again, maybe I shouldn't even think about it. XD I don't know. It's just a thought and like I said in beginning though, I am interested to get your viewpoint since most of you know more about this traveling thing than me.

With that said, I think that's about it for this entry. I would appreciate any advice that you folks might have to offer. And thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015


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General Rambling: Star Trek & MOCing

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, LEGO Jan 26 2015 · 143 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in again and give a little update since it been awhile since my last entry.

Uh, I am not sure where to begin. I mean I hadn't been up to much really. I guess I'll just talk about my weekend since it still on my mind.

So yeah, I managed to finished Star Trek: Voyager this weekend, which I was sad to see end as I did enjoy it for most part (Although I feel like it could been better.). Oh, and I can't say it replace Deep Space Nine as my favorite (I don't know how to explain it outside I just felt the story arcs involving characters were handle much better in DS9 than Voyager. *shrugs*). But anyway, I would ramble more about my thoughts on Voyager, but I don't want bored you folks.

Before I move on though, with Voyager done now, I only got the Star Trek films, the Original series (+ Animated series), and the Enterprise series left to watch. I am probably not going to watch them all right a way as I don't want burn myself out on the series (That and well, once I finished them all, it means I have no more Star Trek to watch, which would be sad as I like the universe.).

So with that said, I guess I should mention here that I am open to suggestions for checking out other TV shows (Preferably ones I can watch on Netflix since that where I been binge watching Star Trek.), so feel free to do that if you want.

Alright, moving right along, I also managed to do some MOCing this weekend (Which if you follow my Twitter, you probably saw pictures of already.). I didn't make anything too fancy really. I was mostly experimenting with gears since the theme for BZP convention circuit mention lights and action. And well, I don't have any light bricks (Outside of Skakdi eyes, which doesn't feature an on / off switch), so I can't do anything with that.

I do have two motors though from an old Dinosaur LEGO set, so I end up experimenting with those motors to see what I could come up to include a motor in a BIONICLE based creation. Honestly I can't say I had much luck with that as you can see in these two videos. XD

I kept messing around with it though and eventually I start getting something that I kind liked as shown in this video (Even though what the gears did was kind of meaningless as all they did was spin. XD). Eventually it became something that kind looks like maybe a dragon's head (Here's a video for more a detail look of it.).

So yeah, that was what built this weekend. No doubt you all have build much better than this as I am pretty terrible at this MOCing business. Oh, and I should note that I am not done with this "Dragon's Head" MOC. I plan on trying to build a body for it and maybe ship it out on the convention circuit, if I can get it to look good enough.

Alright, I think I rambled enough here. I am sorry if this was boring entry for you to read. Thank you though for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. I'll talk you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015






My Bio

Name: Jedi Master J. (JMJ or J)
First name: John
Age: 23 (April 20th)
Gender: Male (Cis - He/Him/His pronouns)
Orientation: Heterosexual
Ethnicity: Mixed (Irish, German, ect.)
Nationality: American
Location: Southeastern PA, USA
Occupation: Engineering Assistant at a small machine shop
Education: Public School / Community College (Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology)
Language(s): English
Religion: Raised Roman Catholic, but agnostic by choice
Political Party: Democrat (Liberal)

Random Facts About Myself
Height: 5'7"
Shoe Size: 10W
I.Q.: 100
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Blue
Favorite Color: Red
Hand used when writing: Right

Interests: LEGO, Bionicle, Star Wars, Legend of Zelda Games, Nintendo games, and Harry Potter (Check Interest list in my Profile for more information.)
Fan of BIONICLE since: The beginning, but I wasn't that interest in it until the late 2003
Hobbies: Drawing, reading, writing, collecting BIONICLE/LEGO sets, playing Video Games and riding my bike.

Family member(s) on Bzpower: Azul

I hope you enjoy my Blog. Thank you for visiting, please come again.

-JMJ 2015

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