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Christian Benito
Worked at Powell's Books
Attended Cabrillo College
Lives in Portland, OR
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Alpha Team!

I’ve been busy building for the last couple weeks. Bricks Cascade is right around the corner, and I had a number of models partially built that I have been finishing up. Amidst that, I was really wanting to build some new mecha to display. I recently…
I’ve been busy building for the last couple weeks. Bricks Cascade is right around the corner, and I had a number of models partially built that I have been finishing up. Amidst that, I was re…
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MOCs: Something about Moko‘s excellent Kamen Riders just hits me in the feels. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Here’s a great chunky mecha by Marco Marozzi. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Though I’m not convinced about the…
MOCs: Something about Moko’s excellent Kamen Riders just hits me in the feels. Here’s a great chunky mecha by Marco Marozzi. Though I’m not convinced about the color-blocking, the…
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LEGO 40124 Winter Fun: my review!

I’ve really enjoyed this year’s slate of seasonal sets. There have been some that felt a bit lack luster (I’m looking at you Halloween!), but this one just looks like it was phoned in. Maybe LEGO really wanted to have an even six seasonal sets, but this…
I’ve really enjoyed this year’s slate of seasonal sets. There have been some that felt a bit lack luster (I’m looking at you Halloween!), but this one just looks like it was phone…
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LEGO 70751 Temple of Airjitzu: the first half of my massive review!

Most of the larger LEGO sets are a bit lost on me. I’ve never bought a modular or a UCS set. The last set that I even left assembled for more than a month was my Sea Cow, which was eventually knocked off its shelf by one of my jerk cats. Now I finally…
Most of the larger LEGO sets are a bit lost on me. I’ve never bought a modular or a UCS set. The last set that I even left assembled for more than a month was my Sea Cow, which was eventually…
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LEGO 40123 Thanksgiving Feast: My review!

I’m a little late the post on this one, but I finally put together the seasonal set for the impending holiday. Looks like a nice Thanksgiving dinner with the grandparents.
I’m a little late the post on this one, but I finally put together the seasonal set for the impending holiday. Looks like a nice Thanksgiving dinner with the grandparents.
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Residential Micropolis (part 3): I build tiny LEGO apartments!

Over the past couple of posts we’ve built single family dwellings. Since Micropolis builders tend to focus on urban cores rather than the suburban sprawl, I’d be remiss not to explore apartment buildings and their ilk. This week I’ll build a four-story…
Over the past couple of posts we’ve built single family dwellings. Since Micropolis builders tend to focus on urban cores rather than the suburban sprawl, I’d be remiss not to explore a…
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MOCs: Omar Gonzalez maintains a consistent style and quality with this latest mecha. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Normally, I don’t have much interest in starfighters, but these BlackTron models by Carter just hit the spot.…
MOCs: Omar Gonzalez maintains a consistent style and quality with this latest mecha. Normally, I don’t have much interest in starfighters, but these BlackTron models by Carter just hit the sp…
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MOCs: Andreas knocked it out of the park with this handsome walking tank. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I’m loving this render by Thomas of Tortuga. I might need to try my hand at building one. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I…
MOCs: Andreas knocked it out of the park with this handsome walking tank. I’m loving this render by Thomas of Tortuga. I might need to try my hand at building one. I really like Bob’s B…
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LEGO 70751 Temple of Airjitzu: the second half of my lengthy review!

Yesterday I walked through the first third of this massive build. Those first four bags built the two smaller structures that accompany the temple. Each of these models has been a lot of fun to build, with a variety of inventive techniques and great…
Yesterday I walked through the first third of this massive build. Those first four bags built the two smaller structures that accompany the temple. Each of these models has been a lot of fun to bui…
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MOCs: //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js A couple of great models from LEGOLIZE IT MAN. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
MOCs: A couple of great models from LEGOLIZE IT MAN.
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MOCs: A pair of handsome hover scooters by nobu_tary. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js BobDeQuatre outdoes himself with this great spider tanker. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
MOCs: A pair of handsome hover scooters by nobu_tary. BobDeQuatre outdoes himself with this great spider tanker.
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MOCs: Dig this great speeder by Marco Marozzi! //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsA perfect Nerdvember entry by captainsmog. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js This lovely render by Thomas of Tortuga really hits the spot with the colors.
MOCs: Dig this great speeder by Marco Marozzi! A perfect Nerdvember entry by captainsmog. This lovely render by Thomas of Tortuga really hits the spot with the colors.
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  • Powell's Books
    New Book Buyer, 2006 - 2013
  • Cabrillo College
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  • Dragon Hobby Games
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I run and hike. I run and hike. I like to play games and learn new things.
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I bake an excellent cake or two.
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    1990 - 1992
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