Who is this Chris Phipson guy? . THIS IS NOT A MOC!!!!! This is a brief look into the life of a sad aging AFOL. .
I thought I could use these pics as a conduit to let you know a little about myself. I know this is not a MOC and I’m really looking forward to all the “this is not a moc” reviews from the illiterate masses (Young and Ocean, you guys don’t count!)
Why am I using these pics of “non-mocs” for this page. Basically to illustrate where my “lack-o-bricks” comes from. In short, nostalgia. As you can see, I’ve got almost every “Star Wars” set that’s come out since the 90’s (I'm missing a few of the nice ones like the turbo tank, but you get the idea), sitting on a shelving unit in my garage, and I just can’t bring myself to tear them down! I know, I know, I’m an “ubergeek” but I just can’t do it. My mocs are made mostly from old castle, space and pirate sets… hence the reason they suck. Now, a little about me…
Well, where do I start? I’m 32… for the moment. I was born in 1975. I had a very unique upbringing. My parents were ice skaters with “Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice” for about twenty years. I was born while they were with the show and lived my first 5 years or so traveling around not only the States, but other countries as well.
My Father is South African and my mother (God rest her soul) was English which makes me the first American born in my family. When I was about 5 we “kinda” settled down (although we still moved around the county quite a bit. I won’t bore you with the details).
When I was 15, we began touring with professional ice shows and I got my start in show bizz. When I was 16 I joined Walt Disney’s world on Ice. I toured the world (6 continents and over thirty countries) till I was about 22. I got off the road and settled in the Chicago area. I married my wife in 1998. We had a daughter in late 06. I currently am working in Law Enforcement in the Chicago area.
Hobbies, likes and so on: Well, LEGO of course, that’s a given. I'm also heavily into martial arts, holding a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a second degree black belt in Hap Ki Do. Movies: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Buddy cop, Kevin Smith stuff, Broken Lizard, Tarantino, and historical pics.
T.V.: My all time favorite show is Red Dwarf. I also like Smallville, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Supernatural, Heroes and (I’m sorry) WWE. With my work schedule I don’t have a lot of time to actually watch a lot of these shows, but I enjoy them when I can.
That’s pretty much it, in a nut shell. My life has been pretty normal since the late 90’s (after Disney). Thanks for joining me for this little trip down memory lane and reminding me just how mundane my life has become. I guess it’s pretty sad when the best thing I have to look forward to is getting MOCTAGGED!
Thanks everyone and keep building. Later ~ Chris.
P.S. not that it really matters, but if you look behind the Tie Fighter on the main pic, you can see the Tie Interceptors wings. Just in case someone goes... "Where's the Interceptor?"
It has come to my attention (from ONE person who's oppinion I actually care about. Not the spammers who don't have the guts to leave a "callback" on their reviews. Cowards.) That some might feel that this is an exersize in egotism. This is not the case. I just wanted to share who I am and where I come from.
A special note to the spammers. Grow a pair!
Lego Lord's review got sent but he sent it to me so here you go...
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(from The Dawn Star Alliance)
May 2, 2008
O I know how you feel,I have a Starwars collection about the size of yours,and I can't bear to tare it down,but I had to scrap my B-wing"for the greater good".This is cool,I would make a pages like this,but my life really is not that interesting...But I can't believe it,law enforcement,ice skating and legos.That has to be the strangest combination I've ever heard.Oh well,you take what you can get.Oh yeah,do I count:THIS IS NOT A MOC PHIPSON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway,I thought you might like to have it.Later~LL
PS:I think Ocean has caught on to the~sydrome,check out you Ocean wins Moc :-)