SilvaShado

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    California
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    Other than LEGO... board games, RPGs, video games, D&D, reading fantasy and romance novels.

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  1. It was very cool to have a second chance at winning! I got a classic alien, which is cool because I haven't gotten an extra one yet and now I do. Thanks so much for this contest. Looking forward to the series 7 building challenge.
  2. I was actually able to get the three board games not released in the U.S. Amazon.com had a listing for Mini-Taurus and Kokoriko. I had some Amazon points and gift cards so I ended up paying $20 cash for both, not a bad deal. As for the Star Wars Hoth game, a friend was able to get it for us using the UK Amazon discount. Shipping of course brought it back up so my total was about $47. A bit much, but better than it could have been otherwise. I'm looking forward to Ilrion, though I hope it's not the end. There are other new locations on the map online, but it could be that these games are not doing as well as LEGO wanted so they're cancelling the other ones... I'm hoping not. I'm hoping they're just spreading them out so as not to inundate the market like their first few waves of games. Well, only time will tell.
  3. 1) Sleepyhead Entry (Build by Scootercide) 1 point 22) Clockwork Robot Entry (Build by AlexScammer) 1 point 24) Clockwork Robot Entry (Build by zenda) 1 point
  4. I think it's hit or miss as to whether the board games are doing well. In certain places, they may not sell at all, maybe because of lack of advertising. On another note, Kokoriko and Mini-Taurus will not be sold in the U.S., but they are listed on Amazon.com right now from the same seller. If you buy them together, shipping is combined. I got the two for $50 with shipping.
  5. That's great! I hope it was nothing serious.
  6. I hope this is kosher to post, but does anyone know what happened to ToysnBricks? The site won't load and I get a screen that says the account was suspended. I hope everything's okay.
  7. *sigh* Looks like those three board games are not coming to the U.S. Makes me sad because I'm trying to collect all the board games. I really like them! Gonna have to start looking for the best prices, but shipping's gonna gauge me.
  8. Anyone know when Kokoriko and Mini-Tauras are coming out? Can't wait for the Heroica expansion!
  9. Category B frightens and confuses me. lol. But honestly, not really sure how to tackle an architectural design with the collectible minifigures. The scales are different.
  10. Here's the first part of my blog on my experiences at Bricks by the Bay. [edit] Here's part two!
  11. Thanks! I know I made an entry that is a little out there with a very different perspective. I just hope people enjoy it. It'd be nice to win, but I loved building it. I haven't built that many MOCs so it was a great feeling to be inspired.
  12. Yes, the mix of sci-fi and luxury did come across clearly. I'm glad to hear that you intended the guy to be in a separate area. Guys are pervs. Thanks for the feedback on mine. I really wanted to give a close-up look at the beast behind the minotaur. He's not a fighting, killing machine all the time. Thanks for the feedback. I meant this to be a humorous entry. This is his home, a place no one ever sees, and yes, it's cozy for him. It's supposed to show his softer side that the world doesn't get to see. Everyone sees minotaurs as evil beasts, but what if there are civilized minotaurs out there that just want a bit of peace and quiet and they do this by building labyrinths around their homes, but pests (adventurers) keeping invading their territory. That's when the beast is unleashed.
  13. To catch up with commenting, the last one I did was the mechanic garage with car, so... here goes! Intergalactic Girl's Day Off - Very nice spa day. I find it a little disconcerting that the space girl is sharing an area with a guy, but maybe in the future, co-ed is perfectly acceptable. Anyway, I like the simple wall designs. Looks comfortable with futuristic touches. Very nice detailing. Bone Throne - Creepy... very very creepy! And that works perfectly! I can imagine a a minotaur sitting on that and snarling at his slaves to do his bidding. I really like the wall design, the fact that you added color rather than just making it monotonous. Inside the Lamp - Awesome! I love the unusual use of pieces and your story, but I do hope there's more to the lamp than just the bathroom. lol! I think my favorite part is the shower with arch at the top. Nice! Sleepyhead Roof Walker - that's a dangerous position for anyone to get into! Hope he doesn't fall. As for the design, I like the simple effectiveness of it. The black sky with stars, the rooftop and tree - just perfect. Though it did make me wonder if the sleepyhead is a werewolf, but that's for a previous series. Bandit Hanging - I want to like this because it's so detailed, but it's a bit busy up on top with so many minifigures - it's a bit too crowded. Plus, I don't fully understand the demon? below. I'm guessing it has to do with the devil coming to claim his soul, but it's not very clear. I'd suggest fewer minifigures up on top and maybe a close-up on the lower half with an explanation of what it's all about. Bandit desert scene - this one is hard to understand. In fact, I didn't get it until I went to your flickr account and saw the scene with the minifigure in it. I'm not really sure how you can get this scene to work without the minifigure, but I would suggest making it less action-oriented so it's less reliant on knowing where and what the missing figure is doing. However, I do love the vulture. That is an awesome design! Leprechauns are sloppy - Love the way you did the rainbow and sky. Very nice. Also like the field of clover. (Didn't know they made those 1x1 pieces in green, gonna have to pick some up.) I must admit that it took me some time to understand the title, or at least think I understood the title. The sloppiness being that they left a piece of gold behind. But, I thought the saying was that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In that case, the leprechaun is very stingy, leaving only one piece of gold. Toy Store - love it! It looks so realistic with the man touching the robot's box as if he's going to pick it up and buy it. The only thing I'd suggest is taking another picture with more light shinning on the top shelf so I can better see what is up there. Gas Station - love the vintage gas pump! Looks great! And the building facade is nicely detailed. Great job on the detailing on the base. MiniHuman Factory - very effectively creepy! I'm having trouble talking about the design because the concept of robots building us is making me shiver! Very nicely built with the multi-levels and the detailing. I think my favorite creepy part is the body without a head haphazardly leaning on the railing. So now that I've commented on everyone's creation so far, did anyone have any feedback for me? I made the minotaur tower and would really like to know what anyone thinks of it.
  14. I am so happy that this made it 10,000!! And i hope LEGO realizes that this will be profitable and not controversial. It's not like they haven't made zombies before. Here's hoping they make it!! I'd love to add this to my modular collection.
  15. Thanks for the reminder. I hope to make some time this weekend to do so.