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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jun 20 2014 - 06:19 PM

Last year at BrickFair Virginia, BZPower hosted a party featuring laser tag and delicious pizza open to members of the site. Everyone had tons of fun, so of course we wanted to do it again this year. Not willing to settle for merely doing the same thing again in 2014, we thought about what we could do to make it better, not just for the people at BrickFair, but for everyone on BZPower! With that in mind, I'm pleased to present BZPower's first crowdfunding campaign! Read on to see what we have planned!

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#2 Offline Xaeraz

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Posted Jun 20 2014 - 08:04 PM

So, question. How can those of us with no online purchasing ability contribute? Is there an option to pledge an amount and then present it to the BZStaff at BFVA as a suitcase full of small, unmarked bills?


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Posted Jun 20 2014 - 08:47 PM

So, question. How can those of us with no online purchasing ability contribute? Is there an option to pledge an amount and then present it to the BZStaff at BFVA as a suitcase full of small, unmarked bills?

I have added the option, for in-person pledge levels only, to pay via cash or check. You can either send your payment via the mail or pay in person at BrickFair.

If there is sufficient demand, we may open up the payment options for the online pledge levels as well.

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Posted Jun 20 2014 - 09:06 PM

 

So, question. How can those of us with no online purchasing ability contribute? Is there an option to pledge an amount and then present it to the BZStaff at BFVA as a suitcase full of small, unmarked bills?

I have added the option, for in-person pledge levels only, to pay via cash or check. You can either send your payment via the mail or pay in person at BrickFair.

If there is sufficient demand, we may open up the payment options for the online pledge levels as well.

 

Great, many thanks! I'll throw my order in right away


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Posted Jun 21 2014 - 10:55 AM

I was just about to ask the same thing... good to hear we can donate in person.
Another question, though - when is the party actually happening? Monday again? I'll only be in VA for two or three of the five days, and I want to know if I'll be able to attend it.

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Posted Jun 21 2014 - 11:07 AM

B6 told me via PM he's hoping for Saturday. Now, I'm trying to decide my pledge level...

 

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Posted Jun 21 2014 - 01:17 PM

Hmm... As much as I love interacting with BZP folk at Brickfair, I'm not that much of a party person, and depending on what stage of the BrickFair Emotional Rollercoaster I'm on at that point, the BZP party could be anywhere from a dream come true to a nightmare.

I might pledge, but at this point, I just don't know...


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Posted Jun 21 2014 - 02:00 PM

You guys gave me a good portion of enjoyment of my teenage years. I don't really frequent the site as much anymore, but I am more than happy to contribute what I can to giving you guys a good time at brickfair!

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Posted Jun 21 2014 - 02:24 PM

Speaking as a relative outsider to the main BZP crowd, but someone who did go to the party last year, it was very fun.

Be prepared to have your name mispronounced XD

I'll definitely be donating, just don't know how much.

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Posted Jun 21 2014 - 03:22 PM

This is a really cool idea. I've gone ahead and pitched in $5.00 since I'm not in need of all those perks. As for the perk of having my name in the credits of videos, will this be my BZPower name or my real name? I'd prefer the latter if possible. Good luck towards the goal, BZP!


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Posted Jun 22 2014 - 03:53 PM

Question regarding the t-shirt: Is this a new design, or the same as the one from a couple years ago?

 

I ask because I've already got (and will be bringing) that shirt, but I'd most definitely spring for the shirt pledge level if there will be a brand new design for this year.

 

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Posted Jun 22 2014 - 05:31 PM

Question regarding the t-shirt: Is this a new design, or the same as the one from a couple years ago?
 
I ask because I've already got (and will be bringing) that shirt, but I'd most definitely spring for the shirt pledge level if there will be a brand new design for this year.
 
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It's the same design in different colors.

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Posted Jun 22 2014 - 05:40 PM

Now I'm getting banner ads for laser tag insurance.


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Posted Jun 22 2014 - 07:51 PM

Now I'm getting banner ads for laser tag insurance.

Laser tag... insurance?
How does that even what

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Posted Jun 23 2014 - 11:32 PM

I read this as "Andrew wants a new video camera." :P

Those better be GOOD videos, guys!

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Posted Jun 24 2014 - 03:09 AM

For some reason I read this as "BZPower is selling Bionicle sets for $25! While supplies last!"

 

Hey, beats the $40+ that Amazon is charging. :P


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Posted Jun 24 2014 - 07:47 AM

Todd has posted a preliminary schedule for BrickFair Virginia, and after looking through it, here are my thoughts on when we could have the party:
  • Friday between 4PM and 5:30PM, maybe later but I'd like to avoid overlap with the Live Auction
  • Friday between 7PM and 8:30PM, maybe start sooner so people have time to get back to check on their silent auction bids
  • Saturday between 4:30PM and 7PM, depending on how long it runs this could overlap with Yard Sale 2, but Yard Sale 1 is on Thursday
Anyone have any thoughts? Does anyone remember how long we were there last year?

Of course, this is all pending on Shadowland having space for us during one or all of the times.

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Posted Jun 24 2014 - 10:13 AM

Mostly, I'd really like to avoid Friday. Aside from that I can go with the flow.


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Posted Jun 24 2014 - 09:27 PM

I'd much rather either the later Friday option, or Saturday, so as to avoid overlap with the Live Auction.


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Posted Jun 25 2014 - 04:27 PM

All of those work for me, but I feel like the Friday options would work better as the Yardsale is usually a popular event. But I know some people also like the auctions, so it's either/or. Getting it done before the Life Auction makes sense, seeing as the silence auction goes on after that too.

tl;dr: Early on Friday

 

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Posted Jun 25 2014 - 09:37 PM

I think I'm okay with any of those.

 

(Any reason the Saturday one is 2 1/2 hours and the Friday ones are 1 1/2?  Is it just to give a wider time frame?)


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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 12:56 AM

Yeah no, sorry lads, I can't make it.

 

Plane tickets from Cyprus and back cost about the same as you guys are trying to raise.


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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 07:38 AM

I think I'm okay with any of those.
 
(Any reason the Saturday one is 2 1/2 hours and the Friday ones are 1 1/2?  Is it just to give a wider time frame?)

I was just looking for blocks of time that could be used. Like I said, I don't quite remember how long it lasted last time, but I feel like it was 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
 

Yeah no, sorry lads, I can't make it.
 
Plane tickets from Cyprus and back cost about the same as you guys are trying to raise.

You could always support at one of the online levels and get some free stuff!

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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 09:00 AM

I feel like throwing in some donations to get that Skype call. (Onarax has been pestering me about interviewing you about the Bzprpg)

Decisions decisions ...

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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 09:57 AM

I think any of those times would work for me.
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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 11:32 AM

I heard that event was really fun, but I never had a chance to go to it (or BrickFair Virginia). Seems like it would be fun again, but I can't even go this yeah :u

I hope this becomes some yearly thing, because I would totally like to go the next time I get a chance!


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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 09:34 PM

This is a really cool idea. I've gone ahead and pitched in $5.00 since I'm not in need of all those perks. As for the perk of having my name in the credits of videos, will this be my BZPower name or my real name? I'd prefer the latter if possible. Good luck towards the goal, BZP!

 

I second Meiko's question, but I'd prefer my BZPower name in the credits. Also, may I please see a picture of the engraved brick?

 

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Posted Jun 27 2014 - 04:10 AM

 

 

Yeah no, sorry lads, I can't make it.
 
Plane tickets from Cyprus and back cost about the same as you guys are trying to raise.

You could always support at one of the online levels and get some free stuff!

 

 

I would if I could trust the post office to ever deliver anything I order online.

 

Or if I had money. That doesn't help matters.


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Posted Jun 27 2014 - 06:41 AM

This is a really cool idea. I've gone ahead and pitched in $5.00 since I'm not in need of all those perks. As for the perk of having my name in the credits of videos, will this be my BZPower name or my real name? I'd prefer the latter if possible. Good luck towards the goal, BZP!

We will send a note out to all the backers to determine what they would like to appear.
 

Also, may I please see a picture of the engraved brick?

We do not have the bricks yet, as they have not been ordered. They will say "BZP Lasertag" in the same font used for the BZPower logo.

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Posted Jun 29 2014 - 02:16 AM

So if I were to pledge 300$ so you Americans can have your fat pizza, B6 would have a meal with me in Sweden?
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Posted Jun 29 2014 - 02:35 AM

So if I were to pledge 300$ so you Americans can have your fat pizza, B6 would have a meal with me in Sweden?

It's specified that the meals are at BrickFair only. In your case it would be a Skype call instead, saving him a plane trip. :P

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Posted Jun 29 2014 - 06:13 AM

Why would I pay someone 300$ for a Skype call when I can just call him on his cellphone for much less? I am sorry but for those not in America the 300$ exclusive perk is that you get to do BZP's work so they can eat more pizza instead.
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Posted Jun 29 2014 - 09:37 AM

Why would I pay someone 300$ for a Skype call when I can just call him on his cellphone for much less? I am sorry but for those not in America the 300$ exclusive perk is that you get to do BZP's work so they can eat more pizza instead.

Having someone's cellphone number does not mean you can have a conversation with them. If I had George Lucas' number, I'm pretty sure he'd hang up once he realized I was some random person who happened to be a fan.

Anyway, no one is making you donate anything. The levels are there so that people who want to help us have an awesome party and make more videos for our YouTube channel can do so. If you're not interested in that - fine. But there's no need to get angry about it.

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Posted Jun 30 2014 - 06:57 PM

I vote for the party to be on Saturday, between 4:30 and 7:00. More people will be able to show up on Saturday (myself included).


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Posted Jul 09 2014 - 02:07 PM

Thanks so much for the Crowdfunding! Totally hyped for getting new Bionicle sets from Lego... in 2014! Who'd of thought, Christmas in July! $:7::5: well spent!

 

 

.....oh, I mean yay for supporting new camera! Yeah.... :bzp: :iloveyou-sign:


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Posted Jul 09 2014 - 06:33 PM

Added in my pledge. :D I wanna see this party happen!
I'd be happy with either the late Friday or the Saturday options. (Saturday might be good timing anyway... since we'll have had all convention long to come up with reasons to shoot each other... XD)

 

I hope the BZPLasertag brick is a nice color this year, haha.

 

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Posted Jul 15 2014 - 12:16 AM

So... Is it to late to register for this, now that the goal has been reached? I didn't know I could make it to Brickfair until today.


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Posted Jul 15 2014 - 04:43 AM

So... Is it to late to register for this, now that the goal has been reached? I didn't know I could make it to Brickfair until today.

Nope! You can still pick a package and participate! We've got plenty of space!

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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 03:13 PM

I got my Backer stuff today.  Too bad I read things wrong originally, I thought the Set backer included a polybag.  But only included the laser brick, which is cool.  I just never had any of the old polybags.  :-(  I'll enjoy my old Barraki and Mahri sets though!


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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 05:35 PM

I got my Backer stuff today.  Too bad I read things wrong originally, I thought the Set backer included a polybag.  But only included the laser brick, which is cool.  I just never had any of the old polybags.  :-(  I'll enjoy my old Barraki and Mahri sets though!

Sorry about that, I thought I made things pretty clear in the descriptions. Don't worry though! We still have a lot more Bionicle polybags, so there will be ample opportunities to get your hands on one in the future!

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