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  1. "Two and a half months later." BZP IS BACK.
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    Minecraft server

    It looks very different from the last time I logged on, and now it is all in the sky?
  3. Regular small or ladies medium (if lady sizes are available, probs not), please!
  4. I voted for 4 because watching the Takanuva come togwther was a neat thing to watch (like dang, that anime coat flareout was great to see being designed), and seeing the collaboration with the Makita unfold via messages was really cool. Both MOCs work well individually and together.
  5. 4 because tie dye is great!
  6. I chalk all of those points up to coming home from work, saying "Ok, I've got 4 hours to take this from a sketch to a final piece, LET'S DO THIS", and then posting my entry with four minutes to spare. I'm planning to go back and clean it up her fist and finish the background to be how I envisioned it (because blob plants are no good!). Thank you! It was a fun one to draw. It's the best ship. And, I don't think romance got de-canonized in G2, so we can claim it to be legit!
  7. I voted for 4 because I like mine, and Hahli is my homegirl.
  8. What if Hahli was in Bionicle G2! She could hang out and be all awesomely animated with sweet backgrounds like the ones she swam around in during MNOLG 2. She'd upgrade her protosteel talon to a trident, because tridents are pretty great (and Jaller decorated it for her, so how could she not use it after that?). I imagine that when it came to the enemies in G2, she'd take everyone down and be like "this is nothing, you should have seen some of the enemies I fought as a Matoran". Whether she's in 2001 Bionicle or G2, Hahli is the coolest.
  9. I have totes not cried way too many times this past week about BrickFair being over and all of my friends being gone, nope, not at all.
  10. Bionicle Zone and KanohiPower were merged to become BZPower way back in the day, because the admins figured it would be better to work together and combine forces.
  11. Team name: Shia Lebouf Members: Six different versions of Shia Lebouf. One of them is inexplicably a cat. What does the team look like: Shia Lebouf. Except for the one that is a cat. It looks like a cat, but it sounds like Shia Lebouf.
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    no more wind

    If you have issue with someone on the site being continually rude or abusive towards other members, I really suggest you message an admin or global mod about your concerns. No site is or ever will be perfect, but BZPower should be a place for everyone to feel safe to be on, and something as simple as reporting abuse can help us achieve that goal.
  13. Nukaya

    no more wind

    Your lack of respect is disgusting. From what I've heard, she had to retire because of real-life concerns. And your only reaction is "good" because of reasons I can't call you out for. because he's a bigoted, self-righteous, obnoxious, arrogant, abrasive person who hides behind his beliefs as an excuse to despise and belittle people for who they are, and who really doesn't even deserve to be a part of this community (and it's a wonder why he even still is, given all the trouble he's stirred up and the off-site harassment and name-calling he's been involved with)? I'm leaving the site too so I really don't care if there are any repercussions for saying this. it's the truth. Ghidora is one of the most genuinely unpleasant people I've met in my 10+ years on the internet and his reaction to Windrider - someone who is a thousand times better of a person than he is or will ever hope to be - leaving is just another item on the enormous and ever-growing stack of proof of that fact. Just a reminder, that even if you disagree with someone, we still need to be respectful towards others, and that goes for everyone.
  14. To begin, draw an S for snake. Or dragon. Whatever.

    1. Makuta Luroka

      Makuta Luroka

      Then, draw a more different S

    2. Toa Imrukii

      Toa Imrukii

      Æ æ Œ œ …


      Does that count?

  15. Nukaya

    Recommend a Book!

    I just read Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling by Tony Cliff, and Sophie's World by Jostein Garder. The first is an action-adventure comic with really lovely illustrations and fun characters, and the second is a just bizarrely enjoyable book about philosophy and a Norwegian girl who comes home to two notes in her mailbox asking "Who are you? and "Where does the world come from?".
  16. Nukaya

    What it is

    I would say welcome back, but I see you everyday.
  17. Nukaya

    A Question

    This is the actual reason! Plus, Takua's a cutie.
  18. Beep boop, Halloween BZPower anniversary!

  19. Glad you like the painting! It was great seeing you at BrickFair.
  20. Applying on jobs.lego.com, just like anything else, I expect. I've thought of applying for a web design job. They could sure use a good one right now... I've often wondered what sort of training or skills does it take to work for Lego? I know all the jobs aren't set designing or master building, but as far as the jobs that actually interact with bricks, how does one become 'qualified' in that regard? It depends on what sort of job you're looking at. A lot of the design positions don't involve any formal education or work experience requirements—hence why Lego set designers tend to come from such diverse backgrounds. But that's not to say they're easy to get into—in the absence of such requirements, you're judged entirely against other applicants for the position, and considering that "Lego designer" is one of the best jobs in the world and that there are so few positions available, the competition is steep. What that means is that despite the lack of formal requirements, any design education or work experience you can get is worth it if only so that you can make your application stand out. To add to this, at LEGOLAND (at least in the mode shop I'm in) we have several builders and designers who have backgrounds that would lend well to working for LEGOLAND, such as graphic design, art, and architecture, but we also have one with twenty years of glass blowing work, another who has a philosophy degree, and my coworker who started the same time I did has a background in rapid prototyping and has worked for Hasbro in the past. While some people are really into LEGO and building things away from work, and others are not, the main things are that you have a strong ability to build, design, and think on your feet. I went in with a really strong portfolio and was able to show my building strengths in the group and individual interviews. Being able to show "hey, I've been featured on this magazine and this website, and here's my portfolio of creations I've designed" is great. If you go in and are just like "omg, I really love LEGO bricks so much omg yay yay yay", but you don't have a portfolio to back up and show what you can do, you likely won't make it very far into the interview process. Enthusiasm for LEGOLAND and LEGO is great, but it unfortunately only gets you so far. This article on lifehacker is about one of my coworkers, who is my team lead has a ton of great insight about this job. This is one of the few articles I've found that really describes what it is that we do at LEGOLAND, CA in our model shop. If you're interested in what it is we do every day, or are interested in potentially interviewing for LEGOLAND, I would give it a read! Also, super legit pro tip because people are like "oh no, glue!": if you can't handle the idea of gluing LEGO bricks together, don't apply, because you will have to glue so many things. Everything is glued (because LEGOLAND would be destroyed within a day if it wasn't).
  21. It has rained all weekend and today (I have missed the rain and it reminds me of Portland!). The roof is leaking, but it's only leaking over my desk. Apparently this is an improvement from when they were in a tent on site and every time it rained they would have to sweep all the water out of the tent. I'm really glad I don't have to sweep water out of a tent, and instead just have to move my desk over a few feet and get another bucket when another leak starts. This is the minifig I use to check in at work, and I did a update to it. My coworkers approve: My thumb is doing really well. I've apparently set a new bar for worst workplace accident in the last few years, and am on par to the time a giant LEGO building fell off the moving truck when they were transporting it to LEGOLAND.
  22. The main things I learned this week is that it is extremely satisfying when the LEDs you soldered together successfully light up, and that drill bits should not go into your thumb. That was my adventure this week! Wednesday afternoon, I was drilling out LEGO pieces to put wiring through for a street lamp, and the drill bit somehow slipped off the LEGO piece and went directly into my left thumb. A super sharp drill bit is definitely not something that you want going through your thumb, and I kind of just looked over at one of my coworkers and was like "help?", which didn't click for him until he looked at my hand and was like "ohgod". This is when my other coworkers ran over and were also like "ohmygod how what someone call 911 DON'T REMOVE IT FROM YOUR HAND" to which I was like "I'm not going to remove it because there is a drill bit in my thumb and I'm still holding the drill why is this happening also I can't see anything because I'm wearing safety goggles where are my glasses but I can't get them because I can't put the drill down help?????" Yet another coworker detached the drill bit from the drill, which was about when the full realization of what had just happened hit me. Luckily, I have coworkers who are not only amazing but also super skilled at First Aid, and one of them wrapped my thumb so the drill bit wouldn't be able to move. The rest of my day went pretty much like this: Sobbing and apologizing way too many times to my boss Ryan, to which he responded "It's ok, we want to make sure that you are going to be ok, we'll laugh about this later". Attempting to remember Pat's phone number so Ryan could let him know what had happened as I was being put in an ambulance. Turns out this is really hard to do when you're in shock, but I DID IT. Riding in an ambulance! Getting an IV put into my arm. Being given morphine, which was weirddd. Having a serious shock-induced inner debate on whether I could convince the paramedic to take a selfie with me (the answer was no because I was just way too out of it at that point). Making up hand and drill puns with the paramedics. This was oddly calming and included the highlight of "So, were you listening to Tool when you put that drill bit through your thumb?" Discovering that my emergency room roommate was a six year old girl who had fallen off the monkey bars at school and hit her face on a bar. She knocked out a baby tooth and had to get nine stitches and was an absolute champ. I would have high fived her but I still had a drill bit in my hand. Having five extremely painful shots of some mysterious liquid injected into my thumb to make it go numb. The doctor pulling the drill bit out of my thumb and going "oh wow, this thing is sharp!" A nurse cheerily bringing back a sanitized and ZipLocked bagged drill bit, "so you won't have to buy your work a new one". Discovering that, oh wow, morphine makes me extremely nauseous, and that it gets even worse when the nurse decides to go super fast with the wheelchair while going to get x-rays. Getting to call my boss and my coworkers to see who can come get me from the hospital and take me home. Also discovering that I somehow didn't hit the bone or any tendons in my thumb with the drill bit. Telling Ryan "yeah I guess I'll come into work tomorrow because I'll be really bored at home if I don't". PRIORITIES. While this was not the way I expected my third week at LEGOLAND to go, now I have a ton of bandaids, one tiny puncture hole connected to a large zigzaggy puncture hole, approximately four weeks of healing (and four weeks of building with only my right hand), and what I hope to be one crazy looking scar.

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