Friday, March 30, 2012

Premier Group at Gen Con

I recently found out that Team Hassenplug will be listed as a Premier Group at Gen Con in 2012.  That means we'll have a special write-up in the event guide, and priority scheduling for our events.

We earned this honor because last year our games were more than 70% full (we were above 95%).  We ran around 22 games of Super Robo Rally over the course of four days.  We're scheduled to do about the same this year, and I expect them to fill up, again.

If you can make it to Gen Con in August, you really should come check it out.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Mt Tech

Building a mountain
Bryan, John and I wanted to build an area to display Technic vehicles at shows like Brickworld.  Bryan initially suggested we pile bricks on the table, and put the trucks on it.  John and I put a bit more work into it.
The internal structure will be totally rebuilt, before we take it to another show.  Neither of us were happy with it.

I took a bunch of pictures, so we can show how the whole thing developed.  Unfortunately, I think the mountain turned out better than the pictures.

The mountain has an entrance, so vehicles can go inside.

There's also a path where trucks can drive right up the side.  This normally requires a winch...

John did a good job with the stream.

Showing Mt Tech

In the end, it turned out pretty good.

The only bad part was we didn't have enough space on Mt Tech for all the Technic vehicles we brought. So, a few sound their way to an nearby table.  (not shown)

We thought it would be cool to put some construction equipment inside the mountain.  Again, it's a bit crowded in there.