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I got home from work last night and found a package waiting for me. In it was this wonderful trophy and a hand written letter from the illustrious Shannon Young (For those that don't remember, he was the 2009 Builder of the Year). Following are some excerpts from that letter… His words will be “in quotes” while mine will… well… not be.




“Esteemed Mr. Phipson, Enclosed you will find your well deserved 2010 AFOL of the year trophy. Receipt of this package enters you into a legally binding contract* in which you agree to post a few pictures of this fabulous award on MOCpages…”

“*Note – Contract is not actually legally binding. You do however, have to try to upstage this lame little trophy when you build one for the 2011 recipient”

Consider it done my friend. Craftsmanship of this caliber should not go unseen by the masses.







“Your trophy will arrive with a small bit of assembly required, but any self respecting AFOL of the year should be able to figure it out.”

Self respecting? Wonder if he realized who he was writing to?






“I will not be held responsible for any further damage inflicted by malicious postal workers.”
And I’d like to add that the trophy arrived completely intact! Awesome packing job there sir… And if anyone is interested, the local Albertson’s supermarket in his neighborhood has cantaloupe for 39 cents a pound!






“This prestigious award has been designed in black with white trim to represent the storied Skunk Works that it comes from, highlighted with single red 1x1 bricks to represent the MOCpages website we love so well, and the spinning top brick feature represents the rotation of this title among different AFOLs from year to year… or something like that. Actually I just thought it was kind of fun.”

And fun it is… still can’t stop spinning that thing. Hours of fun that is… hours of fun.







“An extra brick from the brick engraver. Personally I think you should sneak it into every MOC that you post until the next MOCies, but it’s up to you.”

Another brilliant idea ShannY. For those paying attention, I WILL indeed try to sneak this brick into each of my MOCs until next near. And if you’re the FIRST to find it and point it out, I’ll reward you with a comment on the creation of your choosing.



"Hereby passing the torch,
Shannon Young"


Now then, where to put this “fabulous” award? My wife nixed the idea of pushing aside our wedding photos on the mantle so… I leave it to you MOCpages to decide where this trophy should go.

Here?






Here?






Or… here?





Fourth Wall Commentary: Shannon Young. A truest gentleman in every sense of the word. Thank you so much my friend. This was a wonderful surprise to come home to. And to MOCpages, thank you so much! I am so honored that I was voted your 2010 AFOL of the year. But what I should really be thanking you all for is for each and every one of you doing your part to make MOCpages a community that people WANT to be a part of. All of YOU are the ones that make this great community something that I’m proud to be a part of. Thank you all!

To my fellow 2010 MOCie award winners. I am STILL going back and forth about your prizes. I have sent numerous emails to my contact at Lego in regards to the donations that he was supposed to send, but have yet (after all these months) to hear back from him. With that being said, I’m going to give it about another week and if I’ve still not heard from him, then I will be donating the prizes myself. You were promised prizes and you shall receive them. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience.

Till next time true believers!
~ Chris.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 23, 2010
Congratulations! I think it should go... there!
 I like it 
  September 1, 2010
I don't think there is a better AFOL deserving this award! Congratulations!
 I like it 
  August 29, 2010
AWESOME, but i can't believe it, you still have not found my MOC concerning you.
 I made it 
  August 29, 2010
Quoting Shannon Young What?! The technic axle on the crank not pushed in all the way? It should be flush! People will think I can't build!
You did say that any self respecting builder could figure it out... again, did you forget with whom you were speaking? HAHAHA We'll just say I was overly excited about the awesomeness that I was beholding.
Quoting Shannon Young And I always thought the spinning top brick looked best with the clicky hinge under it angled inward one click -- more dynamic that way.
Easy fix. I'll take care of that tonight. (hangs head in shame)
Quoting Shannon Young And, and, AND, no compliments on my beautiful penmanship? AARGH!
I almost made mention of the fact that like... NO ONE hand writes letters anymore and just how cool I thought it was that you did. Thank you for that Shannon. It really did add a personal touch to the whole gift. Thank you.
  August 29, 2010
What?! The technic axle on the crank not pushed in all the way? It should be flush! People will think I can't build! And I always thought the spinning top brick looked best with the clicky hinge under it angled inward one click -- more dynamic that way. And, and, AND, no compliments on my beautiful penmanship? AARGH! That's it! Send it back! Nah, you keep it. I was happy to make it, and you earned it. You can do what you like with it, even cannibalize it for parts. (For the record, I keep my Lego trophies in a drawer. If they were out on display I'd have to dust them.)
 I like it 
  August 28, 2010
Whew. Ty not to break it. Oh yeah, and congradulations. =)
  August 28, 2010
Quoting Mister Bones What is an AFOL? (Nice work on the award Shannon!)
Adult Fan Of Lego
 I like it 
  August 27, 2010
What is an AFOL? (Nice work on the award Shannon!)
 I like it 
  August 25, 2010
Shannon went all out on this one, moving parts and all. Congrats again.
 I like it 
  August 25, 2010
Congratulations on this well deserved recognition of your contributions to the community. Perhaps you can put it on the night stand seeing as the mantle is off limits :)
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  August 24, 2010
Somewhere not in these pictures? Like on top of the fireplace? ;)
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  August 24, 2010
That's a really funky trophy. You should put it on the mantelpiece, just push over the wedding photos, they're no where near as important as this.
 I like it 
  August 24, 2010
You deserve it buddy!
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
That's so cool! Cool brick on top! If you could, could you check out some of my Lego creations? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/221448
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
Okay, here's what you do. Place it in a trophy case and put it on a stand in the middle of the living room and attach some light fixtures to the ceiling so that light is always on the trophy at all times. Also, leave a small opening at the top so at your convenience, you can spin the brick around. You might even want to consider making a red carpet up to the trophy so that people can see what a special trophy it is. I recommend buying the red carpet at walmart, last one I bought was $5. =P ~Waff
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
Congrats! Hmmm ... maybe fit it with some 'power functions' and have it reciprocate, too. XD
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  August 23, 2010
congrats on builder of the year! I think it should go on #1. and hey could you comment on my phip phip hurray entry please http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/221616
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
Hmm. If I may suggest a few places, how about on your desk at work? In the squad car, perhaps? Or how about in the bathroom at home? That way you're guaranteed to see it multiple times a day. Especially after burrito night. Or you could just build a special shelf for it in your Lego room. Anyhow, congrats on the well-deserved award.
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
Can I point out that I absolutely love that bumper sticker? Great write up Chris, and I look forward to searching for that one brick. -Sam
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
put it on your head.
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  August 23, 2010
Well done, man. And heres to many more great years to come.
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
Nice trophy. Well deserved. see ya. garth
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
I rate this Absolutely Fantastic Organisational Legend! Well done and well deserved.
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
What a fantastic trophy (and well deserved too)! The giant spinning 1x1 brick really makes this. Plus, if you spin it fast enough, you might be able to whip some cream with it. WONGA
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
The good Doctor is right, it is tapered nicely...dry dock that bad boy and call it a day. Well deserved, my friend.~H
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
Haha nice, I would put it wherever you can see it best ;) Nice job Shannon and congrats Chris!
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
On the table in the first photo. Great idea from Youngy, and well deserved, too. Good day
 I like it 
  August 23, 2010
Well deserved! I'll be looking for those hidden engraved bricks. Also, Lee's comment wins.
Chris Phipson
Brady G
  August 22, 2010
You still never used that bumper sticker? I'm ashamed of you, but congratulations anyway.
Chris Phipson
Brady G
  August 22, 2010
Chris Phipson
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Nicks Bricks
  August 22, 2010
Nice job Chris, congratulations on winning for best man of the year, Nice job Shannon as well~Nick
Chris Phipson
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Nicks Bricks
  August 22, 2010
P.S. put it on top of the lego~Nick
  August 22, 2010
It look insertable, and it rotates, what more could be asked. Lee.
  August 22, 2010
I agree with Cody, it would look AWESOME on a pedestal made of LEGO. Very cool also, liking the spinning brick on top.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2010
Dude, putting that trophy next to a giant drawer unit or an AT-AT kind of dwarfs it. That belongs either on your bedside table or on a pedestal (made of lego?) right near your front door.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2010
Congrats on AFOL of the year! Also if donations are accepted to get the prizes I'll gladly pitch in! (didn't win anything, but those who did deserve their prize!)
 I like it 
  August 22, 2010
OMG IT SPINS!!!! Well deserved award, and a great MOC from Shannon.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2010
You realize that after seeing this that I won't rest until I receive a AFOL of the Year award with accompanying trophy, right? You should get to work building mine soon. :P
  August 22, 2010
I think I spotted the "AFOL of the Year" Sticker in this MOC! Anyway, Congratulations on AFOL of the year.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2010
Congratulations and all that, a truly well deserved award. However, I'm left with one question... Why is there a sword and crutch in your corner? A bit of hospital mayhem planned, eh?
 I like it 
  August 22, 2010
You're the man now, dawg!
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  August 22, 2010
Congrats, Dude!
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  August 22, 2010
Congratulations sir! Now lets leave before the crowds get big for Moodswim's concert... we aren't supposed to be here.
 I made it 
  August 22, 2010
Quoting Brady G You still never used that bumper sticker? I'm ashamed of you, but congratulations anyway.
Being as I no longer have the car that it would have gone on, I'd say it was a good choice...
 I like it 
  August 22, 2010
Hmmm... scrap the AT-AT and the Star Destroyer and you'll have all the space you need. And all the grey you need too!
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  August 22, 2010
A very well deserved award mate, you do a TON of work behind the scenes for the benefit of the community. Congratulations! Now, as for the placement of this trophy, I suggest mounting it onto the ceiling of your bedroom, that way you can admire it when you...um, you know... ;)
  August 22, 2010
Awesome trophy! And congrats on AFOL of the year, of course. I say you place it on top of the AT-AT.
 
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