I’d say this was quarantine related, but probably not since quarantine wasn’t as in effect a month or so ago. I have to say it’s pretty fun though. Some unnecessary jump cuts in the video, but overall it’s neat.
Kind of makes me want to try it too. Also seems like all the LEGOs are still usable which makes sense given that these are small “depth charges”, and the water should distribute the pressure pretty well.
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.
Instructables user N36 has put together a short Instructable on how to make a fruit bowl out of Army Men. It’s only 7 steps long, two of which are gather supplies, and add the fruit. I like the idea, but sadly, these bowls are kind of useless for anything that’s not small enough to fit through the holes. Also, it’s a sad demise for all these toy soldiers. I think if you used the Tan Army Men, the clear enemies in the universe.
Instructables user Baron von Brunk has constructed a fully functional LEGO Traffic light. Not a mini one either, a large scale version. Possibly for a go-kart track or something. It is nearly life sized, but I would guess that it’s not weather proof, and wouldn’t last out doors for long.
Using nearly 1,800 LEGO Bricks, the Traffic light is pretty basic, and the only non-LEGO parts are those that control the lighting. I particularly like that feature of it as so many things are partially constructed with LEGOs, but use special pieces, or modified pieces.
The Instructable itself is very meticulous, especially for only being 4 steps long, but all the files needed to construct this yourself are included, as well as links on where to buy some of the needed parts.
The thing I think I like the best about this video is the sound. Just all those dominoes falling at once is so loud. I like the Coub version of the video cause it just gets to the best part, and then loops it forward and backward forever.
However, the source video is not bad, cause it shows how the whole thing was built:
And then includes the fun part, and then the clean up, and the inevitable fails that happened in the process.
Some came from Sumble, some came from Reddit, let’s just bask in the glory that are the wrong internet pics. There’s quite a collection this time around, it takes longer to collect them because I don’t get to spend hours and days on Stumbleupon anymore, just an hour or so a week before I go to bed. It doesn’t keep me up as late anymore either. My how the times have changed.
What hasn’t changed is the wrongness, and humor you can find doing it. So weather it’s through stumbleupon, or reddit, here below are some internet pictures to enjoy:
Apparently a Dutch court ruled that the LEGO brick is not protected by European Trademarks, and therefore, open to being copied and imitated legally.
That is big news to me, and to LEGO too I’m sure, because for generations they were the de facto standard of building toys. I played with them for more time then I can remember, and I remember the imitators, they were not good. Hopefully this won’t make cheap knock offs of LEGOs coming around, but instead will drive down the price of individual bulk orders of LEGOs for hoby projects.
You see, now we can teach our kids how to clean up after their failed attempt to build a nuclear bomb with the money they got from cracking some safes. Yes, Playmobil, you are teaching our children well…