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In Topic: Elemental Contest #3: EARTH

Today, 07:28 AM

And now we have five entries!


Maybe that's enough to do the poll, after all? What do you guys think? I would post it in several different places (Twitter, Facebook, here, etc.) and then add up the results.


So, if you're to be the judge of all the entries, does that mean I'll get some feedback for my diorama? Because I'd really like that?


Sure, I can give feedback. :) I really liked your dio, especially the minifigs! Quite a variety, and I always enjoy seeing my stickers put to use. I also really liked the detailed story behind each photo, in the description. The blue & red factions reminded me of Xarkon and Victory. I understand you had trouble working 'earth' into the design, and that's fine. The biggest improvement I would suggest would be tying the whole thing together with a solid base, like a baseplate.

In Topic: Elemental Contest #3: EARTH

13 August 2018 - 12:26 PM

Contest closes the day after tomorrow!

I am reflecting on the failure of this contest. It's interesting, since it comes at a time when my site is getting pretty decent traffic and business, and I'm getting flooded with commission requests. I've advertised the contest on all of my pages, including the front page of the site, and gotten plenty of social media likes, so why won't any of these visitors enter the contest? Some possibilities:

  1. The subject. "Elemental Contest: Earth" is not very specific or very inspiring. People aren't sure what kind of contest it is, what it's about, or what the heck they should build. This has been an ongoing problem with the "elemental" contest series, which is why I was planning to end it after last time, but when I held some polls about what my next contest should be, this idea won. Yet, almost no one entered. So, next time I will pick a more concrete idea like "fantasy minifig contest", or perhaps even more specific, like "Wulfgard faction contest" or "fantasy villain contest", for example.
  2. The forums. I required participants to join the Saber-Scorpion's Lair Forums and post their entries here, in the hopes that it would bring new members to SSLF. But instead, it seems to have simply been a barrier to entry. Next time, I'll let people post entries anywhere, and submit them via social media, forums, or email.
  3. The prizes. I'm beginning to wonder if the "$$ worth of stuff from my shop" is the best idea for prizes. It seems like the ideal prize to me, since you get to pick what you want, but perhaps it's too vague or too boring to attract interest. Maybe it would be better to make some unique prizes and include photos of them.

Anyway, unless there's a surprise flood of last-minute entries, I'm going to forego the public poll judging I mentioned in the first post, and instead simply judge the contest myself. (spoiler: everyone who entered will win something!)

In Topic: WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

12 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

I was determined to get this one posted in time. It's still Sunday somewhere, right?


In Topic: Review: BrickFair Virginia 2018 - Featuring Cool Swag!

07 August 2018 - 04:10 PM

Glad I managed to make it, even if it was only for the last 2 hours or less! lol. I can't believe I forgot to put on my Saber-Scorpion shirt! D'oh! :brickwall:

Thanks for the 'fig, and hope you enjoy yours too! Will ship out the rest of your package soon.



Oh man, I didn't even see those BrickWarriors Gondor items! Guess I should have looked more closely. Also, is that Paladin sword based on Jaime Lannister's from Game of Thrones? I was just working on a minifig of him and it looks very similar. Weird coincidence. I would have preferred an accurate version of Anduril, myself, but oh well. :P


Will try to post some of my own photos later.

In Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?

07 August 2018 - 10:54 AM

So I'm still wasting my time in World of Warcraft. :P
They're tearing up Azeroth again! You'd think that would hardly be possible, since it's been a total wreck ever since Cataclysm, but at the ending of Legion, we finally overthrew Sargeras (the Satan of Warcraft lore, leader of the Burning Legion demons) and as a parting gift he stabbed the planet Azeroth with his sword. You can visit his sword in-game. It's sticking out of Silithus, and it's possibly the biggest structure in the game's history. You can see that thing from halfway across Kalimdor if you have your draw distance maxed! It's massive.
The wound it created in Azeroth is causing a volatile mineral called Azerite to erupt from the ground everywhere, and the Horde and Alliance are back at war to fight over this new MacGuffin. The Battle for Azeroth prequel events are all available in the game right now. The Horde burns down Teldrassil (Darnassus, the Night Elf home city), and the Alliance takes out Lordaeron (Undercity, the Forsaken Undead home city), which Sylvanas destroys as she's leaving. Sylvanas has gone full Garrosh now and no longer has any interesting character depth - she's just pure evil to the core. Which sucks, but I guess Blizzard has forgotten how to write villains who aren't totally 1-dimensional. Still, most other parts of the story are pretty awesome. All of the Alliance leaders really get to shine, especially Jaina, who is now Elsa from Frozen if after her parents died at sea she got PISSED. There are lots of cool new cinematics, plus the in-game cutscenes.

The pre-BFA events (and rewards, including 2 unique mounts) are only available until the 14th, when the expansion officially launches.