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October Update

No new episode yet, I’m still settling in to my new apartment and my new job, but here are some updates.

NNN Newsmobile

Back in July, the NNN Youtube account passed 5,000 subscribers (it is now over 6,000!) and I celebrated by launching an official NNN project on LEGO Cuusoo: the NNN Newsmobile. Please go to the Cuusoo site and click “Support.” Once the Newsmobile gets 10,000 people supporting it, LEGO will consider making it into an actual LEGO set! As I mentioned in the 5,000 subscriber video, the fact that NNN has 5,000 subscribers means that if every NNN fan supports the project and gets one friend or family member to support it, we’ll hit 10,000 easily. So please support and share!

To keep my fans occupied while I was buys packing up and moving this summer, I held an animation contest that got 40 great entries. The direction was to make an animation about a made-up sport. Here’s the grand prize winner, “Block Ball” by MRlegobuilder987

If you’re interested in watching some of the best animations made with LEGO bricks and learning more about how “brick animations” are made you should definitely check out the new blog David Pagano and I started in August, tentatively called We highlight great brick animation and give a behind-the-scenes perspective on the hobby. We’re currently running a contest to rename the site, so make sure to check that out and get your entry in by October 24th.

Me standing next to a LEGO diorama and grinning

Throughout the month of October I have a diorama on display at my local LEGO store. Check out more pictures of “The Pinchbot Invasion” diorama on the NNN Facebook page.

2.5 – The End of Sports

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Robert Vylan pontificates on the meaning of sports before declaring them pointless and proposing some new ones. Sherry is not happy about this.

Part 5 of 7 of Chapter 2: “Robots!”

What you might have missed during the last five months

As loyal viewers of the Nightly News at Nine, I assume all of of you are subscribed to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, and frequent visitors of our Facebook page, but for those of you who aren’t, here’s some stuff we’re doing that you might have missed out on in the past 5 months:

2.4 – Robots! Robots! Robots!

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Four robot friends try to figure out what to do with themselves.
Part 4 of 7 of Chapter 2: Robots!

Buy the 4 robots from this episode from my Bricklink store:
Zipbot, Duckbot, Rockin’bot & Skullbot

Fun facts:
– Though this video is only 2 minutes long, it took several months to make and over 110 hours of animating time.
– The “Harried Woman” figure at the beginning is in fact an official LEGO character – she is from the Belville series.
– Duckbot eats 16 things throughout the video Can you spot them all?
2 white plates, 3 fish, 1 radio, 3 gold cups, 2 parts of the table, 1 orange bowl, 1 mushroom, 2 wine glasses & 1 yellow book
– No kittens were harmed in the filming of this video