Saturday, June 27, 2009

Episode 10 - Bricklink How-To Basics

Episode 10 - Bricklink How to Basics:
Just a quick how to for those who may never used for looking for parts etc. Episode #9 is done but not ready yet, it will be shortly.

Epsidoe 8 - Build it in a Bag

Here is Ep 8, Building the set in the Bag. It is a challenge to anyone, who wants to do it as well, and send me a quick video, It's fun.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Lego race at Toys-R-Us

Here is what we got, a certificate , a tattoo, and a Lego Pencil. Our race time was 2.7 sec, I think the winner was 1.8 sec. Let me tell ya! we were not impressed with the way it was run. The store itself did it, the race track timer failed before it even started, It just kept counting and would not stop no matter what they tried to do to fix it. So the TRU employee used his ipod timer, not so sure he was dead on with the button pressing. I'm surprised that the local LEGO(R) retail Rep was not there cheering the kids on, as I think this would have been a great opportunity. It was thrown together and was not to our LEGO(R) calibre that I would and have grown to expect, sorry, that is my rant on that. The big giveaway was the Ferrari Set # 8123. For $3.00 more LEGO or TRU could have Gave away this set #8168 a much better set with 3 minifigs and real looking cars, not the micro cars like in the 8123 set. The main thing was we had fun building our own car and racing it down the track. Freddie!

This leaves me with an idea for our shows coming up. I think i will build a race track, so that the kids can build a car and race it against their buddies. Probably have an RCX or NXT brick control the timer circuit, with a couple of sensors , one at the start, and one at the end, Tada! much better than an IPod, and it's LEGO all the way.

I rounded out Father's Day recieving set#7641 City Corner as a gift from my family, pretty cool day. Thanks to my Family and everyone who views my videos!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Episode 007 Emerald Night Train

Episode 007 Emerald Night Train - Our Quick Lookover
Freddie and Brickpoor talk about the Emerald Night Train, show some features. I mention, I should have said Big Bens *SEE link under my link section.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bedford Days

Bedford Days, Bedford Nova Scotia June 24, 26th from 6-10pm.
MY LEGO Star Wars Sets will be on display. And I still have to glue the Death Star together, so it don't fall apart again. Building the Rogue Shadow today.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Episode 6 - KISS me on the commons

Episode 6 is finally redone to the way i like it. Enjoy!
It's in two parts.

Part 1 :

Part 2:

Monday, June 8, 2009

Father's Day at ToysR Us Canada

here's the deal:

Noah and I will be there for sure, just for fun and filming an episode of course.

email troubles

for some reason ALOT of people are having trouble with the hotmail this week, mine says that : You don't have an inbox...yet LOL, I do, but hotmail must be hot water, cus it aint working. SO EVERYONE PLEASE USE MY ALTERNATE Email: 4:15am

ok now it's back working again, ignore the above. 9:23pm

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Business Report Lego Versus MegaBrand

Here is the full report from the June issue of Report on business. A very interesting read for sure. It's in .pdf format. A friend of mine and regular passenger on my bus gave this magazine to me on Friday while at work.

Thanks Mike!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Episode 6

Well Episode 6 is done, but I decided to change the animations at the beginning and do an even better job, so it won't be up until next week, I have some family stuff to do until then, cus this has been taking toooo much of my family time..
so until then, enjoy what is here.

newly released LEGO sets

Here is the new sets released, the email just came from Lego a few minutes ago. I bought the camper the other day and it looks swell, only I will have to mod it a-bit, and put an air conditioner on it, another roof vent, microwave inside, and hey they are missing one of camping's most important things "A toilet" especially in an RV... Also not to keen on the sticker sheet, so I think I'll have to do it up like our Itasca Motorhome. The squidman escape is cool, just built as well. I will post a video after of it.

I added a site Hit counter so I can see how many people visit the site!
I'm transferring over everything to this site, so this is it from now on.

hit counter
Provided by hit counter site.

The BT Crew

The BT Crew are always there at the NOVALUG shows doing a bit for their show.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Episode 005 part 2 - packing for travel PART 2

Episode 005 part 1 - packing for travel

Episode 004 - Sorting and Storage of Your Bricks

Episode 003 - Washing Your Bricks

Episode 002 - Being Green

episode one

Episode 1 - here is episode one.

upcoming model show

The Musquodoboit Harbour Lions Club first hobby and model show.

This is being held during our annual "lions summer fair" July 10-19 at the community center in Musqudoboit Harbour.
The date for the show is Sunday July 19 "family day" with set up in the arena in the morning and open to the public from 1-6
Family day is the last day of the fair and all events are free and we are hoping to attract 500+ visitors.

comment from viewer

I finally got around to watching you shows.
Good job! I really enjoyed them and am looking forward to the next one.

Nice tip on the double wash tub... you say use a metal screen... why?

Also I'll tell you what I do different to wash bricks.
Keep in mind I'm pretty anal about how clean my previously owned bricks are.

First I'll soak them in in hot water and soap. Hot from the tap so not hot enough to melt anything. Then after a few hours of that I find that a lot of dirt on the inside of the tubes will loosen up. After a few changes of water most dirt is gone.

For dirt stuck between the studs I use an old tooth brush. Yep I sometimes have too much time on my hands but sometimes it a rare part that's worth the effort.

For dirt ground into scratches (particularly on white bricks) you can take a small dab of toothpaste with that old tooth brush and it will lift the dirt right out. It will however also take the shine off of the surface but if it's all scratched then that usually is not a big deal.

If the bricks are from a smoker a long soak in strong vinegar solution will chemically lift the tar on the surface which is why the smell sticks with it.

BrickPoor - NovaLUG

new LEGO AFOL site

just found the new site for some of our local maritime LEGO AFOL's:

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