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#1 Bonaparte

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:20 PM

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Dear members,

We are proud to announce the opening of "The Eurobricks Reviewers Academy"

What's this all about?

Some of Eurobricks finest LEGO set reviewers have agreed to teach Eurobricks members the secrets of making a superior LEGO set review. Under their supervision, you will learn the tricks of effective photography, picture manipulation, and the secrets of presenting an interesting and informative review.

What's needed to join the academy?

  • You must have at least 3 complete sets (including instructions, box is not a must). These sets can be old or new.
  • You must have a decent camera (no webcam) and know how to move pictures from the camera to your PC.
  • You must have enough time to follow the courses and work on your own reviews.
  • You must be motivated to learn how to make the best possible LEGO set reviews.
What's to gain?

  • You will receive a free course from some of the best LEGO set reviewers on the Internet.
  • You are given access to a hidden forum on Eurobricks (The Eurobricks Reviewers Academy).
  • You have the chance to earn a special Eurobricks Reviewers tag upon graduation.
  • Some graduates may have the opportunity to become a "teacher" (and moderator!) in the academy (conditions explained in the academy).
Please post in this thread if you would like an opportunity to participate in this exciting program!

Everyone who's a member of Eurobricks can join when he/she meets the requirements listed above.

I would like to thank everyone who helped these past weeks to make this possible by working on the courses, graphics and the concept.

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#2 The Kid

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:28 PM

I'm game for this. I'm not bad at writing the review itself, but I could do with some help on the technical side of things and decent picture taking etc. Count me in. :classic:

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#3 Bonaparte

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

View PostThe Kid, on Aug 22 2008, 08:28 PM, said:

I'm game for this. I'm not bad at writing the review itself, but I could do with some help on the technical side of things and decent picture taking etc. Count me in. :classic:

TK
You're the first one to enter. Congratulations!

I've given you access to the hidden academy forum. Send me a PM in case you have any technical problems getting access or posting. The place is still brand new  :wink:

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#4 Mirandir

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:41 PM

I'm in too. I really need to get some help with the photagrophy stuff. :/

#5 Bonaparte

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:48 PM

View PostMirandir, on Aug 22 2008, 07:41 PM, said:

I'm in too. I really need to get some help with the photagrophy stuff. :/
You're in too! Enjoy  :wink:

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#6 The Kid

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

Works fine, Bonaparte, thanks :classic:

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#7 Cardinal Brick

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

It sounds interesting, and I’d like to sign up but can I ask how long the course will take? I start at my new University in early October and don’t want to give up part way though the review course.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:52 PM

I'd love to do this! :thumbup:
Great excuse to get three sets :tongue:
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#9 Bonaparte

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

View PostCardinal Brick, on Aug 22 2008, 08:50 PM, said:

It sounds interesting, and I€™d like to sign up but can I ask how long the course will take? I start at my new University in early October and don€™t want to give up part way though the review course.
The place is still new so it's hard for me to make a good estimate. It will probably vary from person to person. If you have till October then there's more than enough time to finish. Let me know if you want to join.

View PostSnake...SNAKE...SNAAAAKE?!, on Aug 22 2008, 08:52 PM, said:

I'd love to do this! :thumbup:
Great excuse to get three sets :tongue:
Welcome! You're in.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:59 PM

Erm I'm not signing up right now, but when will this close? I would like to join but unfortunatley I dont have a half-decent camera at the moment but i'm getting a new one next week. Congrats on this idea by the way :thumbup: .
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:01 PM

I would like to aplly myself to the allmighty Eurobricks reviewers academy. I hope you will acceptmy apllycation.
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#12 Cardinal Brick

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:05 PM

That’s fine I should be able to fit it in fine then, do I need to buy three new sets (not that I’m looking for a reason to buy three more or anything)?
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

I've done a couple reviews my self (May be one, though... BroadSide's Brig).

Sounds like a cool idea! I might do it.
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#14 Bonaparte

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:17 PM

View PostPencoin, on Aug 22 2008, 07:59 PM, said:

Erm I'm not signing up right now, but when will this close? I would like to join but unfortunatley I dont have a half-decent camera at the moment but i'm getting a new one next week. Congrats on this idea by the way :thumbup: .
Let me (or any other staff member) know when you are ready to join. This thread will not close, but we might limit the number of simultaneous members in the academy. We'll have to see how it goes as this is a very new concept on Eurobricks.


View Postzeki, on Aug 22 2008, 08:01 PM, said:

I would like to aplly myself to the allmighty Eurobricks reviewers academy. I hope you will acceptmy apllycation.
Yes, every Eurobricks member can join. I've given you access!


View PostCardinal Brick, on Aug 22 2008, 08:05 PM, said:

That€™s fine I should be able to fit it in fine then, do I need to buy three new sets (not that I€™m looking for a reason to buy three more or anything)?
There's not need to buy new sets. ANY (complete) sets you have (including instructions) are good. Shall you join? Then I'll give you access.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:23 PM

I'd love to join, as my reviewing skills need much work. I could use help on various topics, ranging from writing to photography. Count me in- I'd love to have a chance to learn how to make an excellent review from Eurobricks' amazing set reviewers, and thus, obtain a chance to aid another with a set review. :classic:

Thanks for the opportunity, Bonaparte! :classic:

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#16 Bonaparte

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

View PostAdam, on Aug 22 2008, 08:23 PM, said:

I'd love to join, as my reviewing skills need much work. I could use help on various topics, ranging from writing to photography. Count me in- I'd love to have a chance to learn how to make an excellent review from Eurobricks' amazing set reviewers, and thus, obtain a chance to aid another with a set review. :classic:

Thanks for the opportunity, Bonaparte! :classic:
You are in Adam. Best of luck!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:33 PM

View PostBonaparte, on Aug 22 2008, 09:17 PM, said:

There's not need to buy new sets. ANY (complete) sets you have (including instructions) are good. Shall you join? Then I'll give you access.
That's great count me in, if you would be so good.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:35 PM

This is already getting too crowded for my taste. Everybody´s a critic nowadays. Or at least wants to be.
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#19 Bonaparte

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:40 PM

View PostCardinal Brick, on Aug 22 2008, 08:33 PM, said:

That's great count me in, if you would be so good.

View PostDJ Force, on Aug 22 2008, 08:35 PM, said:

This is already getting too crowded for my taste. Everybody´s a critic nowadays. Or at least wants to be.
I´ll skip on this.
...just kidding. I´m in!

I've given you both access. Welcome on board!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:42 PM

Ok I'm In thanks 4 the opppotunity !!
I have some pics on brickshelf.com but that aren't the best ones ever made so i'm exited to learn how
2 make a fine review !!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:44 PM

Is there anyway to audit this class?

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:10 PM

View Postmustang, on Aug 22 2008, 09:42 PM, said:

Ok I'm In thanks 4 the opppotunity !!
I have some pics on brickshelf.com but that aren't the best ones ever made so i'm exited to learn how
2 make a fine review !!
Ok, you're in!


View PostAthos, on Aug 22 2008, 09:44 PM, said:

Is there anyway to audit this class?
I'll PM you about this so we this thread stays on target  :wink:

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

I am certainly in.  You guys might disagree, mainly due to my Bionicle reviews, and my other System reviews(droid gunship, MT0201 Ultra Drill walker, etc.) They are good, but I would like to reduce flash problems and take close up pics better.

By 3 complete sets, do you mean MISB?

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:24 PM

Can I please join? It's going to be fun! :cry_happy:

I've always wanted to do a great review.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:46 PM

I could need a teacher for making better pictures with my camera for my reviews. Maybe, then I will release another review for Eurobricks! :cry_happy:

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