AFOL A Blocumentary
February 28, 2010 2:19 PM   Subscribe

AFOL A Blocumentary. Passion combines with creativity in this documentary that features a selection of AFOLs (Adult Fans Of LEGO) from the Pacific NorthWest. [30 minutes, Vimeo, via]
posted by soundofsuburbia (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Legos are great, but AFOL is a bad name. and having the phrase "Adult fans" in your subculture name sounds totally creepy. They need another name. I suggest Legoliers, Snappers, or Try-not-to-step-on-my-hobbyists.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 2:50 PM on February 28, 2010

Legos are great, but AFOL is a bad name...

Especially after what they did to Usenet.
posted by y2karl at 3:04 PM on February 28, 2010

According to the video, AFOL is an awful name.
posted by milnak at 4:52 PM on February 28, 2010

Nobody want to make a documentary about my Fans of Adult Lego group.
posted by nanojath at 5:44 PM on February 28, 2010

The thing that stuck out to me about the workshops of the builders was the lack of labels. Do they just remember what is where? I know most of them were transparent, but still, it's hard to tell a 3x3 from a 3x2 through a plastic bin.
posted by jouir at 5:46 PM on February 28, 2010

"Our beloved sound..."

This is great. I watched it with my seven-year-old son, who is a Lego fanatic. I then showed him that the guy who made these, which show up in the film, called one of his pieces a favorite on Flickr. You should've seen his grin.

Yes, I am a proud mama, bragging.
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:15 PM on February 28, 2010 [2 favorites]

I like that centapedd, corpse.
posted by not that girl at 6:20 PM on February 28, 2010

Fans of Adult Intimate Leogs : FAIL
posted by MrLint at 7:58 PM on February 28, 2010

Grown-Up Lego Fans? GULFs?
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:50 AM on March 1, 2010

Thanks for this post, can't wait to watch it.
posted by DU at 7:28 AM on March 1, 2010

It's a damn fine centapedd, not that girl.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:11 AM on March 1, 2010

DU: I hope you'll like it!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:52 AM on March 1, 2010

Hi corpse! I am "daveexmachina" on Flickr and to my knowledge, nothing of mine was featured in the documentary. I think you may be referring to "CubeDudes", which I have made a couple of and when show up towards the end, but are a style invented by Angus MacLane (who works for Pixar, and has been on MetaFilter before).

However, I DID favorite your son's centapedd because it's awesome. I run a daily Lego blog called Lego Diem and look at every photo on Flickr tagged "lego", favoriting ones which I may want to put on the blog or ones that are just plain great. As much as I like looking at the creations of people like those featured in the documentary, I really like seeing kids' creations and hearing the stories behind them.
posted by Legomancer at 6:33 PM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Well, hey! Yup, it was the CubeDudes. I presumed they were yours.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:43 AM on March 2, 2010

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