Skip

Lego riddles anyone?
January 31, 2013 8:10 AM   Subscribe


 
Most of these are 'imagine a song' or 'imagine a movie', because when I think of Legos, the first thing I think of are songs and movies. Maybe if one of the movie choices was Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark, I wouldn't be so tempted to snark.
posted by eye of newt at 8:15 AM on January 31, 2013


Neat, thank you! Legos are the best and I really like visual riddles (even if I'm finding a lot of these difficult or outside my knowledge).

For Christmas a few years ago my husband got me a model of the Lego Taj Mahal and it was the best gift I have ever gotten except for the additional gift of not killing me every time I sorted through the pieces.

For Christmas this year my best friend got me a Lego Star Wars Advent calendar and every day I got to open a thing and build a Star Wars creation. In conclusion, my friends know me very well and I really like Legos.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:17 AM on January 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Are the answers supposed to be just the thing you're imagining? Like the one that says "imagine a book" which is clearly Moby Dick, is that the answer? just "Moby Dick"?
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 8:18 AM on January 31, 2013


The arbitrary use of scale bothers me. For big stuff, they should use bigger bricks, not just blow up a small one.

(Also, I thought this post was going to be about 50 years of hideous overstuffed leather couches.)
posted by Sys Rq at 8:20 AM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yes, so the sixth one with the several different coloured bricks on a row? Reservoir Dogs
posted by MartinWisse at 8:22 AM on January 31, 2013


Purple Rain!
posted by marienbad at 8:30 AM on January 31, 2013


There really should be Lego Therapy options covered by health insurance. Sit in a nice room and talk about your stuff to a trained therapist and Lego expert while you just let your hands make anything they want with a wide array of bricks. Abstract designs encouraged!
posted by Burhanistan at 8:47 AM on January 31, 2013


These are fun riddles, but I don't think they really capture the spirit of LEGO as well as these ads did.
posted by Kabanos at 8:47 AM on January 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


I really liked this. Thanks for posting.
That said, some are pretty ambiguous. The third one could be Bird on a Wire or Walk the Line (or probably a dozen more). I guess the fact that the block is black makes it lean towards Cash.

Also, this makes me feel racist when I'm guessing based on the block colors.
posted by staccato signals of constant information at 8:48 AM on January 31, 2013


Are they attempting some WKRP-impossible contest here?
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:51 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


There really should be Lego Therapy options covered by health insurance. Sit in a nice room and talk about your stuff to a trained therapist and Lego expert while you just let your hands make anything they want with a wide array of bricks. Abstract designs encouraged!

I go to a guy who specializing in play therapy and that is . . . pretty much exactly what we do. Wouldn't mind if it was covered by insurance, though.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:52 AM on January 31, 2013


The answer to 90% of these has something to do with Pink Floyd
posted by Conductor71 at 8:56 AM on January 31, 2013


Hmm, sorta wishing "Imagine" (the song) was visually imagined vis a vis unconnected Lego bricks. But on second though, the unconnectedness put my something is wrong on the internet needle in the red.
posted by obscurator at 8:59 AM on January 31, 2013


....Is there an answer key?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:00 AM on January 31, 2013


So, I'm a mere week younger than Lego? Cool.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:01 AM on January 31, 2013


I kind of liked these ads better.
posted by JoeZydeco at 9:01 AM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


55 Years of The Brick
I played with Legos in 1958 when they first came out.
posted by beagle at 9:09 AM on January 31, 2013


These are really shitty riddles and I am furious that I can't figure them out
posted by MangyCarface at 9:27 AM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


....Is there an answer key?

It's at the bottom of the page, but the pictures aren't numbered, where the answers are, so it makes it a little tough to connect pictures and answers.
posted by dry white toast at 9:28 AM on January 31, 2013


A part of me likes the ambiguity. Nobody said I had to imagine the correct answer, just needed to imagine a song or movie. So if something makes me imagine a song that I think fits the theme, I consider that quite in the spirit of LEGO.

That said, what the heck are the answers?
posted by CancerMan at 9:29 AM on January 31, 2013


Dry White Toast, those are people's guesses at the answers, not the answers.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:30 AM on January 31, 2013


EmpressCallipygos, ohhhhhhhhh. My bad. I had scrolled back up pretty quickly when I came across it because I didn't want to spoil it.
posted by dry white toast at 9:32 AM on January 31, 2013


Also, this makes me feel racist when I'm guessing based on the block colors.

See, when I saw this one, I was like 'it's gotta be Crash'.

And I think this one is the other Crash, if you imagine all the blue and white brick couples are humping.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:33 AM on January 31, 2013


I just saw that Gizmodo is offering a prize for answering everything correctly, so I guess they're telling me I have to imagine them the way they're intended.

Way to ruin my creativity, Gizmodo!
posted by CancerMan at 9:36 AM on January 31, 2013


Oh, these are fun!

The Sermon on the Mount!

Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn'!

Lolita!
posted by FatherDagon at 9:58 AM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wow, those are quite challenging. The Inception one was pretty good.
posted by stoneweaver at 11:34 AM on January 31, 2013


« Older Google Invades   |   Not pictured: British people Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post