“Activate interlock. Dynatherms: Connected. Infracells: Up. All systems Ka-GO!!!”
Two slash Two-Two slash One-One marks the official launch date of my new blog, affectionately dubbed Ka-GO, pronounced “kə’ GŌ” or “kuh-GO” kinda like “ka-ching”, for the curious. After spending the last year or so coming out of a decade-long “Dark Age” away from the toy / artistic medium / wonder that is Lego, I’ve decided to build my own little cabin in the online Lego frontier-suburb-ghetto I refer to as AFOLville. After my daily pilgrimages to sites like From Bricks to Bothans, EuroBricks, and The Ugly Duckling to get my regular Lego fix, I figured I’d join in the conversation. After all, “The more the merrier!” right?
While I plan to focus on highlighting the occasional news item, I figure most of that is pretty well-covered by some of the sites already mentioned above. I plan on using this space to highlight cool MOCs I might come across while trolling Flickr and offer their builders a chance to answer a few questions about them, including things like the inspiration behind the build, insight into how they built it, etc. I’m always sending people messages asking questions and figured I’d share some of the great responses here for others to check out. We all have a lot to learn from one another. I’d also love to do some interview-type things with some of the folks who populate AFOLville. I mean, wouldn’t we all like to know more about the who’s, why’s, and how’s behind our favorite websites and shops?
And let’s not forget about the personal agenda. ka.lego, like most folks, has stuff he’d like to have a conversation about. I’m a “play well with others” kinda guy, generally speaking. In the spirit of Lego’s namesake, please check out the “Leg Godt” section for a chance to share your thoughts on stuff I’m personally curious about via short surveys or try your hand at building things I’d love to see via contests, all in the spirit of community building. (There’ll be little prizes given away there, for sure!)
The best-laid plans are nothing without execution. Like Hannibal, I love it when a plan comes together. So here goes nothing. Thanks for stopping by!