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Amazing LEGO creations from Brickworld 2010

LEGO Brickworld 2010: Roller coaster seat

Photo credit: Joe Meno, BrickJournal.com

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39 comments
Leodes
Leodes

Did they really just call the Millennium Falcon just a "Spacecraft"??!!

nick
nick

Stop wasting my time. I do not need photos of people attending an event.

Lethaleigh
Lethaleigh

as whole brained as it gets, structure, process, creativity and an ability to share what you have built with others maybe there should be more Lego in the corporate world as a development tool for our leaders..it might just help them think as little more holistically and systematically.

BrianW619
BrianW619

Yaaawwwwnn....this doesn't have anything on Legoland in California.

cbriggs_2000
cbriggs_2000

I think the whiners suck too...but I do have one complaint. How can Image 32 be named "spacecraft"? Thats the Millinium freaking Falcon...all other ships pale in comparison. Other than that...I also liked this post. Keep it up Tech Rep.

thezar
thezar

Can these guys get together and fix the BP problem???

wbranch
wbranch

Wow, some of these were really cool designs. As someone who grew up a LEGO addict, it was really interesting to see people take them to this level. As for the complainers, I'm curious, did you click on the link that said "Amazing LEGO creations from Brickworld 2010" expecting specs on the iPhone 4? No one forced you to read the article/sift through the pics. This isn't a broadcast where you have to sit through everything, you can click on only what you want to see. And last I checked, technology and geekdom frequently go hand in hand (yes I'm including myself in that). I've seen 500 different articles on Star Wars/Star Trek on this site, I don't see how one article on cool LEGO pics is out of place.

tuba2
tuba2

Lord Deonast I am with you. Some rather poppas, egotistical comments that I would associate with junior high or lower level of social development. We can only be glad they are not associated with our own place of work. One can only guess at their skill level and success in training and working with fellow employees. Perhaps their parents never mentioned to them ?If you can?t say something positive, SHUT UP!? In addition, if you do not like it do not look. However, they probably looked at all the pictures so they could become increasingly discussed. The scary thing is that they live among us and even worse reproduce.

Heimdall222
Heimdall222

Well, each to his/her/its own. Whatever floats yer boat, turns yer crank, lights yer fire, etc., etc. But if you don't have a life, don't have a job, aren't married (or are, but not happily), and do have the emotional age of a 10-year-old --- apparently there's always LEGOs to fall back on. And you certainly have LOTS of company!

jwildhair
jwildhair

I don't really know what I expected to see (something more spectacular, though I'm sure there are intricacies beyond what I'd imagine), but FastestFox definitely came in handy for scrolling through all the pics, as opposed to a bunch of clicking.

svpaladin
svpaladin

Nobody noticed the cylon raider set up over the dropship in "dropship", and I can swear there's a dralthi star fighter (from Wing Commander) in the one called "aircraft"

babznme
babznme

aw, come on. You looked at it so you must have been slightly interested. Some of it is kinda cool. I couldn't do that....next time don't waste your time by looking at it, silly...

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Your "valuable" time. Hey, that should be an article! 5 tips to tell in a short time whether you want to spend time looking at something or not.

chip_long
chip_long

As far as I know all of the creations built at Brickworld are done by amateurs who had to acquire all of the LEGOs used on their own. You are correct in saying this doesn't compare to Legoland (I can't speak for the one in CA but I can for the original in Denmark), where they have professional designers with unlimited block resources and the potential for special block designs.

rhino777
rhino777

I thought that one seemed a bit out of place too with the amount of kids that must be there...hehe...

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

lol, I thought the same thing when I saw the picture and title.

robtmathias
robtmathias

I think Iphone 4 is good. I have been running my website and havent had time yet though.

awarren2002
awarren2002

My Dad and I built a ferris wheel and a set of Merry-Go-Round swings. I loved workng with him. He knew how to hook up the motor.

Fireboss
Fireboss

Yes I remember them fondly. I had two I think or maybe 1 and 1/2 I got somewhere. I endlessly built things that never quite looked like the plans they had or the plans I sort of made. I did build a drilling rig that worked and something or other that used the little electric motor and looked like a windmill. I was continually frustrated yet could not stop building failures. I see now it was my prep for working in IT . . . and building cars, fixing my house etc. I learned to not be afraid to take things apart and rebuild them and that those dang little screws are annoying. The same can't be said for my chemistry set, wood burning set, microscopes . . .

awarren2002
awarren2002

I enjoyed relaxing for a few minutes, reliving the past. Nobody says that it has to be one crisis after another every day.

dougm1966
dougm1966

What the H E double toothpick does this have to do with technology? Not even a story behind it...just a bunch of pictures. TechRepublic just got marked as spam.

gueibor
gueibor

The snowman on pic #30 is totally a spoof on the Ohio Butter Jesus that got zapped by Zeus recently.

dangcowboy
dangcowboy

It's too bad that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (aka the "Brickyard") isn't what it once was. These days, you'll find about 40,000 fewer fans in the stands for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on Memorial Day Sunday. That's what Tony George did to the legacy his grandfather built in the capital of Indiana. Wonder what the Lego conversion ratio is for that? How many Legos need to be removed from those "stands"?

santeewelding
santeewelding

That the lid on [b]nick's[/b] box has already closed and we will not see him until next time.

batya7
batya7

Granted, when I visited Legoland in San Diego my sons were in 1st grade (2001), but BOY-O-BOY! was I impressed! A beautifully landscaped park, clean, rides to accommodate the younger set and parents... and LEGOS! Intricate buildings and projects, a building where you could sit and build stuff. I wholeheartedly recommend it for the younger set, but don't expect your teenagers to be wowed. PS-for years we received the free Lego catalogue. In each monthly issue, they featured creations from Lego users--and they weren't all kids.

vwhittle
vwhittle

As a subscriber, I was happy to see this story/pics and share them with my kids, two of whom are LEGO fanatics. Like any media outlet, we have the ability to skip what might not interest us - recommend those who don't find this interesting to skip and move on and let the rest of us enjoy a healthy distraction!

TexasJetter
TexasJetter

While the photo gallery was all of static LEGO creations, I suggest you check out thisk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt4M31qynSI or search on First LEGO League (LEGO FLL). It is a competition for young people where they have to design their own robot (using the LEGO NXT kit) and program it to do different missions. Ok, I do agree with you that a lot of the "gallery" postings are a waste of time..

Onafetz
Onafetz

Ahahah, talking about lack of poetry in techie's souls... :(

jmilton
jmilton

While the Indy 500 is down in attendance, as is every other auto race in the country (did you ever think Bristol would have tickets available on race day) Tony did add the Brickyard 400, tried to add the US Grand Prix, and did add the Moto-GP race. The future will be interesting to watch now that the rest of the family has forced him out of the operation.

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Especially when one is taking a break from a demanding task. I get epiphanies I tell you, from legos.

hastypete
hastypete

agreed, but let's be nice as you say and not use negative comments. Even eloquient ones.

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

I think seeing these Lego builds was awesome. TechRepublic goes beyond just technology issues and also hits on geek issues since most of us would be considered geeks in some fashion. The level of creativity and planning required to pull of these Lego creations is enormous and should be admired, not bashed. If it's not your thing, that's fine, but don't go so far as to assume that the people building these structures are lonely and without lives. I was happy to go through all of the photos and am glad when TechRepublic breaks away from the norm to do this type of post.

tuba2
tuba2

Lord Deonast I am with you. Some rather poppas, egotistical comments that I would associate with junior high or lower level of social development. We can only be glad they are not associated with our own place of work. One can only guess at their skill level and success in training and working with fellow employees. Perhaps their parents never mentioned to them ?If you can?t say something positive, SHUT UP!? In addition, if you do not like it do not look. However, they probably looked at all the pictures so they could become increasingly discussed. The scary thing is that they live among us and even worse reproduce.

Lord Deonast
Lord Deonast

Hmm, well in the case of "Heimdall222" one can only assume their partner left them for someone who enjoyed building things out of Lego and having no creativity themselves it must have hurt. Why else would you Troll or make generalisations about people he likely hasn't met. Obviously there is no inner child left in these people, I'd hate to think how they relate to any children they may have. As to why lego is on Tech republic a lot of techies like lego, they remember it from their childhood, it reflects a level of creativity they may no longer get do in adult life and it is harmless. Myself, no I don't play with lego but I remember the joy as a kid building things with it, I find it sad that there are people who seem to have forgotten this part of their childhood or perhaps they were deprived as children and are lashing out now.