Izzo says it’s raining today. We wish it would rain all the time where he lives, if this is the result the rest of us get to enjoy.
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Realising I’ve never owned a uke, I decided I’d try to make one. But instead of using wood, like any normal person, I decided to use LEGO bricks. Of course, there were some challenges: 1) Shape, 2) Strength, 3) Tuning, 4) Intonation
So, after all that, I ended up with what I like to call an alto ukulele – it is tuned to C-F-A-D (normal ukes are generally tuned to G-C-E-A). I also thought it needed a stand so I can display it on the mantle piece, you can see it poking out the bottom. And I think it really sounds OK, but you can judge for yourself: Puff the Magic Dragon
And for those who missed the link in the quote, here is Ross playing a well known song on his LEGO ukulele.
Incidentally, this is how you make a tuning peg out of LEGO. Clever, no?
I always knew those crazy chickens in the backyard were up to something. Thanks to the clever mind of Angus Maclane, now I know and knowing is half the battle.
I looked at it, so now you have to. Guy Himber has done it again and I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or run away. I do know one thing. It’s disturbing on a deeper level because someone just saw this over my shoulder and swore at my screen. So it must be good, right?
(Before anyone asks, all the pieces are connected…except for the eyebrows and nostril bits)
You never can predict when inspiration will hit. Nelson Neto (NaNeto) was watching Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and was struck by the roving theater. So he built it, and it’s wonderful.
This creation is just PACKED with details. I am particularly fond of the luggage on top and the functionality of the theater itself. There are tons of great photos, though, so check it out!
Clearly, C3PO would drive this landspeeder by Luka (kost u grlu). It makes great use of the limited palette of gold parts available. What really kicks this creation up, though, is the interspersing of detail and mechanical bits throughout, much like C3P0’s exposed midsection. The use of the Build a Buzz’s helmet visor as a windscreen is just icing on the cake.
Endeavour launched earlier this week and is now docked at the International Space Station, where astronauts are using a specially built, clear glovebox to build some really awesome LEGO sets — for science! The box ensures that our favorite plastic bricks don’t get lost in the inner workings of the ISS, and — years in the future when the abandoned ISS hangs like a beacon of past glory in the evening sky — jams a crucial gear or something and brings the whole thing tumbling down on Perth.
I like the little Hubble a lot. I’m trying to dig up how the general public can get these models (comment if you know), which were apparently made available to teachers so kids can follow along down here on boring old Earth.
Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo has a nice write-up with all the details.
I’ve been enjoying Kaptain Kobold‘s fun little LEGO creations for just about as long as I’ve been blogging, and I’m especially enjoying his latest set of microscale arms and armor from World War II.
Alan’s Renault FT-17 tank and Heinkel He 162 “Volksjäger” fighter jet illustrate that you don’t have to put a lot of parts together to make really great, recognizable models.
My favorite is this Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, complete with spinning prop and tiny guns.