Smack, on May 6 2010, 03:01 AM, said:
Another Brilliant MOC from a brilliant builder! I must say I am a huge mark for your work. I have looked at more than one LSW forum and I always look to see if you have put up any new MOC's. You should see if Lego is hiring designers because they could do far worse than to give you a job. Ok I have to stop with the complements cause everyone might think I have a man-crush on you! Please keep a sub par MOCer's hopes up to get better!
Thanks I did try out for the Legoland CA spot back 2006 when they took the top 3 builders from 7 US cities. Sadly I had just come out of my dark ages and had no idea how good the other contests were. I had spent the previous 2 weeks in Japan returned on Thursday and drove down to NYC on Friday morning. No chance of practing my MOC and slighty jet lagged. I did make top 7 for NYC but did not make top 3. Fortunately though I'm kind of glad I didn't make it because the starting pay back then was a mere 30,000 and living in SoCal. Although the location would be nice cost of living down where wouldn't be worth it for only 30,000. I haven't made less the 30,000 since 2001 when I was a student.
That being said I would love it if TLG gave me a call some day and asked me to design for them. There are a lot better designers out there then me, but what I focus on, that makes me different than most of them, is playability.