March 4, 2009
Some LEGO employees get have a business card like this and they even try to match the look of the minifig (gender, hair, glasses) to the person.
They are expensive to make so only a few executives and people in PR roles get them.
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February 7, 2009
Artist Dustin Cantrell took Kidrobot’s classic Dunny toy and fused it together with a novelty favorite: the Tesla-inspired Plasma Globe.
The Plasma Globe was originally conceived by Nikola Tesla in 1894 and worked by using an Tesla coil to excite the element inside an incandescent lap. Then in the 1970s, MIT researcher Bill Parker came up with the more modern design used today, which has a glass dome full of inert gases, and running a high frequency current through the dome, prompting the visual effects.
Wow… imagine the potential if this plasma globe can be shrank and inplanted into little figurines and toys powered with button batteries…
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January 22, 2009
Chubu 01 is a robot from an alternate 1957 where robots are the primary mode of transportation. Build-it-yourself model kits are for sale in Harajuku’s TOKYO CULTUART gallery at 28000 Yen…
I love Japan’s imaginations…
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December 31, 2008
In Destruct 3, players take turns building a small tower while their opponents try to bring it down using one of 3 ‘destructro’ devices including a catapult, a wrecking ball pendulum and a ramp.
Besides the promise of smashing stuff up real good like, the game also teaches concepts like cause and effect, as well as basic engineering premises while you try to construct and position your tower to withstand the attacks.
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December 29, 2008
Once assembled, place the monkey in sunlight and watch him convert solar power into energy to climb his rope, hand over hand! No batteries required.
For the bored kid in you… hours of inertia fun…
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November 23, 2008
Did not indicate the size but i assume not for the violent kid…
“Green chicken: The chicken, a rather unexplored shape, found its place amongst my green dreams. I wanted to portray this common bird as a sensational object by amplifying its characteristics and dimensions, turning it into a modern piece, one of great beauty and utility: a rocking chair. The movement, subtle and constant, would give the object a zoom-like trait, a sense of speed and dynamism. My green chicken had taken on a face, a shape, a place and a function.”
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October 31, 2008
The Dismember-Me Plush Zombie begs to be torn limb from limb. After all he is a decaying re-animated corpse turned into irresistible cuddly plush. Rip off an arm… he doesn’t mind. Tear him in half.. he’ll barely notice. Pull off his legs… ok now he’s getting a bit annoyed. Steal his brain… now you’ve really done it.
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