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by JamesH
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: Splash Toy shop fall 25% off sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: Splash Toy shop fall 25% off sale

chump wrote:The Toybox and Kaboodles usually do their sale during the Canadian Thanksgiving week. Haven't heard anything about it this year, though.


Not sure about Kaboodles, but Toybox is on this week as well (Same time as the Splash one), but Toybox prices their stuff over MSRP so the deals aren't as good.
by JamesH
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: Splash Toy shop fall 25% off sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Splash Toy shop fall 25% off sale

Splash Toys (in Dunbar and Richmond) is having their 25% fall sale this week (start today, the 29th). 25% off everything in the store. Their lego is priced at MSRP so it's 25% off the price you'd see at lego.com.

I imagine stock is limited.
by JamesH
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Making a MOC - Not understanding ordering Lego
Replies: 18
Views: 5821

Re: Making a MOC - Not understanding ordering Lego

Then there's this thread, except JamesH seems to have taken the pictures down. http://www.VLC.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2277 Thanks for pointing that out Pierre, I was doing some house cleaning on my hard drive but didn't mean it to be so literal! I restored them now. It's not done to the c...
by JamesH
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Making a MOC - Not understanding ordering Lego
Replies: 18
Views: 5821

Re: Making a MOC - Not understanding ordering Lego

chump wrote:Also scour the various Lego gallery websites and blogs. I thought there was one specifically for modular buildings


I think this one use to be specific to modulars but has expanded a bit since (still a good resource though): http://www.brick-town-talk.com/
by JamesH
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Heroica
Replies: 12
Views: 3898

Re: Heroica

jozero wrote:Found the Castle one, thanks. Sales guy at the ToysRUs said its been selling quite well. I'm excited to put some D&D style story telling and rules around it.


You will definately want to modify the rules. It's very simplistic, but great for kids. My 6 year old loves it.
by JamesH
Thu May 05, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: MOC Announcements
Topic: [WIP] Sand green house
Replies: 13
Views: 5497

Re: [WIP] Sand green house

Thanks for the nice comments! (Criticisms and suggestions are welcome too) And a huge thanks to the VLC in general. About 20% of the parts used are from my collection (eg. My Green Grocer is now a blue grocer) the rest of them are from either bulk orders or the reward draft. My goal was to make a re...
by JamesH
Mon May 02, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: MOC Announcements
Topic: [WIP] Sand green house
Replies: 13
Views: 5497

[WIP] Sand green house

Here is a work-in-progress I thought I'd post a few pictures of to get some feedback and suggestions. The outside is mostly done, although I realized after the pictures I forgot to put the rear bargeboards back on. I'm still not sure if I like them or not and was experimenting with them on/off. The ...
by JamesH
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell & Trade
Topic: bulk plates for sale
Replies: 60
Views: 12363

Re: bulk plates for sale

But, if there is a decision to do a group order please put me down for 6 of each (ie. 6xpair of green plate and 6x1 gray brick = 18 parts). If they're still available I'd like to change my request to: 6 of the green plate sets and 26 of the grey bricks. Thanks for organizing this Shane, if there's ...
by JamesH
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Buy, Sell & Trade
Topic: bulk plates for sale
Replies: 60
Views: 12363

Re: bulk plates for sale

Unfortunately I won't be able to make the meeting. But, if there is a decision to do a group order please put me down for 6 of each (ie. 6xpair of green plate and 6x1 gray brick = 18 parts).

Thanks,
- James
by JamesH
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Software Developers
Replies: 29
Views: 6218

Re: Software Developers

I have noticed that there seems to be a decent number of AFOLs who are also software developers I fall into this catagory, but work in C++ on a native windows application so don't have any experiance with online development or websites. If there's ever some major mishap with a time machine and the ...
by JamesH
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: MOC Announcements
Topic: Settlers of Catan
Replies: 30
Views: 16777

Re: Settlers of Catan

Brickhead wrote:Ever though of doing any other board games in lego ?


http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonbase/242143605/

Hungry Hungry Hippos, done Moonbase standard. I prefer his "Green Grocer" though :)
by JamesH
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: MOC Announcements
Topic: Settlers of Catan
Replies: 30
Views: 16777

Re: Settlers of Catan

Wow, those renders are fantastic.

Are the citys/settlements just placed on? I can't see how they connect.
by JamesH
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: BrickJournal #16
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

BrickJournal #16

I was surprised I hadn’t seen a post about this yet, I even did a search to make sure I hadn’t missed it (I’ve been away). Last night I was looking through the latest BrickJournal (#13) and noticed an ad on the back cover previewing the next few issues. This included issue #16 covering “Steampunk” a...
by JamesH
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: MOC Announcements
Topic: New and inproved Minotaur
Replies: 8
Views: 3408

Re: New and inproved Minotaur

Very cool. Great use of the 1x1 rounds with holes :)
by JamesH
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: 50% off POP @ TRU
Replies: 15
Views: 4786

Re: 50% off POP @ TRU

Broadway now seems to be sold out of everything. I decided its still a good deal to try to grab some of these sets. Gonna try Metropolis again in a bit. I just got home from the Broadway store and they had lots of the Ostrich and Flight of the dagger, but they were in a different spot, not with the...
by JamesH
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ninjago
Replies: 12
Views: 3077

Re: Ninjago

It's interesting to hear other peoples takes on the lego games. We only have Lava Dragon, Monsters 4 and Creationary (I think Minitorus might be coming for Christmas) but all 3 of them are a big hit. Obviously nothing like Puerto Rico or other 'adult' games that I would play with friends, but great ...
by JamesH
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Collectable minifigs Series 2
Replies: 41
Views: 7895

Re: Collectable minifigs Series 2

Platypus wrote:41st and Victoria had nothing.


Broadway and Vine didn't have any collectable figures either.
by JamesH
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: Splash Toy shop spring 25% off sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: Splash Toy shop spring 25% off sale

Good question Tim, I didn't even know they had another location :) ...

I just dropped by and picked up all 4 blue baseplates that they had left.
by JamesH
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Sale Watch!
Topic: Splash Toy shop spring 25% off sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Splash Toy shop spring 25% off sale

Splash Toy shop in Vancouver (Dunbar) is having their annual spring sale where the whole store is 25% off. This, of course, includes Lego. Unlike most toy shops Splash sells all their sets at the MSRP (the price suggested by lego, and listed on lego shop at home and in catalogs), there's no mark up....
by JamesH
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vancouver Courier
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Re: Vancouver Courier

Yes it is. If anyone happens to get ahold of the paper can you grab one for me please. :D Just grabbed it out of the recycling for you. I'll bring it on the 27th. That building sure knows how to build publicity, not only has it been blogged on the Brothers-Brick it's now the 'poster boy' for homele...
by JamesH
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jan 2010 meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Jan 2010 meeting

As far as I know I'm still free on the 29th and would like to come and check things out.

If you could PM the details that would be great.

Looking forward to it,
- James
by JamesH
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DEC. MEETING
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: DEC. MEETING

When is the next meeting? Is there a scheduled meeting for this month (January 2010)?

Cheers,
- James
by JamesH
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New to the forum?
Replies: 343
Views: 129208

Re: New to the forum?

Thanks Alan, looking forward to it.
by JamesH
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New to the forum?
Replies: 343
Views: 129208

Re: New to the forum?

:) The meetings take place every month (members are not required to attend every month) and we show off our latest Creations or MOCs. We also talk about shows, new sets. We have contests from time to time. For the most part we just enjoy the hobby and everything that is involved with that. Members ...
by JamesH
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New to the forum?
Replies: 343
Views: 129208

Re: New to the forum?

Hi James, welcome. Feel free to ask any questions, we will do our best to answer. If you would like to come out to a meeting let us know and we will give you the info you need. :) Thanks Alan. What's a typical meeting like and how often do you have them? I'm in more of a 'puttering'/learning stage ...

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