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Pop-up LEGO Temple
October 20, 2009 1:35 PM   Subscribe

Pop-up Lego Temple A crazy Lego version of the Buddhist temple of Kinkaku-ji.
posted by GuyZero (43 comments total) 47 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh. My. God.
posted by The Bellman at 1:45 PM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Whoa.
posted by brundlefly at 1:46 PM on October 20, 2009


wow.
posted by phelixshu at 1:46 PM on October 20, 2009


Seriously, now that I have recovered, I hereby decree that no one may ever call anything made of Lego awesome ever again.
posted by The Bellman at 1:49 PM on October 20, 2009


That is...awesome.
posted by ghharr at 1:57 PM on October 20, 2009


Meh... doesn't even burn down.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:59 PM on October 20, 2009 [4 favorites]


I really love people with too much time on their hands.
posted by Scattercat at 2:07 PM on October 20, 2009


The real one should do that.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:09 PM on October 20, 2009 [6 favorites]


yowza!
posted by HappyHippo at 2:16 PM on October 20, 2009


-jaw hangs- I'll be over here, moping up the puddle that my brain just made after watching that.
posted by strixus at 2:18 PM on October 20, 2009


Nice hack.
posted by eriko at 2:20 PM on October 20, 2009


Write a novel about that, Mishima.
posted by Jeanne at 2:25 PM on October 20, 2009 [4 favorites]


Wowzerz.
posted by HumanComplex at 2:32 PM on October 20, 2009


That person wins at the Legos. Lego Brick Toys Lego Trademarking Brick Things Whatever the fuck, you know what I mean
posted by everichon at 2:37 PM on October 20, 2009


Holy Crap!
posted by eyeballkid at 2:56 PM on October 20, 2009


Awesome.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:57 PM on October 20, 2009


quite simply astounding.
posted by nangua at 2:57 PM on October 20, 2009


Wow.
posted by Vindaloo at 2:59 PM on October 20, 2009


Oh, what fun!
posted by Greg Nog at 3:08 PM on October 20, 2009


凄い!
posted by ikahime at 3:18 PM on October 20, 2009


I, uh

I can build like a little house thing that won't fall over! I mean, mostly won't fall over. Yeah.
posted by Tomorrowful at 3:24 PM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is the coolest use of Legos I have ever seen. I need to pick my jaw up off the floor now.
posted by Eclipsante at 3:57 PM on October 20, 2009


what
posted by scrowdid at 4:09 PM on October 20, 2009


Nice. The techniques of paper engineering for popup books applied to a Lego model. I bet the friction on the hinge pieces gave him some tricky moments. I'm thinking of my favourite popup books now and what they do. I've always liked that "slide to reveal a picture in pieces" thing.
posted by mdoar at 4:17 PM on October 20, 2009


It's a box of legos made from legos with a picture (made of legos) showing what's in the lego box when you open the lego box made out of lego.

[bang]
posted by device55 at 4:24 PM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh my.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:39 PM on October 20, 2009


G A S P !

This is the awesomeness that the internets are made of.
posted by Jon-o at 4:42 PM on October 20, 2009


That's just stunning. The level of detail combined with the movement (and just the detail on the "box" as well kind of blows me away. Not just that, but at the end, with the photos, he's even got the standard phoot of the temple "reflecting" off of the pond of blue tiles. No one goes to Kinkaku-ji without taking that picture.

And yeah, this one would be harder to burn down in a suicidal love pact. At worst, you'd end up with a multicolored lump of charred plastic, some minor burns, and possibly a headache from the fumes.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:20 PM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


You've been upstaged, Captain Slow.
posted by Pseudonumb at 6:03 PM on October 20, 2009


I really love people with too much time on their hands.

Yeah, I hate it when a person's creative urges aren't completely and utterly consumed by the hectic schedule of wage-slavery and passive media consumption.
posted by billyfleetwood at 6:38 PM on October 20, 2009 [34 favorites]


Excellent. Thanks for sharing. Although, to be fair, a real portrayal of Kinkakuji would have the margins totally filled with lego tourists.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:42 PM on October 20, 2009


See, some people carve marble. Some people paint, or write, or compose music. Some people put Lego together. And some people pee in a jar with a crucifix in it. Gotta love people.
posted by The otter lady at 7:27 PM on October 20, 2009


I ... uh ... wow.
posted by carter at 8:34 PM on October 20, 2009


This is crazy impressive on so many levels.
posted by ooga_booga at 10:24 PM on October 20, 2009


What would make someone even conceive of doing such a thing? Is there a whole subset of pop-up lego that I don't know about? Is this a verifiable phenomenon or is this one guy just really in to blowing my fucking mind?
posted by incessant at 11:26 PM on October 20, 2009


I came in here to say something, but The Bellman already said it word for word in the very first comment.

All these years of Lego, stuck in my brain since babyhood... but the idea of pop-up Lego never even crossed my mind. The execution is just crazy-amazing icing. Wow.
posted by rokusan at 2:17 AM on October 21, 2009


Now, this is a man who should be employed the U2 popular music group to design stage sets!
posted by asok at 2:18 AM on October 21, 2009


Woooooooooooow.
posted by marginaliana at 7:27 AM on October 21, 2009


*overturns Lego table, runs tearfully from room, slams door*
posted by Fleebnork at 7:47 AM on October 21, 2009 [9 favorites]


Remember: Current Legos are so specialized that they can only build the model on the box.
posted by Legomancer at 7:52 AM on October 21, 2009


I once built a scale model of The Ziggurat of Ur out of Lego for a school project. It was not this cool.
posted by medium format at 10:39 AM on October 21, 2009


Awesome implementation of an awesome idea.
posted by DU at 4:52 PM on October 22, 2009


Wow I'm impressed. Is there anything that can't be build with Legos?
posted by Carius at 9:40 PM on October 30, 2009


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