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Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31 - April 1

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Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31 - April 1

Postby Staff » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:36 am


Star Wars Days 2012


Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California is slated to be held from March 31 to April 1, 2012 to coincide with their relaunch of the newly expanded Star Wars Miniland. The weekend is fast approaching and FBTB will of course be involved in the fan display. Are you planning on attending? Do you want to display a MOC or volunteer to staff the fan gallery? Have you ever wondered what Don Solo looks like without his hat on? There are a variety of ways to be involved with perks to help incentivize you. Yes, incentivize is a word. I just made it up. Read on for more details. It's a giant wall of text with lots of information, so please read carefully.

Volunteer Your Time
The Fan Gallery will need a few volunteers to help man the tables. Ideally, there will be three people per shift, a shift being a one hour time block with a minimum of two hours per volunteer. And as a volunteer, you will get free entry into the park. This perk does not extend to your brother/sister/cousin/wife/son/daughter/nephew/niece/friend or anyone else unless they too are volunteering their time. More details will be forthcoming. Space is extremely limited. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please use the contact us form with the day (Saturday March 31 or Sunday April 1), the time slots (beginning from 10am to 6pm) you would like to volunteer for, your name, and contact information. Space is extremely limited.

Bring A MOC
There are three ways to contribute a MOC.

Podracers -
Our current Podracing Challenge contest was designed with Star Wars Days in mind. If you are building or have completed building your podracer for our contest, we invite you to mail in your MOC to be put on display as part of the Episode I Movie Build (more info on that below). For all podracers mailed in, a jury panel consisting of myself, Don "Solo" Reitz, and Ryan "Chief" Wood will select the best podracer to win cash. That's right, cash. How does $50 USD sound? If you win, you must have a Paypal account. Everyone who sends in their podracer will receive an FBTB T-shirt (while supplies last) included in the return package. If you're interested in sending in your podracer, please use the contact us form to get in touch with me for additional details and requirements. Podracers can be mailed in, dropped off, or brought to the park for set up. Podracers must be received no later than March 24th.

Star Wars themed MOC -
We're not all about podracers, you know. Do you have a Star Wars themed MOC you'd like to awe and inspire the hundreds of Star Wars fans viewing the Fan Gallery over the weekend? We would be more than happy to accommodate you. If you bring your MOC and require time for set up, please use our contact form to get in touch with us for more details. If you'd like to mail in your MOC, that's okay too. Just use the contact us form for more information.

Episode I Movie Build -
This is where it gets interesting. In addition to the normal MOCery on display, we are coordinating with LUGOLA (LEGO Users Group of Los Angeles) and SANDLUG (San Diego LEGO Users Group) to put on a display showing The Phantom Menace movie from beginning to end in LEGO form. Obviously, we can't do the movie scene for scene, so we've broken down the movie into a few key sequences and have asked LUG members to sign up for a scene to display. The scene list is not definitive and if a builder wants to build something that's not on the list, it's not only acceptable but encouraged. All forms of MOCs are acceptable: micro scale, dioramas, mosaics, etc. If you are interested in contributing to the Movie Build, please use the contact us form and let us know.

The Episode I Movie Build will have it's own little contest. A member from the the Events staff will be picking his/her top three favorite MOCs from the Movie Build to receive a LEGOLAND gift card good for anywhere in the park. The gift card values are $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd. Unfortunately, podracers will not qualify (hence the reason FBTB will be awarding a cash prize instead).

The Dangling Carrot
LEGOLAND is working on securing incentives for those who volunteer their time and/or contribute a MOC for the fan gallery. Several incentives are being worked on and I can't say what those incentives are at this time only because I have not received confirmation yet. I can say that a Star Wars Days t-shirt will be given to the volunteers who man the tables. This, the incentives, not the t-shirt, is something I've worked on with the Events Manager after last year's Star Wars Days so as soon as I get more details, I will post the information.

Got questions? I suggest posting the question in the forum thread for all to read unless you're one them shy types and would rather email us directly. That's okay too.

Bothcon
Due to the very short time frame in planning for Star Wars Days, we will not be having Bothcon during that weekend. No decision about Bothcon 2012 has been made yet.

I'm probably forgetting things to mention cause it's like super late and I've been writing for over an hour. Things will crystallize the closer we get to the big weekend so I'll post again once I get more info or if I need to clarify things. It was a real treat meeting a lot of fans of the site last year. I hope that more of you can make it and that some of you will even contribute.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby madLEGOman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:54 am

sounds like it's gonna be pretty awesome. Too bad i'll be out of the country til march 28th or i'd at least send my podracer.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby crazybirdman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:27 pm

I heard they were going to try and do more than one weekend this year.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby legobilly » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:30 pm

I am so ready

Got my MOC
My sons MOC
and pretty soon a SWPM MOC

MOC MOC MOC MOC MOC

LET'S DO THIS!
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby etcknight » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:17 pm

Will be there wearing my official FBTB t-shirt! XD
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby SDIronClaw » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:16 pm

I'm out this year, due to the change in job locations. I am going to try and go to the Star Wars Celebration this year though.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby sparkart » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:53 pm

I plan to attend and bring along some McQuarrie-inspired MOCs:
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I started the big concept X-Wing last year, and finally finished it (at least this iteration of it - it still needs more work). I'm a but bummed that these models may remind people of his recent passing, but hoping it'll remind them more of the wonderful things he's given the fandom.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Solo » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:18 am

Oh that's fantastic. Do you have a Y-wing based on his designs also?
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby sparkart » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:31 am

Ah, yes, the Y-Wing concept with the big bubble turret...it won't be ready by the end of the month.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby sparkart » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:07 am

I hope a lot of FBTB pod-racers show up for the Fan Display. They're so much more interesting to gaze at in 3D, than in a few Flickr photos.

And I have to admit, I'm more impressed by the smaller creations, and am blown away when I get to see them in person - like MacLane's Chibi AT-AT or the pieces in Brandon Griffith's chess sets. To me, it's more of a challenge to make smaller MOCs, and it impresses me how artists make clever, economical use of pieces in smaller creations.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Oky Wan Kenobi » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:04 pm

Hi. I have expressed interest in sending in my podracer for the booth via the Contact Us form as instructed, but I still haven't received any reply. What's going on?
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Solo » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:29 pm

Ace probably just hasn't got to your email yet, that's all. If patience isn't your thing you can try signing in to chat to see if he's at his computer.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Oky Wan Kenobi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:21 pm

No problem. I am very patient, I was just getting a bit nervous with the deadline little more than a week away, but he just replied, so it's all good.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Gooker1 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:22 am

Great to meet all the other FBTB'ers and the cool people from LUGOLA & SANDLUG. It was a fun event and scored some fun stuff. Thanks again!
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Commander Cody » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:04 pm

When will Ace send back our Star Wars and CM podracers?!?
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Oky Wan Kenobi » Wed May 02, 2012 4:12 pm

Commander Cody wrote:When will Ace send back our Star Wars and CM podracers?!?

Good question. As I said before, I'm a patient person, but it's been a month now. :S I know you guys are busy with the site updates, but it would be nice to get our MOCs back soon if it's not too much trouble.
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Re: Planning Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California March 31

Postby Oky Wan Kenobi » Thu May 31, 2012 12:20 am

Two months and counting... Any news?
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