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Glen Takkenberg (Pirates) keeps the Lego coming

By johnboy - 1 August 2012 12

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The Lego Challenge is coming to the end of phase 1 (Lego acquisition) with the Pirate Party getting in thanks to Glen Takkenberg.

Glen brought a big box of basic blocks and a cops and robbers set.

For those coming in late there’s two things going on here:

    1) We need donations of Lego (or Lego contributed for return on a by-the-kilogram basis as we don’t plan to separate them back out again)

    2) So we can then spend August and September in the pub watching ACT election candidates trying to make the most impressive possible creation with the available bricks.

It should be noted we’re not doing one giant sit down with all the candidates at once (fun as that could be); but a series run over many nights with a YouTube video of what they make and what comes of it.

We’re not taking any more donations that haven’t had prior arrangements made and will be kicking off soon.

So far the donating tally is Two Liberal, Four Labor, Two members of the public (Thank you Ayrton and Penelope), One Green and one Pirate (Boo Bullet Train!).

Candidates who have not donated will still be very welcome to participate in the build phase.

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12 Responses to
Glen Takkenberg (Pirates) keeps the Lego coming
thy_dungeonman 10:38 pm 01 Aug 12

pirate_taco said :

Sorry neanderthaisis, I looked around for any pirate sets, but the classic 80s pirate Lego doesn’t seem to exist any more.

The stuff I dug up from the garage and donated is mostly 80’s pirate Lego, you’re welcome.

Chop71 1:18 pm 01 Aug 12

hot lava

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 1:09 pm 01 Aug 12

poetix said :

Snigger.

Careful – ‘snigger’ is an anagram of ‘gingers’, and some people take offence to that.

pirate_taco 12:57 pm 01 Aug 12

poetix said :

And I Just have to point out how the Pirates are relatively late in joining the party. A bit like their efforts at being registered as a party.

Snigger.

Well, we had to be consistent right?

Chop71 11:02 am 01 Aug 12

pirate_taco said :

….. I wasn’t confident of getting them delivered by the deadline.

Just like the registration of your political party.

poetix 10:42 am 01 Aug 12

And I Just have to point out how the Pirates are relatively late in joining the party. A bit like their efforts at being registered as a party.

Snigger.

poetix 10:30 am 01 Aug 12

KB1971 said :

Are you sure that was not Derryn Hinch?

Well it’s not Alan Jones, who, as a parrot, would be a bit piratey.

Did Glen pick a venue?

pirate_taco 10:24 am 01 Aug 12

Sorry neanderthaisis, I looked around for any pirate sets, but the classic 80s pirate Lego doesn’t seem to exist any more.
There were some Pirates of the Caribbean Lego sets, and some second hand pirate pieces on eBay, but I wasn’t confident of getting them delivered by the deadline.
The big box of basic blocks has a pirate on it, we can always make that.
I’ve never been a big fan of overly specialised Lego anyway, it limits what you can do, though I did pick the police set because it had a motorbike in it that would be hard to make out of standard blocks.

Johnboy – Can you update the spelling of my name?
Correct spelling is Glen Takkenberg

I also forgot to mention that I will be running for Ginninderra, and depending on the willingness of the venue to host us, either the Wig and Pen or Phoenix is my choice of venue.

KB1971 10:16 am 01 Aug 12

Are you sure that was not Derryn Hinch?

PantsMan 10:02 am 01 Aug 12

Arrrrrrrrr, t’is shalt be mighty fun.

johnboy 9:18 am 01 Aug 12

It has got a pirate on the box. and we do have some pirate lego in the mix.

neanderthalsis 9:14 am 01 Aug 12

Am I the only one disappointed that the Pirate Party did not bring pirate lego?

I think Pirates are an important part of the Canberran cultural scene and should not be excluded.

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