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Day One from BrickWorld 2009
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Day one of BRICKWORLD 2009! We were not allowed to start setting up our mocs till after 4:00pm so a few of us decided to volunteer our services to help get things going. In the main pic here (as if you didn't know their mugs by now, is Mark Kelso and Brian Kescenovitz.




But, once that was done, it was time to have a little fun. We gathered all the AFOLs we could and crammed everyone into the few cars we had available and headed off to...







LegoLand Discovery Center! Let's see if I can get every one here... from left to right: Me, Nannan, Dean Hofmeyer, Dennis Price (on his knees in front of us as usual), Matija Grguric, Kevin Koehler, Brian kescenovitz, Jordan Scwarz (Not Sir Nadroj, different guy), Dr. Lee Jones, Mark Kelso and Scott Wardlaw. Next to Scott is his girlfriend and I'm so sorry that I forgot her name. Feel free to flog me tomorrow. (EDIT: I talked to Scott and his lovely wife Trina yesterday... Yeap, there was a joke there about his wife not liking the idea of him going to LegoLand with his girlfriend. *Slaps forehead* SORRY TRINA!)







But before the group headed into LegoLand, time for lunch! Mmmmm, Chipotle.







No sooner were we in the front door than Lee was on this guys lap. Didn't take him long to try getting frisky with the natives.







Oh dear, if good old Albert only knew what morons were in his presence. Not including Nannan of course, but the rest of em... Oh, and now we know why Einstein was so popular with the ladies.







I walked in and found Brian, Mark and Lee plotting to take over the world. They decided starting with this minifig scale version of downtown Chicago may be the easiest way to begin and just about all they could handle right now.







And here's Mr. Kelso dreaming of the ship he could build with just half of the bricks here within his grasp.







I kept trying to tell him not to play with his joystick in public but he just wouldn't listen.







Here's a pic of me, taking a pic of Nannan... taking a pic of me... taking a pic of, oh, never mind.






Eye of the tiger Dennis, eye of the tiger.







Brian of course was smitten with what he thought were builds of his extended family. Word of advice people, if he ever offers to groom you, decline... politely.







And all of us were wondering just what exactly this frog was up too before we got there.







He wasn't really that hungry of a hippo to begin with, but when presented with AFOL surprise, what self respecting semi aquatic mammal could resist?







Matija here trying to get a little head from the crocodile... moving on.







Come in to my web said the spider to the AFOL.







"I am Batman."







"Oh my gawd! I loved you in King Soloman's Mines!" Yeah, we didn't have the heart to tell him either.






Word of advice. Never tell a sith lord that his light saber is just overcompensating for a lack of something else.







Next, it was on to the Dragon Ride. At first, I was upset that the Sterling's weren't able to make it, but then I saw this sign and realized that someone would have had to hold Dave's hand and it sure wasn't going to be me!







Of course I got stuck next to Kescenovitz who fell asleep on my shoulder (wait till he posts the pic, you'll see what I mean).







And as you can see, Brian was not too impressed with "Sparky" here.







Word to the wise. Never take a nap when your friends are building a lion with Duplo. You may wake up like this.







It's 106 miles to Chicago, we have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes. It's dark, and we're wearing 3-D glasses. Hit it.







After LegoLand, it was time to head back to start setting up for the convention.







Of course, THE almighty "Lord Kelso" brought his own director's chair. Which on it's own, wasn't too bad. But then...






To stroke his ever inflating ego even more, he had Brian dust the thing off for him before he would sit in it! I guess it's fitting that chairs are designed just for what Kelso is... I'll let you figure that joke out on your own.







Fourth Wall Commentary: And that's it from me for day one of BrickWorld 09! I unfortunately had to leave for work before the end of the day. I'm sure Nannan or someone will have another post so you can all see what I missed. Alrighty, time to get some sleep tonight and head back first thing in the morning for day 2 of the world's BEST LEGO convention, BRICKWORLD!



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  April 24, 2011
nice blues brothers quote i love that movie
  May 1, 2010
Lol.
Chris Phipson
Blade Bat
  December 19, 2009
How muh does it cost to get a table there
Chris Phipson
Mario Kart Master
  December 19, 2009
You are very wise in the art of LEGO Master Phipson. A fine builder I will be soon. The ways of the builder will overcome the the destroyer, by your hand. Master Chris Phipson, continue this journey on WORLD DOM... err I mean on the ways of the brick. We builders will be united under our LEGO god Sean, and his creation of this universe of LEGO. May the Force, be with you, always. ~M.K.M.
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  December 19, 2009
Quoting Elijah Aranda heh heh... you look a lot like my dad.you look exactly like him with your sunglasses on.when i first saw the picture of you and everyone under the girraf i was all like OH MY GOD!! IS THAT MY DAD?!?!?! yeah... XD
There's two responses to this... one, you don't know how depressed I am right now. And two... what's your mom's name again?
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  December 19, 2009
Quoting Blade Bat How muh does it cost to get a table there
There's a link to the Brickworld website on my homepage. Follow the path and all your questions shall be answered... well, the ones about Brickworld anyway.
Chris Phipson
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Blade Bat
  November 19, 2009
Hey thanks for doing coverig this year I was going to go but the trip was held back. But I will make next year. If you want till know how held back the trip was I didn't make it there until the 22 of october (I rember posting a moc just before I left). And also I think your a bit more well known out side of moc pages then you think because when I was in the mall there I overherd two girls say your name.
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  November 19, 2009
Quoting Blade Bat And also I think your a bit more well known out side of moc pages then you think because when I was in the mall there I overherd two girls say your name.
Huh? wait... never mind... I don't think I want to know.
Chris Phipson
Matthew Mckay
  November 18, 2009
One question--where does BrickWorld take place? I've always wanted to meet all the people who dwell on this site--especially Brian Kescenovitz!!!!!
Chris Phipson
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Conor McCarthy
  November 18, 2009
lol great little jokes there!
Chris Phipson
Amal Sheth
  November 18, 2009
I live right about 2 miles from were you guys were and actully saw you at chipotle!
Chris Phipson
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Heather LEGOgirl
  November 18, 2009
I thought you had MOTD once before. Mocpages will never show me the love. Does "I'm going to burn this place to the ground" trip the censors? :)
Chris Phipson
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Dave Shaddix
  November 18, 2009
Now are you going to stop complaining about NEVER getting MOC of the Day? I hope the devil has winter wear!
Chris Phipson
Dave Shaddix
  November 18, 2009
The real tragedy is that Phipson can't see the screenshot or the smack I am talking on flickr.
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  November 18, 2009
Quoting Dave Shaddix The real tragedy is that Phipson can't see the screenshot or the smack I am talking on flickr.
Ohhh, I saw it.
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  November 18, 2009
Haha, moc of the day isn't even a moc. ah well, brickworld still looks like a blast. I wish I could have gone.
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  November 18, 2009
OHMYGOD... Its famous awesome peoples. :O Bah. Brian, Mark, Lee, Dennis, Nannan... OHMYGOD... Gratz on MOC of the day.
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  November 18, 2009
Amazing! I look forward to go to Brickworld with you guys someday!
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  November 18, 2009
Quoting Mark Kelso Moc of the Day...with the main pic featuring the two biggest losers on the site!
AMEN!
Quoting Alex Mac I've never actually seen what half of these people look like!
You ain't missin much.
Quoting Dave Kaleta MOTD, huh-what!
Yeah, that's what I said!
Quoting Amal Sheth I live right about 2 miles from were you guys were and actully saw you at chipotle!
Wow... stalker much?
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Wow! Congrats on MOTD! Those human-sized figs look very realistic! Need instructions on how to build them! Fantastic! XD
I emaled instrukshuns two ewe!
Quoting Matija Grguric Can't wait to go again next year! :)
Can't wait to see you!... and... Klemintina's coming right?
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  November 18, 2009
Looks like fun! I hope one day I can go there.
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  November 18, 2009
I've never been to Brickworld in my life..I doubt I'll ever get the money to. But this helps me experience it as much as possible. It looks and sounds extremely fun. Nice pictures. I've never actually seen what half of these people look like!
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  November 18, 2009
I wanna go bad, but I live in california and no one in my family would want to spend money on plane tickets to chicago because of a lego convention, exept me. And I dont have enough =P
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  November 18, 2009
MOTD, huh-what!
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  November 18, 2009
Well, it is just a journal entry, and it still made MOTD. You are one lucky guy Chris. Keep it up... oh, has Kelso picked his fourth judge yet or what?
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  November 18, 2009
He he, you make it sound so awesome. :P
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  November 18, 2009
The best MOC of the day ever! And one of the best days ever! Can't wait to go again next year! :)
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  November 18, 2009
Wow! Congrats on MOTD! Those human-sized figs look very realistic! Need instructions on how to build them! Fantastic! XD
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  November 18, 2009
Nice wrap up of day one. Would love to see that in person next you, not you, but the event. Cheers.
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  November 18, 2009
lulz! it wasn't even a moc, and you still got MOTD. Wow. -Dylan
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  November 18, 2009
hey man that convention must be awesome! i wish i could go... cant wait till i get to see the rest!
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  November 18, 2009
Moc of the Day...with the main pic featuring the two biggest losers on the site!
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  November 18, 2009
The irony of a MOD, that doesn't actually contain any of your mocs - hmmmm. Lee.
  July 16, 2009
Yay! Now I know what just about half my favorite AFOL's look like! So was Brian dusting Kelso's chair off the whole time or what?
Chris Phipson
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Commander Ult
  July 1, 2009
Hey, I LOVED brickworld (yes, I live in the windy city) I really like your "adventure" too, HARHARHAR!!!(im crazy, I know it)
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  July 1, 2009
Hah! That picture of you with Vader is just priceless...
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  June 30, 2009
I wish i could go to a lego convention but in the U.K there are like hardly any. Non that ive heard of anyway. Thanks for posting this up i always like looking at conventions and legoland pics.
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  June 30, 2009
HAHAHA!
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  June 28, 2009
Hilarious commentary, Chris! Thanks for putting this together :-)
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  June 27, 2009
Brickworld is held at the Westin North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, IL. You can visit the Brickworld web site at http://www.brickworld.us
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  June 26, 2009
i am just wondering.....where do they host brickworld?
Chris Phipson
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Heather LEGOgirl
  June 24, 2009
Oh rub it in Lee. Just you go ahead and rub it in. Seriously.
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  June 24, 2009
Quoting Heather LEGOgirl You went to Chipotle WITHOUT me?!!! You and I are no longer on speaking terms. ;)
Not the verb I was looking for anyway babe! HAHAHAHA
Chris Phipson
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Heather LEGOgirl
  June 22, 2009
You went to Chipotle WITHOUT me?!!! You and I are no longer on speaking terms. ;) Oh and ShannY, this convention blows everything else out of the water. Which just means that we're going to have to kick it up a notch at BrickCon this year. Time for some "MOC and Awe" people!
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  June 22, 2009
Chipolte - yummm. Lee.
  June 22, 2009
Ah I didn't consider that you were in Chicago. THat would make sense though. I was thinking... Well whatever. Ill see if I can't make it down next year (maybe with a display!) for a kind of 2 year b-day present. and thanks for commenting on my sig fig story. I plan on making another. P.s. Heather's the ninja.
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  June 22, 2009
You missed a spot, Brian.
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  June 21, 2009
Ha!!! " I kept trying to tell him not to play with his joystick in public but he just wouldn't listen." and "Matija here trying to get a little head from the crocodile..." made me laugh so hard!!! I wish I could of made it this year, but it was kind of a pipe dream.
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  June 21, 2009
Wow, I wish I could have gone this year >_<
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  June 21, 2009
Hey! Your display was awesome! Its was sweet to see your MOCs in real life
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  June 20, 2009
Quoting Christian t Do you by chance know (if any) AFOLs are going to Chicago??
I'm not sure what you mean Christian? There's hundreds of AFOL's here in Chicago now. Or do you mean for next year? That I don't know yet, we'll have to wait and see.
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  June 20, 2009
That was SO funny, with the monkeys! And I am so jealous. I might be able to make it up to the one in chicago next year... Do you by chance know (if any) AFOLs are going to Chicago?? If you could reply to me that'd be great...Or you could comment on something of mine...I'm not saying you have to.. Its just a possibility... and ur Icon would look great below one of my mocs... and stuf. thanks!
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  June 20, 2009
I won't be there Sunday. Today is the only day I can make it. I hope I could meet other builders today.
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  June 20, 2009
I think you might want to experience a few different fests before you start indiscriminately throwing the word "best" around in reference to Brickworld. Although that Discovery Center does look pretty cool...
Chris Phipson
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James W.
  June 19, 2009
Couldn't make it, ugh! Went to Brickfair 2008 and therefore was dying to go to BrickWorld, but alas, I am not there :(
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  June 19, 2009
Also, check out this LEGO glossary: http://www.brothers-brick.com/lego-glossary/
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  June 19, 2009
AFOL = Adult Fan Of LEGO
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  June 19, 2009
Quoting Nick Jensen I'm going to Brickworld tomorrow. I can't wait!
That's the one day I won't be there. Couldn't get out of work... but I'll be there all day Sunday for any of you planning on making it! See you there!
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  June 19, 2009
I'm going to Brickworld tomorrow. I can't wait!
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  June 19, 2009
Just a quick update here. I don't have time to post day 2 tonight but I will be posting my mocs from my layout in a few hours. The pics for that are already loaded and ready to go. I will be posting day 2 (Friday) tomorrow afternoon (Saturday). You won't believe how much fun we had today... just for a tease here, we met SEAN KENNEY! I'll get it posted as soon as I can tomorrow. Thanks for all the comments and check back for updates! ~ Chris.
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  June 19, 2009
Thanks for posting! It must be so much fun to be there in person.
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  June 19, 2009
meanwhile, here in Belgium, nothing happens. Gosh I wish I was with you people...uhm, well, at least with some of you! hahaha thanks for the post, Chris! And behave yourself tomorrow, will you?
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  June 19, 2009
How is Matija Grguric coping with them crazy Americans? Hehe... Looks like wacky fun out there. Thanks for the report!
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  June 19, 2009
I can't say I blame Mark. I mean, what kind of a guy doesn't play with his joystick? To stay on topic, though, thanks for posting. It looks like the next few days will be great.
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  June 19, 2009
Good report. Updates daily? Hope so. I'm stuck at work, and missing out on this action is killing me. Thanks for twisting the knife! Attack!
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  June 19, 2009
Now for all you Brits out there (like me) who are longing to go but can't as it is ages away I feel your pain! Be fortunate peeps who are going you can! Sory, looks great! Wish I was there~ Commander S.
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  June 19, 2009
There's some good MOCs in my flat too lol - But unfortunately not a bunch of funny cool guys like you ... In France the Lego events are far less hilarious and impressive, maybe I should consider to move to the USA, just for that excellent reason lol - Thanks for the nice report Chris, have fun !
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  June 19, 2009
looks great ! have fun there !
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  June 19, 2009
Great pictures. Thanks for keeping the rest of us updated with what we are missing!
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  June 19, 2009
Well I'm not surprised that the Hippo Chose Nannan. Brains taste good as Heather would know..... I haven't seen any pictures of her yet
  June 19, 2009
*Sigh* I won't arrive at Brickworld until tonight, so I'm missing a whole day's fun. Still, at least I'm going, right?
  June 19, 2009
You lucky git.
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  June 19, 2009
The REAL question is, did you fall asleep or was your drink spiked? I guess we'll never know.
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  June 19, 2009
Phoar, you guys actually meet up in real life? In public? You're braver than I thought! ;) Looks like a lot of fun.
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  June 19, 2009
I'm sad that I am missing it. Enjoy, Phipson, and don't make Kelso cry too much! :P
Chris Phipson
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Thomas N
  June 18, 2009
Wow, I've eaten at that exact same Chipolte! that's so wierd... wow I wish I had a minifigure size display of downtown Chicago, just imagine all the mayhem I could create... ~T
Chris Phipson
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George Kemper
  June 18, 2009
Hey Chris it has been a great first day at Brickworld. For my first time its alot better then I expected. Cant say I saw you there though hard to though through all the coas setting up the MOCs.-George
Chris Phipson
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Commander Possible
  June 18, 2009
The chair joke was pretty funny, the mysterious frog's intentions are an enigma though.
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  June 18, 2009
Man. I'm starting to think BrickWorld might be just as fun as BrickCon...
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  June 18, 2009
Thank you, Chris.
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  June 18, 2009
Ah....Legoland Discovery Center. Fun place. I must've missed you guys by just a few minutes-on my way into the store some guy in a Masterchief helmet was sticking his head out the window and screaming "To the Arbitor!" I assumed it was Brian, because, well, who else would do that? Anyway, I hope you guys were able to rescue Nannan from the jaws of the beast, and I hope you guys have a wonderful time at Brickworld.
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  June 18, 2009
Boo hoo I wish I was there. (Living 400 miles away, you always want to be somewhere than where you are now.)
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  June 18, 2009
Cool name tags! you get extra brownie points for wearning them so proudly.
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  June 18, 2009
You guys have some fun for us and send more pictures. Keep an eye out for the TwinLUG guys. see ya. garth
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  June 18, 2009
Quoting Yuri Fassio Nothing like this will ever happen in Italy... not because we don't care for LEGO, but because we have no Kelso to make fun of :(
Yeah, and that's the only real reason we get together.
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  June 18, 2009
Nothing like this will ever happen in Italy... not because we don't care for LEGO, but because we have no Kelso to make fun of :(
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  June 18, 2009
Quoting George Kemper Hey Chris it has been a great first day at Brickworld. For my first time its alot better then I expected. Cant say I saw you there though hard to though through all the coas setting up the MOCs.-George
I'll be there tomorrow from about 8AM or so till about 6PM. Kelso and I are set up in the far back corner of the main room. Our display has big black walls behind it. Come on by and say hi! I'd love to meet ya! ~ Chris
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  June 18, 2009
Haha excellent work Chip. Looks like a heck of a lotta fun. Bring it on!
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  June 18, 2009
The Joystick joke is hilarious, I wish I could get to Brickworld, but living in Canada, and having disagreeable parents sure don't help. X/
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  June 18, 2009
Is it bad that the reference to King Solomon's Mines brought a level of that name from an old Indiana Jones game to mind first? As opposed to the old book/movie that you were referring to?
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  June 18, 2009
CANT WAIT TO GET THERE ON THE 20TH!!
 
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