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Christian Benito
Worked at Powell's Books
Attended Cabrillo College
Lives in Portland, OR
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MOCs: This fine render by Sunder_59 is everything I enjoy about a good military build. That grill on the back is fire. I really like the combination of subdued palette and aggressive detail on this great little mech by Hoon Kim. This build by Iain Heath…
MOCs: //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js This fine render by Sunder_59 is everything I enjoy about a good military build. That grill on the back is fire. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-co…
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MOCs: Mitsuru Nikaido has a intensely busy style that works beautifully on this mech. The combination of utilitarian lines and mottled greens on this Nick‘s drone a nice plausability. This little drill mech by Andrew Lee is just brimming with character…
MOCs: //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Mitsuru Nikaido has a intensely busy style that works beautifully on this mech. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The combination of utilitar…
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MOCs: Check out these superb scuttling drones by Shannon Sproule.
MOCs: Check out these superb scuttling drones by Shannon Sproule.
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MOCs: Another lovely microscale build from TOKYO TAG TEAM. The fire and smoke effects are particularly lovely!
MOCs: Another lovely microscale build from TOKYO TAG TEAM. The fire and smoke effects are particularly lovely!
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Newzers (LEGO Mixels series 9): my review and farewell!

My reviews of series 9 wrap up with the Newzers, a tribe that consists of a tv news crew. Kind of a strange group, but fitting for the city-oriented final waves.
My reviews of series 9 wrap up with the Newzers, a tribe that consists of a tv news crew. Kind of a strange group, but fitting for the city-oriented final waves.
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Trashoz (LEGO Mixels series 9): my review!

The final series of Mixels have hit the shelves and of course I bought them all up. I’ll miss these packets of brightly colored elements and their cheery little monsters. First up in series 9 are the Trashoz, a tribe of helpful trash-gobbling city workers.
The final series of Mixels have hit the shelves and of course I bought them all up. I’ll miss these packets of brightly colored elements and their cheery little monsters. First up in series 9…
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MOCs: An exemplary mecha from nobu_tary, utilizing the cockpit elements from the new Nexo-Knight battlesuits.
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MOCs: I really enjoy the blocky color on this drone by Shannon Sproule. I should also say that I immediately stole the leg design for something I was building today. Peter Reid‘s style of ‘greeble as structure’ is so daunting to me, but I’m in love with…
MOCs: I really enjoy the blocky color on this drone by Shannon Sproule. I should also say that I immediately stole the leg design for something I was building today. Peter Reid’s style of …
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MOCs: This pair of mecha by Mitsuru Nikaido really knock it out of the park.
MOCs: This pair of mecha by Mitsuru Nikaido really knock it out of the park.
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LEGO 31062 Robo Explorer: my review!

It’s a new year and there are a lot of new LEGO sets available. Just this last weekend I was at my local store and spotted this little beauty. I have a soft spot for robots, and as any of my fellow builders can tell you: I love bright colors. I added this…
It’s a new year and there are a lot of new LEGO sets available. Just this last weekend I was at my local store and spotted this little beauty. I have a soft spot for robots, and as any of my …
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Nindjas (LEGO Mixels series 9): my review!

The second tribe in series 9 is a trio of ninja-themed oddballs. I’m a big fan of orange, so I’m already looking forward to digging into some newly recolored elements.
The second tribe in series 9 is a trio of ninja-themed oddballs. I’m a big fan of orange, so I’m already looking forward to digging into some newly recolored elements.
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LEGO 21307 Caterham Seven: my review!

The LEGO Ideas line has been hit and miss for me. I’m not very interested in most of the pop culture models that they’ve produced, preferring the sets based on original ideas or actual things. I had a lot of hopes for this latest set when I picked it up…
The LEGO Ideas line has been hit and miss for me. I’m not very interested in most of the pop culture models that they’ve produced, preferring the sets based on original ideas or actual …
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Introduction
I run and hike. I run and hike. I like to play games and learn new things.
Bragging rights
I bake an excellent cake or two.
Education
  • Cabrillo College
    1990 - 1992
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Gender
Male
Birthday
August 4, 1972
Work
Occupation
Hausmann
Employment
  • Powell's Books
    New Book Buyer, 2006 - 2013
  • Cabrillo College
    Text Book Buyer
  • Dragon Hobby Games
    Manager
  • Game Alot
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Portland, OR
Previously
Santa Cruz, CA - Iruma City, Japan - Boulder Creek, CA
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REI Flash 22
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Burnt Lake
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I've been out for a number of hikes this year, but I've been rather lazy when it comes to writing about them. In fact, as I look back over m

Changes
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Yesterday I gave notice at my day job. I've been flipping books there for seven years and I have a lot of great memories and I now know far

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The Grand Adventure To Find Your Voice
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I completed a really cool interview over at 52Reviews, and there I answered a question about voice, and the answer, I think, may be of some

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There has been a lot of talk, and online writing, about dialogue in fiction this past week. The issue seemed to be divided between two disti

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