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January 16, 2008 1:06 PM   Subscribe

Stop-motion animation of a Lego Millenium Falcon. Warning: Bad techno music.
posted by fandango_matt (24 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

on kind of a crummy day... that made me feel kind of good! ^_^
posted by indiebass at 1:17 PM on January 16, 2008

My five year old has watched this about a million times already. He doesn’t question that Legos (Sorry, Lego Brand Bricks) would assemble themselves, but he can’t for the life of him figure out why those guys would leave something so awesome sitting on the sidewalk and walk away from it.

He’s probably right now scanning Google maps, trying to figure out where they left it so he can go grab it.
posted by bondcliff at 1:26 PM on January 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

That’s Lego #4504, the smaller Falcon, with built out interior. It is a good, solid model that can also be a toy, but lacks the OMG factor of THE BIG ONE.

Here are two videos of people building #10179, which is built TO SCALE of a Lego figure and is NOT A TOY. It is the only Lego set I have ever seen to have a 16+ age tag on the box, and takes on average 25 man hours of work to complete. (Those damn Germans in the second video did it in 2 hours, but got to study the box list and instructions for a week prior.)

(I own both sets.)
posted by Faux Real at 1:34 PM on January 16, 2008 [2 favorites]

(It is totaly a toy, by the way, no matter what the box says.)
posted by Faux Real at 1:36 PM on January 16, 2008

Awesome. Awesome and strangely erotic.
posted by Skorgu at 1:41 PM on January 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

Millennium Falcon Lego #10179

Total bricks...5,195
Man hours...25
Geek cred...priceless.

Cracking Mastercard ad jokes...negate all Lego geek cred
posted by uaudio at 1:44 PM on January 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

I could never buy Lego kits and build exactly what was on the box.
That's way too boring.
Let's see what else you can do with those 5195 pieces, Picasso.
posted by jozxyqk at 1:47 PM on January 16, 2008


hehe, I was kinda hoping that when Paul and Greg took the model out on the street for some filming they rounded a corner and ran into a posse of Crips.
posted by mattoxic at 1:47 PM on January 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

That was awesome. And much better than the videos of the people building 10179, which lacked the awesome little flights of fantasy that made this so much more fun than just watching a Lego set be put together.
posted by grouse at 1:59 PM on January 16, 2008

This is why I both love and fear the West Coast.
posted by thecaddy at 2:03 PM on January 16, 2008

Bad techno? I don't think the video would work with anything other than mediocre but uplifting trance.
posted by MillMan at 2:09 PM on January 16, 2008

It's actually much better if you watch it with the Star Wars cantina music.

Doo dee doo dee doo-dee-doo, doo doodley-eet dee doo, doo!
posted by fandango_matt at 2:17 PM on January 16, 2008

The techno was not bad just meh. Kind of - thank you mom! - meh. Not what you want but satisfying anyway
posted by uandt at 2:20 PM on January 16, 2008

I can't decide whether this is an argument for or against marijuana. I'm leaning toward the former.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:45 PM on January 16, 2008

That was awesome! I didn't realize how much I missed Lego until I watched that video. I think I might have to make a trip to the toy store this weekend.
posted by LeeJay at 2:58 PM on January 16, 2008

Note to self: NO WAY
posted by Cranberry at 2:58 PM on January 16, 2008

That was great.
posted by ludwig_van at 3:54 PM on January 16, 2008

I could have done without the ending, but the rest was fantastic.
posted by ORthey at 4:03 PM on January 16, 2008

That was kinda cool.

This from the related videos sidebar on that YouTube page. That's straight-up Lego cool.
posted by porpoise at 4:12 PM on January 16, 2008

Whoops, didn't notice that that got it's own FPP a couple posts down.
posted by porpoise at 4:18 PM on January 16, 2008

When I was a kid there were about five things you could make with Legos and we all felt much safer.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 4:32 PM on January 16, 2008

Actually, I rather liked the music.
posted by geekhorde at 7:47 PM on January 16, 2008

That was fun, but as soon as I saw the cockpit go on I knew it was a kit. :(
posted by dhartung at 9:51 PM on January 16, 2008

Love the pac man reference.
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