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Ace Kim | February 27th, 2012 | Bricklandia

Bricklandia Comic #1

Poor Chewie. He doesn’t even get recognized at the medal ceremony at the end of A New Hope (though to be fair neither did the other two surviving pilots on the Death Star assault, Red 2 Wedge Antilles and Gold 7 Keyan Farlander. Where are their medals huh?). He’s not bitter or anything. Ever the loyal soldier, he follows Han and joins the Rebel alliance and relocates to Hoth. I wonder if he’s ever resented Han for that whole medal ceremony deal. I’m sure he thinks about it, ’cause he seems awfully eager to take advantage of a particular situation. Will Chewie finally come out on top? For once?

And for the record, this is last week’s comic. It’s entirely my fault that’s being posted a few days late. We’re going to try and get back on track this week.

And yes we still have our regular story line. We’re just banking that for when we get desperate for jokes.

In other news, I’d like to give a big thanks to those who responded for our call for volunteers. Our time grid is nearly filled so if you’re thinking about volunteering, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email. For those of you who did respond, I sent back verification instructions. The deadline to submit t-shirt sizes for the volunteers is quickly approaching, so if you decide to respond later, you might get stuck with a shirt too small or too big. And we can’t have that now can we?

Ace Kim | February 16th, 2012 | Bricklandia, STUDS Comic

Bricklandia Comic #0

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.