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Brick Bending
December 18, 2011 6:44 PM   Subscribe

Here is Jeff Sanders, who builds things with Legos. Round things. Here's his blog, featuring videos of his work. Here's a Discovery News post on Sanders, with more pictures of his work. This Oregon Live article shows more round Lego creations on his wall.
posted by JHarris (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Do not try to bend the brick— that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth: there is no brick.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:58 PM on December 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


This is awesome! This bit from the Discovery News made me laugh though:

There's just one warning Sanders, as a cautious dad, wants to share with his brickbending followers: "The bricks are sometimes under an enormous amount of pressure and can explode; and they could pop you in the forehead or eye."

It's directly underneath a picture of a large circular design that is propped up on a table and he's practically sticking his head through it.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:59 PM on December 18, 2011


Awesome. Nice post. Just saying:

One catalogue, dated 1980, has the following on its back page:

Dear Parents and Children
The word LEGO(R) is a brand name and is very special to all of
us in the LEGO Group Companies. We would sincerely like your
help in keeping it special. Please always refer to our bricks
as 'LEGO Bricks or Toys' and not 'LEGOS.' By doing so, you will
be helping to protect and preserve a brand of which we are very
proud and that stands for quality the world over. Thank you!

Read more: http://stason.org/TULARC/games/mindstorms-lego/7-Plural-of-LEGO.html#ixzz1gwgkqVep


But LEGO or legos, more LEGO posts, please...
posted by Huck500 at 7:01 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Why not just wait until Lego to releases a set of filled with circle pieces that only allow one to build the circle shown on the front of the box?
posted by Hicksu at 7:11 PM on December 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


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posted by b1tr0t at 7:11 PM on December 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


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posted by Hicksu at 7:13 PM on December 18, 2011


Wow.
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posted by Huck500 at 7:14 PM on December 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


Wait, I suddenly totally remember doing that with the two-post LEGO BRICKS when I was a kid... I never made actual circles, though.
posted by Huck500 at 7:17 PM on December 18, 2011


That man is a fucking wizard. If this was the middle ages, he'd be burned at the stake, so I am thankful we live in less superstitious times.
posted by X-Himy at 8:36 PM on December 18, 2011


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Snape! Aaaahhh Snape!
posted by leotrotsky at 8:36 PM on December 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


School summer holidays have just started here, and that hexbug maze is going to keep my 8yro going for at least a few weeks. Thank-you metafilter!
posted by bystander at 12:35 AM on December 19, 2011


You know, I probably would have started using the official LEGO nomenclature years ago if I had been shamed into it by my peers, but every time I read that corporate message I resolve to deliberately use the plural at every opportunity.

"Parents! We know you've spent at least $500 on our product over the years, but please, please! Assist us in ensuring proper brand indoctrination! The very future of our company depends on it!"

(First world problems)
posted by usonian at 6:28 AM on December 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Why don't they just officially add an "s" and be done with it?
posted by Brocktoon at 7:19 AM on December 19, 2011


I think of it as a mass noun, like rice. We need more lego.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:58 AM on December 19, 2011


Why don't they just officially add an "s" and be done with it?

Because they're an international company selling to a global market, and only one area of which has any people raised to add their regional "s".

They'd need to officially create an additional trademark and maintain both of them.
But... maybe they should? :)
posted by -harlequin- at 4:05 PM on December 19, 2011


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