Monthly Archives: June 2008

Joel Johnson’s visit to Syd Mead’s house turns up unique Technic Spinner

Boing Boing Gadgets contributor Joel Johnson recently visited futurist Syd Mead‘s house. Mead is of course renowned for the designs he’s contributed to many of our favorite movies, including the Spinner from Blade Runner.

Joel reports that LEGO presented a special LEGO Technic Spinner to Mead when the legendary designer visited the company. The Technic Spinner now occupies a place of prominence in Mead’s house:

Joel — who got to swoosh this beauty around — has a couple more pictures on BB Gadgets. I wonder if LEGO has built many other one-of-a-kind creations for geeky luminaries…

LEGO Spinners featured previously on The Brothers Brick:

LEGO Collector’s Guide to be published in August 2008 [News]

Here’s some interesting news from Billund:

LEGO® Collector`s Guide Publishing date: 26.06.08 / LEGO Collector – Premium Edition beginning of August 2008

We are happy to announce that the LEGO Collector’s Guide is about to be launched by Fantasia Verlag GmbH. The confirmed launch date will be the 26.06.08. This bilingual (English/German) catalogue is for the fan and collector alike. It is a high quality product full of details. It comprises around 800 pages presenting nearly all sets produced by the LEGO Group since 1958.

Further, there will be a LEGO Collector – Premium Edition which will be very limited to 3.333 continuously numbered copies. The Premium Edition will be published at the beginning of August 2008 for a price of 39,90€. This high quality catalogue has a hardcover and is presented in a very decorative packaging with exclusive LEGO gimmicks.

Jesus Diaz finds the Yellow Castle

I’m loving Gizmodo contributor Jesus Diaz‘s coverage of his recent trip to Billund. His latest post includes a great video of his visit to LEGO’s Secret Vault, where the company stores all of the products ever released, in their original packages.

Click through to Gizmodo for the video and the full gallery.

Jesus’ coverage of his trip so far: