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2012-03-07 01:17:25 PM  
I don't know if there's a level of nerd nerdier than these nerds.
 
2012-03-07 01:31:16 PM  
What the hell? That was pretty disappointing. Why bother setting up a green screen and all just for that?
 
2012-03-07 03:45:55 PM  
Wow, can I have that 60 seconds of my life back?
 
2012-03-07 03:48:54 PM  
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FTFS
 
2012-03-07 03:51:47 PM  
Lego my Eggo. Amiright?
 
2012-03-07 04:00:17 PM  
Yeah that was farking weak. They should have suspended them with high-test mono-filament and let them crash into each other . The idiot in the video hit the damn table with the Super Star Destroyer effectively destroying it before it even hit the death star.

Personally, I would bet on the Super Star Destroyer winning the battle that doesn't rely on a fool who can't throw the thing farther than 3 feet.
 
2012-03-07 04:06:39 PM  
Are there seriously grown Dorks that would spend $400 on Lego's? Hell, I can't even picture a kid with a $400 Lego set. I can just imagine the look on my father's face had I asked for a $400 Lego set. He probably would have hit me just for thinking it.
 
2012-03-07 04:32:49 PM  
They are out $800??? Can you explain to me how making the Lego pieces go back to the same pile they were orginally in (before they built them) means that they are out a bunch of cash???
 
2012-03-07 04:37:00 PM  
Apparently this is how nerds in 1% get off...
 
2012-03-07 04:37:48 PM  
Meh...still better than the Phantom Menace.
 
2012-03-07 04:39:08 PM  
Geez, for that much time and money, you'd think he could at least hit the Death Star instead of going nose-first into the table and then bouncing off.
 
2012-03-07 04:43:00 PM  

DivisibleByZero: Apparently this is how nerds in 1% get off...


I thought the 1% were the guys that bought a PS3/iPad/Latest piece of tech on launch day and smash it in front of a crowd.

Coincidentally, this was as entertaining as that. By which I mean not entertaining at all.
 
2012-03-07 04:44:38 PM  
They like the Star Wars and teh Legos but they love the camera.
 
2012-03-07 04:47:19 PM  
From the video:

"They're out some serious cash."

ANYone here who has ever "broken" a Lego in their life? I don't mean set one on fire, or poured acid on it, but actually BROKEN one? That's one of the true beauties of Legos, they don't break... Maybe the 'force beams' coming out of the Death Star's giant laser, but those are usually a slightly more pliant plastic that just tends to bend...

And yeah, I'm siding with the guy who is confused as to why after all that time and money, they didn't even get the collision right. I was wondering the same thing.

Man, can you imagine trying to sort those two sets back out now?
 
2012-03-07 04:55:41 PM  
Thanks, subby, for linking to a video about a video! If I wanted to watch dumb commentary about viral videos, I'd turn on Tosh.O

Here's the ORIGINAL VIDEO (new window)
 
2012-03-07 04:56:40 PM  
They needed a few more rehersals and a non-Asian who'd learned how to throw.
/Throwing rice cakes at chop suey wudda been better and cost $790 less
 
2012-03-07 04:59:22 PM  

Mikey1969: From the video:

"They're out some serious cash."

ANYone here who has ever "broken" a Lego in their life? I don't mean set one on fire, or poured acid on it, but actually BROKEN one? That's one of the true beauties of Legos, they don't break... Maybe the 'force beams' coming out of the Death Star's giant laser, but those are usually a slightly more pliant plastic that just tends to bend...


A dog chewed on a brick enough to make it kind of tough to fit (and it looked funny)...but it still fit.
 
2012-03-07 05:41:47 PM  
How did those builders get enough time away from their girlfriends to assemble that stuff?
 
2012-03-07 05:50:49 PM  

Mikey1969: From the video:

"They're out some serious cash."

ANYone here who has ever "broken" a Lego in their life? I don't mean set one on fire, or poured acid on it, but actually BROKEN one? That's one of the true beauties of Legos, they don't break... Maybe the 'force beams' coming out of the Death Star's giant laser, but those are usually a slightly more pliant plastic that just tends to bend...

And yeah, I'm siding with the guy who is confused as to why after all that time and money, they didn't even get the collision right. I was wondering the same thing.

Man, can you imagine trying to sort those two sets back out now?


Umm...do you want to look through the smashed remains of 6000+ lego pieces to make sure you get them all back together on the right model. I know I wouldn't and I would probably just throw it away if that happened. But then again, I don't build two lego models and then purposely throw one into the other. What a waste.
 
2012-03-07 06:09:29 PM  

ActionJoe: Umm...do you want to look through the smashed remains of 6000+ lego pieces to make sure you get them all back together on the right model. I know I wouldn't and I would probably just throw it away if that happened. But then again, I don't build two lego models and then purposely throw one into the other. What a waste.


I was kidding about sorting through them, but that's another one of the beauties of Legos. they can combine them and do anything they want. Hell, I'd donate 'em at that point... That's a lot of Legos. Unfortunately they're almost all gray. I've been kind of wanting to get that Star Destroyer though, put it together, pt it in a case and hang it in my office..
 
2012-03-07 06:13:04 PM  
As someone who wants both of those Lego sets, watching that video hurt.
 
2012-03-07 07:17:30 PM  

ActionJoe: Umm...do you want to look through the smashed remains of 6000+ lego pieces to make sure you get them all back together on the right model. I know I wouldn't and I would probably just throw it away if that happened. But then again, I don't build two lego models and then purposely throw one into the other. What a waste.


That's sort of the point of Lego.
 
2012-03-07 08:33:47 PM  
I want that Super Star Destroyer. Little pricey.
 
2012-03-07 08:35:19 PM  

Crocoduck: How did those builders get enough time away from their girlfriends to assemble that stuff?


Ha, you assume they have girlfriends? That's a good one.
 
2012-03-07 09:46:27 PM  

Mikey1969: Man, can you imagine trying to sort those two sets back out now?



Easy. You just put all the gray pieces in one pile, then you....oh, right.
 
2012-03-07 10:06:57 PM  

sprawl15: A dog chewed on a brick enough to make it kind of tough to fit (and it looked funny)...but it still fit.


One of the most awesome companies of all time.... They found a toy that even adults want to pick up and play with, they've found a way to stay relevant to new trends while still having a simple nostalgic feel, and they have also figured out how to have high end sets like this without ever being accused of 'selling out'. I would bet that when all metrics like that are combined, there would be no single company as successful as Lego at meeting new challenges and coming out a winner.

I bet my daughter's grandkids will be playing with them, and they will stil fit with the ones I had when I was a kid.
 
2012-03-07 10:13:03 PM  
I don't think that the camera was ready when spaz guy threw the destroyer.
 
2012-03-07 11:00:27 PM  
Mikey1969
ANYone here who has ever "broken" a Lego in their life?

I have a bucket of broken pieces. There are three main stories.
1. Long pieces will get levered.
2. Pieces that have multiple elements will come undone.
3. Old blue pieces get really brittle.
 
2012-03-07 11:18:57 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: ActionJoe: Umm...do you want to look through the smashed remains of 6000+ lego pieces to make sure you get them all back together on the right model. I know I wouldn't and I would probably just throw it away if that happened. But then again, I don't build two lego models and then purposely throw one into the other. What a waste.

That's sort of the point of Lego.


It is the point when they are generic lego pieces and you make something out of it. But these lego models basically have special pieces made to work well for their models and are hard to use to make anything else. I'm sure you could mix and match some of the Star Destroyer and Death Star pieces but you would have a hard time recreating the model.
 
2012-03-07 11:30:07 PM  

Mikey1969: I bet my daughter's grandkids will be playing with them, and they will stil fit with the ones I had when I was a kid.


And they'll still cost a fortune.
 
2012-03-07 11:59:50 PM  

Lando Lincoln: And they'll still cost a fortune.


Only for the specialty sets... Basic Legos are pretty inexpensive, considering the life of the toy, the interchangeability and the ability to add to the set years down the road, but I agree that these kits like the Star Wars ones are pricey. Then again, they know they have the market for those, while still selling the regular stuff as well...
 
2012-03-08 12:03:00 AM  

Dear Jerk: Mikey1969
ANYone here who has ever "broken" a Lego in their life?

I have a bucket of broken pieces. There are three main stories.
1. Long pieces will get levered.
2. Pieces that have multiple elements will come undone.
3. Old blue pieces get really brittle.


1: OK, you have a point there, you can snap a long one.

2: Yeah, those are hard to pull off, not sure why they don't find a more Lego-like way to make these work.

3: Didn't know about that. Weird, must be something with the dye used...

All in all, though, the things are sure resilient.
 
2012-03-08 02:29:36 AM  

MoronLessOff: DivisibleByZero: Apparently this is how nerds in 1% get off...

I thought the 1% were the guys that bought a PS3/iPad/Latest piece of tech on launch day and smash it in front of a crowd.

Coincidentally, this was as entertaining as that. By which I mean not entertaining at all.


www.factpile.com
 
2012-03-08 02:36:14 AM  

Mikey1969: Lando Lincoln: And they'll still cost a fortune.

Only for the specialty sets... Basic Legos are pretty inexpensive, considering the life of the toy, the interchangeability and the ability to add to the set years down the road, but I agree that these kits like the Star Wars ones are pricey. Then again, they know they have the market for those, while still selling the regular stuff as well...


Yup having worked with kids, I've done my share of bulk toy purchasing. LEGO is always a go-to. While a multi-hundred-brick bucket can be a little pricey compared to other toys, the long-term play value makes it completely worth the cost. Inside that bucket is every toy a kid can imagine, nearly literally. The specialty sets are pretty neat, but unless you're lego-geeky, it usually isn't worth it.
 
2012-03-08 07:36:29 AM  

umm_Sure: They are out $800??? Can you explain to me how making the Lego pieces go back to the same pile they were orginally in (before they built them) means that they are out a bunch of cash???


you can rebuild it. its farking lego. geesh.
 
2012-03-08 10:27:30 AM  
You see.. the model kits come with these instruction manuals you use as guides to put the models together. These manuals show what pieces are used and in which order for each step in the construction.

I'm going out on a limb here and say that as long as you still have that manual, and all the pieces, no matter how jumbled up they may be.. you can probably still put the model back together.
 
2012-03-08 10:32:58 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: You see.. the model kits come with these instruction manuals you use as guides to put the models together. These manuals show what pieces are used and in which order for each step in the construction.

I'm going out on a limb here and say that as long as you still have that manual, and all the pieces, no matter how jumbled up they may be.. you can probably still put the model back together.


To be fair, sorting through almost 7,000 Legos to find all of the flat grey narrow pieces that are 4 units long, then the ones that are 2 long, and so on, sorting them between 2 piles would take forever... It can definitely be done, but it would be a monotonous P.I.T.A...

I'd just give 'em to some hyper kids to sort out... Let them do all the work.
 
2012-03-08 10:51:14 AM  

Mikey1969: Cerebral Knievel: You see.. the model kits come with these instruction manuals you use as guides to put the models together. These manuals show what pieces are used and in which order for each step in the construction.

I'm going out on a limb here and say that as long as you still have that manual, and all the pieces, no matter how jumbled up they may be.. you can probably still put the model back together.

To be fair, sorting through almost 7,000 Legos to find all of the flat grey narrow pieces that are 4 units long, then the ones that are 2 long, and so on, sorting them between 2 piles would take forever... It can definitely be done, but it would be a monotonous P.I.T.A...

I'd just give 'em to some hyper kids to sort out... Let them do all the work.


That's what hyper and Assburger kids are good for!
 
2012-03-08 12:01:54 PM  
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