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2013-10-10 04:46:41 PM
Some are fantastic, some are merely neat.

I am partial to Lego mecha though.
 
2013-10-10 04:57:43 PM
I was never under any illusion that I could play in the Lego big leagues.

My kids aren't at that level, either, but they've got a major spark of creativity that I never had. If only they hadn't been assimilated by Minecraft.
 
2013-10-10 05:14:28 PM
It's a great book, really well put together, lots of great photos.
 
2013-10-10 05:28:52 PM

jfarkinB: I was never under any illusion that I could play in the Lego big leagues.

My kids aren't at that level, either, but they've got a major spark of creativity that I never had. If only they hadn't been assimilated by Minecraft.


Same. I used to make some cool stuff (2-speed w/reverse manual transmission), but never went after any realistic models. I'm not as impressed by the models that involve glue.

I'm getting my daughter at least occasionally away from Minecraft by coaching her First Lego League team. That's pretty fun for both of us. My two boys are all minecraft though :-/
 
2013-10-10 06:14:36 PM

Glitchwerks: I am partial to Lego mecha though.


Ditto.  This one is awesome:

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I googled the guy and found a bunch more on his Pintrest page:

http://www.pinterest.com/aaron1971/lego-by-aaron-williams/
 
2013-10-10 06:20:51 PM
That website code is full of suck. Same guys did ACA, right?
 
2013-10-10 06:27:45 PM

jfarkinB: I was never under any illusion that I could play in the Lego big leagues.


Creatively and artistically, the lego big leagues are pretty easy to join. All you need is 10,000+ dollars worth of each color brick with many thousands of each shape.

Calling the bigger "models" impressive is like allowing helicopters to compete in a car race.
 
2013-10-10 07:19:37 PM
I know that if you unexpectedly step on a Lego in the dark you say words children shouldn't hear.
 
2013-10-10 08:30:25 PM
There's like, what, maybe a dozen 'real' Lego bricks on that robot? Same for the Iron Man. I see the sets these days, and 90% of the sets are custom one-off pieces.

Building stuff like the Lego Treats (last image) is what Lego was all about.
 
2013-10-10 09:11:39 PM

LemSkroob: There's like, what, maybe a dozen 'real' Lego bricks on that robot? Same for the Iron Man. I see the sets these days, and 90% of the sets are custom one-off pieces.

Building stuff like the Lego Treats (last image) is what Lego was all about.


Totally agree. Rest is dumb
 
2013-10-10 09:34:22 PM

doglover: Creatively and artistically, the lego big leagues are pretty easy to join. All you need is 10,000+ dollars worth of each color brick with many thousands of each shape.


Nope, sorry. Give me a six-figure brick budget, and I'd show you a really big run-of-the-mill model.
 
2013-10-10 09:59:40 PM

rikkards: LemSkroob: There's like, what, maybe a dozen 'real' Lego bricks on that robot? Same for the Iron Man. I see the sets these days, and 90% of the sets are custom one-off pieces.

Building stuff like the Lego Treats (last image) is what Lego was all about.

Totally agree. Rest is dumb


Add to that that there is no real scale given. All items are shot in isolation so you can't get a real feel for how big/small something actually is.

www.myinterestingfiles.com
 
2013-10-10 10:30:29 PM

DigitalCoffee: Add to that that there is no real scale given. All items are shot in isolation so you can't get a real feel for how big/small something actually is.


Other than, you know, the little pegs of standard size and spacing?
 
2013-10-10 11:14:05 PM
I yearn to be able to make stuff like this, and I think there is something there worth developing.  However, despite having 25K+ pieces, I don't have a fraction of what's needed to make many of these, and it saddens me.

But I can try to pass on the SNOT techniques and other unorthodox connections to my children, as well as the collection we're slowly growing, so they can carry the torch forward into the "LEGO big leagues".
 
2013-10-10 11:42:21 PM
i.imgur.com

I'm rather partial to the Lego version of Damien Hirst's Shark Tank.
 
2013-10-11 11:38:56 AM

When the pieces are molded into specific shapes and only fit a certain way, isn't it, at that point, just a model?



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Sure it's made by lego but lets see them make that out of these..


www.kidscloud.gr

 
2013-10-11 08:55:54 PM

red5ish: I know that if you unexpectedly step on a Lego in the dark you say words children shouldn't hear.


I don't know about you, but when I was a kid with all them legos, I said the same words I'd say now, only louder.
 
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