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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Let me be clear for a second...

Until this sunday, the Vahi is -MINE.-   I shall cherish it for as long as it is in my household.   But I do hope someone wins it. MAYBE IT CAN BE YOU! YES YOU! Enter by clicking the Vahi image:    

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On the subject of targeted ads (and how it relates to me)

So, I can safely say that despite my best efforts, Google AdSense still found a way to find SOMETHING relevant to me, either through Facebook or basic Amazon searches. Regardless, it found something to advertise that I may have been interested in: Buying tickets to go to the EMP Museum in Seattle to see the Block by Block exhibit they have there. Sounds interesting!   Now I will first start by saying by all means, if you're in the great Pacific Northwest, go see it. Like seriously, go. Why do I

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Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP

Just placed my order on shop@home, and I decided to apply some VIP points towards it. 1300 VIP points, to be exact. So yeah, I just bought the Spaceship for $38 after taxes.   ... I cannot wait for this set. It will be glorious.

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EVERYTHINGISAWESOME

I just made my purchase of The Lego Movie off of Xbox Video, and it's downloading 7.3 GB to my 360 now.   Soooo I guess I'll be watching it tomorrow night?   Anybody else buying it digitally, or are you guys getting a physical copy?

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Update on my collection and stuff

So yeah, I've been busy. ... Very busy ._.   On the plus side, I've had a lot of stuff happen. I kicked Sprint to the curb and signed with AT&T. In hindsight, I needed much more money than I had at the time to do this, but I'm confident it won't break me. Because of this, I ended up having to purchase a new phone. It was high time to replace it anyway. I decided to get a Nokia Lumia 1020, a wonderful choice I don't think I'll regret until probably halfway through the contract when the 1030 l

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Interview and other stuff

So this week, I the opportunity to participate in interviewing a friend of mine. That'll get posted online within the week, so I'll be sure to share it. It's pretty relevant to BZP, actually.   In the other news, I've been working a bit more slowly since the Minewell project was finished, and so I've gained some time back to myself. I took the opportunity to rent and watch The Hobbit #2, then starting Lego The Hobbit. Didn't go too far into that yet, but it's already leaps and bounds ahead of Th

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So that was a thing.

Maybe next year, when I say "I'm tired from working six weeks on a project under a strict deadline" someone will listen when they remember back to when I used both Toa V and Derpy Hooves to basically do absolutely nothing all day with.   That is all. Thank you and have a nice April 2nd.

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HEY EVERYPONY!

So, like, BS01 was all scary and stuff, SO I FIXED IT! YAY!   Do you like it??

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I return.

For too long have I suffered eating muffins. I have returned to BS01. It will be for the better of all.      

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Emerald City ComiCon Haul: Day Two/Three

So, I didn't go to ECCC yesterday, but I did get the chance to go today. Didn't buy much, but what I did buy is truly amazing. I also got to do something amazing. (Warning, large images.)     Basically, I got to chat with Stuart Sayger again, along with buying a Green Lantern print that he signed, then took a photo with him, and wore the Tower of Plimps on my brick badge for a brief time before packing it away.   Today was a good day.

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