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Ryan "chief" Wood | January 12th, 2011 | Community Project, Events, Forum, LEGO, LEGO Prince of Persia, Parts Draft

FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition- Tonight’s Game Plan

Tonight we will undertake the first official FBTB Parts Draft! Will it be a huge success, or will we be crushed under the weight of an idea too awesome for it’s own good?

Parts Draft: PoP Edition- Sorting Completed!

Whether you are one of the 10 draft participants or just want to spectate tonight, everyone needs to know the game plan:
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Ryan "chief" Wood | January 7th, 2011 | Events, Forum, LEGO Prince of Persia

Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

You followed the discussion. Now’s your chance to take part in the first official FBTB Parts Draft! We’re going for an ambitious start, a 50% off double draft of 7571 Fight for the Dagger and 7570 Ostrich Race!

Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Interested? Keep your eyes peeled on this topic on the forum: sometime today, Friday January 7th, I will unlock it. The first ten forum members who respond to the topic are eligible to be participants in the draft. You can continue to add feedback in this topic here. Good luck!

Ryan "chief" Wood | December 29th, 2010 | Community Project, Events, Forum, LEGO, Site News

Let’s Talk: FBTB Parts Draft

On the forum we’re discussing how an FBTB community Parts Draft might work. Join the conversation and let us know if this is something you’d like to be a part of!

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 13th, 2010 | Forum, LEGO, News

What Themes Do You Want Made?

LEGO community rep. Steve Witt put out the call yesterday for new theme ideas that you’d like to see in the future. This is a pretty informal fan survey, so go ahead and stop by this thread and drop your suggestion in the hat.

My thanks go out to The Brothers Brick for the tipoff.

Don "Solo" Reitz | March 23rd, 2010 | Forum

A Controversial Question for the Community

With the recent brief reprisal of everyone’s favorite hot button issue [what?], it was suggested by a member to start a poll to actually gauge the community’s approval rating of the controversial business of aftermarket reselling of sets and figures for a profit. Seems like reasonably good idea to me, so here we are!

This poll is open to active forum members, so stop by and cast your vote. I’ve included a few common points for and against the practice that’s some good food for thought.

Ryan "chief" Wood | October 16th, 2009 | Forum, News

Poll: Pick the next site theme!

We’ve just started a poll here in the forum for your pick for the next FBTB site theme and banner. Will it be another memorable scene from the expansive Star Wars saga, or will we visit that pineapple under the sea? Check out all your choices and cast your vote now!

Ryan "chief" Wood | August 22nd, 2009 | Forum, MOC Spotlight

Forum Topic of the Moment

Have you missed me? I’ve certainly missed all of you. I’ve been on the forum and site a lot less since starting work for Legoland, so I only get to peruse the topics late at night or on the weekends.

This thread caught my eye, and I thought I’d highlight it to generate more conversation.

Why do some MOC topics get comments and others don’t? Lack of a picture in the post? Is it the name of the topic, or the name of the creation itself? Is it the builder? Don Solo has some suggestions if you’re a frustrated builder not getting the attention you seek. Chime in, I’m looking forward to even more enlightening discussion on the forum.

My own thoughts: Like anyone, my circumstances and attitude have changed over time. Years ago when I started on FBTB, I was a builder who rarely stepped foot outside the MOC forum. I responded to creations as I hoped/expected others would to mine. But ever since becoming an admin on the site (and before my new job,) I had to do my best to read every topic in every forum. I saw all the creations. But because I was so busy doing my rounds of the forum (troublemakers to attend to!) I didn’t have much time to respond. I’m viewing, but not posting, as many people seem to be doing.

So why do I think other people respond to some models and not others? I don’t think it has anything to do with the general quality of the models lately, or for any one single particular reason. As Turk’s post put it, this site and forum has become more a place for product and theme discussion rather than model discussion. This isn’t a bad thing, just something that happened over time as member and staff focus has shifted.

Is this something we need to work on? Do you miss seeing models on the main page? Do you care either way? Let’s talk.

Ace Kim | May 1st, 2009 | Forum, News

May The Fourth Be With You 10th Anniversary Celebration

LEGO Star Wars isn’t the only game in town celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. FBTB was born the same year the LEGO Star Wars products hit the streets. We’ve had a couple of rough spots over the course of our history, but I can say with confidence that the current state of affairs ever since the relaunch, which I affectionately refer to as FBTB 3.0, has never been better. Part of that is due to the awesome staff I have working with me on the site. And a HUGE part of that is our community. In order to celebrate, I’ve cooked up a very special giveaway as a way of saying thanks.

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Don "Solo" Reitz | April 12th, 2009 | Forum, News

And The Winners Are…

The race is finally over and here are the prize winning entries:

Coming in first with a total of 163 votes, Turkguy19’s Red Fleet Racer:
turkguy19-red-fleet-racer

In second with 159 votes, Larry Lars’ Spinner Pod:
larry-lars-spinner-pod

And in third with 133 votes, Pepa Quin’s iPod Racer:
pepa-quin-ipod-racer

Check out the comments thread to see how the rest of the final entries placed and to congratulate all who participated.

Don "Solo" Reitz | April 11th, 2009 | Forum, MOC Spotlight, News, Site News

Final Lap

OK Bothans, the race is back on and the competitors are headed out on the track. The ranks are mixed up as they leave the chaotic pit lane, some got hit harder than others… but no one was immune. The more damage dealt, the farther back they start the final lap. Curious how the high and low ends of the rankings were the biggest targets, and that classy iPod Racer ended up as the most loathed by a single vote over the Desert Nomad. Meanwhile the G-pod, Exo Racer and Unspod had the lightest attacks… maybe these sleepers from the center of the pack are going to burst through to the front to take the win!

Here is the voting lineup for the final lap (but NOT the current rankings!):

final-lap-after-the-pits

Make sure you stop by the final lap thread to get your votes in!