Fearing that the Snow Mechs (Snow Boxes from Mr. Mandalorian and LuxorV) will ravage the smaller entries, other Fellows and Staff have teamed up against the mechanistic onslaught. They discussed ways to bring down these ominous “iron giants” including several rather creative ideas. Erdbeereis1 suggested he throw a pizza in one of the leg joints while KimT considered throwing one of his Slave Leia Twins in the path of the mechs to make them stumble. TheBrickster took a more traditional approach by shooting at them with his At-At piercing blaster cannon. “Dang-nab rusty tin cans”, he cursed as he offered his partner BatBrick a ride on his Snow Steamer. Humming the old classic story song, Sink the Bismarck by Johnny Horton, TheBrickster’s aim was as bad as an old blind farmer with a crooked shotgun, and he hit the side of a wash machine along the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Eurobricks Vassal Eti (not Yeti) jumped into a nearby wash machine and slid down the hill to join forces against the Snow Mechs. Unfortunately, the wash machine was a few days out of warranty and the needed spair parts (including a steering wheel) caused the machine to veer off toward the small town of Whoville.
Will nothing be able to stop the iron giants?
Will TheBrickster ever be able to hit the broad side of a barn?
And if so, will he be able to explain why he just didn’t open the Snow Box Derby up to all members of Eurobricks?
Will EB Admin Hinckley build his entry before December 24th?
The answers to these question and more may only be found by continuing to follow Snow Box Derby 2008 coverage, at Classic-Town.net!
“Not a creature was stirring, not even a Snowmouse”? CLANK…CLANK…CLANK… LuxorV has joined forces with Mr. Mandalorian to build another robot-like creation. Together, their Snow Mechs will certainly cause a lot of destruction on the EB slopes. BatBrick and TheBrickster (AKA Men in Black) will certainly have a challenge with the addition of the Snowmouse. I just hope that these two Iron Giants are rust proof.
As the sound of whipping horses and Epic Roman music comes from the distance, KimT’s “chariot” pulled by not one, but two Slave Leias and a few Battle Droids (in case the Leias get tired) makes its way down the slope. I’m just surprised KimT’s Snow Box is not carrying Jabba aboard his Hoth Chariot. It appears that KimT has opted to also add spikes to his Snow Box creating a perfect partnership with Sir Dillon’s Spike.
Our #1 Wacky Walrus has decided to enter the Snow Box Derby creating a bit of a differnt Snow Box, the WTS Atlantis. Touting his signature blue fish barrel, the Atlantis is ready for some snow-packed action! I now wonder if Hinckley will be joining him? I repeat, I now wonder if Hinckley will be joining him? Like the campaign to save 9V trains, Hinckley will hopefully be joining him – for the love of the fans!
The Snow Box Derby now has 13 entries with only two individuals who have not paired with one another (three if Hinckley does not join the Wacky Team). A complete list of the teams and participants can be found here. Stay tuned for more breaking news, right here on Classic-Town.net!
It’s been an exciting day on the EB slopes today! Sir Dillon unveiled his Castle-creation, a Snow Box porcupine, he’s named “Spike” as a pet name. With two large spinning saw blades at it’s front end, his Snow Box will certainly be a fierce rival to some of the other larger Snow Boxes.
With a strong scent of coal and sulfur in the air along with a chilling breeze from the West, TheBrickster’s Snow Steamer has rode into town (relatively speaking). There’s definately something brewing between TheBrickster and Mr. Mandalorian as the two men exchanged some rather interesting words with one another. TheBrickster referred to Mr. M’s Snow Box as a ”rusty tin-plated Robo-Crop Duster” while Mr. M. has threatened to make splinters out of TheBrickster’s wooden bobsled. Fortunately, Erdbeereis1 managed to come between the two highly competetive men just before the “smack-talk” got really ugly. These two will certainly be battling hard during this year’s event.
Let’s take a moment and see what our fans along the sidelines are saying. Two fans (Jim Butcher and Hewkii9) quickly attempt to commandere the microphone.
Who are you guys rooting for?
Americans! – I like pizza and hilarity? It’s a Win-Win situation, I think.
The American Team! – They’re both very talented builders (although my mind went in the gutter when I saw what was going on inside Sir Nadroj’s box), not to mention that they don’t resort to potty language like TheBrickster. He threatened Mr. Mandalorian with a 6-pack of woop @$$!
Wow! We’re definately going to have to BLEEP that.
Is there anything else you guys would like to add? (and then give me back my microphone, please!)
Well, the holiday season on the Eurobricks’ slopes is really turning out to be spectacular, with all the fun to get you in that holiday spirit. This is the first time I’ve experienced December on the EB slopes. (I came out in early January), and I’m definitely not disappointed. I wish good luck to all who are participating in the Snow Box Derby, and Happy Holidays to everyone.
And how about you, Hewkii?
Well, you heard it right there. It seems that the American Team is the favored team this year with two outstanding Snow Boxes by SirNadroj and Erdbeereis. But do they have what it takes to beat the other fantastic Snow Boxes? We’ll find out right here at Classic-Town.net with live coverage of Snow Box Derby 2008!
Our roving reporter (yours truly) has resorted to Paparazzi-style tactics to catch up with none other than EB Walrus Administrator, Sinner, who has decided to sleep in and call it “a snow day”.
Well-loved Walrus Sleeping in Hotel Room
Forced to conduct an impromptu interview regarding his participation in this year’s Snow Box Derby, Sinner has answered these intriguing questions.
Thanks for the brief interview with us Sinner. Sorry to get you out of bed. Yes, I promise to leave if you answer just a few questions about the Snow Box Derby. Fans are really hoping you and Hinckley will be entering this year’s contest.
Are you planning to enter?
Yes, but the advent calendar has been keeping me busy! Hopefully on the weekend I’ll find some time.
I don’t understand why you can’t just open all the little doors and eat the chocolates in one day, just to get it over with.
There’s been some speculation about you teaming up with Hinckley to form a “Wacky Team”.
Can you elaborate on this rumor?
Well Hinckley and I are working on some inventions together… but this isn’t one. Sorry. I’ll try to include him in a photo session though!
Wow! Fans are really going to love that. I just hope they’re not Glamour Shots. Will they be 8×10 glossies?
Are Walruses fast sliders on the slope?
Yes, providing we keep the tusks out of the ice. Not for any long slopes though as it gets a bit painful on the other parts.
That’s a funny thought. I’m also picturing Hinckley sliding down the slopes on his bottom as his Snow Box crashes down the hill. He is bound to hit some bushes and rocks!
If you enter, what theme might you choose for your Snow Box?
I’d rather not say as I want to do something different. Robo-Riders?
Phew! I thought you were going to say Fabuland.
Have you been following any of the other contestants?
Do you have a favorite team or Snow Box?
I’ve been following them all; the one by Mr. Mandalorian is my favourite, but Erdbeereis1 has made a cool one too!
Obviously you have not seen Sandy’s the Snow Queen’s Snow Box (try quickly saying that 5 times!)
If you do enter, what team or individual might be a challenge for you to beat?
SirNadroj. Never underestimate SirNadroj.
Yes, he is definately an awesome designer. And everyone is focussed on the Economy right now.
What would you like to say to your fans?
Stay in school, don’t do drugs, m%g@ bl$ks makes babies cry… and don’t trust Hinckley’s carrying hammers.
I wouldn’t trust Hinckley carrying anything, but that’s a whole different story.
I certainly thank you for your candid responses Sinner, and we really hope to see you on the slopes this weekend.
Well, you heard it right here on Classic-Town.net, an exclusive interview with our favorite Walrus, Sinner. And it looks like we may be getting a glimpse of his snow box this weekend, December 20, 2008; just four days from the Snow Box Derby finals.
Make sure you continue to check out the latest news of the derby at Classic-Town.net, your #1 source for live coverage of Snow Box Derby 2008!
The snow seems to be coming down pretty heavy, but it hasn’t stopped the Snow Box Derby fans from cheering their favorite team. Let’s take a walk to the sidelines and meet one of the fans now…
Snowbox Derby Fan Guss standing along the Sidelines
Hello. What is your name young man? (Guss)
Are you enjoying yourself? (Yayyy!)
Who are you rooting for during this year’s event? (mhhh… SirNadroj & Erdbeereis are my favourites). I think Sandy is cool too, but Hinckley and Sinner can win with dirty tricks too).
What do you like about these contestants? (SirNadroj and Erdbeereis build awesome Snow Boxes! Sandy is a girl and she also builds very cool Snow Boxes, and as I’m French, I have to cheer for girls who build nice Snow Boxes. Hinckley and Sinner just make me laugh).
Yes, they certainly are enjoyable, aren’t they?
Well, I hope you have a great time on the slopes today and make sure you stay warm.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Sinner and Hinckley to see if they still plan to enter this year’s contest. Fans are really hoping that they make it out today.
This is your roving reporter keeping you informed with the latest and greatest news live from Snow Box Derby 2008!
It’s been a busy day on the slopes as our EB Fellows and Staff have been hard at work on their Snow Box Derby entries. Wait! What’s that in the air? There appears to be a bright light glistening atop one of the snow covered peaks. It appears to be a… a bat? It’s a bat signal? Holy Snow Boxes! Out of a nearby snow cave (perhaps the cave of the rumored yeti who lives in these frosted hills), comes BatBrick’s ebony entry, the Batbox. TheBrickster has taken a liking to the Batbox and the two EB members are discussing some sort of partnership. Will they be joining forces to form a most mysterious team, the Men in Black?
THOMP! THOMP! THOMP! What is this? Sideline Scene builders are starting to clear the way. Snow is falling from the trees and the hills. Is it an avalanche? Or perhaps an AT-AT? No! Oh my gosh, what is this iron monstrocity? It’s a large Snow Box with Mr. Mandalorian behind the steering wheel. It’s his Basilisk Snow Droid. That thing is HUGE! And it seems to be armed with blaster cannons. Is this thing allowed in the Derby? I almost hope the judges allow it; if not, I wouldn’t want to be them!
There’s some royal music coming from the distance. The other EB Fellows and Staff are clearing a path on the hill. Is that a red carpet? It’s SANDY the Snow Queen with a Hinckley look-alike (but definately much more handsome). All bow to the beauty and cruelty of her majesty, the Snow Queen. Her Snow Box is as opulent as her beauty, but equally menacing. The men have pretty much turned to melted water as they push her heavy Snow Box along the hill. No one seems to care so much about the cruelty, but are focussed on the beauty. She will certainly give the male teams a run for their money (and Alice who is a different female EB member all-together).
The last entry of Day 3 is that of VBBN, cleverly known as the V-Box. It almost resembles a combination of Bionicle and Castle parts. His V-Box appears to be rather aerodynamic and may be one of the faster Snow Boxes on the slopes.
So what’s the word along the sidelines? The picketers have disbursed. In talking with some of the EB’s Fellows and Admin staff, they have reached a fair resolution to their labor dispute. Members have been granted involvement in the Snow Box Derby by building bleachers and concession stands for the derby. What a great resolution! This way, both groups can enjoy the Derby and all the excitement that it will bring to EB during this holiday season.
Make sure you visit Classic-Town.net for more exclusive coverage of this year’s Snow Box Derby!
It’s another cold yet exciting day on the slopes as our EB Fellows and Admins eagerly build their snow boxes for the big challenge. With the subprime mortgage crisis looming over the head of the American team, as well as a reluctant stock market that still hasn’t taken off despite trillions of bail out dollars from the Federal Government, SirNadroj has created the unstoppable H.M.B. Economy. It’s a horrible black hole of a box that some have compared to Star Trek Motion Picture’s omnipotent cloud of destruction. Just don’t get in it’s way!
Craving some warm food on the slopes? The scrumptious smell of hot Italian food seems to be coming from Erdbeereis1′s box, the ”Leftovermobile”. Also from the American team, his most creative Snow Box is like ordering a pizza in 30 minutes or less as it makes its way down the slope. That’s Amore!
But wait, there seems to be some problems with one of our derby participants. It’s our well-loved EB Admin Hinckley. He can’t seem to get his Snow Box to go in the right direction. He’s teamed up with Sinner of the Wacky Team. WACK! That had to hurt!
Let’s see what other antics this “Wacky” team will get into – if they ever make it to the slope.
Some angy EB members seem to be causing a commotion along the sidelines. Let’s see what this about… What? You think the Snow Box Derby should be opened to all EB members? But this is a winter holiday event for the Fellows and Admins. You’re going to start picketing the Derby with protest signs?
Will Hinckley and Sinner ever get their Snow Boxes on the EB slope?
Will other EB members be allowed to participate?
Stay tuned for more live coverage of Snow Box Derby 2008!
As part of the First Annual Eurobricks Snowbox Derby 2008, you can keep up with all the exciting fun right here at Classic-Town.net, by your roving reporter (yours truly). Yes, Classic-Town.net will be providing exclusive coverage of the wacky antics of the Eurobricks (EB) Fellows and Staff as they build their snow boxes and race the EB slopes. You can even watch as the other members of EB cheer from the sidelines (some even closer). Let’s take a look at day one of the event.
WhiteFang was the first to get his Snow Box built and on the slopes, the menacing Castle-themed Lunix Star. Touting the emblem of the blue dragon, he will no doubt be teaming up with the Clan of the Dragon, headed by none other than the devious Dragonator.
To no surprise, the Dragonator has also completed his Snow Box, the fast and furious rocket propelled Dragon Sled (Kit by Dratos). Will his efforts to build such a ferocious “beast-of-a-snow-box” get him to the finish line faster or will he melt the snow on the hill before he makes it down. Perhaps some clues can be found in his Mystery Manor?
As the Dragon Clan plot their course down the hill, Snow Box Derby fan Gus was able to capture a shot of some of the other EB fans as they begin to gather along the sidelines. This year’s event will certainly be an awesome one!
You can also take a look ”behind the scenes” as the Fellow and Admin teams build their Snow Box Entries. Also make sure you continue to check out Classic-Town.net for the latest updates regarding Snow Box Derby 2008!