Peppermint_M

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    I like LEGO and Zoids. I have an extensive collection of Lego and a growing Zoids collection. I adore MOCing and a variety of "themes" dominate my building, most recently this is Science Fiction MOCs. I like making random figures but no super customs just yet. I have made it my mission to review as many clone brand sets as I can, so people can get an informed view on the competition. My other hobbies include reading shelfloads of SpecFic, writing short stories, drawing, gaining knowledge and seeking out SF artbooks. I am currently studying to be a Civil Engineer and I work full time for local government. That's all I'll write here, you'll get a better idea of me from my posts. :)

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  1. You know, this is a Nexo Knights discussion thread and not a place to help people use a forum? I the Information and Help Forum there is a lot of tips on how to post and share pictures. After this update, you can simply drag and drop photos you have uploaded to external picture hosts. So, go take a look at the Help threads, some are in the new member section before you hit 10 posts, and they'll give you the information you need.
  2. OH GOODNESS. Pasting from Excel? If that works for OpenOffice too then all of the Action Indexes are going to be updated so hard they won't know what hit them. A fresh forum feel calls for fresh indexing (She says with all the motivation of a 23:10 energy rush before bed...)
  3. Looks like one of these. Hope that helped.
  4. One big note: Be ready to improvise. Barely halfway to the city and I had to brake suddenly. It broke what is essentially the centrepiece of my MOC display. I am talking complete ground zero. But, once I had the box on the table and the base of clear, I got fixing. As my sister called it: "Getting your Wyldstyle on." The MOC may not have been what I started with this morning, but it is a build and others setting up their comic stalls (etc) were impressed at the phoenix rising from the ashes.
  5. The forum upgrade has altered the software, this means that old post content has to be translated into the new code. There is a script running to fix this, but it will take a little while. If the problem persists and new posts do not show pictures for you, come and let staff know.
  6. I did go looking for that, must have missed it.
  7. It looks like the upgrade has knocked that off. It used to be part of the list under your avatar and rank.
  8. I have done two solo events and am prepping for number three. Prior to that I did Brickworld 2014 with all the great EB crew. Now, I ended up displaying last year for the first time solo as my sister volunteered me. Our friend owns a Comic Book shop and he and some of his friends were putting on a Comic Con in a local event centre. They needed "attractions" and my sister is one of my biggest fans so she said I would bring LEGO models to show. After not keeling over from stress (I can be a little high strung) and having a lot of fun meeting fans and impressing the kids I agreed to return this year. This year was a lot easier for me and while I was there, an acquaintance introduced me to someone who runs a slightly bigger con as this guy wanted me to display at his event! The bonus for this, is I can dig out some of my stuff I showed last year as it will be a new audience! So, on to the advice part: It was helpful to me that I had experienced a public display as part of a team (members of which had displayed many times before) as it gave me an idea of what happens without all the stress of going solo. I was warned about grabby kids and adults who do not respect the request not to touch. I learned about putting the more rare figures and parts in the middle of the table (or back, if you have a wall). For the first solo display, my first day was hectic. The kids wanted to play and my MOCs were for display. On the second day I asked for a spare table and brought my "Monkey Box" this is actually a big mix of childhood clone brands, more recent purchases (for figure accessories) and anything I fish out of mixed lots from charity/garage sale buys. The bricks were still decent enough quality and variety that the kids could play happily, without the problem of losing the display. This year, I went right away with the box and a small street scene the kids could put together a superhero battle on. This was supervised to avoid losing any figures! So my main advice is: If it is not a wholly LEGO event, expect a lot of kids to think they can play with the bricks and bring something sacrificial for their amusement. Signs help, (No touching please / Display not Play etc and Play Well! for the things they can play with). Getting into an event while not part of a LUG is another thing entirely... I know a lot of LUGs are fortunate to have contacts and members who are involved with the right circles. Museums, Toy Shops/Comic Shops, Model Train conventions and such are places people mostly display. So, if you are not in a LUG and they are not local enough for you to join in, then try and check out local hobbyist places. Tabletop gaming, trains, comics; they all have gatherings somewhere a little larger than the store and you might get to meet someone who organises an event. Find something that is suited to your MOCs that is close enough to travel to. They will have a facebook page or website you can probably apply to be an exhibitor through.77 As kintobor said, they usually let people exhibit for free, as this attracts people in to go buy Give it a go, hope that works out!
  9. It has got to be at least a little hint to Jareth... The hairpiece used for the CMF 80s Rocker Grrrl and Glam Metal guy could be used, or an outfit... Designers know that fans love little nods like that. And in celebration: (but who needs an excuse greater than "goblin king" to share some Bowie eh?)
  10. I beg to differ.
  11. Oooooh, great use of the balloon sections as cowling to the gun. Colour scheme and a-symmetry are all so shiny! One year I might play SHIPtember. All you guys with your awesome builds...
  12. Here's a bit of a story: I keep my LEGO in the loft. Storage and build space. One day, I tripped and tipped a box of plain bricks (Just the old 2x4s) and some slipped down a hole at the corner. Long story short, the brick-cavity wall in my house now has LEGO in it. Not much and nothing rare, but amusing at least.
  13. Nah, we're too close to the end of the year, its time for 2017 news. I get it, you're miffed and getting sarcy, but could you keep it to riffing with buddies instead of trying to take a dig at people here? We all give up our free time to run this forum for fans and while, yeah, personalities can clash, we do our best to help and be friendly. While on the converse: keeping the site accessible for everyone.
  14. Yaaas. Goblins I am looking forward to see what we get in these new sets then. My sister will be pleased when I tell her.
  15. I really love your Aquazone revival builds. It is awesome that someone is keeping the yellow and trans-blue dream alive. Another great MOC.