Archive for August, 2007
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Adrian Florea presents Salmamir, a microscale torpedo frigate. He also demonstrates the innate swooshability of microspace creations:
Dennis Coh presents “NOX”, a Heavy Assault Mech in the form of a spider.
It all started with wooden toys like this duck:
Here’s to another 75 years of wonderful memories. We can’t wait to find out what’s next!
EDIT: This is what I get for jumping right to the new post page after getting home, without checking the main page first. Well, at least you get a picture of a wooden duck. :-D
“I feel an immense sense of pleasure and pride when I meet children and adults who enjoy our products. Throughout its 75-year history the LEGO Group has been through difficult and good times – fortunately much more good than difficult! This has been possible only because we have been blessed with – and still have – an incredibly committed team of employees. They have helped to keep alive the fundamental principles on which my grandfather set up the company. So I’m confident that we can look forward to the next 75 years.” – Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
Check out the LEGO press release here.
And to celebrate:
(More pics of the younger me with LEGO here)
These time-lapse videos of LEGO events are always cool, especially with hilarious Benny Hill music:
An interesting side note: The trains are run by MINDSTORMS. How cool is that?
Digg is a “social news” site that lets users highlight interesting stories they find on the Web. Having something you’ve done “Dugg” is always fun. For example, the recent hubbub over the mysterious marine minifig garnered over 4000 Diggs.
Anyway, Fabio Fiss angles to get Dugg with his Digg logo built from basic bricks:
You can Digg Fabio’s creation yourself here.
After several years of active involvement in the online LEGO fan community, I finally took the plunge and went to my first convention last October. NWBrickCon right here in Seattle was an absolute blast. If you’re thinking about testing the waters yourself, I highly recommend NWBrickCon. And contrary to my fears, no, LEGO fans are not all freaks. :-D
(3-D NWBrickCon logo by Adam Hally.)
Giant Lego man found in Dutch sea
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday.
Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre (8-foot) tall model with a yellow head and blue torso.
“We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water,” said a stall worker. “It was a life-sized Lego toy.”
A woman nearby added: “I saw the Lego toy floating towards the beach from the direction of England.”
The toy was later placed in front of the drinks stall.
Excellent work, Will! You had me laughing so hard I could barely blog this.
UPDATE: Thanks to the magic of our contact form, we now know who built this and where to go for more pictures! I’ve updated the image, name, and links appropriately. Thanks David McNeely! Excellent work!
Here’s what builder David McNeely said on TechEBlog:
This is a custom guitar controller for the game Guitar Hero, modeled after a Gibson Explorer guitar, with an extra large scratch-plate for style. I gutted the real controller and put the electronic boards in the lego case, so it actually works, too.
Thanks for the tip, readers Peter and Paul!