Posts Tagged ‘Lego’

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What am I Lego-loving?

December 10, 2015

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What am I Lego-loving?

June 25, 2015

 

Oh, yes!  Lego-loving and food art, all in one! From Grant Thompson – “The King of Random”

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What am I Lego-loving?

May 20, 2015

A Scottish software engineer created this beautiful digital Lego model of the Geisel Library (Dr. Seuss). The model includes  117000 individual lego pieces (It’d cost tens of thousands of dollars to make in real life).

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This post is re-blogged from The Library blog of the University of San Diego.

With thanks to HMS Defiant for the reference.

Here is the library, in life.  We did not get there the last time we were in San Diego, but maybe next time!

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I am particularly charmed (get it?) by the snake path leading up to the library – here is a drone view.

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

December 16, 2014

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Today is the anniversary of  the Boston Tea Party, which took place at Griffin’s Wharf on the evening of December 16, 1773, with the tossing of about 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor.  This was in protest to taxes imposed on tea sold in the colonies to help mediate the losses Britain suffered in the French & Indian War.  The colonists’ view was that they were being taxed unfairly because they had no representation in Parliament where these tax laws were enacted.

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Many of the protesters were Boston citizens of English descent, but men came from a wide area to participate in the Tea Party.  The party participants were also of Irish, Scottish, French, Portuguese and African descent and came from as far away as Maine to participate.

The backlash from the Tea Party resulted in the closing of Boston Harbor and further penalties imposed on the colonists until the loss of the tea was reimbursed.  These actions brought the colonists closer to revolution.

I thought it was interesting that, other than tea, no looting or destruction of any other property took place that night.  How times have changed.

Another thing I found interesting . . . people who were loyal to the crown found the situation in the colonies increasingly uncomfortable. Many of them fled to Canada, back to Britain, (naturally) but also went to the Bahamas and Africa where they founded Sierra Leone.  I did not know that.

More Boston Tea Party Facts here.

The tattoo:

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And the Lego model – sorry, I can’t help myself.

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What am I Lego-loving?

December 15, 2014

 

Building and playing with Legos is fun. Building and playing with model railroads is just as much fun. However, there are not many things better than when the two are combined.

It doesn’t matter what your age is, model trains and Legos have withstood the test of time and remain popular with kids, adults and hobbyists alike. There is just something about the creativity and imagination that are inherent qualities of both activities, and they’re even better when the two are combined.

This was certainly the case for Henrik Ludvigsen, of Denmark, and 80 of his friends. As an avid Lego enthusiast, Ludvigsen had amassed a large number of Lego rail pieces (from the 1960s and 1970s); therefore, he decided to do something grandiose with them all. Along with his fellow Lego advocates, he set out to design one massive, continuous railroad track out of nothing but Legos – a creative adventure that would place him and his associates in the record books.

Ludvigsen and his team of helpers pooled together all of their Lego pieces and solicited the help of fans all over the world to donate additional blue and / or white Lego pieces (tracks and support pieces). By the time they were ready to construct the railway on May 10-11, 2013, the team had collected nearly 100,000 Lego pieces for the project.

Ludvigsen and his team of 80 helpers worked tirelessly for six hours to build the complicated train layout. While the final design was void of any kind of accessories, decorations or scenery, there was one thing it was not short of … tracks. The end result was a winding track (with plenty of straightaways, as well) that stretched for nearly 2.5 miles in total distance (2.485 miles to be exact, or 4,000.25 meters). The project was so large that it earned the title and distinction of being the world’s longest plastic toy train track and the world’s longest Lego railway, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

You would probably think the venue that played host to such an enormous task would have to be rather large, and you would be correct. The team of Lego lovers set up the track in a gym in Denmark, covering a majority of the floor.

When it came time to test the railroad, they placed a small train – also made out of Legos – on the tracks (it is not the same train featured in the video above, although the track is the same). Due in large part to the length of the track, but also because of the locomotive’s slow speed, the train took approximately four hours to make one circuit around the entire railroad.

Unfortunately, the set-up was only temporary. Ludvigsen and his team dismantled the track shortly after constructing it.

While building a massive model railway system may not be something you have the space or time for, releasing your inner child and embracing your love of all things model railroading (even if they aren’t your traditional model railroads) is a great outlet and can span generations.

Reblogged from Lionel Tracks.

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What am I Lego loving?

October 20, 2014

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This ancient Greek town is made entirely of Legos and was created by Lasse Vestergard.  It took him two months to complete and measures 7.5 x 9 feet.

Look at the details . . .

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Reblogged from wordless Tech.

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What super weapon am I knitting?

September 10, 2014

 

Death-Star-Pattern

If you are still stuck on Star Wars, you can crochet yourself this wonderful Death Star throw pillow (28 inches in diameter).  The pattern for the pillow – this one was created in acrylic yarn so you can wash your death star without worrying about shrinkage – is at ravelry.com.

Thanks to Katie for the link.

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Also available as a LEGO kit from Amazon for $1,986.49 plus shipping (not eligible for Prime)

 

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Diagram reference Wookiepedia

More fun stuff:

death-star-lollipops-1Death Star Lollipops

death_star_tea_infuserTea Infuser

Death-Star-Ice-Sphere-TrayIce Cube Mold