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You posted at 12:09 pm on a week night. I thought I was the only one up at this hour. Glad you made it down. Sorry we did not meet. I think our next meeting is on the 5th of November if you want to come and check it out. We are also putting some town stuff together for a show out in Chilliwack in a couple weeks if you are up for going out that way. Let us know we can get you the info.
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I have my own home-based business, so I keep odd hours sometimes.

As for the show in Chilliwack... I'm guessing you mean the train and hobby show at the heritage hall? I go to that one every year!
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Well, maybe we will see you there.
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Hi all,

I guess I should introduce myself now that I've been going through the forum a bit. I'm Kenny and am from Vancouver, currently residing in Burnaby. I've just been getting back in to LEGO in the past 1-2 years after a significant absence since my childhood (I don't count the small binge in the mid 90s when the first Star Wars sets first came out).

I'm still too much of a noob to come up with any really clever MOCs, plus I'm still building up my brick set. Just when you think you have enough bricks to put an idea together, you come to the brutal realization that you really don't have that much LEGO. I currently focus on vignettes and general scenes with minifigs but do intend to start putting some MOCs together.

I appreciate all LEGO but City (all themes) is probably my favorite theme followed closely by Castles (Kingdoms just doesn't do it for me) Harry Potter and Pirates. I also like Space Police III, World Racers, Toy Story and Indiana Jones. Not a huge Star Wars fan, but I do get suckered into those sets just cause they're cool.

The Atlantis theme annoys me hehe.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwl/sets/7 ... 544311963/
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Hi Kennymatic,
Nice to meet you. Your Flickr photos are very nice and pretty funny. Love the Ostrich upgrade. Stick around these guys in the club and your collection will definatley grow
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Welcome to the forums Kenny. I've always enjoyed your photostreams on flickr as well as your other photography. Can't wait to see what you come up with in Series 3!
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Oh I forgot to mention if you want to meet us at a meeting the next one is next week on Friday in Richmond :).
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You should come check things out. We are doing a gift exchange called the dirty brickster with a $15.00 to $20.00 limit that night. If you are cool with checking things out and watching that go down or even taking part you are welcome to join in.
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Cool thanks. What normally goes on at these meetings?
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At the moment it looks like we'll be talking about some upcomming shows in 2011, Series 3 figs, doing our gift exchange. There's also benefits to being a regular member that you just have to see like drafts etc and programs LEGO does exclusively for LUGS.
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Hey all,

I'm Jonathan! I just signed up and can't wait to get to know everyone. I'm almost 16 and my passion for Lego gets stronger every time I pick up a brick. I have seen your guys work at the museum (many times) And I have a question. Is anyone from the forms aloud to contribute? :?
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Jonathan S. wrote:Hey all,

I'm Jonathan! I just signed up and can't wait to get to know everyone. I'm almost 16 and my passion for Lego gets stronger every time I pick up a brick. I have seen your guys work at the museum (many times) And I have a question. Is anyone from the forms aloud to contribute? :?
To take part in one of our big shows you would need to be a member. The forum is open to the public (at least the public forum is) and you are welcome to chat and ask questions. Do you have a brickshelf or flickr acount?
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AC wrote:
Jonathan S. wrote:Hey all,

I'm Jonathan! I just signed up and can't wait to get to know everyone. I'm almost 16 and my passion for Lego gets stronger every time I pick up a brick. I have seen your guys work at the museum (many times) And I have a question. Is anyone from the forms aloud to contribute? :?
To take part in one of our big shows you would need to be a member. The forum is open to the public (at least the public forum is) and you are welcome to chat and ask questions. Do you have a brickshelf or flickr acount?


I have a brick shelf account. I don't think I can get on tho, due to me not being 17 yet. Which btw is really dumb.
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Jonathan, just saying .... your avatar is kind of creepy.
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Aw Allan ,hes just in his teenage angst years,when we were 16 ,the few jean jacketed guys were requesting me to draw them metallica and iron maiden junk on their jackets or school books ,almost old tolkien like .Jonathan 's avatar is.sure has time to post alot,and some impressive builds for someone younger.

Good to have you on the forums JS.


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Thanks guys.
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Hello, I am a LEGO fan from Vancouver BC. My name is Brandon. :lol: One quick question. how come I cannot view some of the 'special access' forums? Do I need to reach a certain post number to be able to view the forums? Thanks in advance! :)
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You need to become a bona fide member of the Vancouver Lego Club, in order to access the special access forum.
To do so.. come to one of our meeting, be a decent AFOL (meaning you aren't an @#&%$ or creep), pay the 1 time fee of $10, and thats about it I think...
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There is a public forum that fans of Lego can join and chat with us and each other about Lego and there is a Member forum for those of use that have a VLC membership. The VLC is primarily an AFOL LUG that provides an environment for AFOLs and mature TFOLs to get together and appreciate our wonderful hobby. 8)

Now that is the formal way of saying it. Some of the VLC members that are adults are not all that mature. We have had much discussion on the topic of who can and can't become a member. To gain access to the member forum you would first need to be a member. If you are an adult this is easy. We are having a meeting later this month and you could come out to that and register as a member. If you are not an adult it gets a little more complicated. :D
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Thanks for the info. But unfortunately I am not an AFOL, just a TFOL. Maybe in a few years...
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Nice to meet you Brandon.

Do you have any pictures on flickr? What kind of stuff do you build?
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Platypus wrote:Nice to meet you Brandon.

Do you have any pictures on flickr? What kind of stuff do you build?
I do have a Flickr account, in fact. However, I am not as active and my photographs are usually just random LEGO creations that I build for contests and such. Someday I will be like many people in the LEGO Flickr pool and build amazing MOCs. When I finish school, I am hoping to go work for the LEGO group as a product designer in Billund working with Jamie Berard wow (don't laugh at me :oops: ). I'm sure most of you probably have dreams of working for LEGO too, lol. Okay I am staring to ramble here, anyways thanks for the warm welcomes to this forum!

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brankell5566 wrote:
Platypus wrote:Nice to meet you Brandon.

Do you have any pictures on flickr? What kind of stuff do you build?
I do have a Flickr account, in fact. However, I am not as active and my photographs are usually just random LEGO creations that I build for contests and such. Someday I will be like many people in the LEGO Flickr pool and build amazing MOCs. When I finish school, I am hoping to go work for the LEGO group as a product designer in Billund working with Jamie Berard wow (don't laugh at me :oops: ). I'm sure most of you probably have dreams of working for LEGO too, lol. Okay I am staring to ramble here, anyways thanks for the warm welcomes to this forum!

-Brandon
That is an awesome goal Brandon. Welcome to the forum. We look forward to witnessing you acheive your dream. If you can make it down to Brickcon in Seattle you may be able to meet some Lego designers and other key people in the company. Perhaps one day you will usher in the return of classic grey and monorail pieces :)

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soundwave wrote:
brankell5566 wrote:
Platypus wrote:Nice to meet you Brandon.

Do you have any pictures on flickr? What kind of stuff do you build?
I do have a Flickr account, in fact. However, I am not as active and my photographs are usually just random LEGO creations that I build for contests and such. Someday I will be like many people in the LEGO Flickr pool and build amazing MOCs. When I finish school, I am hoping to go work for the LEGO group as a product designer in Billund working with Jamie Berard wow (don't laugh at me :oops: ). I'm sure most of you probably have dreams of working for LEGO too, lol. Okay I am staring to ramble here, anyways thanks for the warm welcomes to this forum!

-Brandon
That is an awesome goal Brandon. Welcome to the forum. We look forward to witnessing you acheive your dream. If you can make it down to Brickcon in Seattle you may be able to meet some Lego designers and other key people in the company. Perhaps one day you will usher in the return of classic grey and monorail pieces :)

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Thanks, I hope to achieve it someday. Speaking of monorails, a few days ago I saw a Craigslist ad with the ever so infamous LEGO Airport Shuttle for a whopping $50. This listing also includes 3 other bins of sorted bit and pieces of LEGO. It was such an amazing deal, I started at the page in shock for 15 minutes. This thing goes for over $300 on Bricklink. But unfortunately, this got sold in less than 24 hours. :x
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brankell5566 wrote: It was such an amazing deal, I started at the page in shock for 15 minutes. This thing goes for over $300 on Bricklink. But unfortunately, this got sold in less than 24 hours. :x
I've seen some Craigslist Lego postings go in as little as 10-15 minutes. It's like..."but you just... posted it." And they're like, "Yup. Somebody contacted me about it already."
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