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Weekly Update - 3/18

Intro I missed last week - sorry everyone. I was busy at PAX East, which was amazing, and something I'm still trying to recover from. But I'm here to give you guys an update, at least.   Updates We've had a couple reviews for you recently - Comrade Gato shared his thoughts on Ice Dragon Attack and xccj took a look at Nitroblast. They're two pretty different sets - we like to give you some variety here at BZP. We don't have any reviews in the pipeline currently, but there's a lot of sets out t

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Weekly Update - 3/4

Intro Hey the forums are back! You can all read my Weekly Update on time this week. Hooray!   Updates The forums were offline. They're back now. Hopefully they don't go away again. Keep your fingers crossed.   But in happier news, people got promoted! Go congrat WaWa, Mak, Nuju, Nuhrii, Takuma, and HAZMAT!   While we were offline a new Powercast came out! Go listen to it and leave your comments! I think it came together really well.   That's about all I have. It was a pretty unexciting we

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Weekly Update - 2/25

Intro Well this is going to be a short update.   Updates The forums are offline - how are you even reading this? (Actually the RSS feed might still work, I'm not sure.) We're doing our best to prevent any accounts from being compromised or any damage being done to the site.   In other news, there's going to be some promotions soon, once the site is back online. A bunch, actually. So keep your eyes peeled.   We finished up our Toy Fair coverage last week with our look at Hero Factory. I'm a

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Instant Karma

So yesterday was President's Day, and being an employee of the Federal Government it meant I had the day off. Taking advantage of this holiday when most people still have to work, I took my car in for an oil change. They had a TV on in the waiting room blasting some news channel, and before I put my earphones in I heard a report about winter weather in Wisconsin and New Jersey. I chuckled a little at this since a few friends of mine, including Than the Moa, Senjo, and Friar Tuck live in Wisconsi

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Weekly Update - 2/18

Intro Is it Friday already? Man this week went fast. Probably a result of looking at so many pictures over and over again. Well, let's get this going.   Updates Toy Fair: Part the First Part Deux Three's the Part Being the Fourth Part Episode Five Purple in Hero Factory? - We had dinner with Jim Foulds and told him everyone wanted more purple. He seemed skeptical, so we decided to make a poll. Go prove him wrong! Cars Website - LEGO announced new sets for the upcoming Cars 2 movie from Disney

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Weekly Update - 2/11

Intro Toy Fair is nearly upon us, and soon I'll be driving up to New Jersey with McSmeag and meeting up with ToM Dracone and LehvakLah. But I hear it's Friday, and that means a weekly update.   Updates Check out these video interviews with the Hero Factory set designers. These are some of the same people that designed Bionicle sets, and their insight is really interesting.   McSmeag finally reviewed Surge 2.0. Only a few more first half 2011 sets to review, and I hear one should be around sh

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Password Security

Someone pointed this out to me, and I thought it was interesting and appropriate for BZPower.   So tell me; how secure is your password?

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Weekly Update - 2/4

Intro It is Friday, or so my calendar claims. That means it's time for a weekly update! Woo hoo! Shall we see what's in store?   Updates Last week it was January, but now it's February. That means a new Powercast got posted! These are always so much fun, except for all the editing. While the RPG and How-To BZP were fun, my favorite section was by far the interview with Hapori Tohu. It might even be my favorite segment ever. He's a really cool guy and great to talk to, we actually had a nice c

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Delivery Services

Ever since I've moved to Maryland I seem to be having problems with packages and those who deliver them. It's really super frustrating.   Let's start with some background. Growing up, I lived in a house on about a half acre of land. Very friendly neighborhood, no crime or anything. My parents and I were very content to let USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc leave packages at our front door. Then I went to college and had a mailbox there. If I ordered something the package would go to the school and I could

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Weekly Update - 1/28

Intro Hey everyone, it's Friday, I think. It's the last Friday in January, even. That means it's time for the last Weekly Update of the first month of the new year! That should be exciting or something.   Updates Man, things have been really slow. Toy Fair is coming up soon though, and that's sure to pick things up around here.   Meanwhile, DeeVee and Sisen reviewed Fire Lord - the biggest 2011 Hero Factory set out currently. Shortly afterward, xccj shared his thoughts on the Skull Motorbike

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Weekly Update - 1/21

Intro Oh man, is it the weekend already? That is a shame. Well, I guess I should update you guys or something.   Updates Bfahome reviewed the Mandalorian Battle Pack. More reviews should be forthcoming, so keep your eyes peeled.   You should check out ChocolateFrogs' look at the LEGO Architecture Exhibit. It's a pretty amazing display, and since most of us can't visit you should totally check out the pictures he took.   Along those lines, you should totally take a look at David Bird's thoug

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Weekly Update - 1/14

Intro I'm back again, dear readers, for another weekly update. Next week's update may be iffy, so cherish this one while it's here!   Updates The reviews keep on coming! Arpy reviewed Jetbug and xccj took a look at Scarab Attack. What's with all the insects? We should have at least one more review this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled. Here's a hint: it's from a super-popular licensed theme.   If you haven't already, you should take this survey from LEGO. Be sure to leave your comments in t

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Weekly Update - 1/7

Intro So I missed last week, sorry everyone. Company and all that. I'm back in 2011 though, and it's time to get the updates back on the rails.   Updates We've been laying on the reviews thick and heavy. We wrapped up the 2010 heroes with a Breez review by ToM Dracone and a look at Surge by Shannara. McSmeag finally put together the remains of several reviews that were never quite finished. I had to drag him to my house and sit him down in front of a computer before he would even do that. On

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Weekly Non-update

So, I didn't get a chance to post an update this week. It was New Years Eve, and I had a bunch of people visiting, including McSmeag and LehvakLah, who aren't as cool as people make them out to be. (Just kidding guys - love you both.) They're still here in fact, which has limited my online time a bit. Once the week starts everything should even out a bit.   Until then, I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays!

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Weekly Update - 12/24

Intro It's Christmas Eve, so short update today.   Updates Go vote in RPG Contest #20! This isn't a shameless self-promotion at all!   We've really been churning out the reviews this past week: I reviewed Furno Bike, Nuju Metru reviewed Angler Attack, and DeeVee reviewed Nex 2.0. Hopefully we'll have even more before the end of the year!   More 2011 set info keeps cropping up. Check out the new NASA sets and the next wave of LEGO board games. They look pretty interesting!   Mailbag Thin

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Weekly Update - 12/17

Intro Every week I tell myself I'm going to blog about something other than a Weekly Update. Then the next thing I know it's Friday and time for me to look back at the week on BZPower. Enjoy!   Updates Don't forget about RPG Contest 20. I'm going to keep reminding you about it because I want to get more people to enter.   Speaking of things you can enter, go check out this story on the BZPowercast - we want you to submit your own sound clips and answers to a question for our end-of-the-year

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Weekly Update - 12/10

Intro The holiday season is in full swing. I would love this time of year if I was in Australia, where it's warm. But since I'm not - here's a weekly update.   Updates Let's start things off with a shameless plug: RPG Contest 20 is underway. If you like controlling other people as an all-powerful GM, go enter. Or if you're a nice person who likes to cooperate with people as a benevolent GM you should enter too. If you have no interest in being a GM, you should read all the entries so you're r

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Weekly Update - 12/3

Intro It's a December to remember! Maybe. At least until January rolls around? Well, you'll always be able to come back and read this update.   Updates This past weekend we saw the first official images of the 2011 Hero Factory sets. Reaction was mixed, to say the least.   Shortly afterward, however, we revealed that LEGO had sent us some of next years sets. We kicked things off with DeeVee's review of Furno 2.0, quickly followed by Sisen's thoughts on Evo 2.0. You can rest assured there wil

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Weekly Update - 11/26

Intro I'm not sure that this week's update will be much longer than last week's but we'll see!   Updates First off, I hope everyone who celebrates had a happy Thanksgiving. My celebration was small but enjoyable, and of course long weekends are always nice.   I finally got around to talking about that other Ambassador thing I'd been meaning to talk about: Recommended Builders. I still have to contact people on the list that the staff has come up with, but at least the word is out there. Hope

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Weekly Update - 11/19

Intro Quick and dirty update this week. There's lots of fun to be had elsewhere!   Updates Go vote for who you think would best represent BZPower as a LEGO Ambassador. Be sure to read the entire first post before voting. Also remember that this is the first round and that the staff will choose the final candidate.   Go congratulate our newest Forum Assistant, Mysterious Minifig! I know he'll do a great job once we figure out what forums to put him in.   So the Ambassador announcement was on

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Weekly Update - 11/12

Intro Welcome, one and all, to this week's update. As per usual I have no plans for what I'm going to write, so let's see what happens.   Updates First and foremost (in my mind) BrickFest 2011 was canceled. I know a bunch of people were planning on going and this is a real disappointment. Look for some smaller BZPower gatherings to be planned at BrickWorld and/or BrickMagic now, two events that have not traditionally had a large Bionicle presence. BrickFair is still the go-to event for BZPowe

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Weekly Update - 11/5

Intro It's November already? Well, it's Friday, so that means it's time for a weekly update. Here we go!   Updates October is done, that means a new episode of the Powercast! Go listen to us have all sorts of fun. It actually wasn't as crazy as some have been, but I think the topics were pretty interesting and hopefully informative. Also, Taped Headphones is awesome!   LEGO recently announced a partnership with NASA. I look forward to seeing these sets, and I know some of you are too, based

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Weekly Update - 10/29

Intro Welcome back everyone, to the Weekly Update. I'm not sure what's in store for you guys this week, I'm just kind of making this up as I go!   Updates We had a new set review this week when Gatanui shared his thoughts on Dunkan Bulk. We're still working on churning out some more reviews. And I recently got word of some exciting news pertaining to the future of our review program. I can't say anything else though!   The second chapter of The Powers That Be also went live. The story keeps

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Weekly Update - 10/22

Intro It has been a long week over here. I hope it's treated you guys better. But anyway, I guess I need to update you guys.   Updates People found some teaser sites for some upcoming LEGO themes: Ninjago and Pharaoh's Quest. They both look like really interesting revamps of older themes. I can't wait to see the sets themselves.   In other news, LEGO has asked the Ambassadors to get some feedback from the AFOLs and TFOLs of the LEGO community. Tell them what you think! They appreciate you sharin

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