A pair of teenagers in Toronto constructed a homemade weather balloon that they then released into the sky with a few Lego accessories – including a Lego Minifigure. After a bit over 90 minutes up at an altitude of around 80,000 feet, their balloon came back to earth but not after taking several photos of the Lego
Over at Geek Mom, an interesting analysis of the pricing of Lego sets over the past 40 years or so. Looking at the pricing on a “price per brick” point of view, the average cost has actually been trending down.
As it turns out, after going up in the 70′s and 80′s, the average price per brick has actually been trending down. I sampled the prices of sets through the years as listed on brickset.com from across themes and set sizes. To try to make it an apples-to-apples comparison, I excluded minifigs by themselves, accessories, promotional items, games, or anything that required batteries, as well as Mindstorms, Duplo, and non-brick items.
One theory noted in the article is that the Lego sets of today are far more complex and thus have far more pieces than those of the 1970′s and 1980′s, So looking at it on a “per brick” may be skewing the numbers lower.
At the end of the day though, I think what this is telling us is that we should go out and get that epic 3,000 piece, 8 lb, 50 inch long Star Wars “Super Star Destroyer” kit for $400.
Lego Plants vs. Zombies…created by my 8 year old son.
I’m not sure what is more impressive: this Lego creation or him reeling of with 95% accuracy the names of each of the plants in the game just by looking at the images.
The tallest Lego tower has been built in Brazil. It surpasses the previous record by close to a foot.
Appropriately, it was built and displayed in the parking lot of a mall in Brazil, symbolic of the usual trek between the car and the mall’s Lego store by extremely happy kids and parents asking “Seriously? I just dropped $100 on a Lego kit depicting a horrendous movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal? Seriously?”
It would be really cool to recreate the street bending scene from Paris using Lego.
Via Amusing Planet