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Bricklandia Comic #0

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Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby Staff » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:06 pm





Yep, that's the name. Bricklandia. Sort of inspired by Fred Armisen's Portlandia comedy show. We chose this name for a variety of reasons, but mostly because we hated it the least. I don't know what it is about being in this hobby, but there seems to be some sort of unwritten rule or disease that forces one to name a new LEGO-related endeavor with the word "brick" in it. What's up with that? Are we that uncreative that we can't come up with a cool new name that doesn't involve the word "brick"? I think that's why I wanted to use Studs, since it avoids "brick" altogether but still implies an association with LEGO on some level. So Bricklandia was suggested and other than us hating it the least, we also liked the fact that it gave the characters a place to live and establishes the LUG and location for the LEGOLand theme park. So this week, we went with a poster type of image outlining some of the characters we had in mind for upcoming strips. Hopefully over time, this cast of characters will expand. It'll be interesting to see how different or similar this poster will be in a year or two.

And for the record, it was not my idea to put a character named Onions modeled after the Series 4 skater who is a LEGO Ambassador into the strip. Paul thinks he's being funny.
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby Blacknight » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:11 pm

Agreed about the word brick. It's overused and most Lego pieces don't even resemble a brick anymore. I never used the term as a kid, it seems to have taken on a life of its own with AFOLs.
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby jomandybri » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:35 pm

Ha! This is fantastic, can't wait to see more.
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby Walter Boy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:21 pm

Great name choice! It actually stands out as something you wouldn't think of off the top of your head.

I really like it. :)
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby cas » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Sort of inspired by Fred Armisen's Portlandia comedy show.

This doesn't mean the comic's going to constantly alternate between being mind-numbingly unfunny and mildly hilarious, does it?

I'm just kidding, of course. I expect well-written, highly amusing, Ronald D. Moore quality work every week. ;)
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby Robzula » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:21 pm

Should have just went ahead and named it Brick Pun. Oh well. I like the idea of having a contained "cast." Too many joke a day/week comics just use random people.
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby gev » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:06 am

So... Studlandia was right out?
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby Classicsmiley » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:27 am

The first thing I thought of was the Lalandia resort that's just down the road from LEGOland in Billund...
http://www.lalandia.dk/da/billund/Pages/Default.aspx

I'm looking forward to reading more of the strip!
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby Rook » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:06 am

And for the record, it was not my idea to put a character named Onions modeled after the Series 4 skater who is a LEGO Ambassador into the strip. Paul thinks he's being funny.


I was starting to wonder if the whole cast was based on FBTB staff. :x :lol:
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby MrCRskater » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:46 pm

buriedbybricks wrote:Which one am I? ;)

Olivia, the cute friend, of course!
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby buriedbybricks » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:01 pm

MrCRskater wrote:
buriedbybricks wrote:Which one am I? ;)

Olivia, the cute friend, of course!


Oh you. :x
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Re: Bricklandia Comic #0

Postby Iare Tosevite » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:41 pm

Nice!
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