Has there ever been any advance in retailing that didn't in turn create a new opportunity for fraud? Take barcodes, for example: You can go to the store, buy a cheap box of Legos, and take it home. Then you use your computer to create peel-and-stick stickers with that same barcode on it. Now you go back to the store, pick up expensive boxes of Legos, and put your own stickers over their barcodes. Voila! You can now buy them for low price, and resell for a profit. That is what Thomas Langenbach is accused of having done
, and it seems that he made over $30,000 reselling them on eBay.
posted by Chocolate Pickle
on May 22, 2012 -
2011 in Lego Pictures. From the royal wedding to the death of Osama bin Laden, the English summer riots and the fall of Gaddafi, here are some of major news stories of the past 12 months captured in Lego by Flickr members.
posted by OmieWise
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Lego wrangler Lwelyk
has put together a little blog featuring his video game Lego creations. Each piece is an exact recreation of the original 2D sprite artwork where one pixel equals one square Lego block. Aside from Mother Brain we also get Phanto, Mushroom Block, Flying Shy Guy, Tingle and tons of others. The Mother Brain is by far the most impressive but the Twinrova piece definitely gets an honorable mention. [more inside]
posted by jcterminal
on Jan 26, 2008 -
Hundreds of instruction booklets for LEGO kits, organized by year, theme, number and name. If you're like me, just seeing the covers of some of these old kits will make you teary-eyed. (#268, the 1979 Family Room kit did it for me.)
posted by Lucinda
on May 29, 2007 -
"You must have shot an awful lot of Legos sir." The Italian Job
trailer, done in Legos. It's amateurish and it's YouTube, but it's only 50 seconds and it's really charming if you're a fan of the movie. There's a serialized version of the whole movie (part 1
and part 2
). Part 2 is much better because it has the heist and the aftermath. Lorna, Big William and Camp Freddie are miscast, but otherwise it's pretty good.
posted by Mayor Curley
on Sep 8, 2006 -
Lego Master Builder search
"After kicking off at The Art Institute of California – San Diego on Thursday, Oct. 30, the official LEGO Master Model Builder Search will head to Art Institutes in Washington D.C., Boston, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles before its final stop in Orange County, California. Winners from each city will be invited to travel to the LEGOLAND theme park in Carlsbad in 2004 to interview for the ultimate job – and the chance for the coveted spot as the seventh LEGO Master Model Builder." Ladies and gentlemen, start your brick building!
posted by Irontom
on Oct 15, 2003 -
Lego Serious Play
"is the first application of Lego for the serious world of adults at work. The method combines 'play' and Lego bricks for the purpose of enhancing business performance." Cute.
posted by ubique
on Apr 4, 2002 -
beware...because this is fun to play with.
(I haven't seen this link before, but if it's a double-post, my apologies. I live in fear of making a double-post)
posted by Badmichelle
on Mar 28, 2002 -
a silly place...
either someone has waaaaay to much time on their hands or this is the coolest thing i've seen for ages.
For those of you who want more explanation think Monty Python
but in Lego
. it's a movie - so time taken to view this movie is depending on whether your connection to the interweb is butane
or coal fired
. I've searched the archives and not found this particuar link - but it is a few months old, so apologies to any who have seen it before.
I've not been accused of anything for a while.
posted by Spoon
on Dec 5, 2001 -
Battle Over Blocks
These essays offer a thoughtful insight into the Lego bricks we grew up with, and how the toys have changed with the times to reflect an absence of creativity in our society. Features Jeff Bates, cofounder of slashdot.
posted by johnjreeve
on Oct 29, 2001 -