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The (lego) Lee Enfield sniper rifle
June 10, 2010 5:01 PM   Subscribe

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posted by Artw (38 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
There is a reason they are called Lego Maniacs.

brilliant, but manic :)
posted by twidget at 5:08 PM on June 10, 2010


The best part of having kids is having an excuse to buy all that Lego again.
posted by uaudio at 5:13 PM on June 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


No excuse necessary. I know engineers who collect them to build models of their serious inventions. True!
posted by IndigoJones at 5:18 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just had a DO WANT moment, and then realized that wait a second, I've got the lego, I COULD HAVE!
posted by seagull.apollo at 5:28 PM on June 10, 2010


Amazing what you can do with Legos these days.
posted by Caduceus at 5:31 PM on June 10, 2010


Lego JFK better watch his fucking back.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:31 PM on June 10, 2010 [25 favorites]


Awesome. just sent this to my fiance, who will surely send it to his son. They are both military rifle NNNNNNERRRRRRRDS. Their heads are gonna explode.
posted by medeine at 5:41 PM on June 10, 2010


I still have my tub of Legos from childhood, as does my wife. It's our tub now and twice as big. I still break them out upon occasion, sometimes to build models but mainly when friends with kids visit.

This brings me back to the time when I was 13 and built a whole set of actual transforming transformers, which could lock together into a Voltron like configuration similar to the dinosaur or construction transformers, each of which (naturally) I managed to obtain only one of. I don't think many kids ever saw any of the products like Voltron, or the Transformers mega-bots assembled, as nobody could ever manage to get ahold of them all. I remember playtime plots often revolved around the idea that the other, missing robots must have been abducted, or slept too late, or ran out of fuel and thus were unable to make an appearance.

My family was too poor for Technic though, and my wife wasn't into them, but when we have kids they will surely be getting mainly Technic and Mindstorms. Even at the age of 1.

Of course somebody will have to hold them in trust and make sure they are not defective.
posted by Sukiari at 5:50 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wake me when they have a Lego Metal Storm pod.
posted by codswallop at 5:52 PM on June 10, 2010


it sucks when your lego gun catches a virus that causes it to metastasize, and then all the sudden it's gunlike protrusions everywhere
posted by nervousfritz at 6:04 PM on June 10, 2010


1) Notice how he had to alternate the orientation of the successive "rounds" so they wouldn't stick together?

2) I'm glad he's on our side.

(He IS on our side, right?)
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:08 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Me upon seeing this post - "ooh, neato. lol, it would be totally awesome if it actually OH MY FUCKING GOD IT ACTUALLY WORKS."

then, the grabby hands.
posted by elizardbits at 6:12 PM on June 10, 2010 [7 favorites]


This one is even scarier. Wow. And it snapped me right back to childhood, building various weapons from Legos and melting some of the pieces to get really weird shapes (hey, our apartment in Caracas had a vacuum form machine in what was supposed to be the maid's quarters, so I wasn't the kind of kid to let marketing or availability of decent toy dope on another continent get in the way of a wacky idea, I just got a heating element and went to town). But damn, the Lego tech you can get now... I would have lost my mind if I had access to some of the current coolness.

Oh, wait, mind shot, mission accomplished.

Cool post, thanks for the memories.
posted by dbiedny at 6:16 PM on June 10, 2010


I know engineers

Like me!

who collect them

Right, me!

to build models

Of course, me me me!

of their serious inventions.

Of my what inventions?
posted by DU at 6:16 PM on June 10, 2010 [8 favorites]


I hope that this means lego is now officially badass enough to warrant a "CAUTION: Not intended for use in the construction of weapons" warning.

...and I want one.
posted by FuzzyLumpkins at 6:18 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


ALL MY INVENTIONS ARE SERIOUS INVENTIONS. Yes, even the depantsifier for drunken late night undressing. It has a laser! Because lasers are cool.
posted by elizardbits at 6:19 PM on June 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


I hope that this means lego is now officially badass enough to warrant a "CAUTION: Not intended for use in the construction of weapons" warning.

Forbidden LEGO: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!
posted by DU at 6:27 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


DO! WANT!
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 7:09 PM on June 10, 2010


that is the most beautiful book I've ever seen.
posted by FuzzyLumpkins at 7:10 PM on June 10, 2010


That was built by an awesome and scary 15 year old. I had legos and I was happy just building houses and cars and such. I miss them. I should buy some new kits.
posted by Uncle at 7:14 PM on June 10, 2010


I built a spaceship out of all of my black lego. It was based on a ship from EE "Doc" Smith's Lensman series. Now I can't find it.

Well, it was an undetectable "speedster".

::sigh::
posted by Splunge at 7:26 PM on June 10, 2010


Not quite a metal storm league LEGO weapon [youtube]...
posted by porpoise at 7:27 PM on June 10, 2010


Man, I am a crankypants today. Because, while that rifle=AWESOME, the video=HEADACHE. Focus! Does your crappy little video camera not have autofocus?

But, yeah, that is wonderful, working model. Love it.
posted by zanni at 8:18 PM on June 10, 2010


Seems like as good excuse as any to post a clip of my favorite Edward Woodward performance.
posted by Ritchie at 8:18 PM on June 10, 2010


I still have my tub of Legos from childhood, as does my wife. It's our tub now and twice as big.

That could be one messy divorce, right there.
posted by rokusan at 8:47 PM on June 10, 2010 [6 favorites]


Judge: Okay so your wife gets all of the red 8 peg bricks and you get all of the white 8 peg bricks. Now on to the plates...

Hubby: Your honor, what about the base plate?

Judge: You have to share that. Your wife gets it on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You get it on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Then you have alternate Sundays.

Wife: But what if I'm building something really cool on it?

Judge: That is a good question. Sir, what would you give in place of the base plate?

Hubby: Well, she can have all of the slanted roof bricks...

Wife: Hell no! They're crap. I want 3/4 of the clear ones.

Hubby: Bullshit. Then I want the black plates!

Judge: ORDER! ORDER! Bailiff clear the court!
posted by Splunge at 9:02 PM on June 10, 2010 [8 favorites]


More lego guns. Lots more.
posted by Happy Dave at 10:39 PM on June 10, 2010


The ads I got with that video:
  1. A survivalist site telling me my .44 magnum won't save me
  2. Makeup tips from Covergirl
posted by hattifattener at 11:23 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


haha I got

1. Surviving a mugging / home invasion / attempted murder
2. Cincinnati Brick Company
posted by FuzzyLumpkins at 3:44 AM on June 11, 2010


Pope Guilty: "6Lego JFK better watch his fucking back."

I think you meant his fucking head.
posted by bwg at 5:44 AM on June 11, 2010


Private Joker: Are those... live rounds?
Private Gomer Pyle: Seven-six-two millimeter. Full Lego jacket.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:09 AM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


That's all well and good until your squad's pinned down by a couple of twelve-year-olds with LEGO® MG 42s.
posted by steef at 6:15 AM on June 11, 2010


Gaddamnit. The plural of 'LEGO' is 'LEGO'.
posted by metaxa at 6:25 AM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


He IS on our side, right?

Ho Chi Minh? Ho Chi Minh? Does Ho Chi Minh have anything like this?

*pulls miniature Lego bust of LBJ from Haggar slacks*
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:28 AM on June 11, 2010


I think the LIGO logo should be LEGO.
posted by eriko at 6:30 AM on June 11, 2010


Possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen.
posted by MarshallPoe at 7:04 AM on June 11, 2010


Thankfully, it's going to take this guy forever to build a 1:1 scale LEGO water tower.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:11 AM on June 11, 2010


Today we have naming of Lego parts. Yesterday
We had sorting of bricks. And tomorrow morning
We shall have what to do if you lose one. But today,
Today we have naming of Lego parts. My Little Ponies
Skulk in the bushes in all of the neighbouring gardens,
And today we have naming of Lego parts.

This is the Lego swing swivel. And this
Is the bipod stand, whose use you will see
When you encounter the Playmobil. And this is the sniper scope,
Which in your case you have not got. Barbie
Can be a valuable ally if you commandeer her horses,
Which in your case you have not got.

This is the magazine, which is always loaded
with 1x4 bricks. And please do not let me
See anyone using jelly beans. The G. I. Joe
Action figures are enthusiastic, but not to be trusted.
They fight by the seat of their plastic camouflage pants,
And are frequently seen using jelly beans.

And this you can see is the bolt. The purpose of this
Is to open the breech, as you see. We can slide it
Rapidly backwards and forwards: we call this
Easing the rubber band. Never bring Silly Bandz
Into a war zone, even the chicken-shaped red ones:
They do not take to easing.

They call it easing the rubber band; it is perfectly easy
To radio He-Man for help if the bolt should jam in the breech
Or a jelly bean, god forbid, become stuck in the magazine;
We knew those Transformers were up to no good. Over there
Is adulthood, which in our case we have not got;
For today we have naming of Lego parts.
posted by Pallas Athena at 12:37 PM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


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