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Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Registration

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Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Registration

Postby Staff » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:00 am

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This post has most of the information you'll need for participating in this year's Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California. If you plan on participating in the fan gallery, please read the post carefully. If you plan on just attending the park as a guest and take part in the festivities, no need to read further.


Dates and Times


The dates for this year's show is a little later in the year: June 4th and 5th. Weather should be nice and hot so bring sunscreen as we will once again be located on the Model Shop rooftop. There is a canopy but it provides little protection and there is little chance that any pop up tents will be provided. Because it's later in the year, the park hours are longer. On Saturday June 4th, the hours are 9am to 7pm and on Sunday June 5th they will be from 9am to 6pm. Participants in the fan gallery can show up as early as 7am for set up. If you need additional time for set up, please contact me separately after you register.

Hotel Discount


I am still working on hotel discounts for the surrounding hotels and will email the details to registered participants once I work something out.

Participation Details


We are changing the format for participation this year. In years past, we had two separate groups: volunteers and builders. For this year's Star Wars Days, we will no longer have the volunteer group. In order to participate, you must bring a model to display and we simply ask that builders man the tables when they can. Builders will get the full set of perks which include:

- A semi-exclusive minifig
- T-shirt
- Continental breakfast and lunch for both days.
- A modest shopping discount

and more!

Themes


These are themes you should be building towards:

- The Force Awakens Vignettes
- Evolved Starfighters
- Themed Speeder Bikes
- Skywalker Family Reunion
- General

With Episode VII coming out on Blu-ray (April 5th for Blu-ray, April 1 for digital), there's a slight emphasis on Episode VII material with the vignettes and Evolved Starfighters categories. The Themed Speeder Bikes is new and will tie into our upcoming MOC Madness Building Tournament which will be announced soon. The Skywalker Family Reunion is your chance to build a funny or heartwarming (or disheartening scene) that never happened in the movies. Almost anything goes in this category as long as it involves two or more members of the Skywalker family. And of course, if you have a Star Wars MOC that doesn't fit into our pre-definied categories, the general category is for you.

We will once again have ballots for builders to vote on their favorites in each category as well as pick a best-in-show. Winners will receive gift cards good for the Big Shop and possibly some additional LEGO sets thrown in to the prize pool.

Registration


Registration opens now. (Registration closed as of 5/19) Once you've registered yourself, you'll need to register your MOC(s).

There is limited space on the rooftop and we may have to cap registrations at some point. I haven't figured out when we need to close registrations but we will make sure that there is plenty of notice before we close it. Questions? Leave a comment, use the contact form, or email/text me directly.

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you there!
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Brainslugged » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:48 am

Balls - I'm already signed up for the San Diego Marathon on the Sunday. I guess the good news is that they're pretty close to each other, but I'd also planned to spend Sunday afternoon drinking.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby banthafodder » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:47 am

You could always just come on Saturday, I'm sure there would be someone willing to pick up your builds at the end. BTW are we ever going to get a new banner for the event.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Trooper10 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:35 pm

banthafodder wrote: BTW are we ever going to get a new banner for the event.

No way - I love the MS Paint sprayed-over effect from the previous year - in the future some digital archivist will peel back the layers of bits and discover something amazing!
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Brickplumber » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:13 pm

Banner, haha, where have I seen it before.......... I logged on just to give Ace some grief, it's like from 2007. Pretty soon we will only be able to see one trooper.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby sparkart » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:11 am

Big thanks to Ace and company for continuing to organize this; It's honestly one of the annual events that I plan around and look forward to immensely. Here's another vote for keeping the banner. Not that it matters!
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby dWhisper » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:15 am

Even if the banner was replaced, the background would remain. We'd just "spray" over the characters and drop in First Order troops instead
If the above post didn't offend you, you're probably reading it wrong.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby banthafodder » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:30 am

That would make the banner a whole lot better. Maybe photoshop Kylo Ren in.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby sparkart » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:16 pm

I hate to be a bother, but I'm making a mess of the MOC list, and don't want to make a lot of work for whoever is going to print out the display cards. So, I'm going to make a lot of work for whoever is maintaining the spreadsheet instead. ;) I'm going with the project development guideline that the sooner you address the issues, the easier it is to fix. My issue: I can't figure out how to delete or edit entries in the MOC list.

Because I want to consolidate my General Star Wars MOCs into just one entry.
And also put together all my Skywalker Family Reunion vignettes into one entry.

Also, a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for the perpetual banner. Put dead Han in there. That situation is permanent. But I guess there's always the potential for flashbacks in later movies...never mind.

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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby daevster » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:45 pm

Was there a place you wanted us to post pictures of our contributions to the "Force Awakens" collab like last year? Just to avoid duplicates of entries? (not that there's anything wrong with seeing multiple interpretations of certain scenes.)
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Solo » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:15 pm

sparkart wrote: My issue: I can't figure out how to delete or edit entries in the MOC list.

Well, you can't actually delete entries, and you can only edit them if you saved the individual links you got on the confirmation page for each submission. I can make the changes you need though. Want me to just delete whatever you've submitted so far and you can start from scratch? That sounds easiest.

daevster wrote:Was there a place you wanted us to post pictures of our contributions to the "Force Awakens" collab like last year? Just to avoid duplicates of entries? (not that there's anything wrong with seeing multiple interpretations of certain scenes.)
There wasn't. We had duplicates in previous years even with that in place and figured it wouldn't make too much of a difference in the end, since people still need to put in a title of the mocs.
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Everything old is new again...

Postby sparkart » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:03 am

Don, yes, thanks, please delete all of my General Star Wars MOCs and Skywalker Family Reunion entries. I'll add them back, and save the links that show up at the end of the process.

I took a cue from Chris, and delved into the not-so mysterious past of the banner:
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Solo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:47 pm

All set.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby flyandi » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:44 am

I would like to participate . How do I register?

EDIT: NVM - THe link was on the very bottom :-)
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Brainslugged » Fri May 20, 2016 10:40 pm

Just a point of clarification.... The vignettes in the past have been 12x12 studs. The registration states they are now 16x16. That's not a typo is it?
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Brainslugged » Fri May 20, 2016 10:50 pm

Quite sad seeing my post above on March 14th. A few days after this I discovered my company had messed up my Green card application, so after 11 years in the US, I'm being forced back to England for potentially ever. Flying back on June 7th so Star wars weekend will my last weekend here. :'(

My wife just pointed out that I have bigger things to be worrying about other than Star Wars MOCs. What does she know, though.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby onions » Sat May 21, 2016 1:09 am

Brainslugged wrote:Just a point of clarification.... The vignettes in the past have been 12x12 studs. The registration states they are now 16x16. That's not a typo is it?


it was a mistake on our part. they should have been spec'ed for 12x12 but somewhere somehow 16x16 was put in. we will accept vigs of both sizes of course.

and dude, that greencard situation holy crap that sucks!
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby flyandi » Sun May 29, 2016 2:01 pm

One week to go .. is there any information available when we start building up, etc?
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby banthafodder » Sun May 29, 2016 2:24 pm

I think there was something in the last message saying setup was at 7 am.
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Re: Star Wars Days 2016 at LEGOLAND California Info and Regi

Postby Solo » Sun May 29, 2016 5:42 pm

Yeah, if that email didn't come through send Ace an email. It has important details and the parking passes.
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