Staudie: Welcome to EB News Reviews.
Staudie: Uhh.. EB news Presents... 3 seconds in and he's already lost.
Lord T: Hello!
Staudie: So, Lord Thawn, why the name?
Lord T: Well back when the original TIE fighter set came out and before Darth Vader's minifig was available
Lord T: outside the TIE X1 and Y Wing set, I was without a Sith to lead my stormtrooper and scouties.
Lord T: So, I took the name Thrawn from the Grand Admiral in various Star Wars media and stuck Lord infront..
Lord T: and in my young foolishness it sounded cool. I guess it just stuck. Uh... the first TIE, the TIE Advanced, came with Vader, and the next original TIE came after that...
Staudie: So you are Lord Thrawn from the Plane of eternal peril?
Lord T: I guess so!
Staudie: And not Lord Thawn from the land of de-frosted stuff. Your whole act is on ice...
Lord T: Not quite, I think you missed an R somewhere.
Staudie: The first was a accident, the second was on purpose. get it Thaw, as in unfreeze
Lord T: I'm too hot for Hoth.
Staudie: Keep your shirt on, Ok next question...
Lord T: *bregrudgingly dresses*
Staudie: What got you lovin' the brick?
Lord T: Ever since the age of two I've had a LEGO thanks to my cousin who grew out of the hobby just at the
Lord T: right time. I actually got LEGO before Duplo, which never really featured in my life for better or
Lord T: worse. I loved being able to build planes in particular with my dad and this sentiment was cemented
Staudie: Yeah... I also started with normal bricks...
Lord T: when the Star Wars line launched. I had periods where I would put it down before that but since I
Lord T: got that little Qui Gon vs Maul set I never left it alone.
Lord T: Sorry I'm prattling on.
Staudie: No, continue
Staudie: this is good stuff. Yeah. Thrilling. *yawns*
Lord T: I'm done now :)
Staudie: Ok, what is your favourite theme? I rarley see much of you on the forums, you have a BS I can look at?
Lord T: I tend to focus on space now because of my previous focus on Star Wars, particularly on themes
Lord T: from movies and games I'm currently interested in; for example I've built the Flying Mule from
Lord T: Serenity lately and I had a go at Fenrir, Cloud Strife's bike from Final Fantasy VII: Advent
Lord T: Children
Lord T: I do have quite a large castle unphotographed and sitting under my bed though and a few sub-par
Lord T: Bionicle MOCs on a shelf collecting dust that I doubt anyone will ever see.
Staudie: Ahh yes, the flying mule, I belive I remember that MOC...
Lord T: You'd be better off checking out my Flickr for LEGO updates than Brickshelf
Lord T: I find its much more user friendly
Staudie: Yeah me too.
Staudie: Most EB news pictures are hosted there... On a secret account so people cant see upcoming pics. Good thing you told them that. Now they'll never figure it out.
Lord T: Also builds up a community from across the spectrum from all the sites.
Lord T: This is a pretty hard question since it has been a while since I've spent alot on LEGO.
Lord T: I have to say the first System AT-AT is a masterpiece as long as its protected from small animals
Staudie: Hehe... I hate small animals. I have a statue dedicated to my hatred of all things small and furry.
Lord T: and my clumsy friends. So that would be my #1.
Lord T: I hope the statue is built from LEGO :p
Staudie: Yes. but the small furry creatures are represented by megabloks. Is that your excuse?
Lord T: Of course. ;)
Lord T: My number 2 I guess would be Boba Fett's Slave one from 2006 which is the natural progression from
Lord T: both the other Slave 1s I loved in the past.
Staudie: Go on...
30 Jul 08, 22:25
Staudie: I am going to guess you are thinking...
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Lord T: I think my third favourite is probably the Creator Big Rig just because of the variety of parts and
Lord T: the sheer value of it all.
Lord T: And its almost to scale with the Cool Cars sports car which pleases me.
Lord T: Strange choices I know but I tend to go for midrange due to financial stresses of being a geeky teen
Staudie: As some dilbert comic said about a unfunded project "Here we will teach you to take a sponge bath
Staudie: using a wet wipe"
Lord T: You needed to be taught? ;p He needs someone to hold his hand...
Staudie: Moving on, what moment in lego history brought you most joy?
Lord T: LEGO History? I'm thinking 2004-1005 was when LEGO really turned it around from the mediocrity of
Lord T: the early 2ks and brought out some better value sets. But as I already mentioned, the one thing
Lord T: about the hobby *cough* I mean lifestyle that grabbed me by the balls was the Star Wars license.
Lord T: It has such an impact that it got me into the Star Wars films! I'll bet there's not many for who it
Lord T: went that way around,
Staudie: And your moment of glory on EB?
Lord T: Definitely when JoeMI6 and I hosted the popular Create a Hero minifig contest back when the Batman
Lord T: sets just launched. I was blown away by how well it was taken.
Lord T: We got some great entries and it was inspirational for us as newbies in the LEGO online world
Lord T: to get so much input in our first contest venture
Lord T: remembering it all makes me want to get back into the action of contests...
Staudie: I belive I looked at that... I never found the entery topic tough...
Lord T: Oh damn, thats always a source of annoyance.
Staudie: Ok, next question. How do you think TLC is doing this year, especialy the SW theme and the new
Staudie: troopers. I shudder to think that they could clone you one day... A whole army of stumbling Staudies, trying to take over the world.
Lord T :Given my current financial... lack of finance I have to say the summer's sets are too expensive for
Lord T: me to consider them
Lord T: but I think LEGO has got a winner on their hands with the adorable little Rebels and the Clone Wars
Lord T: styled Clone Troopers particularly because of the modular helmet attachments. The Clone Wars style
Lord T: (apart from the ugly faces which I'm still not used to) translate very well to LEGO.
Staudie : Amen to that.
Lord T: I do find myself disappointed by the Rogue Shadow and upcoming Twilight however just because they
Lord T: look too much like something I'd build with leftovers and I don't know if its due to the designs,
Lord T: the LEGO designers or a combination of both.
Staudie: I must agree with that...
Staudie: What sets would you see TLC make?
Lord T:Well I'm always open to new Jedi figures and we're sorely lacking a good source of Mace Windu lately
Lord T: so that Chancelor's Arrest from the TRU online poll would take my fancy for starters.
Staudie: Mace Windu battle Pack Includes Happy Windu, Sad Windu, Angry Windu, Falling out of a
Staudie: ****ing sky scraper windu.
Lord T: Outside of Star Wars I'd love the elf theme to be made reality in Castle (and I think the chances
Lord T: are high). Pirates was something I missed in my dark ages and the 'news' that it will be back makes
Lord T: me very happy.
Staudie : Next Question, do you have any pictures of you Liar/HQ/cubicle you'd like to show us?
Lord T: I'm afraid not . They were some of my early pictures on Flickr and I'm not pro so they vanished.
Lord T: But they were old and boring anyway. Speaking of Staudie...
Staudie: Im runnin out of material here... What is your opinion on EB News?
Lord T: I think EB news is a good way of getting to know the members more intimately (in the cleanest
Lord T: possible sense).
Lord T: As a whole LEGO fans get alot of news about upcoming sets and events but really there's not alot
Lord T: going on about the communities themselves. It really does set EB apart from some of the other
Lord T: forums I visit.
Staudie: By EB News I meant us, not the fronpage...
Lord T: I know...
Lord T: I think we have a misunderstanding on our hands here.
Staudie: We dont actually do news... We just interview people who are too slow to run away... Well
Staudie: WhiteFang is going to start EB News Reviews soon...
Lord T: Its refreshing to learn about the people more deeply in contrast to the usual set news.
Lord T: I lookforward to that.
Staudie: Can I marry the speach sythax of your brain...
Staudie: I think he ran away... I think he's laughing too hard...
Lord T: I could arange come kind of accident for his current wife...
Staudie: Wife? On the other hand let's move on...
Lord T: why not
Staudie: Am I annoying?
Lord T: Not at all, well, maybe just a little bit. You've put me completely at ease here though
Lord T: I'd say friendly instead of annoying.
Staudie: Who should we interview next?
Lord T: I think my friend JoeMI6 might be a good candidate but I'm biased since he's my best mate in real
Lord T: life too.
Lord T: He's been building a bit more lately also so he might have something deep and meaningful to say there.
Staudie: Now, Do you have a pic of your Sigfig?
Lord T: by chance I do
Lord T: http://www.brickshel...vatar/lordt.png pre-whack
Lord T: http://www.brickshel...tar/whacked.png post whack
Staudie: Crud.. I do not have him...
Staudie: Well, no comic... Ah well.
Lord T: Dern...
Staudie: Anything you'd like to tell EB?
Lord T: I'd like to say thanks for putting up with the likes of me for all this time and
Lord T: I look forward to seeing what the ever evolving face of EB brings in future. So many great builders
Lord T: have come from the site I look forward to many more in the future.
Staudie: Thanks For your time Lord Thrawn! This was EB News Presents, now GET THE **** OUT OF MY CUBICLE! Ohhh, that's original...
So there you have it folks... Whatever it is.
Edited by ImperialShadows, 31 July 2008 - 01:41 PM.