Tag Archives: Sean Kenney

MOCpages Upgrade

Here at The Lego Car Blog we use a number of sources to bring you the best Lego vehicles that the internet has to offer. One of these is MOCpages.

MOCpages

MOCpages, the web’s largest Lego-only sharing community, has unfortunately had a difficult year. A huger server crash wiped out almost all site imagery, and their troubles were sadly compounded by the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy on Manhattan in October 2012. Since then, MOCpages has suffered numerous outages, errors and glitches, to the point where many have given up and gone elsewhere.

However Sean Kenney, MOCpages King (we’ve given him this title), recently announced a shiny new server array is on its way! This should mean a return to speed, and most importantly stability, at one of the most vibrant and popular Lego sites around.

In order to transfer site data to the new servers MOCpages will be down on Friday 28th June 2013. This also means that any links from TLCB to MOCpages will be broken during the transition. We wish MOCpages staff the best of luck with the upgrade, and we’ll see you on the other side.

TLCB Team

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MOCpages Situation

MOCpages Broken

Picture courtesy of Mark Kelso

Yes, it’s that time of the month again. MOCpages, the largest exlusively-Lego creation community in the world, is experiencing technical difficulties.

MOCpages is one of the four high profile sites that The Lego Car Blog Elves plunder for content. Unfortunately the current issues mean that the Elves are increasingly reluctant to visit, as no new creations means no meal tokens for them. As such, we’ll be redirecting most of our slovenly workforce towards more fruitful pastures. It also means that we’ll probably be blogging slightly less frequently during MOCpages’ downtime, as creations are harder to come by. However, as always, you can help us by suggesting suitable creations via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page in the top menu or via the Comments.

Summary of MOCpages’ situation:

  • Photo Uploader defective
  • Email notifications inactive
  • Group ‘hack’ identified

Should we uncover any further details regarding MOCpages’ status we will of course pass these on. However, as even the MOCpages Moderators don’t know what’s happening we fully expect not to know anything until the issues are resolved.

TLCB Team

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The Lego Car Blog Advertising Update

Lego Times Square New York

Times Square Advertising courtesy of Sean Kenney

Today something new has appeared on The Lego Car Blog. You’ve probably noticed it underneath this post. Yes, we’ve become corporate sell-outs. WordPress (our landlords) are trialling something called WordAds and The Lego Car Blog, a little to our surprise, has been selected as a Beta tester for the programme.

What does this mean?

The Lego Car Blog will feature an advert, typically underneath the first post on each page, sourced via Google or another provider.

What are the benefits?

Potentially, as we grow, we could receive earnings to cover the cost of running the site. The first payment is made at $100. Despite our success, with just one ad on the blog this could take two years or more to reach.

What type of adverts will show?

This will depend on your search history among other factors. They will be mostly video based (and silent) using YouTube’s platform. So far all the adverts that we’ve seen have been for large reputable multinationals, including a car company, a well known photocopier manufacturer, a bank, a university, and a leading brand of toothpaste.

Do I have to do anything differently?

Nope. If the advert shown isn’t of interest you can continue using The Lego Car Blog as normal. If it is, and there was one featuring Beyonce that caught our eye, then click on it and you’ll be taken to the advertiser’s webpage.

How can I help support The Lego Car Blog?

We thought about running an ‘Adopt-an-Elf’ scheme, but you really don’t want to adopt one. However, you can support TLCB by Following us via the link at the bottom of this page, Linking to us if you have a MOCpages, Flickr or other LEGO-sharing account, and Sharing our stories around the web. We know lots and lots of you are doing this, so a big and heartfelt thank you from everyone here!

For more information on The Lego Car Blog’s partnership with WordAds please click here.

TLCB Team

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All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy, All Work And N…

Lego Tricycle

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OK, it’s not a Big Wheel, but this twice life-size tricycle by certified LEGO Professional Sean Kenney sure has a ‘Shining’ air to it.

Or it might just be that Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece is so powerful that any red trike immediately conjures up images of elevators full of with blood, partying ghosts and madmen with axes. See more of this totally harmless tricycle (probably) at Sean’s MOCpage via the link above.

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