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Submit your Nominations for BS01's Featured Chronicle, Featured Image and Featured Quote

Hey everyone,   So, I finally looked around and realized, given how busy I've been, I haven't done anything on BS01 lately in terms of changing out the main page's feature content. Granted, a certain podcast interview miiiiight have been an influence on that front. Anywho.   So, because we've had Core War, The Coming of Botar and Gali's quote featured for what feels like months now, I'm open to suggestions. Please feel free to post your suggestions in a reply, and I'll get right on it... Friday.

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I destroyed Mata Nui... WITH HELP : D

So, in the month of January 2012, I approached (with Xccj) my boss with an idea: Build the island of Mata Nui. 10 feet by 5 feet.   Terms of the agreement were clear: Don't take too long, make a kickin' model, and disassemble it off the clock.   ... I disassembled it this previous week.   BUT! I had help : D   Lehvak taking care of the green brick   Gahlok holding a 4x4 plate   Tahnok and Gahlok at work. I think the Tahnok wants to melt the red brick o_o;;   BOHROK VA! : D   Everybody pitch

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What's Krakalin, BZP?

No seriously, I honestly have no idea where BMan got the name. So what is it?   Anyway, some things to note, since I feel it's noteworthy: BS01's prank was written last-minute on March 31st by a team consisting of Zo'Tomana, Cholie and myself. Kayru and BMan offered input later. The prank concept was about a week old. It was literally started up in a conversation between like 5 staff members. We waited until the last minute to post it. I actually did my part this time around (though it seems

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Uploading Files To Bs01: Why I'm So Slow At It

So, this is mostly a post about apologies, especially given I'd rather have had it done weeks, even months ago. But, this is what held me back.   I can only explain via visual aid, so here they are.       On picture one, you can clearly see 16 folders. These are labeled 0-9, and a-f. Now, these are the base folders BS01 images were under. It is all sorted in this format. Were all the files in these 16 folders, I woulda been finished a long time ago. Sadly, this is not the case.     This is F

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Ambitious Plan: Buying Nightwing... on the cheap! Also maybe Red Hood.

So, in 2006, I was very poor. This is to expected, I was still in high school. I couldn't afford to buy the good sets like (at the time) the popular Batman line sets. What did I miss out on, one might wonder. Well, the biggie I have is Nightwing the figure. He was only available in the Arkham Asylum set, #7785. He is probably one of the rarest figures I have ever laid eyes on in that particular series. I'd put him rarer than some of the others, especially since he was not re-released in the Batm

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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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Hobbitses-es. es.

So, unfortunately I work two days in a row starting tomorrow, and I have stuff to do on sunday, so I guess I get to go see it on Monday.   Even though I read the book like twice and saw an animated version of it once, please don't spoil it   Hopefully worth the money.

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TechReady 16: Death Star Build

Two days ago, I put in the longest work day I've had to put in since I started working for The TbP Group (Dan Parker's company encompassing his commission work, his educational camps and events), namely 16 hours in one huge shift. This blog entry is about that.   What did we do during this lengthy 16 hours, one may wonder? During the 10:30 to 1:00 pm hours, not much. It's when we hit 2:30 up in Seattle, WA that the fun really began.   The event we were at was held at CenturyLink Field, home of

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Lhikan's Mask

Killing the most Bionicle characters since 2003.   True. Story.

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So lemme ask

Would a Green Lantern Wiki be worth investing in?   Or DC in general for that matter?   Makes me wonder.

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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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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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One Does Not Simply...

On the plus side, I finished the campaign already (2 days' worth of work) and I now have about 30 days of quests, free play and mithril bricks to find x_x   Oh, and IE10 pre-release. It has spellcheck built in : O which is new FOR IE. I know you FF/Chrome/Safari/others had it first. Fortunately I never needed it but it's nice to have.

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LEGO TMNT

...   What were they thinking?!   ... Actually I could see that business meeting now.   Nick: Hey LEGO, we have a cool new franchise coming out soon! It'll probably rival Transformers!   LEGO: Sweet, now we can beat Hasbro out even more in sales! What's the franchise?   Nick: Weeeellll....   And that's pretty much that. But hey, it could be worse.   Could be LEGO MLP. And absolutely NOBODY wants that [/sarcasm shielding]

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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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So now I'm sick

I've been saying it for years, the only way I would get sick is if it had to drag me into a bed and find a way to keep me there.   Well played, stomach bug. Making me so dizzy I can't even stand is indeed one way to keep me here. But by midnight tonight I will defeat you. I must.

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Of Travels and ABS Iron Mans

Man, this week.   So, tomorrow at around 11:15 PM PDT I fly out towards Cincinnati, where I then wait for 3 hours at 6 AM local time (EDT) to 9 AM to catch a flight to Detroit. From there, I get to meet awesome people and attend a wedding the next day. Wootness to that.   Meantime, since last Tuesday I was working on a megafig version of a wonderful character to build in Lego, that being Iron Man. The chest was a combination of the Mk III Arc Reactor core, plus the Mk VI styling and a hint of Mk

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Oh Em Gee, Ponies and stuff rawrrr~

I'll never ever EVER watch that show again!   ... Oh wait, I never did anyway 8D   Anyway in all seriousness I'm feeling a ton better now, my chest doesn't hurt as badly, and I look forward to getting back to work tomorrow. What am I working on tomorrow, you may wonder? BORG. AND DEATH STAR. AND STUFF FOR A CLIENT NAMED MEECRO SAFT. I think we got that name wrong on the form. I guess we'll find out when the check comes in 8D   But in all seriousness I was really sick D:

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In the City Blocks 2012 Train Layout now!

Of course, this is an older photo, I've since redone that black wall with an epic look (photos coming Monday night, when I go back to the shop :3)   And yes, it says Swert. It is the Swert building. We sell Swerts.*   *No we don't.

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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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I need a vacation.

So, I'm currently off from work right now, both today and tomorrow. The rest of the week, I go in to work and do a workshop, then drop-in play days for kids paying. I also get to manage our train display (I'll link a Photosynth of it later on, need to make a better one.)   In addition to all of that, I also have a Christmas party at my brother's house I'm attending. I'm happily looking forward to that, if only because my brother just scored a Surface RT from work, plus I'd love to play around wi

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Update on Life

So, I've had ups and downs the past couple of days, especially concerning work. I'm almost out of the woods, but I've got a lot of work ahead of me there. I hope to have decent photos to show off what hard work I've been doing there.   Meantime, as some of my friends know, I bought a new laptop. My HP died late 2012, like July or August or so, and it left me with no method of creativity throughout the rest of 2012 in a work capacity at work. The new one is a Lenovo, G580 i3 2.5 GHz dual core, 4

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I'm bored and overworked. Halp.

So, this is a unique position I find myself in.   On the one hand, I worked almost 4 weeks without pauses. I need a vacation badly. I need time to recharge my mental batteries.   On the other? I spent almost 4 weeks without pauses. I forget how to -relax.- Therefore, I'm sitting here looking at random stuff online, playing music, but it does no good to me unless I go do something. Truly not in the mood for gaming, btw.   ... Maybe Netflix? Suggestions? HALP! D:

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The latest victim of Lhikan's Hau...

.... Me.   So yeah, picked up this gem at the studio, it was part of a glued TRU/Target/Walmart/WHERVER DAN PICKED IT UP display. Fortunately for me, they only use hot glue.   It only occurred to me when I was on the phone with Electric Turahk that I had picked up what is essentially Lhikan's Hau.   ... Whoops.   Anyway, planning to make it a Lego-pure wearable mask. I have ideas in mind, including the rubber axle connector trick, or using the treads option (we have plenty in the studio). I've 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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