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#1 Brickdoctor

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:23 PM

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The Rebel Bloggers have launched a couple of new projects on the blog recently, so, at the suggestion of KimT, we're going to use this topic to announce all the exciting new stuff. :sweet:

The first is the Showcased MOC project, which has its own topic here. At the end of each month, the Rebel Bloggers pick a few MOCs posted in the forum during that month to showcase in the banner throughout the next month. (after asking the builder's permission, of course)

The second is the Clone Wars Episode Reviews project, which will have its own page on the blog shortly. The Rebel Bloggers are reviewing each episode of the Clone Wars in an interview-style post, and publishing it each Monday following an episode. (which is quite a short amount of time to get everything put together, so we'll have to see how well we can keep with that schedule in the future) You can read the first review, of the episode The General, here.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 06:28 PM

And we're cooking up another new feature for the blog, so stay tuned! :wink:

NEW! Legends of Chima Review: 70008 - Gorzan's Gorilla Striker

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:47 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 07 November 2011 - 06:28 PM, said:

And we're cooking up another new feature for the blog, so stay tuned! :wink:
We are? :sceptic:



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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:47 AM

The review of Plan of Dissent can now be viewed here. :classic:

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:56 PM

The review of Kidnapped can now be viewed here.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:37 AM

The review of Slavers of the Republic is now up.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:09 AM

First off, let me say that I really like the site and what you guys are doing over there.  

Now to my point.  Numerous times I've tried to have discussions about Star Wars, without the LEGO part of it, and every time it's been shutdown.  "Off-topic.  Has to be about Lego Star Wars."  Fair enough, this is a LSW thread.

What I'm confused about is the separate site.  Is it ok to link to a different website for topics that have nothing to do with LSW?  If a new user came in and tried to promote their SW website, wouldn't that topic be locked?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:47 AM

View PostStoutFiles, on 06 December 2011 - 03:09 AM, said:

Numerous times I've tried to have discussions about Star Wars, without the LEGO part of it, and every time it's been shutdown. "Off-topic. Has to be about Lego Star Wars." Fair enough, this is a LSW thread.
When there are off-topic discussions regarding SW, we don't automatically shut them off. We normally merge them with the separate SW topic in the Culture & Multimedia subforum, if we see them fit for further discussion.

View PostStoutFiles, on 06 December 2011 - 03:09 AM, said:

What I'm confused about is the separate site. Is it ok to link to a different website for topics that have nothing to do with LSW? If a new user came in and tried to promote their SW website, wouldn't that topic be locked?
Are you referring to the Eurobricks Star Wars Forums Blog as the "separate" site? The blog is officially sanctioned by Eurobricks (the mothership so to speak), started by our own Star Wars Moderator KimT and run by Eurobricks members as the bloggers, and is meant to complement the LSW forum and provide an avenue to highlight topics that will not normally get the spotlight in the EB frontpage. This is how the Classic Pirates and Classic Town blogs work too. So it is totally different when a new user promotes a SW website, since he/she is not authorized by the site.

I assume your point behind this query is that because the CW episode reviews aren't "LEGO-related" right? Yes, technically it isn't now but in the future reviews we'll be adding another question that would relate to LEGO (i.e. what vehicle, character, scene in the spisode would you like to see in LEGO form?) to put a LEGO element in the review, much like with what def did in his previous CW reviews.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:47 PM

So today our blog celebrates it's first birthday.
Exactly one year ago I launched the blog www.eurobricksstarwarsforum.com

The past year has been quite good and the blog's stats are as follows:

Total Views
January 4,698
February 3,531
March 5,992
April 7,733
May 8,839
June 9,750
July 7,927
August 8,953
September 10,975
October 16,354
November 16,959
December 23,163

Total 2011: 124,874

Thanks to all our readers for making it worth it to write and maintain the blog.
Given the growing success and the hard efforts of our three prime bloggers, I've decided to purchase another year - so the blog lives until January 2nd 2013 (at least).

We hope you enjoy the blog and the highlights we bring there.
We try our best to bring the interesting stuff from our forum there for easy spotting, but also Star Wars related info from other blogs and brands is supposed to pop up from time to time.

Do let us know if you have any ideas and feedback on the job done so far and in the future.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

Let's welcome our newest blogger:

Fallenangel :classic:
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

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Welcome to the Rebel Bloggers, Fallenangel. :classic:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:33 AM

I can write episode reviews - not all the time, as I have college work - but I will do as many as possible.
That is, if I can join.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:53 AM

View PostLegoman273, on 06 January 2012 - 04:33 AM, said:

I can write episode reviews - not all the time, as I have college work - but I will do as many as possible.
That is, if I can join.
Right now, joining the Rebel Bloggers is sort of on an invite-only basis. In addition, the four non-Staff bloggers have consistently demonstrated excellent writing skill over the course of thousands of posts. (three of us are RA Teachers, and Fallenangel is, well, Fallenangel :laugh: ; which is not to say that post count has anything to do with special ranks, but just as an example)

I have mentioned to the other bloggers before the idea of having many Contributors, and we'll remember to keep you in mind if the need arises for more bloggers to help with the CW Reviews. :classic:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:32 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 06 January 2012 - 04:53 AM, said:

Right now, joining the Rebel Bloggers is sort of on an invite-only basis. In addition, the four non-Staff bloggers have consistently demonstrated excellent writing skill over the course of thousands of posts. (three of us are RA Teachers, and Fallenangel is, well, Fallenangel :laugh: ; which is not to say that post count has anything to do with special ranks, but just as an example)

I have mentioned to the other bloggers before the idea of having many Contributors, and we'll remember to keep you in mind if the need arises for more bloggers to help with the CW Reviews. :classic:
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:24 AM

After a lengthy hiatus (TCW's fault, not ours), we're back with a new CW episode review for Escape from Kadavo.  Check it out here!
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

And another one has joined us.
We've lured in Masked Builder as a blogger too.
Now all we need is more stuff to blog :laugh:
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:24 PM

View PostKimT, on 15 January 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:

And another one has joined us.
We've lured in Masked Builder as a blogger too.
Now all we need is more stuff to blog :laugh:
Well, first off, congrats on an impressive first year! :thumbup:   I know, since I've joined, that this is one of my favorite sites to visit. :sweet: As far as more things to blog, how about a Moccer Spotlight where you interview an impressive builder and discuss building techniques, advice for other builders, etc?  I can think of a couple awesome builders on here (Brickdoctor, A.C. Pin) who I'd love to learn more about.  Just a thought... :classic:

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

As for interviews, we've already thought of that and it's in the making already.
The plan is to interview members of interest like MOCers, well-known persons and eventually perhaps even other LEGO Star Wars sites' staff on their work and such.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

The episode review for A Friend in Need has been blogged!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:44 AM

A new blogger has joined our ranks.
Please welcome Macoco as our newest addition to the Rebel Bloggers.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

Macoco! Are you bored with Sci-fi forum and myself already?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:25 PM

View PostSI-mocs, on 08 March 2012 - 08:50 PM, said:

Macoco! Are you bored with Sci-fi forum and myself already?
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Seriously congrats!
I look forward to your blogging.

Of course not. That is still our stomping ground. :laugh:

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:28 PM

Congrats my friend, I see you are almost to critical mass.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

With the start of the new season, the rebel bloggers' Clone Wars reviews have started back up again! You can read our review of the first episode "Revival" here.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:38 PM

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We're going to be making some major updates and changes to the blog soon, including:
  • New WordPress theme and graphics
  • New Showcased MOCs!
  • And perhaps also a new blogger...

So tomorrow, June 25, the blog will just be displaying a WIP image for a little bit while I make the changes. I'll post an update here when I start that process. Hopefully it won't take more than, say, an hour.



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