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February 26, 2010 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Enjoy videos of RMS Titanic models sinking? How about Lego Titanic sinking? Perhaps you'd like your own sinking Titanic model? Historical accuracy not included: Titanic meets sink faucet & Titanic (anticlimactically) strikes cargo ship.
posted by Hoenikker (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Toward the end of the second video: "Click here to see another video of a lego titanic model sinking".

I don't really know what to say about that, but I thought it was worth repeating.
posted by moss at 5:34 PM on February 26, 2010


This reminds me of one of those "txts from last night" or whatever that someone posted to my Google Reader and I literally LOLed:

"I renamed my iPod 'The Titanic' so that whenever I plug it in, it says 'The Titanic is synching.'"
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:05 PM on February 26, 2010 [9 favorites]


Too soon.
posted by lattiboy at 6:05 PM on February 26, 2010 [7 favorites]


I couldn't help but notice that the Lego model had incorrectly rendered the promenade deck as it was constructed on Britannic. It's a common mistake and has even confused photo caption writers from time to time.

Also, Captain Smith's hat was white.

Just watch that stuff in future, will you?
posted by Mike D at 6:05 PM on February 26, 2010 [9 favorites]


Holy shit! While I was writing that last bit of nonsense (and I am not making this up), my 7,000-tune iPod shuffled up Rose's theme from the Horner soundtrack to the movie.

Wooo... cue Rod Serling.
posted by Mike D at 6:08 PM on February 26, 2010


Fake.
posted by brundlefly at 6:33 PM on February 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Toward the end of the second video: "Click here to see another video of a lego titanic model sinking".

If only people had envisioned this for the future of the intarwebs in 1995.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:41 PM on February 26, 2010


I cried at the end.
posted by Skygazer at 7:03 PM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, if you haven't seen the movie: Spoiler alert.
posted by Skygazer at 7:05 PM on February 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


"Rose!"

"Jack!"

"Rose!"

"Jack!"
posted by Joe Beese at 7:17 PM on February 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


My nephew is obsessed with everything Titanic-related. He can sit there and talk about how many people it held, what kind of engines it had, how it was powered, on and on and on.

For a four-year-old, it's pretty impressive. When he gets onto the death counts and how it was sunk, it gets a bit creepy.

(But, man, he would love these...)
posted by Katemonkey at 2:01 AM on February 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


What is it about watching a ship sink that is so fascinating?
posted by zzazazz at 4:55 AM on February 27, 2010


Of course, I never knew my great-uncle who died on the ship, but I can't help imagining him dying in the water every time Titanic-related stuff comes up. (I go to his house every summer.) I guess I don't have a clue as to why so many people are fascinated by this particular tragedy, other than the fact that a bunch of rich people died in the accident. (Like my railroad baron uncle.)
posted by kozad at 7:26 AM on February 27, 2010


The improbably named Thai Tanic restaurant on Blues Point Rd in Sydney. Still afloat since I was last there almost 10 years ago.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:43 AM on February 27, 2010


"It's only a model."
"Shh!"

And it's still scary.
posted by ancientgower at 2:37 PM on February 27, 2010


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