The Oxford English Dictionary is looking to add Hobby words to their quest to be "The definitive record of the English language." Through a crowd sourcing effort at https://public.oed.com/appeals/hobby-words/ hobby words, acronyms, and phrases can be entered, with definitions and other information about the word. The more that is enterred the better lets get LEGO Terms in the OED!
Like LEGO? Spend part of every day drooling over cool creations on Flickr? Love to share your enthusiasm? Do you like words and using them to describe things? Can you name every cast member of Star Wars? Then you sound like BrickNerd material! If you'd like to join the "Nerd Herd" drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "sign me up!" and let's see if you have what it takes to join the ranks!
At this very moment I’m sitting in a hotel room in San Diego with my family, waiting for our boarding time for the Disney Wonder cruise ship. We love cruising Disney, and do so fairly often. One of the things we do to bring even more magic to the journey is participate in “fish extenders”, a sort of secret gift exchange. Outside every stateroom is a fish emblem that is used to deliver messages, participants bring little multi-pocket hangers to hang on the fish (thereby extending it, get it?). You sign up to a group before you depart and bring gifts to drop off for others, and in turn find little surprises in yours every time you come back to your room. One of the gifts we’ve given away is this little model kit of the boat I designed. Perhaps some day we'll be cruising together and you'll find one of these in your Fish Extender.
I've gotten a lot of questions about my custom motion control system I built for stop motion animation, from the LEGO community and beyond. So I decided to put together a video to share what it is and how it came about.
As soon as I finish typing this I'm hopping in the shower and packing up the swag. It's time to head to BricksLA! I'm very excited that Mrs. BrickNerd is joining me this year (her first time). We'll see you there!
2017 was certainly a bumpy year, but overall a good one for BrickNerd. The blog audience has grown, we did several animation projects including three for TLG, we visited Portugal and attended Parades do Coura, went to BrickCon, met so many fellow LEGO enthusiasts and built the Millennium Falcon with Adam Savage and the team at Tested.com. Of course this was while the political environment in the US was in total chaos, the world has gone sorta bonkers and The Last Jedi made us go "huh". I think LegoKlyph has the right idea, and reminds us that 2018 is a chance for a fresh start. Here's to a fabulous new year!