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Cool LEGO Creations

I am always on the lookout for new LEGO creations to add to my collection. How many times do I have to repeat myself? I am a LEGO fan, and I’m proud of it! I know there are actually many of you out there in our community who build right along with me. Whether you freestyle or build from a kit, you’re still a fan. A couple of different photos came across my desk today and they were too good not to share. While one of these is a couple of years old, it definitely is worth repeating.

Listen up, ladies: Your geek wants a LEGO wedding ring. I cannot stress this enough. You may not want one for yourself, and that’s perfectly okay. But if the dude is going to be wearing a ring every day for the rest of his life, why not give him the one HE wants? The LEGO ring is pretty damn sweet. Not only is it an actual ring made from white gold, it also functions exactly as a real LEGO brick. You can grab your favorite pieces to build right on top of the ring. This is the one that musician Tyler Walker had placed on his finger by his adoring wife. It’s almost enough to make me want to get married again – just to get this ring!

This LEGO computer is probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Even though the original post was written more than a year ago, I hadn’t stumbled across it until now. Check the detail in this thing, y’all. It’s epic! The machine was built in 2003, with an HP pavilion. The entire body of this computer is built with Lego bricks, without using glue or screws. The budget was eighty dollars and the building time was about a month. The entire structure is made to look like a little plastic town, complete with tiny people, streets, an ATM, a post office, fire hydrants and even a basketball court! And yes – this is a functional structure, used mostly for email purposes.

Last for today – but definitely not least – Apple software engineer Andrew Carol has designed a replica of the Antikythera Mechanism. Using over 1500 LEGO pieces, he has successfully created an exact replica of the mechanical computer invented by the Greeks to predict outer-space events. That device is the oldest known calculator. Its importance to the world has often been said to be more significant than the Mona Lisa. And now, it’s been made even better with LEGO!

What awesome LEGO creations have you seen – or built – lately?

LEGO is for Boys and Girls

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I was pretty young when I received my first LEGO set. There was no such thing as minifigs back then, unfortunately. Even though I’m an adult now, I still love to collect LEGO kits – and more specifically, minifigs. While visiting the LEGO store not long ago, I found a set a minifigs I didn’t already own. Each of the persons in this set just happens to be a female! LEGO bricks and figurines are not just for boys, y’all.

I even picked up a set of female minifig magnets. You can remove the magnet from the back fairly easily and line these up with the rest of your collection. I don’t know, though – these would probably look cool stuck on my filing cabinet here in my office.

It amuses me when someone cracks on me for being a grownup who happens to enjoy building things with LEGO bricks. Do I make fun of your hobbies? Is there nothing that you collect which may cause others to raise an eyebrow? Those comic books… it doesn’t matter if they’re worth money. They’re still comics! The bubble-gum trading cards… dude. Seriously? What about your baseball cards? I don’t care if Joe Di-whats-his-face signed it or not. It’s a CARD. How is that any better or different than what I choose to collect?

Usually our adult collections and hobbies reflect on our childhood in some way, whether it harks back to the way we were raised, or the things we took solace in. The same things that helped play a role in shaping the adults we would become also play a role in the things which interest us.

Are you a female LEGO fan? Which minifig sets am I missing? Send me an email and let me know!

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World Cup: England vs USA in LEGO

This fantastic piece of LEGO video art was featured on the Guardian website today. This clip shows the highlights of the England vs USA match during the World Cup in South Africa, including both goals.

Being in the U.S., I have to say I particularly enjoyed seeing our goal in slow motion at the end. The folks who created this short film did a fantastic job of depicting emotions – using only LEGO minis!

I’m starting to think that LEGO needs to invest in some new hairstyles and wardrobe choices. A handful of different facial expressions would be nice, as well.


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A Danish caller the other night actually gave me a choice of topics to discuss. He threw out LEGO, windmills, politicians on Facebook and journalism for me to choose from. I ruled out politics immediately. If you get me going on that, I will never stop. I don’t know much about windmills, and the chat room went insane wanting to talk about LEGO bricks. LEGO it is!

It’s no secret that I’m a LEGO fanatic. LEGO is actually a term that came from the Danish people for those of you who didn’t know. Loosely translated, it means that you’re having a good time playing. Isn’t that the truth?

I still remember opening my first LEGO set when I was a kid. I thought it was something new and interesting and I couldn’t wait to get to work on building things. I don’t know what drew me to that universe when it wasn’t even as large as it is today. I love the way the kits have evolved over the years – and I’m addicted to minifigs.

Part of the attraction is the nostalgia factor because I have loved them for so many years. There is, of course, a sense of accomplishment once you have finished building. I admit that I always follow the instructions. I’m just anal that way. I’ve know a few people, though, who have replicated my home office in LEGO bricks. It blows my mind to see people freestyle build things that way. I would love to meet someone who could put together a kit (and instructions) to build my home office. How cool would that be? I’d love to build it myself.

LEGO to me is like Zen. I can zone out while I build and really relax. I don’t get to do that often, so I welcome any opportunity that comes my way. How many of you are LEGO fans? It’s okay to admit that you still love to build as an adult, I promise.

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LEGO Games

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Part of the geek experience is playing with LEGO. I took the bricks for granted, as some people (like Imei) have never played with them at all. This was her first time – caught on tape. Actually, it was caught on Memory Stick.

LEGO is serious business for most of us Geeks. We GET it, you know? You don’t need to have a set of directions, or a particular build in mind. You just dump out your bricks and build whatever is in your mind! It’s almost like a Zen experience for me!

What was your first LEGO experience?

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