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Hello from Sydney Australia

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  1. Binny

    Binny Apprentice Elf

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    Hi All,


    Im David from Sydney NSW.


    I have a daughter age 5, so hope to show her a Christmas display at home.


    I hope to build the 6 or 12 strand Christmas Tree CCR as seen on LOR.


    I hope this is a good starting place to find a cheaper way to build it. Also looking for ideas for a great light up star.
     
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    firebug Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL David. .. 8)
     
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    dale82 Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL David. There is definitely a cheaper way. Just download the 101 manual
     
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    jcmarksafb Hello from Christopher Creek Arizona

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    Welcome to ACL! There are many cheaper ways to go other than CCR's and LOR hardware, but be prepared for a steep learning curve and much time involved. LOR S3 advanced will work with most if not all hardware out there, but if you want a quick and easy show LOR and LOR hardware is the way to go but will be expensive. The only thing I would guard against is Superstar, you don't need it. With a little work there is another free program that will do most everything Superstar will. It's called xlights/nutcracker. People here will help you through the process of learning. Stop by chat and say hi. Have fun and again, Welcome to ACL.
    John
     
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    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    Hi David, welcome to ACL :D
     
  6. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, which part of Sydney are you from, one of the best ways to get up and going is to network with some members nearby and have a look at what they are doing. Also jump into the chat room as there are a bunch of great mebers always willing to help.
     
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    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL David

    Lots of very friendly folks here will be glad to help you so you can put together a display for your daughter.
    A 12 ray tree may be a little ambitious this late in the year, but if you pick up on stuff quickly it is doable.

    As already suggested, the new revised 2nd addition AusChristmasLighting 101 manual is a great resource.
     
  8. BundyRoy

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    Welcome Binny. The kids love the lights. Well the kids make Christmas full stop. Can't beat their enthusiasm. Welcome to the world of lights. Maybe one day the Vivid festival will come to you instead of people going to it!
     
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    Welcome to ACL where in Sydney are you from. There are lots of guys who wouldn't mind showing you there display and set up
     
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    Binny Apprentice Elf

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    Hi,


    Thanks, for all the intros.


    I often walk past at night thinking if I should ask how they do it to music. I guess we all start some where.


    I'm living in Gladesville, just 20 mins from Sydney city.


    Looking forward to chatting with you all and learning as I go along. Start small this year and will continue to build.


    Again, thanks all.


    Binny.
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    It's not that hard once you get into it. The problem is once the CLAP has you there's no escape. And say goodbye to spare time and spare money.
     
  12. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    welcome to ACL
     
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    Welcome Binny. I have learned a lot on this site over the past 2 years. I am sure you will do the same. These guys are a great resource. The kids watching my lights is the main reason I do this every year now. EnjoyJoe
     
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    Welcome to ACL David, you are not so far. R
     

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