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About Vorahk1Panrahk2

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    Emerging Defender of Mata Nui
  • Birthday 05/05/1991

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    A farm.
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    FIRST and foremost: Robotics, or anything FIRST related. If it weren't for the fact that I have zero math ability I would pursue an engineering career. But as it stands I'm pursing a career in Geology (which I do not consider second tier, as I enjoy it just as much).

    Movies - I love watching movies, thinking about movies, and writing about movies. Basically if you want to talk about movies, drop me a PM! I'd love your insights and I really don't have anyone else to talk to about movies! I don't have a particular favorite genre as I feel that each one has something to offer in terms of entertainment, nor would I say I have a favorite movie of all time. But if I had to chose a top five:

    - Raiders of the Lost Ark
    - Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    - Once Upon a Time in the West
    - Lawrence of Arabia
    - Tangled

    Reading - Maybe I just have a thing for storytelling and getting told stories (because I'm not talented enough to write my own), but I also love reading. Again, no favorite genre/type/whatever, but I do have a few favorite authors, mainly Paulo Coelho and Tolkien. I, again, do not like picking favorites, but if I had to chose a top five it would probably consist of:

    - The Devil and Miss Prym (Paulo Coelho)
    - A Passage to India (EM Forster)
    - Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
    - Animal Farm (George Orwell)
    - The Giver (Lois Lowry)
    (not exactly all age level reading but WHATEVER.)

    Music - Mostly instrumental music, whether it's a film score or piano/violin music (often dubbed as 'new age'). I will also listen to classic rock and bluegrass/folk music. Favorite film composers are John Williams and Ennio Morricone, while my favorite piano soloist is Philip Wesley. And although he rarely does solo piano, I enjoy Brian Crain as well ('Song for Siena' is particularly lovely).

    Long Walks - Whether I'm Geocaching or contemplating life, I love walking and hiking. There's just something refreshing about a long walk, especially when you have no idea where you're going. I've often been told that the best way to learn a new area is to get yourself lost, and I find this to be true. So I always strive to get myself lost. Good for exercise and relaxation.

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  1. I'm going to be a stick in the mud here. Wouldn't be surprised if this started a rule about resubmitting models. Technically different sure, but it was initially rejected for a reason. I don't see those reasons changing just because the model is different. Of course, on the flip side, reaching 10,000 again tells LEGO that there is, in fact, still current demand. But I dunno. I just worry it could set a precedent of users resubmitting the same models over again. It's a beautiful model but it had its chance.
  2. After there release of the ginormous Colosseum, I'd love to see more LEGO sets based on other well known (and perhaps lesser known!) historical sites, archaeological sites, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Greek Temple is a bit disappointing in that its a "generic" Greek Temple, inspired by a few but not particularly based on one. It's a beautiful model, though. The succulent garden is the real winner of the three though. So cute, and representing something you pretty much never see rendered in LEGO. It'd be nice companion to the bonsai. Seems like every week there's another project reaching 10k. LEGO Ideas is such a cool platform and we've gotten some great sets from it.
  3. Had no idea I wanted a LEGO Anchor Guitar until today. That's a cool mold, though. I look forward to seeing it used on ships. And does that samurai-guy have a harmonica holder?
  4. As others stated, Pirates and Castle just got large sets through LEGO Ideas. And we also recently had tributes to Classic Space in the LEGO movie sets. Though given that BIONICLE just ended its second life in 2016, that's also pretty recent. I'll vote BIONICLE, but I won't begrudge a Classic Space victory. Mostly disappointed Adventures didn't make the cut.
  5. The LEGO Bookends are the winner here. Great and unique idea that I can easily see being made into a set thanks to the hidden drawers. I would absolutely buy them.
  6. Since I couldn't vote three times for Adventures, I gave my other two to BIONICLE and Rock Raiders. Those are the only three of interest to me on the list. I like the castle sets, but those always return in some form.
  7. It's an achievement that it got 10,000 votes, but I see TX Master games as an incredibly difficult sell. It's clearly a game of some sort, but gives no indication how to play. The model itself is also bland. The rest are great models but nothing stands out to me as worth making into a set. But I guess we will see.
  8. Wow, what a fantastic and incredible looking model. But man, if I thought the Big Ben set was a repetitive build....
  9. Vorahk1Panrahk2

    Halloween 2020

    Okay that pineapple actually looks pretty dope with the way the light comes through the skin.
  10. Not really interested in the set, but those mini figures are perfect. Love Oscar the Grouch!
  11. I hope Ideas doesn't follow their own trend and approve the motel or Community idea. I get it. They probably sell well, and people like them, but they seem so generic compared to a lot of the other cool things that get to 10k. I'd love to see them approve something unique like the calendar or the working safe, but I wouldn't be opposed to some of the other non licensed sets. Really like the windmill.
  12. Yeah I've been seeing how bad its getting up there- I really should have mentioned you all in my post. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a little bit of luck shines through and the fire crews can get these things under control. Big shout out to all the personnel involved with fighting them. I think I might make some baked goods and drop them off at the local station. It's the least I can do to show gratitude.
  13. The fire that was threatening my local area is mostly contained. Actually it has been for two weeks or so. Evacuation orders are probably almost entirely lifted by now except for some small area. So that's mostly good. It did not come without losses for many people, though. But it's California, and we're a box of matches when it comes down to it. Hotspot detection satellites are lighting up the state like a Christmas tree. That's why even though we (folks in my area) aren't being immediately threatened by fires, we're still breathing near toxic air, ash is falling down like a light sprinkle of snow, and everything looks like Las Vegas from Blade Runner 2049 (which, not fun fact, the look was inspired by this very phenomenon). And many, many people are still being threatened by fires. And we aren't even in fire season yet. October is when we start to see stronger winds, when things can get really bad. But, then, at this rate, what will be left to burn? What a miserable end of summer.
  14. Fun minifigure for the deluxe edition, but the rest of the deluxe content is so pointless you're basically paying $10 for that minifigure. Still, I'll definitely be picking up the standard version at some point. Looking forward to seeing how improved the level designs are.
  15. Work on Wednesday was agonizing. It was really hard to get anything done while keeping the burn map open and watching it spread closer and closer to my girlfriend's place of residence. They were never under mandatory evacuation, but everyone around them was so they left anyway. It did end up jumping the highway, leaving a whole new range of people in danger and forced to evacuate. We were not one of those groups, but its still terrifying to watch a fire line inch closer and closer to your home. It got only a mile away from my girlfriend's house which might seem like it lot, but this thing has grown massive since it first started. Mostly its heading north, which is some comfort for us. Either weather is favorable or fire crews got a handle on it where we live. Some evacuations orders have been lifted and it does not seem to have moved much in the past few days (toward us) despite there only being overall 7% containment. But the winds are driving it north. So while we might be okay, there are entire communities still at risk. The number of personnel involved in fighting it has tripled and I'm grateful for each and every one of them. I'm hoping for favorable weather so they can fight it successfully, but apparently there's more lightning predicted for this weekend. We really don't need another fire.
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