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Final MakutaFest

I can't believe it's been this long. MakutaFest started in 2010 as a side project established by The TTV Channel (then The Three Virtues podcast) and the BS01 Podcast (then the... BS01 Podcast. We kinda suck at naming stuff xD).   Does anybody remember the first livestream? I don't. Literally cannot remember it happened, or that it was even a thing until 2011 rolled around. But I honestly cannot imagine what life would have been like during 2010-2016 without MakutaFest. I'm not going to say we i

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Coordinating a Bionicle area... First time for anything, right?

So I've been placed in charge of coordinating a (rather small-ish?) table area for a Lego art and play event in Tacoma, WA. I've already begun planning how it will form together, but the fun part still comes in that I need to build about 7-10 new items that go towards it being awesome, including a new display case for my masks.   In other news, if you happen to hear from the TTV Brickfeed podcast I was on, I actually left my job of six years recently. This is one of the contributing factors in l

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BS01 Podcast and more

Whew, editing videos can be challenging some days. I posted not but BS01 Podcast Interview episodes on our YouTube channel. I have to say, I came up with a very useful format that's very easy to edit and publish, but eventually I'm going to have to find a way to make it even faster. Also the fact I have a 40 minute video to edit next will likely notKill me   I also finally got my ticket for BrickCon 2016 (YAAAY I'M GOING THIS YEAR!) and I'm going full-force this time. I don't know what I wi

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BrickCon 2016

... So I might be going. Depends on funding and/or events leading up to the show.   ... So what should I build in celebration of my return from a 2 year exile? XD

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I'm a Video Maker Now.

It has been about 10 years since I last had semi-permeant access to a decent video editing software. I cannot believe how much I missed doing videos until I opened the BS01 YT channel.   So now that I have this power, I promise not to abuse it.   Much.   ... I should make that BS01 trailer I've always wanted TTV Podcast to make for me : O

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BS01 Podcast Takes A Journey... To One.

I have to say, I am super proud of SPIRIT for getting us hooked up with Volta and the voice actors. Seriously, SPI does not get enough credit from us, and I want to fix that now.   Basically, praise SPI. He earned it.   ... Also go listen to our interviews.

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The Empire Gives Back Contest Update

Sooo... ain't gonna lie, if you planned to enter the photo contest right now, your odds of winning General Grievous are looking pretty good right now. Like, very good.   This is a reminder that The Caption and Meme contests will be ending tomorrow night, December 2nd, at 11:59 PM PST. To enter, you simply have to email us an original meme based on Star Wars, or caption the photo below, to biosector01@outlook.com with the name of the contest you're entering in the subject line.     We'll also ha

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From: The Empire Gives Back Contest

The Empire Gives Back Contest   I'm very much looking forward to giving away these sets. It's been a thrill to receive them, and it'll be even better when you win them. So go win them

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Life update 8/3

Well, that was a rush. We just completed Skull Week on BS01's Facebook and Twitter accounts. ​We posted our first wave of reviews of the 2015 Summer Sets (Wave 2) by Dorek, with a slightly modified system. We gained some feedback over the last few months while reviewing the first wave of sets, and took them all to heart. Now I think we are truly ready for the future of BIONICLE. In addition to that, we also gave away a couple of summer sets. We hope to do so again in the future.   In the other n

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MakutaFest 2015 Audio Download

MakutaFest 2015 is behind us. Now, it is time to look forward.   ... But while we're looking forward, let's listen back to the past : D     Again, thank you to all the listeners, and to my TTV and BS01 co-hosts. Let's never talk about this again.   ... Until next year

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MakutaFest 2015 and other things

Hey all.   ... I haven't posted in awhile. Huh. ANYWAY.   Coming up this Saturday, we've got MakutaFest 2015. Cue the one lonely dude cheering in the back corner. Not that guy, the one next to him that's quieter. I'll be one of the hosts for this upcoming event, and we have plans to giveaway a few sets on the stream via trivia questions and via raffle. For more details, view the video .  Likewise, we're also planning to review the Summer 2015 sets as soon as they arrive to us on BS01, and we'l

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Debating the best Star Wars saga movie order

A topic came up a long time ago (in a blogpost far, far away) in I think Black Six's blog. The subject was what movie order would be suffice showing someone who has never seen Star Wars the saga. Now, there appears to be several camps, with the mass majority being the 4-5-6-1-2-3 and 4-5-6 camps (skipping 1-2-3 as much as possible) but I came up with one that I'd like to share, this being May the Fourth (it still is in PDT, anyway).   The order I formulated was 1-4-2-5-3-6 (then 7 when it comes

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WMKK

Twelve years after the legendary hunt for the Sterling Silver and White Metal Krana-Kal, I finally got my hands on at least one of the 5,000 WMKK. On top of that? I also got the card -and- the bag.     I am very pleased with this addition to my collection. It is probably the only "rare" collectible I plan to go after in my lifetime, as it was the most likely to obtain.)   Special thanks to Toa Lhikan Hordika for giving me the opportunity to use currency in a way to exchange goods to the benefit

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ECCC and Brick by Brick Event

Man, chaos all around x_x   So, I'm planning to attend ECCC this Friday (Yay SEALUG free pass!) and enjoy the event. We're taking 12 of our Superhero Megafigs (the 12x minifig models we make), all Marvel, including a Stan Lee model. They will be on display along with the other SEALUG and ARCHLUG models. I'll see if I can get photos while I'm there, if anybody is interested. Who knows, I may run into other BZP people there, I hope? Like, can I not be lonely that day? : D   Second, I'm also in the

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My Mask Collection Display Units

So awhile back, I posted I had collected all original 100 2001 Bionicle masks (aka, the ones from any 2001 set that was commercially available, minus the red Ruru). Of course, that's without the misprints and other sharp rarities such as a 14 karat gold Hau, but those are sadly going to be out of my reach for a good long while.   Once I finished amassing this collection, I asked the million dollar question: How do I display it? Well, make a plaque like everyone else, of course! Wait, I ran out o

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January Updates (Rambling)

Huh, I haven't posted in like a month? Welp, time to lump all my updates into one entry, as I am wont to do.   So, where do I start? My new year's eve was immediately turned into a downer when my mom went to the hospital. She stayed there for a good 2 weeks (she's back home, and healthier than she's felt "since 1998"). From that day til pretty much last week I've been working my mask off in project after project. While this basically means it ate up all of my time I wanted to wisely spend on BS0

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Stepping into the Future: Swert has a Next Gen console (finally)

One guess.   So given Microsoft just lowered the price of the Xbox One back on Saturday, I decided to pick up an Assassin's Creed Unity Kinect-less bundle, $350. It didn't occur to me when I got it they also planned to give me AC4 as a bonus, which given I already had it on the 360 was a nice plus.   I then proceeded to buy Fibbage for $6 and Minecraft XBO edition for $5.   ... So basically, I spent almost $400 (with tax) on a brand new console, 4 games, and basically a multipurpose controller (

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It is done; Kanohi 2001 Collection (and rarities)

It is done.     1) Yes, I know I'm missing misprints and other rarities. Most notably missing is the European Copper Huna and more premium items (24k Gold Hau for example).   2) Also of note, I have some 02-03 masks in this list, including the gold Avohkii, Nuparu's orange Pakari, the gold Vahi, the MEK and Kraahkan, but they're in my collection so I count them.   3) I don't currently have plans to go get Kanohi Nuva, Krana or Kraata; I might consider the Kanoka, but those are super hard to g

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I have a Tahu Mask

Though not one you guys might consider "real."     Basically, I'm getting questions about it on BS01; "Will there be vector logos of the new masks? What about the logo?"   So I figure to try my hand and see what I thought. I'm quite happy with it, I think. The watermark's to preserve it until I decide what else to do with it.   Thoughts are welcome, and I do plan to finish the other 5, the Protectors masks, and the two legendary masks.

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BS01 Beta skin

So, if you didn't already notice from the other day when we set it to the default skin, BS01 has a new skin in the works: http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page&useskin=metrolook   I'm still tinkering with it, I have suggestions and I know of at least a mile long list of corrections to be made as we go. At least I fixed the search button (it originally went to a search page, similar to Wikia; it now goes to the page you typed in, with a search being the redundant fallback if n

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MakutaFest 2014 Grand Prize Vahi Instructions

During MakutaFest 2014, we had a grand prize giveaway of a Lego sculpture modeled after the Legend of Metru-Nui Vahi. The winner was, of course, VoxuChro.   When I posted the topic for signup, I mentioned I could only ship to North America, due to cost and insurance. However, to make up for this limitation to our non-NA listeners, I agreed to release the instructions to the public so anybody, regardless of country of origin, could get one of they so chose to make one. Therefore, today I publical

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The Collecting of Masks

About 2 weeks ago, my boss' son came to the studio with about 3 bins in hand. Each one filled to the top with Bionicle.   "What's that," I asked.   "I'm selling my Bionicle to my dad," he replies. "I'll give you first dibs, though." He knows me too well.   So I sift through the first bin, and I notice a pattern. There's -plenty- of Kanohi in here. We're talking A LOT.   It was in this moment I elected to go ahead and buy all the Kanohi from him. Literally every one I could find. So I did.   And

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Status on the MakutaFest Vahi Grand Prize

Alright, so if you were part of the randomness that was MakutaFest 2014, you would recall I mentioned something about a grand prize. That grand prize was, of course, a Vahi that was practically life-sized, based on the movie-edition, and made of Lego.   It took me ~1 hour to build from scratch in the studio I work at, and took me all of 30 minutes in LDD to build and pose. I then took it into another program to make instructions of it, so others can build it at home. The only difference between

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