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OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, NOW WHAT? WHAAAAATTTT!!!...er...um...eh-hem...I mean...How might I be of assistance?
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| December 21, 2009, 8:31 am
Mr. Kelso do you know what happend to Dave and John Xandeger? They have a new page but I can not ask them myself because I can't comment on any of their things. Please reply. -Matt
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| December 21, 2009, 8:51 am
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
Mr. Kelso do you know what happend to Dave and John Xandeger? They have a new page but I can not ask them myself because I can't comment on any of their things. Please reply. -Matt



Hmmm...all was well a day or two ago. I'll hop over there and take a look, and get back with you.

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| December 21, 2009, 9:01 am
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
Mr. Kelso do you know what happend to Dave and John Xandeger? They have a new page but I can not ask them myself because I can't comment on any of their things. Please reply. -Matt


I can't be certain, but when you post a MOC, you're given the option to allow comments from others or not to. I checked out their page, and didn't see an option to comment, so I'm thinking that was their choice when putting the page together (or they might have accidentally set it up that way).

Again, I'm not certain, but that would explaing the inability to comment.

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| December 21, 2009, 10:17 am
What are the major lego events in the United states?
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| December 21, 2009, 12:19 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
Mr. Kelso do you know what happend to Dave and John Xandeger? They have a new page but I can not ask them myself because I can't comment on any of their things. Please reply. -Matt

They got a new page? Well, that would explain the sudden disappearance. I have a new group and they joined, and just when they seemed like the most active people, they left with no notice. If anyone can figure out what happened to them.....
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| December 21, 2009, 1:18 pm
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Quoting brick freak
What are the major lego events in the United states?


On an annual basis, I'd say the biggest would be the conventions that take place. The ones I'm familiar with are BrickFest (in Washington, DC), Brickworld (in Chicago), and BrickCon (in Seattle). There are others to be sure, and some I probably don't know about. By the way, Bricks by the Bay is a new one that's opening in Pleasanton, CA, and it's shaping up to be a great con from the looks of it.


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| December 22, 2009, 11:22 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

On an annual basis, I'd say the biggest would be the conventions that take place. The ones I'm familiar with are BrickFest (in Washington, DC), Brickworld (in Chicago), and BrickCon (in Seattle). There are others to be sure, and some I probably don't know about. By the way, Bricks by the Bay is a new one that's opening in Pleasanton, CA, and it's shaping up to be a great con from the looks of it.


I hope so, I will be there. Time to dig up some info on this one.
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| December 22, 2009, 1:42 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

On an annual basis, I'd say the biggest would be the conventions that take place. The ones I'm familiar with are BrickFest (in Washington, DC), Brickworld (in Chicago), and BrickCon (in Seattle). There are others to be sure, and some I probably don't know about. By the way, Bricks by the Bay is a new one that's opening in Pleasanton, CA, and it's shaping up to be a great con from the looks of it.



Dang. I'm in California, and it seems to me that all the events are on the east coast. Which ones do you attend?

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| December 22, 2009, 8:02 pm
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Quoting brick freak

Dang. I'm in California, and it seems to me that all the events are on the east coast. Which ones do you attend?


I can only hit the one in Chicago, and I'm lucky to do that. But I've discovered that they are AMAZINGLY fun, and would completely be worth flying to if I could afford it.

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| December 23, 2009, 8:56 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

I can only hit the one in Chicago, and I'm lucky to do that. But I've discovered that they are AMAZINGLY fun, and would completely be worth flying to if I could afford it.


Now the stalking begins... ANYWAY, I'm planning on a trip to one of these events when i graduate high school. Maybe even sooner, depending on my school vacation time.

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| December 23, 2009, 11:39 am
Quoting brick freak

Now the stalking begins... ANYWAY, I'm planning on a trip to one of these events when i graduate high school. Maybe even sooner, depending on my school vacation time.

At least you live in the same state as something like this- nothing EVER comes to Oregon. (sorry to butt into the conversation) :)

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| December 23, 2009, 11:01 pm
I have a question, Mr. Kelso. The name of this site is obviously MOCpages. But do people usually say like M-O-C pages or do they think of it as mock pages? I currently think of mock, because it is easier and sounds better.
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| December 23, 2009, 11:52 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

On an annual basis, I'd say the biggest would be the conventions that take place. The ones I'm familiar with are BrickFest (in Washington, DC), Brickworld (in Chicago), and BrickCon (in Seattle). There are others to be sure, and some I probably don't know about. By the way, Bricks by the Bay is a new one that's opening in Pleasanton, CA, and it's shaping up to be a great con from the looks of it.


Oh yes, BrickCon, it was awesome! I got a bunch of new legos..
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| December 23, 2009, 11:56 pm
Quoting Agent X
its Mock Pages

Haha, lol...
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| December 23, 2009, 11:57 pm
Quoting Brady G
I still say
"em-oh-see-pey-jes".
I tend to talk quite fast, meet me and you'll know, and an extra sylable or two's benifit on the smoothness of the sentence is totally worth it.
Who wants to try and speak with all of these "kuh", "kah" and sharp noises blocking it up?

Try and read that paragraph fast and slightly slurred. That's how I talk. My friends and family have really short attention spans, so I taught myself to talk in 30-second bursts.

I already know that, it just sounds funny when you look at it nother point of view....
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| December 24, 2009, 12:04 am
Quoting Brady G
I still say
"em-oh-see-pey-jes".
I tend to talk quite fast, meet me and you'll know, and an extra sylable or two's benifit on the smoothness of the sentence is totally worth it.
Who wants to try and speak with all of these "kuh", "kah" and sharp noises blocking it up?

Try and read that paragraph fast and slightly slurred. That's how I talk. My friends and family have really short attention spans, so I taught myself to talk in 30-second bursts.

Thats a reason to talk fast :)
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| December 24, 2009, 12:06 am
Quoting Brady G
I still say
"em-oh-see-pey-jes".
I tend to talk quite fast, meet me and you'll know, and an extra sylable or two's benifit on the smoothness of the sentence is totally worth it.
Who wants to try and speak with all of these "kuh", "kah" and sharp noises blocking it up?

Try and read that paragraph fast and slightly slurred. That's how I talk. My friends and family have really short attention spans, so I taught myself to talk in 30-second bursts.

Thats a reason to talk fast :)
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| December 24, 2009, 12:06 am
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Quoting Brady G
Never been to a convention. It makes me cry when Phipson or Heather brag about how many hundreds of dollars they saved on one set which was the ONLY one I got for my birthday, and they get 3. (0_0")


It's funny you should mention that... Making TFOLs cry is one of my favorite pasttimes... HAHAHA Kidding dude.

Here, this should make you cry a lot... I haven't even posted the (approximately) 400 bucks worth of brick I've accumulated since Black Friday... and the best part is, not a single set was from me. hehehe I know, you can hate me now.

(Just checking in. You guys new I couldn't stay away completely for 2 weeks didn't you?)

Tomorrow, I'll be busy wrapping gifts and what not, so Merry Christmas MOCpages!
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| December 24, 2009, 1:38 am
Not to be offensive, but why do most AFOL "live" in thier own little world? I mean, they're just... annoying at some points.
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| December 24, 2009, 1:42 am
Quoting Agent X
its Mock Pages


Especially if you ask an AFOL to include your sigfig in a moc.
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| December 24, 2009, 2:30 am
Quoting The501stLego
Not to be offensive, but why do most AFOL "live" in thier own little world? I mean, they're just... annoying at some points.


They're AFOLs, they have to be a bit... different, to retain their sense of fun to keep on building with lego's. I'm certainly going to be on, and I'm already a bit off to one side of the bell curve.
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| December 24, 2009, 2:35 am
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Quoting Ryan T.
I have a question, Mr. Kelso. The name of this site is obviously MOCpages. But do people usually say like M-O-C pages or do they think of it as mock pages? I currently think of mock, because it is easier and sounds better.


Well, here's the whole debate: http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=39619

I personally go with "mock" pages, but whatever.

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| December 24, 2009, 7:11 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

hehehe I know, you can hate me now.


Indeed I can.
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| December 24, 2009, 11:43 am
Quoting Ryan T.
They got a new page? Well, that would explain the sudden disappearance. I have a new group and they joined, and just when they seemed like the most active people, they left with no notice. If anyone can figure out what happened to them.....

Well, I found the new page. It seems new, because they are past the 40,000 member point, and I was 37,000 in October. Here's the link: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/41856
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| December 24, 2009, 4:14 pm
Quoting The501stLego
Not to be offensive, but why do most AFOL "live" in thier own little world? I mean, they're just... annoying at some points.

Idk, maybe because some of them think they are so much better and appropriate than kids, so maybe they think of kids as the annoying ones :P
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| December 24, 2009, 11:20 pm
Quoting Deviss .
Idk, maybe because some of them think they are so much better and appropriate than kids, so maybe they think of kids as the annoying ones :P


Good thought.
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| December 24, 2009, 11:22 pm
I for one enjoy the AFOLs of mocpages, and don't think they are irritating. They make things fun with the twisted humor (Innuendo of course) and the mocs they make. I couldn't imagine the site without them and their crazy ways.
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| December 24, 2009, 11:26 pm
Quoting brick freak
I for one enjoy the AFOLs of mocpages, and don't think they are irritating. They make things fun with the twisted humor (Innuendo of course) and the mocs they make. I couldn't imagine the site without them and their crazy ways.

Me neither.... Heh heh heh..... This wouldn't exist if Sean Kenney hadn't made it. The AFOLs have most of the good creations anyway, because a vast majority of YFOLs and TFOLs are Clonetards and Halo Kiddies.
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| December 25, 2009, 11:42 am
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This isn't a site for just kids, or just teens, or just adults...it's a site for ANYONE interested in the Lego hobby (or as Dave very appropriately put it, "lifestyle").

Having said that, it's inevitable that some of the kids may find the adults annoying, and vice versa. Those age differences carry very different sets of priorities and qualities.

If a kid's annoyed with the adults, they need to either get over it, ignore the adults, or go elsewhere. Same applies for adults with kids. I personally really enjoy the diversity of interests and personality types that this site brings. Not too many places where you'll see this kind of interaction between all ages of people...and think that's pretty cool!

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| December 26, 2009, 8:23 am
What are you gonna build next?
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| December 26, 2009, 12:02 pm
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Quoting Joe P.
What are you gonna build next?


Working on a big six footer called the Eye of Chaos. It's a sister ship to the Spirit of Fire from Halo 3.

You?
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| December 26, 2009, 12:36 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Working on a big six footer


Just what I might expect from you too.
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| December 26, 2009, 12:37 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, NOW WHAT? WHAAAAATTTT!!!...er...um...eh-hem...I mean...How might I be of assistance?

Is my buddy icon ok?
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| December 26, 2009, 7:11 pm
I am looking for AFOL help. I need you to tell me the pros and cons of my Kirk Kristiansen Memorial Stadium before I buy it this summer. Please give me an honest opinion.
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| December 27, 2009, 12:47 am
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Quoting Ryan Degener
I am looking for AFOL help. I need you to tell me the pros and cons of my Kirk Kristiansen Memorial Stadium before I buy it this summer. Please give me an honest opinion.


Okay, I need ya to be more clear...

For starters, are you talking about Lego? I'm assuming you're not planning on buying an entire Stadium!

Second, how can it be yours if you haven't bought it yet?

Please rephrase the question if you would, and give me some more details.



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| December 27, 2009, 8:30 am
Okay. Technically, this is a question. Now... moving on.

What LEGO did you get for Christmas?
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| December 27, 2009, 8:35 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Okay, I need ya to be more clear...

For starters, are you talking about Lego? I'm assuming you're not planning on buying an entire Stadium!

Second, how can it be yours if you haven't bought it yet?

Please rephrase the question if you would, and give me some more details.
It is an LDD rendering, as I am in the designing process. And yes, I have already lined up several jobs this summer to pay for an entire Lego stadium. I need advice from good AFOLs like you to make it perfect.



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| December 27, 2009, 12:45 pm
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Quoting Ryan Degener It is an LDD rendering, as I am in the designing process. And yes, I have already lined up several jobs this summer to pay for an entire Lego stadium. I need advice from good AFOLs like you to make it perfect.


Okay, that sounds cool. Have you got some shots posted somewhere where some of us can have a look at what you've got so far? It's hard to give any advice or criticism without seeing anything. Meanwhile, good luck with the project!

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| December 27, 2009, 6:32 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Working on a big six footer called the Eye of Chaos. It's a sister ship to the Spirit of Fire from Halo 3.

You?

A V.2 of my Custom Truck (Actually done), a Chimera from Resistance fall of man, and little ship I made from pure bored-ness.
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| December 27, 2009, 6:35 pm
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Quoting Joe P.
A V.2 of my Custom Truck (Actually done), a Chimera from Resistance fall of man, and little ship I made from pure bored-ness.


I have to admit, I went to see AVATAR on Christmas, and it was SO insanely cool that I'm tempted to just chuck everything else and start messing with another mech or one of the ships that was in that movie. The movie itself was STUNNING, but the mechanical elements througout the film had some great designs, too!

Too many ideas, not enough time.

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| December 28, 2009, 7:48 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

I have to admit, I went to see AVATAR on Christmas, and it was SO insanely cool that I'm tempted to just chuck everything else and start messing with another mech or one of the ships that was in that movie. The movie itself was STUNNING, but the mechanical elements througout the film had some great designs, too!

Too many ideas, not enough time.

I haven't seen it, yet anyway. It looks a lot like you would see in a little boy's drawings or mind. The movie looks amazing.
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| December 28, 2009, 11:55 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, NOW WHAT? WHAAAAATTTT!!!...er...um...eh-hem...I mean...How might I be of assistance?

Umm,how do you add images to a page(other than a MOC)?I haven't done it in a while,and I forgot how to... :(
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| December 28, 2009, 4:39 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I have to admit, I went to see AVATAR on Christmas, and it was SO insanely cool that I'm tempted to just chuck everything else and start messing with another mech or one of the ships that was in that movie. The movie itself was STUNNING, but the mechanical elements througout the film had some great designs, too!

Too many ideas, not enough time.

I wanted to see that,it looked very cool,I can't see it though,I'm not 13 yet. :(
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| December 28, 2009, 4:44 pm
Quoting James Hawke
REALLY? That was one of the BEST movies ever! It was the most expensive movie and they also placed cameras above their eyelids!

Yeah,I'm eleven.Wait,who's eyelids,like,do you mean they had cameras on the actor's eyelids so that you could see what they saw,or something like that?I don't get what you're saying...
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| December 28, 2009, 4:57 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I have to admit, I went to see AVATAR on Christmas, and it was SO insanely cool that I'm tempted to just chuck everything else and start messing with another mech or one of the ships that was in that movie. The movie itself was STUNNING, but the mechanical elements througout the film had some great designs, too!

Too many ideas, not enough time.

AVATAR was good eh? I debated seeing that or Sherlock Holmes, saw Holmes. It was good, but I am a Holmes purist, like the old black and whites that keep more to Doyle's stories. Anyway, that film got me thinking about some new MOCs as well.
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| December 28, 2009, 5:10 pm
Quoting James Hawke
Above the actor's eyelids. Its meant to capture the emotion.

Oh,that's cool.Do you know how to put pictures on your homepage?I forgot how to..
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| December 28, 2009, 5:17 pm
Quoting James Hawke
No I don't. But theirs a page that tells you how, I think someone linked to it in the Help group. Check for the thread their. I don't think it's on the main list, but on the "View All" list.

Huh,funny,that's just what I was doing...
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| December 28, 2009, 5:25 pm
Quoting James Hawke
I just ate my pants straight from the dryer.

:O
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| December 28, 2009, 5:35 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
AVATAR was good eh? I debated seeing that or Sherlock Holmes, saw Holmes. It was good, but I am a Holmes purist, like the old black and whites that keep more to Doyle's stories. Anyway, that film got me thinking about some new MOCs as well.

I've been having reservations about that new Holmes movie. I'm kind of dreading that they'll make the situation between Holmes and Adler more "romantic". Quotations for a reason. Anyway, That is one of my favorite tales because Adler beat Holmes at his own game, that of deduction and disguise. I admit that at the young age I first read it I wished there had been more between them, but now I can see why there wasn't. And I don't believe for a minute that Adler really died in that crash. I'm sure Doyle originally intended to bring her back at some point or other. Anyway, can you tell me how that situation went, if you will. I'll probably go see it anyway but I want to be prepared for "the worst."
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| December 28, 2009, 9:28 pm
I am working on a fairly large project and need some extra bricks. I have looked on Pick-a-Brick and the pieces I am looking for (2x2 and 2x4 bricks) are very expensive. Bricklink the prices vary anywhere from 5 cents to 24 cents. I am looking to order about 100+ of these. What would be a good price for this amount? I have made about 6 or 7 Bricklink orders total and the are about $30.00 to $40.00 What does your average order cost?
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| December 28, 2009, 9:56 pm
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Quoting Seph .
Umm,how do you add images to a page(other than a MOC)?I haven't done it in a while,and I forgot how to... :(


If you're talking about adding pics when creating a new page, I only know of one way: click ADD PHOTOS (new window appears), browse your computer for the right image, add it to the list, and when finished click UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES.

If you're referring to your home page, there are various ways of getting an image on it. One pic is provided by the MOCpages layout. Others can be added if you have them elsewhere on line (Flickr, Brickshelf, your own web site, etc.). I'm not great with tech stuff, but you basically cut the URL of the image you want, and paste it between HTML for linking an image.

Example: <IMG STYLE="border: none;" HEIGHT=350 WIDTH=510 SRC="_____your URL_____">

But, if I understand things correctly (not likely!), there are many variations to adding an image with the HTML code.

Hopefully someone else can give you clearer instructions.


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| December 29, 2009, 8:30 am
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Quoting Mister Bones
AVATAR was good eh? I debated seeing that or Sherlock Holmes, saw Holmes. It was good, but I am a Holmes purist, like the old black and whites that keep more to Doyle's stories. Anyway, that film got me thinking about some new MOCs as well.


Yeah, me too. I haven't seen Holmes yet, but certainly will. I assumed from the previews that it's almost a cheesy, "Van Helsing-a-fied" version of Doyle's original vision.

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| December 29, 2009, 8:36 am
Quoting Seph .
I wanted to see that,it looked very cool,I can't see it though,I'm not 13 yet. :(

I'm 10 and I've seen Terminator (with my dad ;)
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| December 29, 2009, 8:53 am
I would like to attract your attention to this art manifesto http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/175056.
It opens a new point of view, and I think you might find it as interesting as I did.
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| December 29, 2009, 9:05 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
Yeah, me too. I haven't seen Holmes yet, but certainly will. I assumed from the previews that it's almost a cheesy, "Van Helsing-a-fied" version of Doyle's original vision.

I thought the same thing about the supernatural, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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| December 29, 2009, 11:20 am
Quoting Yuri Fassio
I would like to attract your attention to this art manifesto http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/175056.
It opens a new point of view, and I think you might find it as interesting as I did.

I looked and tried to leave a well intentioned comment. I disagree with the chap, but as you pointed out, it is a different POV.
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| December 29, 2009, 12:12 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
I looked and tried to leave a well intentioned comment. I disagree with the chap, but as you pointed out, it is a different POV.

Yeah. Still, being Mark a full-fledged artist, might find it interesting, so I pointed it out to him :)
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| December 29, 2009, 8:54 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I would like to attract your attention to this art manifesto http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/175056.
It opens a new point of view, and I think you might find it as interesting as I did.


Ha! Interesting. I don't think I agree entirely. There's the arguement that ANYTHING can be art, and if you subscribe to that, then perhaps he's got a point.

Regardless, I got a kick out of the perspective on it, and that he took that much time to consider the matter.

Thanks for the link, Yuri

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| December 30, 2009, 9:19 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

I have to admit, I went to see AVATAR on Christmas, and it was SO insanely cool that I'm tempted to just chuck everything else and start messing with another mech or one of the ships that was in that movie. The movie itself was STUNNING, but the mechanical elements througout the film had some great designs, too!

Too many ideas, not enough time.


I liked that movie to. I'll try my hand at that helicopter-ish vehicle that I think is called a "scorpion" first. Or maybe I should do the shuttle...
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| December 30, 2009, 10:56 am
Quoting Yuri Fassio
I would like to attract your attention to this art manifesto http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/175056.
It opens a new point of view, and I think you might find it as interesting as I did.


I looked at that, and while it was inspiring to many, Mocpages is about the building of legos, not the coloring of them.

Pretty wise words for a ten year old, dontcha' think?
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| December 30, 2009, 11:31 am
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Quoting J.C. Stewart [5700]

I looked at that, and while it was inspiring to many, Mocpages is about the building of legos, not the coloring of them.

Pretty wise words for a ten year old, dontcha' think?


Not a bad point. Although, I think technically MOCpages is about all aspects of the Lego hobby. But still the emphasis is definitely on building.

It really hits on the topic of where each of us stands regarding customization. I would definitely be okay with permanently altering a minifig, but ONLY if it LOOKS like it was made by Lego...I know that's a weird stance on the issue, but that's just me.

If it looks like hell, though (as most of the hand-painted and sharpied figs do), then it just sends a shiver down my spine. But I've seen some custom figs on other sites that are beautifully done, and look just as good as if Lego had released them, and those don't seem to bother me. I guess it's just because I'm an artist and what turns me on is self expression and well executed creativity...well...that, and Phipson's sister. (Yeah, it's been WAY too quiet around here. When's he get back?)

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| December 30, 2009, 12:38 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Not a bad point. Although, I think technically MOCpages is about all aspects of the Lego hobby. But still the emphasis is definitely on building.

It really hits on the topic of where each of us stands regarding customization. I would definitely be okay with permanently altering a minifig, but ONLY if it LOOKS like it was made by Lego...I know that's a weird stance on the issue, but that's just me.

If it looks like hell, though (as most of the hand-painted and sharpied figs do), then it just sends a shiver down my spine. But I've seen some custom figs on other sites that are beautifully done, and look just as good as if Lego had released them, and those don't seem to bother me. I guess it's just because I'm an artist and what turns me on is self expression and well executed creativity...well...that, and Phipson's sister. (Yeah, it's been WAY too quiet around here. When's he get back?)

You get turned on by Phipson's well excavated cavity? What? Oh, my bad, I misread that. Cheers.
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| December 30, 2009, 1:40 pm
I'm not really sure how I feel about using sharpies on clone troopers. I'm kinda guilty of something similar, using my acrylic paints to turn some of these male figs female by painting lipstick and eyebrows on them. (Gasp!) I now there are going to be some jokes about that, but I don't care. Anyway, in my universes women have more active roles in society. I've got one, Rim Worlds, that's run by women, so I need a lot of women. So, I can't really object to a kid putting a different uniform on his figs, but it does bother me that he acts as if it's the greatest thing since whatever.
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| December 30, 2009, 1:55 pm
Quoting robert ball
I'm not really sure how I feel about using sharpies on clone troopers. I'm kinda guilty of something similar, using my acrylic paints to turn some of these male figs female by painting lipstick and eyebrows on them. (Gasp!) I now there are going to be some jokes about that, but I don't care. Anyway, in my universes women have more active roles in society. I've got one, Rim Worlds, that's run by women, so I need a lot of women. So, I can't really object to a kid putting a different uniform on his figs, but it does bother me that he acts as if it's the greatest thing since whatever.

I see where you are coming from, I myself used to paint (not marker, paint) eye color and what not onto the more boring figs (Old Ewoks) but since Lego started doing it themselves, I have put away my paints.
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| December 30, 2009, 2:11 pm
I've sharpied once before in my star wars building life (5 or so years ago) and I've come to regret that decision because now I need some of those ep.3 uniforms for some other thing I'm doing now, and I more than once have had to spend a great deal of time in my bathroom with soap and a scrunchee to try and get the sharpie off. Same thing goes with CUTTING parts. Yes, I've done that. Feel free to throw stuff at me. It comes down to thinking about the future, and deciding whether or not you can handle the decision you are making. Trust me, regrets are not fun. Any body will tell you that.
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| December 30, 2009, 3:40 pm
Did you tell this "J.C. Stewart [5700]" person he could make himself an "Ask JC" topic?
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| December 30, 2009, 7:08 pm
am I aloud to make a topic advertizing a creation.
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| December 30, 2009, 7:37 pm
alright Mr. Kelso, here are MY questions:

1. Who (in general) plans where to have the conventions? In Jacksonville, Florida, we have a nice convention center probably big enough

2. Why are most of the conventions (excluding the one you mentioned in Chicago) on the west coast?

now if you would answer these, I would be happy.
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| December 30, 2009, 9:59 pm
Quoting Walter "Sand Raider" Bryan
2. Why are most of the conventions (excluding the one you mentioned in Chicago) on the west coast?

West coast? I gripe about most of them being on the EAST coast!

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| December 31, 2009, 12:16 am
Quoting brick freak
Quoting Walter "Sand Raider" Bryan
2. Why are most of the conventions (excluding the one you mentioned in Chicago) on the west coast?

West coast? I gripe about most of them being on the EAST coast!

What?!?! Ah well, BrickCon is always near ME, just have to take a bridge over to Seattle...
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| December 31, 2009, 12:31 am
Quoting Deviss .
What?!?! Ah well, BrickCon is always near ME, just have to take a bridge over to Seattle...


What?!?! I'm more confused than Paris Hilton at a physics convention. I gotta make myself a list of all these events; east and west coast. Do you really take a bridge over to seattle for the convention?

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| December 31, 2009, 12:36 am
Quoting brick freak

What?!?! I'm more confused than Paris Hilton at a physics convention. I gotta make myself a list of all these events; east and west coast. Do you really take a bridge over to seattle for the convention?

Actually, yes. I live on Bellevue, and on the other side of Lake Washington is Seattle. So I just take the bridge on over there. :)
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| December 31, 2009, 12:41 am
Quoting Deviss .
Actually, yes. I live on Bellevue, and on the other side of Lake Washington is Seattle. So I just take the bridge on over there. :)


I'm cringing with envy right now... Maybe I'll visit some time. I live in CA. so it shouldn't
be too bad to take a trip up there.
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| December 31, 2009, 12:45 am
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Quoting Areetsa C
Did you tell this "J.C. Stewart [5700]" person he could make himself an "Ask JC" topic?


Nope, and that thread's locked for a few days to give him time to see the message I left. After that it will be deleted.

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| December 31, 2009, 7:57 am
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Quoting J. V
am I aloud to make a topic advertizing a creation.


Not in this group. But I know of at least one group that was created just for that purpose. I'm sorry I don't have a link, but someone else might. Meanwhile a little digging might turn up more groups for advertising your work.

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| December 31, 2009, 8:00 am
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Quoting Walter "Sand Raider" Bryan
alright Mr. Kelso, here are MY questions:

1. Who (in general) plans where to have the conventions? In Jacksonville, Florida, we have a nice convention center probably big enough

2. Why are most of the conventions (excluding the one you mentioned in Chicago) on the west coast?

now if you would answer these, I would be happy.


1. There aren't specific people or groups of people that put together a Lego con. They aren't started by the Lego Group, either. It can be anyone. But to do a convention takes a tremendous amount of time, money, and knowledge. Some things that have to be considered when anyone starts an event are: amount of space, time of year, parking, advertising, invitations, getting Lego involved, communication, hired help, volunteers, tax status, insurance, materials, event planning, display rental, and on, and on, and on.

2. The west coast has a lot of money, and is frequently very "active." I've seen it with art shows, dance competitions, Sci-Fi cons, martial arts, and other hobbies I've been into. Why, I'm not sure other than the volume of people, particularly in Seattle, and Southern California.

There is, by the way, at least one major Lego con that I know of out east. It takes place in Washington DC on an annual basis, and that's about as Eastern US as you can get.


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| December 31, 2009, 8:12 am
thank you for answering. The only problem is when. when they happens is the problem for me. The one in DC would be fine if it was summer/spring break/any other day my school haas off. But anyway, thank you.
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| December 31, 2009, 9:42 am
I spent a tremendous amount of time Photoshopping this- http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/175723
You always talk about presentation; was this MOC presented well?
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| December 31, 2009, 2:31 pm
Mark, as you know I also picked up photoshop. I tried it here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/174667
Any tips and or advice? I know the photo quality is a bit poor, new camera, still getting used to it.
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| December 31, 2009, 2:47 pm
Photoshop is actually quite simple once you get used to it.
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| December 31, 2009, 3:32 pm
Quoting Jordan Lee
Photoshop is actually quite simple once you get used to it.

I think you are correct. I am just not used to it. Excel was the same way and now I teach excel to people.
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| December 31, 2009, 3:36 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
I also picked up photoshop.

Go photoshop! Careful...once you start it's hard to get off.
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| December 31, 2009, 3:44 pm
Quoting JD Luse
Go photoshop! Careful...once you start it's hard to get off.

Hard to get off, hmmm....I have not had any complaints. (Had to throw that in for Chris since he is on vacation) Seriously, you are right, I want to photoshop everything. Old pics, the cat, etc....
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| December 31, 2009, 3:46 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
I want to photoshop the cat...

Been there, done that, doesn't work. Good for nothing furballs...
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| December 31, 2009, 3:55 pm
Well, photoshop was a little bit expensive and I have a Mac... So I got Pixelmator- http://www.pixelmator.com/ it is much cheaper and it is so similar to photoshop I was able to follow Kelso's photoshop tutorials.
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| December 31, 2009, 4:32 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso

...and what turns me on is self expression and well executed creativity...well...that, and Phipson's sister. (Yeah, it's been WAY too quiet around here. When's he get back?)


You've told me many times against my will what turns you on... and I'll be in therapy for years to come because of it. The sheep thing I could almost stomach but... an aardvark skull?

Oh, and she told me to tell you the check bounced. I got a lego habit to support here!

I'm baaaaack!

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| December 31, 2009, 5:21 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

You've told me many times against my will what turns you on... and I'll be in therapy for years to come because of it. The sheep thing I could almost stomach but... an aardvark skull?

Oh, and she told me to tell you the check bounced. I got a lego habit to support here!

I'm baaaaack!

Huzzah! Ive been gone for like two months now. maybes its time i start posting some madness eh?
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| December 31, 2009, 5:27 pm
Here we go again: What is the next Brick thing? (ie-Con,World,Fest etc.)
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| December 31, 2009, 6:31 pm
Quoting Walter "Sand Raider" Bryan
Here we go again: What is the next Brick thing? (ie-Con,World,Fest etc.)

about 7-9 months away.
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| December 31, 2009, 6:56 pm
oh. Where and when is it?
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| December 31, 2009, 7:12 pm
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Quoting Walter "Sand Raider" Bryan
thank you for answering. The only problem is when. when they happens is the problem for me. The one in DC would be fine if it was summer/spring break/any other day my school haas off. But anyway, thank you.


I think the DC con is usually held in the early spring (March, I believe). Someone correct me here if I'm wrong.

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| January 1, 2010, 9:20 am
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Quoting Jordan Lee
I spent a tremendous amount of time Photoshopping this- http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/175723
You always talk about presentation; was this MOC presented well?


Perfect, Jordan! Looks great.

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| January 1, 2010, 9:22 am
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Quoting Mister Bones
Mark, as you know I also picked up photoshop. I tried it here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/174667
Any tips and or advice? I know the photo quality is a bit poor, new camera, still getting used to it.


Okay, Bones, when I get more time I'll have to go back and read through your post...looks terrific. But meanwhile to answer your question...

The main pic looks pretty good, but something to consider for future shots is lighting continuity. The light hitting the MOC, and the light on the mountains in the background appear very different. If you want to give the illusion of your creation actually feeling like it's in the environment surrounding it, try to use the same DIRECTION of light, and the same COLOR of light (yellow? white? blue? red?...that sort of thing).

By the way, great light with the pics of the interior of the MOC!


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| January 1, 2010, 9:27 am
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