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(io9)   The best 1.8 MILLION LEGO map of Japan you're going to see today   ( divider line
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6546 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Aug 2012 at 4:19 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-13 04:30:47 AM  
Interesting. I wonder how well it would handle an Earthquake table.

The Jello Earthquake cities are rather hypnotic to watch.
2012-08-13 05:00:18 AM  
I still hope someone in a Godzilla costume comes along to help "take down" the display.
2012-08-13 06:11:37 AM  

viscountalpha: I still hope someone in a Godzilla costume comes along to help "take down" the display.

They'll be defeated when the begin stepping on those little bastards laying loose on the floor.

I always wanted to go to one of those lame self-help walking on hot coals things and lay down an equal length path of loose Legos. Walk on these, you farkers!
2012-08-13 06:57:28 AM

Oh NO! Godzira!

except my lips keep moving after you hear me say it.
2012-08-13 07:56:42 AM  
How do they convey the racism and xenophobia through Legos?

/they just attacked a USN destroyer in the Persian Gulf
//attacked a submarine a few years ago

when does it end people?
2012-08-13 08:05:47 AM  
Well it must have been fun to build that, looking for a certain piece while sorting through hundreds of other plain white pieces mixed into each pile.
2012-08-13 09:12:39 AM  
What can't LEGOs do. I have no idea. But that is awesome.
2012-08-13 09:52:23 AM  
And, just to give a bonus to the sharper eyed amongst us, someone should have slipped in the Miniblocks Tokyo Tower set.
2012-08-13 10:24:05 AM  
That was pretty damn cool, I was not expecting that at all.
2012-08-13 10:57:08 AM  
Did you see this little detail?:
2012-08-13 11:06:37 AM  
1.8 million legos? So, what, cost 200 million dollars then?
2012-08-13 11:19:37 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: 1.8 million legos? So, what, cost 200 million dollars then?

No 2 US dollars or 200,000,000,000 Yen, you forgot the exchange rate.
2012-08-13 12:22:15 PM  
Right around $180,000. White Lego pieces go for about ten cents each on average. They could have gotten it down to $100K if they had gone with red pieces. Red pieces are cheapest...
2012-08-13 01:57:33 PM  
Pretty neat... though I rather build this... and it's only 53000 pieces!
2012-08-13 04:57:19 PM  
Does the part near Fukushima glow in the dark?
2012-08-13 08:29:04 PM  
So when asked to envision the future, the Japanese people didnt see fit to leave an inch of their entire country undeveloped. No part of their sacred island is to be spared the bulldozer and cement truck.
2012-08-14 12:51:34 PM  
i noticed the url said "18+million".
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