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LEGO Mustang

Have you ever wanted a car?  What about a LEGO car?  How about a Ford Mustang?  Well you’re in luck because a few years ago LEGOLand Florida built a full sized 1964 Ford Mustang, completely out of LEGO Bricks.  194,900 of them to be exact.  Some were DUPLO bricks, but that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme.  They even built in working head and tail lights.  It’s lighter than an actual Ford Mustang, but I bet if you put the engine and transmission in it would approach it.  It’s probably not very good in a crash.  Though a car from 1964 is also probably not one you want to crash in, so it’s a wash there.

 

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The Hummer H1

I love the Hummer.  If I could have any car in the world, that would be it.  Sure it’s got terrible gas mileage.  Sure it’s massive and wouldn’t fit up my driveway.  Sure it’s excessive.  But it’s just so damn cool.  I don’t need toe $200k version.  I’m OK with an army surplus one from eBay.

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Super cool Toy Car Tracks

It’s Christmas time and little kids all over the world are worrying about what Santa is going to give them more than what the spirit of the season is all about.  Well in order to bring their hopes and dreams down, I’m going to show them a set of insane Hot Wheels tracks that they wish they could build and they wish Santa would bring them.

It’s too late now mommy and daddy, you can’t get this stuff anymore.

I like the first one in the skate park, that was pretty ace.

Here’s a better view of #6, it’s not a track it’s an art installation.  Boring.  I do like the speed scale though, that’s ridiculous.  It goes to show that you would never withstand the G-Forces of it.

Number 4 is ridiculous.  There are wooden loops, it’s reminiscence of Action Park in it’s high qualityness.

Number 2 is pretty awesome, from it’s humble beginnings.  It looks simple but then you see how gar along the house and the yard that it goes.  I do like #1 with the PVC pipes holding the track for parts of it.  Pretty neat.

Anyway Enjoy Children.  And if you’ve managed to build a track of equal or better value, let me know.

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LEGO Car

That is a life-sized working car built out of LEGOs.  Yes, you read the correctly, life-sized, built from LEGOS.  In fact, it doesn’t even use any glue, all the pieces are being held together by the inherit force of nature that is LEGO.  Based on estimates, this cost about $1 million to make.  Which when you compare it to an actual Bugatti, is a bargin.

However, if you’d like something more affordable, check out the LEGO Technic 42083.  It’s only 3,600 pieces, but it’s also $350.  I guess you can’t win either way.

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Making an Engine

The above video should be watched with a grain of salt and an hair of irony given the latest VW settlement.  Oh, did you not know that?  VW cheated on the emissions last year.  It was all over the news, their stock lost 30% of it’s value.  Pretty crazy times.  Did you also know that I own a car effected by that?  I do.  I plan on keeping it though, it’s a super fun car to drive and I can get 55 miles per gallon.  Although, it looks like that’s all because of cheating.  Oh well.

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Screwdriver Key Pt. 2

Remember a few years ago the screwdriver hack car key?  Remember all the steps involved?  Well, Paul Meyette has this dead simple way to make the same thing.  Watch this 5 minute video, if you liked that screwdriver, you’ll love the ingenious way he made his key.

This still doesn’t address the microchips that are in all new car keys.  And many newer cars are getting lame push button ignitions, so you just need the fob.  That sucks.  With the loss of manual transmissions, driving is getting too automated now.  I’m already fearful of the robots to begin with, we don’t need them driving us around.  But, I fear I’m going on a tangent, make your own screwdriver keychain, you’ll love it.

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Up-cycled Mirror

Car Mirror

Paweł Budziar took some parts from an engine of an old car and used his welding and blacksmithing skills to make this one of a kind up-cycled mirror for his girlfriend’s birthday.  I really like the uniqueness of it, At first I thought the stand part of twisted metal rod didn’t belong.  Maybe he should have used a crank shaft or other car part.  After thinking about it though, I think that would have been excessive.  The twisted metal is simple and looks better.  Hopefully his girlfriend liked it, if not, I’m sure he could sell it for a good amount of money.

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Hand made Stop Motion Paper Ad

The above ad is a hand made, drawn, and hand photographed film that was made to show the history of Honda, and the huge number of products that they made over the years.  It’s a pretty impressive video, it’s 2 minutes long, and needs to be viewed in it’s entirety, so I bet it doesn’t get as much air time as other shorter clips would.  But it’s impressive, and fun.  Stop motion is cool, I tried making one way back when.  It didn’t come out horrible, but it took way more time then I anticipated, and it was only using like pipe-cleaners.  So I can fully believe that this shoot took 4 months to make.

Here’s a behind the scenes look at how this ad was made over the course of 4 months:

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The Stumble Gun

Stumble Time 1234.  It’s been some time, but then again, I always say that, and still, here we are.  This month’s addition has quite alot of videos.  Be it in .gif format, or webm format, either way, there are a high proportion of moving photos, I have warned you.  Now, onto the funness:

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LEGO Car

If this morning’s ION Thruster was too slow, or dangerous for you to build, try your hand at this more traditional building block, LEGO bricks:

Comprised of about half a million bricks, it’s powered by 256 cylinders which in turn are powered by compressed air.  Everything is built out of LEGOs (except for maybe the tires).  The doors, the steering wheel, the seat, the crankshaft, it’s all LEGO.  This is pretty ace if you ask me.  All in all, Raul Oaida from Romania secured $20,000 to build this awesome toy.

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