Q. Why the name Deinonychus,?
I've always been a fan of Deinonychus antirrhopus, and when the movie version of Jurassic Park came out when I was in high school the Raptors (Which are really Deinonychus, just Wiki it for the full explanation) were an instant favorite. So much so, that my friends quickly nicknamed me "Raptor". So, that was the name I began using online in the infancy of the Internet when you could still pick and choose just about any screen name you wanted. As time went on, Raptor became harder and harder to get, so I decided to get back to basics and go with Deinonychus...it's worked so far.
Q. A Dinosaur SigFig? Original, yes. Practial No. I mean, where do you fit a dino in a Airport MOC?
"Will Mr.Deinonychus Please clean up on gate 3?"
Well the dinosaur is more for storytelling purposes. It's pretty damn funny to have a smirking raptor in a photo-comic menacing other Minifigs. I don't really feel much of a need to include myself into MOCs. Although I did try to build him a persona starship one time before I moved on to something else.
Q. How long have you collected these little ABS bricks we all know and love as Lego?
Ever since early, early childhood. I can't remember a Christmas morning without LEGOs of some sort. I always picked up a few sets each year until 1999 when the Star Wars came onto the scene. That's when I started buying entire themes on a regular basis. Nowadays it's hard to name a LEGO set I haven't picked up.
Q. Any recent mocs worth mentioning?
Not really. I'm an untalented hack when it comes to MOCs. I guess my little Mars Mission alien saucer is pretty neat. I do a lot of color replacements and modifications to official sets, and that keeps me pretty pleased with myself. Beyond that, designing stuff from the ground-up never turns out as good as I envision it in my head.
Q. What are your 3 favourite sets?
7477 - T-1 Typhoon Vs. T-Rex from the Dino Attack theme. That helicopter is simply beautiful and jam-packed full of weaponry. It's a perfect example of the awesome LEGO could achieve if hey ever did a modern military line.
10030 - Ultimate Collector's Series Star Destroyer. The Falcon and the upcoming Death Star may have more pieces, but you still can't beat that ISD for the ability to stop people in their tracks when they see it. Even after having it all these years I still stare at it in wonder sometimes.
7163 - Republic Gunship. Probably one of the most fun and well designed Star Wars LEGO sets. Although seeing pictures of the new version has sort of made me look at the old girl as sort of chunky and obsolete, which is kind of sad. Regardless, I still love my LAAT/i
Q. Any personal favourite theme?
Alpha Team. That first wave of Alpha Team was something that we'd never seen the likes of in LEGO ever before and it still holds a place in my heart. Second would probably be a tie between Star Wars and Rock Raiders, and I think Agents may soon make that list.
Q. What was the greatest lego-related moment in your life?
Probably going to Wal-Mart that one hot summer night and finding the first LEGO Star Wars sets and just falling in love with the whole concept and declaring it carried off perfectly even before I got to the register. Just holding those boxes, I knew I was starting something cool.
Q. And the most amazing moment on Eurobricks?
Being made a Fellow. It really says to you "Hey, your thoughts and opinions and personality are the kind of thing we dig around here. So, here's a cookie."
You had to mentio food?
Q. Now, what do you think Of the Jurrasic Park films?
Love them. Sure, they're fraught with inaccuracies, bad writing, but as far as visual spectacles go, you're hard pressed to do better. Who doesn't love big real-looking dinosaurs running around and messing people up?
Q. How do you think TLC is heading?
I think they're on a good track. They had lost their way a bit a few years back, but they've turned it around mightily. They're getting a good handle on what licensed themes work and which don't and I think they've secured their company, and their customer base for at least a further 50 years. The quality and imagination put into just about every theme and sub-set is making it hard for me to not buy everything I see. Plus, you know, you really can never have too many LEGO elements of any kind.
Q. "Ohhh Ahhh, that's how it always starts. But then there is running, and screaming..."
...then the restraining orders, and accusations of sexual harassment, and pretty soon people are scared to leave their girlfriends alone around Deino.
That took a turn for the second worst...
He left Lego out of it.
Q. Am I annoying?
Compared to the rest of the Internet? You're an absolute treat!
Who says chivalry is dead?
No one... But with you on it"s team it might commit suicide...
Q. Who sould we interview next?
Is there anyone left? You pretty much scraped the bottom of the barrel with me didn't you?
*Whispers*Then pick somone from the audiance, or get a reccomendation from them!*whispers*
*Whispers*We still have a audiance?*Whisper*
Fatal Error - Information overload.
Edited by Stauder, 01 August 2008 - 09:06 PM.