Sure everyone knows that New York City is the most beautiful place in the world. But why stop there? Artist Jan Vormann has been patching it up in a pretty beautiful way. [caption id="attachment_2983" align="alignleft" width="566" caption="Look closely bottom right"][/caption]
Check out his work. He's also made Amsterdam, Berlin, Tel Aviv, amongst others a little bit better. What are you going to do today?
Lego and Star Wars are like peanut butter and jelly. Stop motion and YouTube are their bread. There is such a huge supply of great work out there, we are ready to see the best of list of the genre. For now though, we are willing to venture that this is worthy of inclusion on just such a list. Hope The Younger wanted this placed in The Bowl but the violence is a bit intense for the young 'uns, and we are not ashamed to confess our total love of these things anyway, so it's landing here today instead.
You probably know Michel Gondry from either his Lego videos or solving Rubik's Cubes with either his feet or nose. He also is responsible for popularizing "swedes" -- the home made lo-fi versions of popular films. He's been making movies and videos forever and is always great. Here he takes a simple idea -- a shirt with one pattern on the front and another on the back -- and weaves a very complicated dance out of it. Make sure to stay to the end as it gets close to glorious.
This is it!
Everyone loves Legos -- even faaanncy fashion designers. Although I the customs are definitely bowl worthy, it's kinda funny how runway shows look as dull in legoform as they do in the real life too...
Wow. Four things we like that taste great together. Don't you just love putting stuff in a bowl and mixing different ingredients together and just experimenting what it might taste like? Well, this is not that, because they clearly knew what they were doing taking the 8 bit video game look, mixing in Legos and animation and backing it with some great computer generated music. Pure fun in our bowl.
We've been speculating here in our nose-filled bowls of what would be the great Lego mini-fig flick. We are working out the plot for Alien Invasion, but the bar has been raised. This will be in heavy rotation in our dish for quite some time I am sure.
Do you ever read the New York Times? You know that paper that your folks read? Maybe if they printed more articles like this instead just putting up on their blog then they could tap into that 8-12 year old market. Maybe we have to talk to them.
Is LEGO the best toy ever invented or what? Can you ever outgrow them? You certainly can't run out of ideas of what to do with them.
This is Model 10179, Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon. It weighs more than 20 pounds and consists of 5195 pieces. It took the builder and his son about 30 hours. The completed model is about 33" long, 22" wide and 8" tall. This video shows each step of assembly from the instruction manual.
I was in high school when somehow the entire student body burst into a spontaneous version of "We Will Rock You". I didn't like the song then, but I've witnessed it become a parody of itself to the point that I can't help but love that it now exists.
LEGO continues to be one of the most creative toys and companies out there. This movie is almost as good as the first Indie, and definitely tops the other three. Plus it's only five minutes!
I like to think my son loves bizarre buildings, but I know I love showing them to him. As many as there are, I want more, more, more! I do know he's an excellent LEGO builder so all the viewing I subject him to has got to have some benefit for the boy.