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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Matt N » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Hey everyone,

Matt here, I live in Vancouver and I build Lego GBC modules. I run a Lego GBC blog, and YouTube channel as well. https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatBallPit

I've attended BrickCan 2017 and 2018, and have tickets bought to attend BrickCon 2018 in Seattle this October (with more GBC).

After meeting several of you at BrickCan I'm hoping to join VLC to network, learn, and share my Lego creations at more local events then just BrickCan once per year.

My favourite themes: Space, Microscale, and a few of the Licensed IP's.

Looking forward to meeting up soon!
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby JamesH » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:24 pm

Hey Matt,

Are all those GBC modules on your YouTube channel yours? Their fantastic!

The brick separator one was one of my favorites at BrickCan.

What part of Vancouver are you in?

Cheers,
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Matt N » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:23 am

JamesH wrote:Hey Matt,

Are all those GBC modules on your YouTube channel yours? Their fantastic!

The brick separator one was one of my favorites at BrickCan.

What part of Vancouver are you in?

Cheers,
- James


Hi James, I designed and built all of the modules on the channel, with the exceptions of "Morgan's Mine" and "D.R.O.P." which both use building instructions from other builders. (I did however re-skin them to be custom).

I live in Mount Pleasant, which surrounds Main Street in Vancouver.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Kyler » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:05 pm

Hey Matt,

I hope to meet you Friday.

I sent meeting details your way by e-mail. ;)
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Matt N » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:54 am

When is the July meeting?
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Kyler » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:40 am

Hi Matt,

This Friday, in Richmond.

I'll e-mail you the address.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Matt N » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:00 pm

Ahh I will have to miss this one :cry: I'm on the island and won't be home till later on Friday. Hope to catch up in August!
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Peter.in.Steveston » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:01 pm

I thought I'd introduce myself, and pass along a link to a short Breakfast Television segment from this morning about four of my builds:
https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/lego-tribute-to-historic-steveston/
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Kyler » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Welcome Peter, and thanks for sharing.
Several of us also saw your buildings in the local papers a couple weeks ago.
If you'd like to meet other local AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) we get together about once a month to talk LEGO.
Send me a private message if you'd be interested in attending a meeting. (Our next one's actually tomorrow evening.)

Peter.in.Steveston wrote:I thought I'd introduce myself, and pass along a link to a short Breakfast Television segment from this morning about four of my builds:
https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/lego-tribute-to-historic-steveston/
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby jwitty1 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:56 am

Hi!

I'm James from Richmond. I like to collect Lego Minifigures, City, Creator Expert, and Architecture
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Kyler » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:48 am

jwitty1 wrote:Hi!

I'm James from Richmond. I like to collect Lego Minifigures, City, Creator Expert, and Architecture

Welcome James.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby jeffrose » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:28 am

jwitty1 wrote:Hi!

I'm James from Richmond. I like to collect Lego Minifigures, City, Creator Expert, and Architecture


Welcome James. Look forward to seeing you at a future meeting.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Matt N » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:09 pm

jwitty1 wrote:Hi!

I'm James from Richmond. I like to collect Lego Minifigures, City, Creator Expert, and Architecture


Hey James,

What's your favourite mini-fig and architecture set?
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby jwitty1 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:25 pm

Matt N wrote:
jwitty1 wrote:Hi!

I'm James from Richmond. I like to collect Lego Minifigures, City, Creator Expert, and Architecture


Hey James,

What's your favourite mini-fig and architecture set?


Hi Matt,

My favourite Lego minifigure is Robin Hood from the first minifigures series. My favourite architecture set is the Arc de Triomphe.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby DaxM » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:25 am

Hi everyone

My name is Dax, I've just recently relocated to Vancouver from Johannesburg, South Africa. I was heavily involved in the South African LEGO community and I'm looking to join the Vancouver community and start getting involved locally.

I've been in the hobby for over 10 years. I like to build typically larger, display orientated type MOC's which are often train themed but I have no real preference and like to build whatever inspires me.

I have a 1/4 of a container of LEGO making its way across the globe which I'm waiting for and I'm currently frustratingly LEGO-less except for a few locally acquired sets. I have heart palpitations thinking about the probable box crush happening right now to some of my very favorite sets.

Anyhow, hope to start meeting some of you soon and being able to chat about LEGO again with someone other than my completely uninterested wife.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby chump » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:25 pm

DaxM wrote:Hi everyone

My name is Dax, I've just recently relocated to Vancouver from Johannesburg, South Africa. I was heavily involved in the South African LEGO community and I'm looking to join the Vancouver community and start getting involved locally.

I've been in the hobby for over 10 years. I like to build typically larger, display orientated type MOC's which are often train themed but I have no real preference and like to build whatever inspires me.

I have a 1/4 of a container of LEGO making its way across the globe which I'm waiting for and I'm currently frustratingly LEGO-less except for a few locally acquired sets. I have heart palpitations thinking about the probable box crush happening right now to some of my very favorite sets.

Anyhow, hope to start meeting some of you soon and being able to chat about LEGO again with someone other than my completely uninterested wife.


My parents and sister were all born in SA, then they moved here and had me. I can tell you one thing for sure, you'll be buying more LEGO now that it's cheaper than in SA. Plus being part of the VLC will also contribute to that and is utterly horrifying to wallets and uninterested spouses.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby jeffrose » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:22 am

DaxM wrote:Hi everyone

My name is Dax, I've just recently relocated to Vancouver from Johannesburg, South Africa. I was heavily involved in the South African LEGO community and I'm looking to join the Vancouver community and start getting involved locally.


Welcome Dax! Looking forward to meeting you at an upcoming meeting! 1/4 of a container of LEGO sounds awesome!

Do you have pictures online of any of your MOCs?
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Kyler » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:11 pm

DaxM wrote:Hi everyone

My name is Dax, I've just recently relocated to Vancouver from Johannesburg, South Africa. I was heavily involved in the South African LEGO community and I'm looking to join the Vancouver community and start getting involved locally.

Welcome to the Forums, and thanks for the introduction.
I've sent you a PM containing information on when and where our January meeting is. Hopefully you can make it so you can meet a bunch of us.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby DaxM » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone.

Here are some of my models over the last few years. Please excuse the general picture quality. I never take proper pics so most of them are from displays, events or my phone camera.

http://www.moc-pages.com/mocs.php?id=138395

I should be able to make the meeting next month so I'll get to meet you all there. Look forward to it!
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby TroopaDee » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:00 pm

DaxM wrote:Thanks for the welcome everyone.

Here are some of my models over the last few years. Please excuse the general picture quality. I never take proper pics so most of them are from displays, events or my phone camera.

http://www.moc-pages.com/mocs.php?id=138395

I should be able to make the meeting next month so I'll get to meet you all there. Look forward to it!

I clicked the link but don't see any pictures.

Welcome to the forum Dax! :)
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby DaxM » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:49 pm

TroopaDee wrote:I clicked the link but don't see any pictures.

Welcome to the forum Dax! :)


Thanks!

It should be working now, it was all waiting for moderator approval. I see there are some real issues at MOC-pages.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Kyler » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:58 pm

DaxM wrote:Thanks!

It should be working now, it was all waiting for moderator approval. I see there are some real issues at MOC-pages.
Wow, those are some impressive looking MOCs wow

And I know Pierre said LEGO is cheaper to buy here, but I'm guessing space to store it is more costly here. :?
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Postby TroopaDee » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:44 pm

Wow yeah, that townhouse and train shed looks great!
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby AC » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:52 am

Hey Dax,

Welcome to the forum. You have some great MOCs.I look forward to meeting you and seeing some of them in person.
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Re: New to the forum?

Postby Matt N » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:47 am

Nice big builds Dax!
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