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something in the works

Posted by Lady Kopaka in Lady K's Blog, Jul 31 2014 · 5 views

just wanted to announce I'm working on a new epic/novel that involves Bionicle that will definitely debut here in a few months. I will keep you guessing what it'll be about until I can make a proper poster. I'm very excited for this because I haven't had a serious project to work on since Glitch in the System.

I mean, well technically, I could start on the original graphic novel version of Glitch, but I feel that's a huge leap for me due to my health and life situation. I want to ease back into writing and art with a smaller project. So why not something that involves Bionicle?

I know the fandom is small now and may dramatically change if/when Bionicle returns and many may not be interested in what I'm doing, but I'm doing it for myself. However, if you're interested, let me know!

Stay tuned!
(p.s. - sorry I'm not at brickfair this year guys...maybe next year! You all have lots of fun! Thank you Aanchir for taking the time to call me, that was so kind of you. And thanks as well Vezok's Friend, ChocolateFrogs, and Bionicle Raptor for skyping me. You guys are awesome!)

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Website issues

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz in Through the Eyes of Madness, Jul 31 2014 · 10 views

For some weird reason, I can no longer access the Bring Back Bionicle website even though I was able to only 5 days ago. As a result, I will not be able to update it with the latest news story until further notice.

However, I have been able to update the blog on the deviantArt branch with the same news story, so you may have a look there if you wish to read it.

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Brickfair: Day 1

Posted by Avohkah Tamer in Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, Jul 30 2014 · 11 views

Gonna keep this Day 1 recap entry short because I'm super tired:
  • Got ~2 hours of sleep
  • Woke up and got to flight with an hour to spare
  • Flight went swell, trekked across airport to meet up with Bfahome
  • Arrived at hotel and met up with Takuma
  • EXPO CENTER
  • Basically wandered around saying hi to people and setting up MOCs
  • Slapstick comedy shenanigans with Sumiki, Xaeraz, Zatth, and co.
  • Got breadsticks at the COMBINATION PIZZA HUT AND TACO BELL
  • Word Crimes
  • Played bingo and didn't win
  • Played door prizes and didn't win
  • BZP VINE SHENANIGANS
  • Walmart for FOODSTUFFS
Tomorrow should be a lot more action-packed since more exhibitors and vendors will finally be set up, and more event things will happen. I'll try to get lots of photos as well.

OFF TO BED

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brickfair

Posted by Ryuujin in from the edge of the forest, towards the deep green sea, Jul 30 2014 · 13 views

I'm there in spirit, guys

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Teaser of BrickFair Day 1

Posted by Zatth in Zatth Blag, Jul 30 2014 · 13 views

DUPLO video review.

Expect more teasers tomorrow.

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BrickFair Day 1

Posted by Sumiki in Blogarithm, Jul 30 2014 · 16 views

VALENDALE AND TAKUMA NUVA WIN AT BINGO

DUPLO REVIEW: VINE AND FULL VERSIONS

EXPANDING OUR NEWFOUND BEAN CORE AESTHETIC

SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP

VENDOR RAIDS? VENDOR RAIDS

IS IT POSSIBLE TO EAT ALL OF THE BREADSTICKS IN A PIZZA HUT/TACO BELL? YES

MOUSE SALAD WITH GERBILS RETURNS

LATE-NIGHT MINILAND FIG CONSTRUCTION? YES


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ALL The Money! - July Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk in Bleeding Blue, Jul 30 2014 · 24 views
Transformers, Nintendo and 3 more...

With my move came some newfound freedom and with that freedom I... may have gone a little overboard.

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Alright, so... I finally started getting Transformers again! :) Of the bunch of Generations I've missed, really only Waspinator is left of recent waves that I'm mad I didn't get. With Skywarp I've finally completed a Seeker trio! And Armada Starscream is just cool to have. Now if I could have some luck and find a Rattrap, as they're hitting stores now apparently (and I've certainly got a lot to check here), I'll be a happy camper.

As for the Dinobots... Well, I never really wanted to collect the movie toys in the past. But come on, these are the freaking Dinobots! I got Scorn first and loved him so much that I wanted to get more. And I definitely plan on it. Still can't decide which version of Grimlock to go for though...

I also broke down and made a Mandarake for Figuarts order in what seems like has been forever. I was after Zangetsu to continue my Gaim collection, but thanks to their silly rules about fees under 5000 yen I just added the best thing I could find in that particular store for a reasonable price. And while I never wanted him too badly, I must say I am glad to say I now own the Weather Dopant. Definitely a cool choice for my first monster villain. And pair these two with the Transformers and you have one weird coincidentally color coordinated team of heroes and villains. :lol:

But here's the big thing I bought...
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And maybe shouldn't have right away because then I got slammed with a bunch of bills. :|

But I wanted my free game with MK8 and darnit I was not buying the game before the system. I got Wind Waker HD, by the way. Only played MK8 so far but I'm sure enjoying it. It's such a pretty game too.

Man, looking back, I sure do like to spend a lot in July don't I?! Two years ago in July I even bought my last Nintendo console, the 3DS haha. Even I'm telling myself I should reign it in a bit for the next month, but boy is it more tempting than ever with so many places to look here..

~|ET|~


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Meanwhile at BrickFair

Posted by Bfahome in You're attacked by a Repair Nektann, Jul 30 2014 · 29 views

Meanwhile at BrickFair SURRENDURR OR HURR

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Dream Theater

Posted by The Xinlo in Language Of The Mad, Jul 30 2014 · 32 views

Thought I'd follow suit with these CD collection entries. I may post a few because my Rush and Yes collections are fairly vast... but yeah, here's DT:

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In order:

Images And Words (Cassette)
When Dream And Day Unite
Images And Words
Awake
A Change Of Seasons EP
Falling Into Infinity
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
Train Of Thought
Octavarium
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
(3-CD Special Edition)
A Dramatic Turn Of Events (Deluxe Edition)
Dream Theater (Deluxe Edition)
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (Limited Edition Vinyl)
Octavarium (Vinyl)
A Dramatic Turn Of Events (Vinyl)
Dream Theater (Vinyl)


+5 for me being the first with a cassette :P

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When Getting Premier Membership

Posted by V-N in Blog., Jul 30 2014 · 60 views

I have been meaning to get Premier membership (again, after once getting a year long subscription), and have finally bought a lifetime subscription with encouragement from the anniversary sale.

So, I'm waiting around for a couple days for everything to get processed through. Then, one day, I check my email, like I always do first when logging onto my computer. The first thing that draws my attention is an email from the "BZPower Forums" titled "You have been given a warning." I could see next to the title the beginning part of the content of the email, saying "You have been given a warning by Black Six." I open the email, and the next part said "Reason: Premier Membership."

By then the heart stopping feeling I had changed to "OMG WHAT DID I DO DID MISS SOMETHING DID PAYPAL NOT PROCESS THE PAYMENT PROPERLY DID B6 GET MAD AT ME FOR BEING CHEAP ENOUGH TO TAKE THE DISCOUNT SOMEONE HELP ME I'M INNOCENT"

This warning prevented me from posting on the forms until I acknowledged the warning. The rest of the message? It said:

"Thank you for your recent Premier Member purchase! As a token of our thanks, we've increased your Proto. The Administration truly appreciates your support of BZPower!"

...

I don't know if it's some prank or scheme by the staff, but congratulations, you successfully scared the Karzahni out of me. :P

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BRP: BH 2.5

Posted by Element Lord of Milk in Build-a-bear workshop., Jul 30 2014 · 14 views

So this isn't technically to do with rebuilding sets, but still sort of related.

I found Hewkii and Hahli Mahri, Tuma, and Lewa Phantoka in my Hero Factory dropship box in one of my storage drawers. I wasn't looking for them there previously because I thought that that whole drawer was just HF, but then I realized that I didn't have my Dropship in it's box after getting antsy about not being able to find Hewkii Mahri or any of his parts after confirming that I rebuilt him after reading old blog entries (after after after) . Now I believe all of my rebuilt sets are accounted for (I moved them out of the box and then put some Heroes and their canisters inside the dropship box, interestingly enough, it's the perfect size for a full set of six cans) .

Also I just realized that during my 2 years of inactivity, I completely missed having an Ignika spinny :( .

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Fear Factory

Posted by Bambi in The Small Horse, Jul 30 2014 · 56 views
non-pony

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(obviously inspired by Ry's blog entries)
Whew. My most complete CD collection. It's missing a few things like remix EPs and a video album, but I'm proud of it. The digipaks aren't as nearly bad as they look on camera.
From top to bottom:

- Soul of a New Machine (2004 re-release, original album remastered, and includes the Fear is the Mindkiller EP)
- Demanufacture (2005 re-release, original album remastered, includes extra tracks and the Remanufacture remix album)
- Obsolete (Collector's edition)
- Digimortal (Limited edition)
- Concrete
- Hatefiles
- Archetype (Limited edition, includes "Australian Tour 2004" DVD)
- Transgression
- Mechanize (Deluxe edition)
- The Industrialist (Deluxe edition)

Again, I'm pretty proud of it.
While we're on the subject of music, might as well let you know I'm on Last.FM now. Feel free to add me!

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Hungry Hungry Hippos GBC!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs in Scientific Progress Goes "Boink", Jul 30 2014 · 31 views
lego, gbc, technic

I've been ambiguously revealing my progress on this for the past few weeks, but here it is, my completed Great Ball Contraption module:

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Unfortunately it still has some kinks to work out. Luckily the GBC coordinator is a WAMALUG friend and very enthusiastic about the GBC, so is more that happy to help me and anyone else fix up their modules before the public arrives on Saturday. Will we get it fixed? I hope so, but at this point I wouldn't be surprised if we keep it hidden until next year. It's just caused me so much stress the past week trying to figure it all out, I've just stopped caring at this point and want to enjoy the Fair without dedicating my time to this. (I should have done something less ambitious for my first year.) But hey, who knows? Maybe he'll have the magic touch and help me fix it.

-CF :kakama:

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Wish I Could go to BrickFair

Posted by Ballom in Moon in the Water, Jul 29 2014 · 59 views
BZPower

Maaaaan I wish I could go to BrickFair so badly. It looks like it'll be so much fun this year. And I really regret how shy and overall antisocial I was two years ago. There were all of these awesome BZPower folks there who I barely talked to, partly from being really shy and partly from being irritable due to my injury at the time, and I wish I had another opportunity to get to know the people present (and make less dreadful impressions), especially as I joined Flickr around two years ago and have met a bunch more awesome folks through there. Of course, I'm not particularly less shy now, but any difference would be good enough.

Well, I hope in a few years I might be in a position to attend the convention again, at least, at which point hopefully I'll have overcome more of my shyness.

~B~


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HELLO METRU NUI

Posted by Euphrates in Blog Horizon, Jul 29 2014 · 51 views

i cant believe i got a premier membership but never even log onto bzp

anyhow stuffs been good. by good i mean really bad. i had one too many brass monkeys which compelled me to hit up the Webs Foremost for Bionicle Content

being exploited at work. mental problems are bad as ever. will never afford plastic surgery. all but stopped drawing and programming.

on the good end though im moving in with my girlfriend........soon?? i hope!! i love her more than bionicles

have any of you guys read oyasumi punpun. i just finished it and it was good

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I give in AMA

Posted by Sundowner in Desperado Inc. , Jul 29 2014 · 55 views

So help me if you ask if I dream of farm animals I will politely respond with an answer

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Guild Wars 2

Posted by Kitania in silly strings, faerie wings, Jul 29 2014 · 26 views

i started playing it again after missing my character terribly (sylvari are still probably my favorite MMO species ever), but i changed his Cloud Strife hairstyle to the new longer one (sylvari are kinda bereft of long hairstyles sadly) but i'm sad the dark color i picked for it blots out the details (it looks so pretty when it's glowing, though!)

haven't really dug into the new story too much, but already i like it's presentation SO MUCH MORE than the last Living Story season (it feels more like... a continuation of the main story, versus a sort of side plot event that you can ignore). I'm also glad they got rid of Scarlet, who i had such high hopes for as an antagonist last season but she was too... like, errr... she was too... stale? she didnt change much and she kept doing the same stuff over and over again :/ (had a killer outfit, though)

idk if anyone here really plays it much, im in a few guilds (Friends of Mine which is literally just me and some really close friends, TIME which has a latin name i can't spell and was my friends' RP story thing, Our Sanctuary which is a LGBTQA+ safe space guild,, Official Mesmer Forum Guild, and then Eularity whom i refer to as celry (their tag is ELRY).

im on tarnished coast with most of the NA RPing community, though im generally messing around in WvWvW b/c i can throw purple lasers at players there . (and i get T6 materials more reliably there for whatever reason and im getting kinda close-ish to my first Legendary... need like... 700g total but i have the most expensive components done [precursor annnnnd 100 charged lodestones])

(tbh i want to play a largos so badly anet get on that)

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Still in shock

Posted by DeeVee in What You Want is Now, Jul 28 2014 · 172 views

I mean seriously, I can't believe Brickfair plans start tomorrow! Maddison and I will be catching an early flight out of Portland tomorrow and landing at IAD in the early afternoon! Maddison is upset that we'll be getting up to catch the flight at like 4:30, but that's sleeping in for me.

Pretty ready for a vacation, not going to lie. Though I did finally finish my Coffee Master certification at work, now I get to wear the cool black Starbucks apron instead of the green one!

Anyway, at Brickfair I'll have a ton of MOCs this year, a lot of it due to my increased activity this year. The list:

(Bolded MOCs have never been displayed at any con, underlined MOCs have never been displayed at Brickfair specifically)
  • Black Six
  • Catwoman
  • Commander Stropes
  • Tufi
  • Hahli Mahri
  • Horizon Dragon
  • Jack Noir
  • Janus
  • Kakaru
  • Lewa Phantoka
  • Lion
  • MS-026 Sunset Gundam
  • Nukaya
  • Phazon Suit Samus
  • Pohatu Nuva
  • Princess Grr
  • Robot
  • Sailor Scout Hahli Husky
  • Sarge
  • Savage Planet Bulk
  • Spider
  • Toa Lewa
  • Toa Onua
  • Toro Gundam SD
  • Transtech Shockwave
  • Trunx
  • Vayland Dragon III
  • Vezon
  • Wereflo

....

I should probably get packing.

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Brickfair and Other Plans

Posted by Aanchir in A Golden-Red Horizon, Jul 28 2014 · 189 views
Brickfair, LEGO, community, life

Welp, I'm pretty close to prepared for Brickfair. Got my clothes, MOCs, name badge, and art all packed up.

MOCs I'm exhibiting this year include Caitlyn Gauss XL, Delwyn Buckler, Blacktron Vivisector, Kit Martello, Hero Factory Canine Buddy, Rise of the Dread Colossus (submarine only — I had to borrow some of the Dread Colossus's tentacles for Delwyn's hair, so he's out of commission), and My Little Tahu. I think Delwyn Buckler and Caitlyn Gauss XL will probably be the most popular of those seven.

As far as art is concerned, I will mostly be bringing the same collection of drawings I brought last year — sadly, I have not really made much cool new LEGO-related art since then.

I'm registered for the BZPower parts draft and will also probably be bringing a hat or two for the Hatpile. A number of my BZPower friends who I spent time with last year (Lady Kopaka, Turakii #1 Lavasurfer, Toa Lhikan Hordika, and Cholie) will not be making it this year for various reasons, so I think a good portion of my time will be spent trying to make new connections both within the BZPower community and the larger AFOL community.

I will also look at vendors to see if I can find anything that interests me. While packing, I came to the realization that I do not really have any light-colored LEGO T-shirts, except for old Brickfair T-shirts and a Barraki Kalmah T-shirt that is a little worse for the wear. So as with last year, I will definitely want to try buying some new LEGO-related wearables. I'll also be on the lookout for affordable CCBS parts and constraction sets. I got a steal on some pre-owned Legends of Chima constraction sets last year (basically half-off), and a bunch of useful CCBS parts the year before.

This will be my first time staying at a hotel for Brickfair (in the past my family has always driven there and back each day), so that should enable me to take part in more evening activities, including enjoying the brand-new "World of Lights" (sadly, none of my MOCs are going to have any light-up features, though). Maybe a visit to the vendors could change that, if they happen to be selling LifeLites or something similar, but generally the MOCs I'm bringing aren't characterized by a lot of transparent elements.

If you happen to be attending, come and find me! I will be wearing the same brick badge as the past two years, though it is larger than the one pictured and has more yellow (including a brick printed with my screen name, Aanchir). I should be spending a good amount of time at the BIONICLE table hanging out with the BZPower crew.

That about covers it, I think! If you're also going to be at Brickfair, leave a comment so I'll know to be on the lookout for you!

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Posted My Lenticular Mt St Helens Mosaic

Posted by xccj in Team J.A.F., Jul 28 2014 · 30 views

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Lookie here, a topic in SBC!

So I guess the phrase "lenticular" is the one to use, since "cheese slope mosaic," besides being a mouthful, can also refer to some other styles of mosaic-ing.

I do need to take some better pictures, but my issue is A: bad lighting in my apartment and B: no backdrop large enough to fit the full mosaic. I also need to get a stand for it, and maybe somehow reinforce the back because it's rather flimsy, especially compared to classic brick mosaics, which hold up remarkably well. This will probably show up at a few conventions, cause I'm not planning to take it apart any time soon.

Also, anybody know a decent was to advertise this? :P I put it in a mosaic flickr group that, apparently, turns out to be dead. So fail there on my part. (Maybe the whole "take better pictures" thing also needs to come into play here.)

:music:



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