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February 13, 2010 12:07 AM   Subscribe

Lego trains! "What you say?" Lego trains! "Say it again!" Lego trains! "I can't hear you!" Lego trains! "That's what I'm talkin' about!"
posted by e-man (26 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I loved my Lego Intercity train. The great thing about it was that you could put your sailors and pirates in the chairs and pretend they were commuting to the desert island prison.
posted by warpy at 1:08 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, two nerdy hobbies rolled into one. Any way to squeeze in some ham radio?
posted by ryanrs at 1:22 AM on February 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


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posted by ryanrs at 1:22 AM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


This thread is the pinnacle of my very being.
posted by june made him a gemini at 2:04 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


The lego Brick City in Niagara Falls has a bunch of trains. Which adds nice dynamic motion to a static display.
posted by saucysault at 2:21 AM on February 13, 2010


WHAT YOU SAY!!
posted by Damn That Television at 2:29 AM on February 13, 2010


What's the song played in this link?
posted by ZaneJ. at 2:31 AM on February 13, 2010


Really, I can't help myself. When I see a juicy combination of letters I investigate anagrams with those letters. LEGO TRAINS is an anagram of GO, LATRINES! Also, LONG SATIRE and GROIN TALES and GIANT LORE and OGLE TRAINS and ORAL INGEST and STAIN OGLER and LAST REGION and LEGIT ARSON and...

I just like the way that distinct letters can be re-combined to form a new shape. Lego is spatial anagrams.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:55 AM on February 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


Weirdly enough, this weekend at the Wenham Museum they've got a Lego train layout.
posted by e.e. coli at 3:52 AM on February 13, 2010


I'm tired of all these mf'ing Legos on all these mf'ing trains!

(Just kidding, these are awesome, and being filed away in my mental "things to do in the unlikely event I have the room, resources, and time" file)
posted by usonian at 3:52 AM on February 13, 2010


Lego Trains! Lego Trains! (Sorry, this just happened for us last week -- couldn't help it. So much fun.)
posted by The Bellman at 4:28 AM on February 13, 2010


usonian: its 'Lego bricks', not 'Legos'. Sorry, but pointing this out is my mission in life : )
posted by memebake at 5:28 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Lego Set 115 will always be the only Lego train for me. Magnetic couplers? Power through the rails? Kids these days...

Okay, now get off my lawn.
posted by localroger at 5:49 AM on February 13, 2010


Now if only someone would do us all a favor and post a video of a lego train snowmover then I think I could die a happy man today.
posted by Severian at 6:03 AM on February 13, 2010


Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the Greater Midwest Lego Train Club. These guys are amazing.
posted by beandip at 6:50 AM on February 13, 2010


its 'Lego bricks', not 'Legos'. Sorry, but pointing this out is my mission in life

My mission in life is pointing out that they are what people call them, and people call them "Legos". I'm sorry if that upsets you or The Lego Group, but it's a fact.

Back on track (har!), this is some great stuff.
posted by Legomancer at 7:00 AM on February 13, 2010


Oh, and isn't anyone going to mention that modern Legos are horrible and uncreative and can't build anything but the box model and, like everything else, were better when THEY were kids?
posted by Legomancer at 7:01 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, and isn't anyone going to mention that modern Legos are horrible and uncreative and can't build anything but the box model and, like everything else, were better when THEY were kids?

I used to be this guy. Then my son started collecting Star Wars and new Technique (I'll always call them Expert Builder Sets, thank you) sets and I've come to the conclusion that Legos are Legos and Star Wars Legos and pneumatic Legos are freakin' awesome.

And yeah, I know they're not "Legos." I also call it the ATM Machine and refer to my NIC Card. I know it's wrong but I still do it. Few things in life deserve a nipple twister, but pointing that shit out is one of them.
posted by bondcliff at 7:23 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


My two-year-old son's head is going to explode.
posted by MarshallPoe at 7:45 AM on February 13, 2010


"But main streets still all cracked and broken."
posted by djduckie at 8:24 AM on February 13, 2010


I used to be this guy. Then my son started collecting Star Wars and new Technique (I'll always call them Expert Builder Sets, thank you) sets and I've come to the conclusion that Legos are Legos and Star Wars Legos and pneumatic Legos are freakin' awesome.

Technic and they've been called for over 25 years (almost 35 in the UK). But yeah, I used to complain about the "new specialized pieces" but if you buy new sets there really aren't that many of them. And even when there are, with sufficient imagination you can use them as other things.
posted by DU at 8:31 AM on February 13, 2010


Wow. Just wow. I just had a Legasm.
posted by notsnot at 8:33 AM on February 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


We used to have a Lego train set. Blew my mind that there were electric Lego sets. We still don't know where it came from - it just arrived in the mail one day, addressed to my brothers and I - we suspected my aunt might have sent it, but I don't think we ever knew for sure.

Then one day my dad decided we were all grown up and sold our huge denim bag of Legos in a yard sale for $20, trains, boats, castle, spaceships and all. I'm still annoyed about that, and that was almost 20 years ago now...
posted by caution live frogs at 8:39 AM on February 13, 2010


Relativity
posted by hortense at 12:01 PM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


its 'Lego bricks', not 'Legos'.

Yeah, well, it's still "Legos" to me. If they're that broken up about it, their lawyers can take some aspirin and dry their tears of outrage with some Kleenex while they xerox their cease and desist letters to me, which I'll probably photoshop into something humorous.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 3:22 AM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


its 'Lego bricks', not 'Legos'.

You know, I did actually pause while writing my comment, knowing full well that yes, according to the good people at Lego corporate headquarters, it is technically "Lego Bricks", but I figure my parents and I spent enough money on their products when I was a kid that I can call them Legos if I want.

The title of the site says "Metafilter Community Weblog", but good luck trying to get people to stop calling it "MeFi" ;)
posted by usonian at 9:58 AM on February 19, 2010


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