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Review: Brickfair Virginia 2017 - YEAH BOI!


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#1 Nightstalker

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

*Warning: THIS TOPIC IS PICTURE HEAVY*

 

Ladies and Gentlemen of SSLF,

 

It has been yet another amazing Brickfair Virginia. Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet any of you all this year, but then again, there is always next year. Now, I know you're use to seeing the swag I got, but this year, there ain't anything new to show off.

 

"Wait, you didn't get anything this year?" Apart from a ton of figs, no new gray market items. That means no new BrickWarriors, BrickArms, or BrickForge stuff to show off. Instead, I'm going to show off some cool MOCs from this year! So, grab a snack, and get ready to see some amazing stuff!!!

 

First off, my badge!

 

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New Additions:

- Brickfair 2017 Brick

- Word of WarCraft Tile

- Cute Genji Tile (yes, I have this one in-game)

- Cute Mercy Tile (yes, I have this one in-game)

- "is not Saber-Scorpion" Brick (Was still asked if I was Saber-Scorpion once)

- New EclipseGrafx Brick

- Genji's Ultimate Quote

 

With that out of the way, let's start off with what I brought:

 

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This is Fort Asdale. What you are seeing here is an attack on an unaware Ankoran outpost. Three factions are currently represented in this battle. First off, you have the Ankora, which is led by none other than Prince Melanes. Their force consists of 42 units. The second force is the ambushing Altrairians, who are led by Kagaz Urgol. Their force consists of roughly 58 units. Lastly, the third and final force is... *drum-roll please* the Lizardmen! Their force consists of two units.

 

This MOC consists of three main highlights:

 

1) Kagaz Urgol and the Vorgan

 

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Built in 1hr30min on Wednesday (first day of BrickFair), this dragon caught the eye of a lot of folks during public hours. Now, a quick note about the vorgan. First off, this was built as a request from Dalton. He wanted to see one of his favorite dragons in LEGO form. Now, stop and go look up what a vorgan looks like. 

 

*Readers realize this doesn't even look close*

 

BINGO! So, something I failed to mention was that I am pretty terrible at building creatures. That being said, I wasn't going to back away from a challenge. Despite it not looking close, I still liked how it looked!

 

2) Dwarf "Big Boomer" V2

 

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So, this was not suppose to be in the build, but it still ended up here. This is V2 of a cannon I made long ago. This time, it is more detailed and looks better than the original. More importantly, I was able to make it look like it was firing, which seemed to impress a lot of viewers.

 

3) Saleena and the Water Hydra

 

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With the display finished, my bro suggested that I add something into the water. Seeing as how Ankora was outgunned, I decided they needed a bit of Black Lance support. In comes Saleena, who is summoning a water hydra to lash out at the big trolls.

 

Now, let's get some battle pictures!

 

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That's all from me this year! Next year, I'm hoping to run a massive, fantasy battle for a collaboration. But more on that at a later date. All you need to know is that I'm planning for it to be bigger, badder, and more violent than any other collab I've been in!

 

Anywho, let's take a look at some cool stuff from this year!

 

Micro City

 

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Castle

 

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Best Castle MOC - Beorn's Hall

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My Favorite Lighted MOC - ET's Home

 

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During the World of Lights, an event that happens at 11:00pm during exhibitor hours only, all the lights go off and light up MOCs and show off! This MOC was my favorite light up one this year. It utilizes a black light, which causes certain transparent colors to light up. This is what it looked like during the event.

 

<Stay tuned for Part 2... coming tomorrow!>


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#2 Nightstalker

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

Continuing with the review!

 

A really bad@$$ helicopter

 

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Majora's Mask Giant

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Being a big fan of Majora's Mask, I really liked this MOC. The way the hair and mustache were done were really cool. Besides, this MOC was just constructed very well, and can be easily recognized by Zelda fans.

 

Fancy Art

 

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That Last Supper art is amazing. I mean, all of the other art looks great as well, but there's a reason why this was given a Brickee. Anyone who has the ability to make any form of art like this will automatically blow me away.

 

Bionicle

 

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My Favorite MOC this BrickFair

 

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Let me be real right here. This dragon is super pretty. More importantly, it has a wide variety of colors and NPU (nice parts usage). When you look at the majority of Bionicle based creations, they are typically Toa-like. Now, there's nothing wrong about this, but after a while, you might want to see something different. That's why I like this dragon. First off, this dragon is sippin' tea!?!? Now that's classy for a dragon. Next, those wings. For those that can't tell, the new Elves leaves parts were used to create the colorful wings. Again, I've never seen leaves being used for dragon wings. To top it off, the lime green and light blue color scheme just looked fresh!

 

Anywho, come back tomorrow, when I wrap this up with Pop Culture, Sci-Fi, and plans for next year!


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#3 Nightstalker

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:04 PM

AND NOW FOR THE FINALE!!!

 

Pop Culture and Gaming

 

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Sci-Fi/Military/Mecha/Other

 

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Yes, this is a working Ms. Pacman arcade cabinet.

 

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This is without a doubt the most bad@$$ space worm I've seen. This MOC is rightful titled, "The Last Days, Hours, Minutes, of Outpost X."

 

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The best Sci-Fi space ships I've seen in a long time. They had a unique shape, and I love the color schemes on both of them!

 

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And that, is the end!

 

But fortunately, I have next year to look forward to! That's right, I'm already prepping for BrickFair Virginia 2018. So what am I preparing? Well, I'll go ahead and give it away! With any luck, I'm hoping to form my own collab and get a really awesome battle going for castle/fantasy. That being said, I'd really love to have some SSLF cameos show up on some of the factions. Details for each army will be released when the time comes, but start thinking of some cool figs!

 

As far as building, Fantasy Funnies, and LEGO posts go, I will be returning to them on August 25th! Building will be solely focusing on army based builds, so expect to see some cool siege weapons and cool units moving forward. Also, expect Minifig Showcase to return too!

 

Anywho, that's all for now! Feel free to enjoy the images. Furthermore, I hope this has inspired more folks to put some time away for next year!

 

Thanks for viewing!


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#4 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:00 AM

1) Kagaz Urgol and the Vorgan

 

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Built in 1hr30min on Wednesday (first day of BrickFair), this dragon caught the eye of a lot of folks during public hours. Now, a quick note about the vorgan. First off, this was built as a request from Dalton. He wanted to see one of his favorite dragons in LEGO form. Now, stop and go look up what a vorgan looks like. 

 

*Readers realize this doesn't even look close*

 

BINGO! So, something I failed to mention was that I am pretty terrible at building creatures. That being said, I wasn't going to back away from a challenge. Despite it not looking close, I still liked how it looked!

 

For anyone curious, this is the Dragon (according to Wikipedia, they are called Nogurds, but whatever) in question:

 

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I think it turned out awesome! Obviously, some details had to be sacrificed to keep it mini-fig sized, but I love what you did with it to make it your own. I may take my own turn at making one someday...

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:20 AM

The original plan was to give you this bad boy if you showed up. Perhaps next year I can fulfill that plan...

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#6 Sephsekla

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:05 AM

These are all so awesome, nice work with your stuff Nightstalker!

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#7 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:08 AM

The original plan was to give you this bad boy if you showed up. Perhaps next year I can fulfill that plan...

 

Yeah, hopefully next year I'll be able to go. 



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for posting all these incredible creations Nightstalker.  That Ebon Hawk and E.T.'s home are really interesting to me.  Always with the castle builds I wonder how these builders sourced their vegetation as it's so expensive, but the results are without question.  

 

One year I need to visit a lego event like this in person.  






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