Michael Huffman

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  • Birthday 05/22/1970

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  1. Here's my video from MineCon: And some of my pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwhuffman/sets/72157637323608844/ with instructions on how to build Steve.--Mike.
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    BrickHaven 2012

    BrickHaven 2012 is an AFOL Weekend Getaway designed for adult LEGO fans and their families, to be hosted at Legoland Florida on November 3rd & 4th, 2012. (See the web-site for registration). The weekend will include: - Discount park tickets - Two presentations -- one focused on the park (on Saturday), and one via model builder staff (on Sunday) - A in-park scavenger hunt with prizes - A catered BBQ lunch on Saturday - Limited MOC space if there is enough interest. In a covered area; volunteers to help watch the area whilst fans play in the park. - And other fun activities lined up, that you'll have to be registered to learn about! http://www.brick-haven.com/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/266150593496205/
  3. Just wondering if anyone here will be at Star Wars Celebration VI next week? GFLUG will have a display there again. If so, please check our display out and introduce yourself.
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    Looking for Feedback

    As many of you already know, Legoland Florida will open its doors on Oct. 15th, 2011. Most of GFLUG has talked about going opening day & most of us have annual passes so we'll be there for the preview days as well. I expect it to be crazy, so I'm mentally preparing myself now for it. :) I'm curious to know how many people are planning to be there for the grand opening and how many of you are planning to hold off a few weeks before coming down? In the back of our LUG's mind, we've been thinking that we'd like to host an informal get-together -- maybe see if the park will give fans a back-stage tour of the park.. maybe have a build/Q&A session with a Model Builder from the park, focusing on what it took to open the park... maybe asking the park for a small space to display fan LEGO creations... maybe organize a few after-hours activities for fans... something casual, not crowded, or fast paced... something that could happen a few weekends after the grand opening or after the major holidays, after some of the craziness has died down... So we're looking at a few possible dates. Oct. 29 & 30 -- Brick Or Treat Weekend -- or something after the first of the year. I'm not looking for commitments, just throwing the idea out and seeing what the fan community would like to see/do at such an event, if our LUG was to help plan one. I love to hear what everyone thinks. Thanks, --Mike.
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    Brickworld Opening Ceremonies

    This is something new that a few of us are trying, we are going to try to stream the Brickworld Opening Ceremonies live on uStream at 7pm (Chicago time) tonight. Here's the main web-site for it: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brickjournal You will be able to view it on the front page of the following web-sites: http://www.brickworld.us/ http://www.brickjournal.com/ http://www.brickbuildr.com/ You'll just need to have Flash. We will record it, and for play back later. Thanks, --Mike.
  6. This is a call for participation in a Motorized LEGO Boat Race to be held at BrickMagic - a LEGO Fan event in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 7, 8, and 9, 2010 - Mother’s Day weekend! I had posted the rules awhile back & they have worked well for us at GFLUG for the past 2 years. I will probably amend the rules a little as it applies to BrickMagic and post the official ones on the BrickMagic web-site. There will be 2 to 3 different heaps -- simple (from one side of the pool to the other), simple (a lap of the pool; back and forth), and advance (around the pool and around obstacles). There will be trophies and prizes for winners and sinkers -- possible categories: Davy Jones Award for Boat that Sank the Fastest Doofensmirtz Award for Advanced Boat that Sank Itself Best Boat Float - Best Themed Boat Floatilla! Some disclaimers about the boat race: Everyone who participates must be an adult & understands the risks to their LEGO motorized boat; that no one will be responsible for water damaged parts, nor any part replacement. Everyone around the pool, everyone must exercise caution to not slip -- meaning no shoes & maybe wear swim attire, no running. There will be zero tolerance for alcohol during the race... afterwards is a different story. Disclaimer and rules are subject to change. If you have any questions, need clarification on rules, or just plan to participate, please send me e-mail. Some final thoughts: Always remember try out your boat in water before the event. Don’t over engineer the problem, sometime simpler is faster. Water-proof your electronics! Can’t stress this enough. There is a limited range to some LEGO electronics, this became painfully obvious as we maneuvered boats around the pool Mike Huffman BrickMagic Motorized LEGO Boat Race Coordinator
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    Brickworld 2010 Registration and Brickworld Indy

    You silly Australians... I fixed the web-site so it'll work for you now. If you have any more problems with the web-site, let me know. If you're country doesn't have a state/province, you should pick 'N/A' for Not Applicable. I've been trying to make the web-site more friendly to those not in the US... --Mike.
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    LEGO LUGBULK Program 2010

    I assume the minimum order per US LUG works out to about $1,000 USD, right? Or the going rate of $970? --Mike.
  9. Michael Huffman

    PaB Günzburg Inventory

    E-mail me the dimensions of the PaB wall, and I'll add it to BrickBuildr... or at least give me an idea of how many element containers it has... The interface to add/edit/delete parts should be simple enough. I maintain the Orlando store... I use the policy of matching parts to containers 1:1... it makes it a little easier to maintain the inventory (when I do have the time; it's been over a few weeks now since my last update). However, other people have taken the policy of buying a cup of one of each element type/color, then add them to the inventory in whatever order. You're welcome to use the web-site any way you find better for you. --Mike.
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    On-line LEGO Community Presentation

    At Brickworld this year, I decided to give a presentation on the On-Line LEGO Community. When I came up with the idea, I just had a rough outline and some fragmented thoughts on the subject. I really didn't think I had much to say on the subject, but the more I thought about the LEGO community, certain ideas started to emerge. And I also thought that I wasn't best qualified person to do the presentation, but to be honest, I've been fascinated with the LEGO fan community for some time now -- the creativity, the personalities, the drama, and the fragmentation -- that such a diverse community should be spotlighted. Originally, I meant for the presentation to be more of a round table discussion... but circumstances didn't allow it to work out that way, so at the last minute, I threw together a slide presentation on my Mac. When I came up with the idea to talk about the On-Line LEGO Community, I meant for it to be an introduction to the on-line community to newbies; to (1) introduce them to some web-sites they may have never heard of before; (2) give them some tools for keeping up with the on-line community; (3) expose them to the diverse nature we call the LEGO community. But at the same time, for those of us who have been in the community for awhile, I wanted to (1) address some of the problems we're having as a fragmented community; (2) look at emerging technologies that might help overcome fragmentation; (3) think about the future and how to "play well" together; (4) steps in preserving our on-line past; and (5) ask ourselves how much involvement should TLG play in the development/preservation of the fan of LEGO community. Needless to say, there's a lot of topics to cover & I didn't cover them nearly as deeply as I would have liked. And after technical problems & 45 minutes of standing in-front of people talking, I needed a drink & started loosing steam -- it was fun, but I could have been better prepared. Today I added a section on "problems facing the LEGO fan community" that wasn't originally apart of presentation... Anyway, as I think more on the subject, I'll update the presentation (with a new date on the front page), hopefully with more details. I've already have a few more ideas that I want to add to it, but still trying to figure out where/when in the presentation they should go. Cheers, --Mike.
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    Brickworld - Thursday Workshops

    Sorry, I’ve been asleep at the wheel again. :) Workshop registration is now open (I just flipped the switch). You must be signed into the Brickworld web-site & be registered to attend. Under ‘Program’ click on ‘June 18, 2009’, then under each workshop, there will be a link ‘register for workshop’. Click the link under the workshop you desire to register for. --Mike.
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    GFLUG will be at MegaCon'09

    My Flickr Gallery Todd Thuma's Flickr Gallery Joe Meno's Flickr Gallery --Mike.
  13. Found this in the Orlando store Sunday afternoon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwhuffman/3281922671/ --Mike.
  14. GFLUG will be doing MegaCon 2009, Feb. 27 - March 1, 2009 in Orlando, FL. GFLUG have a 50’x50’ display area, half of the area will be a LEGO MOC display and the other half of it will be an adult “play area”. The theme for MegaCon 2009 is “WestWorld”. There will be a city filled with rampaging monsters, super-heroes fighting super-villains, & hungry zombies; a large scale east vs. west castle MOC battle scene; a futuristic space port; and robots shooting it out at the 64K corral; with other homages to the club’s favorite sci-fi/anime/geek shows! There will also be table-top games recreated in LEGO -- KK Quah will have a LEGO-ize version of Command and Colors (by Richard Borg and GMT Games). This will be GFLUG’s first time displaying at MegaCon. MegaCon is a spring-time event, so it’d make a nice spring break get-away! --Mike.
  15. Michael Huffman

    Update iPaB on BrickBuildr

    Some of you already know about BrickBuildr, but I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know about some new features on BrickBuildr. Taking the wiki model for sharing information, now anyone can update the iPaB database with a few simple clicks! From the “View iPaB Walls” page, select a store, then select a container or bubble. From there you’ll be able to select a part to go into that container (don’t forget to enter the 2 digit code), then voilà! The database is updated! Check it out and let me know what you think. Your next question might be, “How come my store isn’t in the drop down list?” You can help out by telling me how big you’re local store’s PaB wall is. Just message me, and I’ll add it very quickly. :) --Mike.