Jul 232012
 

Hi All,

One of my hobbies is building sets of Lego®.  I’ve been a fan ever since I was a little kid, and I’ve always been fond of putting together kits – the bigger, the better.  Recently I published a new fan site – the Lego Republic.

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As an adult, it’s a great time to be a fan of the brick, as more and more kits are released for the adult collector/builder.  In the 80s, the kits were for children and were not particularly detailed; these days there are scale models (e.g. the Eiffel Tower, London Tower Bridge, Taj Mahal) which only the advanced builder would attempt.

I’ve amassed a rather deep collection of sets over the past ten years, and I plan to build new kits from time to time.  As I do, I’ll document the build process and write stories at a new web address, the Lego Republic

Friends and fans are welcome to contribute too (get in touch and I’ll create an account for you)!

See you at the new site.  /R

Dec 252011
 

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This is almost too cool for school – a Physicist at a university in Denmark has put together a scale replica of a part of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – the ATLAS detector.

Apparently it took him 81 hours to recreate a 1:50 scale model of the detector, using Lego bricks.  How awesome is that?  I wonder how long it would take to build a model of the whole LHC?

[ http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/the-large-hadron-collider-has-been-recreated-in-lego-20111223/ ]