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#51 Scorpio

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:09 AM

Just registered! Can't wait. Gotta get building.

Edit: I was too happy that I was registered so I built the space themed object that will be flying over my town. I did some digging through my instruction books and found the 6544 set.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:33 PM

Planeride bought & registration paid - Brickworld here I come :sweet: !

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:43 PM

View PostCopMike, on Mar 8 2010, 09:33 PM, said:

Planeride bought & registration paid - Brickworld here I come :sweet: !
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:22 AM

I got my registration paid and sorted out this weekend. I will be a registered attendee, vendor and sponsor this year.  Very excited! :grin:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:56 PM

I may be going to BW this year! I'm still thinking it over. But if I do I will bring This when its completed!

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:32 PM

Are you registering or just showing up on the public days General Armendariz?  I don't want to sound mean, but there is always limited space at these for MOCs.  If you are registered and paid, you have the ability to get a table to display your items.  If you just plan to show up for the public days, then you might not want to bring anything to display...unless you know someone is going to be watching it during the public hours.  Just a few things to think about.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:02 PM

View PostStash2Sixx, on Apr 7 2010, 01:32 PM, said:

Are you registering or just showing up on the public days General Armendariz?  I don't want to sound mean, but there is always limited space at these for MOCs.  If you are registered and paid, you have the ability to get a table to display your items.  If you just plan to show up for the public days, then you might not want to bring anything to display...unless you know someone is going to be watching it during the public hours.  Just a few things to think about.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:17 PM

I'm pretty sure that for now I'm definitely coming to brickworld, about to pay the cost of reserving a hotel! I may bring my sig fig captain as well, who knows?
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:21 AM

I'm not sure if I can come to Brickworld due to Exam Dates, but I'll make sure to check before a final word (not that I'm really known well enough, anyway).

I'm thinking of not registering this time, but for Brickworld 2010 I will.

Will I still be able to meet people/socialize/go to the store/etc?
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:44 AM

View PostThe Eye, on Apr 21 2010, 07:21 PM, said:

I'm not sure if I can come to Brickworld due to Exam Dates, but I'll make sure to check before a final word (not that I'm really known well enough, anyway).
Doesn't matter if you are well known or not.  Find the table of EB peeps, just look at the map when you arrive.  I'm sure we will think up a name and tell everyone here.  Dates are June 17, 18, 19, & 20.  19th and 20th are the public days, so just find us and talk LEGO with us.  What do you think we do at these things?

View PostThe Eye, on Apr 21 2010, 07:21 PM, said:

I'm thinking of not registering this time, but for Brickworld 2010 I will.
Do you mean 2011?  Even if you don't register, just show up, pay the fee, and check out all the awesome displays!  Not sure where you are coming from, but hours are 10-4 Saturday & 10-3 on Sunday.

View PostThe Eye, on Apr 21 2010, 07:21 PM, said:

Will I still be able to meet people/socialize/go to the store/etc?
Meet people, yes.  Socialize, yes.   Got to the stores, yes; you just don't get to take part in the special store events and things unless you are a registered participant.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:05 AM

View PostStash2Sixx, on Apr 22 2010, 02:44 AM, said:

Doesn't matter if you are well known or not.  Find the table of EB peeps, just look at the map when you arrive.  I'm sure we will think up a name and tell everyone here.  Dates are June 17, 18, 19, & 20.  19th and 20th are the public days, so just find us and talk LEGO with us.  What do you think we do at these things?

Do you mean 2011?  Even if you don't register, just show up, pay the fee, and check out all the awesome displays!  Not sure where you are coming from, but hours are 10-4 Saturday & 10-3 on Sunday.

Meet people, yes.  Socialize, yes.   Got to the stores, yes; you just don't get to take part in the special store events and things unless you are a registered participant.


Thanks. Is it a large store, like a LEGO brand store, or is it more of a Brickworld Store that sells specialty customs?
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:32 PM

View PostThe Eye, on Apr 21 2010, 09:05 PM, said:

Thanks. Is it a large store, like a LEGO brand store, or is it more of a Brickworld Store that sells specialty customs?

They are LEGO Brand stores, one in Northbrook, Schaumburg, Orland Park, and Chicago.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:39 PM

I will be arriving at Wednesday the 16th in the afternoon.
It will be great meeting the people from whom I see those great MOC's online.

I will actually stay until Friday the 25th, so I have a couple of days to go sight-seeing in Chicago.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:37 AM

I may be going, unfortunately I don't have any mocs ready so I will be a normal attendee.  :cry_sad:  Do you NEED mocs to register?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:17 AM

View Postdaftendirekt, on May 23 2010, 11:37 PM, said:

I may be going, unfortunately I don't have any mocs ready so I will be a normal attendee.  :cry_sad:  Do you NEED mocs to register?
No. Why would you? There is so much more to the event than showing off your MOCs.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:02 PM

View PostRicecracker, on May 24 2010, 08:17 PM, said:

There is so much more to the event than showing off your MOCs.

Definitely agreed. Displaying MOCs is a great part of the convention,  the real meat of the convention is the presentations, competitions, hanging out with other LEGO fans, LEGO store sales, freebies and other activities.  The public days are great for seeing stuff, but if you only come to the public days, you won't get to do any of the things listed above.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:06 PM

I can't believe I just read this thread for the first time.   It took me almost an entire year to find it!  Obviously I spend too much time in the historic themes forum!  So many of the posts made me laugh.  Remembering Bryan's procrastination MOC... classic.  

I will be at Brickworld with bells on and I have to say I can't wait!  I am looking forward to meeting new people and seeing old friends again!  Please stop by my large gold and blue castle display and say hello.  Also let me know who you are on Eurobricks so I can make the connection.  

With only 2 weeks to go I am shaking with anticipation.  However, after the debacle of my castle falling to pieces while traveling to brickworld last year, I am a bit nervous as well.  I kept myself out of the fun last year staying up to all hours of the night trying to repair something that took over a year to build.   :wacko:    If I was smart I would have put a disaster sign on my pieces and just had fun!

It may be a little late but... one thing I would add about the discussion between complete registration vs just attending as a member of the public.  The public is only allowed in the convention halls for the public hours after that you will have to leave.  Even if you can only attend for one day the full registration allows you to hang for the entire day and night!  This at the very least will double your time.  Socializing, MOC viewing, and asking questions is much easier when the rest of the public is not around.  And last... some people are unavailable to socialize during public hours because they are working, voluteering, or just too busy with their MOCs.  I recommend full registration.  Go to the lego store and spend some money to make it up with that 20% discount.

I was going to ask for a little advice from my fellow Eurobricks members.  My layout stretches to 4 tables long now and there is absolutely no other way to trasport my MOC other than with my trailer.  It is built in sections 40" x 40" and laying on 3/4" plywood.  I was thinking about putting 2" of couch foam under the plywood pieces so when the MOC bounces a bit it will give and act as a shock absorber when it comes back down in the trailer.  What do you guys think?  Would that help?  I did rebuild the entire MOC stronger and will be taking better precautions but thought the foam might help as well.  Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:19 AM

Couch foam sounds like it's worth a shot DaleDVM.  My only concern is that it might be too rigid.  Yet after typing that, I'm trying to figure out what else to use?

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:33 AM

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:43 PM

View PostDaleDVM, on Jun 3 2010, 04:06 PM, said:

I can't believe I just read this thread for the first time.   It took me almost an entire year to find it!  Obviously I spend too much time in the historic themes forum!  So many of the posts made me laugh.  Remembering Bryan's procrastination MOC... classic.  

I was going to ask for a little advice from my fellow Eurobricks members.  My layout stretches to 4 tables long now and there is absolutely no other way to trasport my MOC other than with my trailer.  It is built in sections 40" x 40" and laying on 3/4" plywood.  I was thinking about putting 2" of couch foam under the plywood pieces so when the MOC bounces a bit it will give and act as a shock absorber when it comes back down in the trailer.  What do you guys think?  Would that help?  I did rebuild the entire MOC stronger and will be taking better precautions but thought the foam might help as well.  Thanks in advance for any advice!

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I think the couch foam could make a lot of sense here to try and soak up the bumps.  The only other thing I might add is trying to find some temperature sensitive foam or one of the squishy footpads people use when they have to stand a lot at work.  Then you could create a sandwich construction of various foam densities to absorb the bumps and vibrations.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:18 PM

There is an upholstry warehouse not far from me.  I think I will go with a low density open cell foam that will squish a bit.  My MOCs are very heavy but when spread out over a 40" x 40" piece of plywood I think the softer stuff will work pretty well.  If there is another catastrophe I will just have to hang out with you guys by your train layouts!  Thanks Dave and Adam for your input it makes me fell better.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:43 AM

View PostDavey, on Jun 4 2010, 08:43 AM, said:

Dale:

I think the couch foam could make a lot of sense here to try and soak up the bumps.  The only other thing I might add is trying to find some temperature sensitive foam or one of the squishy footpads people use when they have to stand a lot at work.  Then you could create a sandwich construction of various foam densities to absorb the bumps and vibrations.

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If you're interested, we'd love to have you! We have a few cars available now, but more may be needed. I'm sure we'll be able to accomodate a good number of people with what we have now, but more is always better.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:56 PM

View PostChris Phipson, on Jun 5 2010, 04:43 AM, said:

What, you don't think cramming in plastic bags in a wide open cardboard box is a good idea? Oh right, someone tried that already didn't they...

(not Dave everyone, but someone we know who shipped a moc to him. FUNNY STUFF!)
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:13 AM

I could see Jim Carrey "Ace Ventura" kicking a MOC in a box down the sidewalk.  UPS coming through!  Got a package people!

I spent about 12 hours so far today building and rebuilding.  I completely forgot to eat and it is after 7pm local time.  I am so psyched about this year!  Only 11 days to go... but I may starve to death before the convention!  I better order a pizza so I don't have to stop MOCing.  

Do you guys forget to eat when you are really in the groove?

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:47 AM

View PostDaleDVM, on Jun 5 2010, 08:13 PM, said:

I could see Jim Carrey "Ace Ventura" kicking my MOC in a box down the sidewalk.  UPS coming through!  Got a package people!

I spent about 12 hours so far today building and rebuilding.  I completely forgot to eat and it is after 7pm local time.  I am so psyched about this year!  Only 11 days to go... but I may starve to death before the convention!  I better order a pizza so I don't have to stop MOCing.  

Do you guys forget to eat when you are really in the groove?

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