Love Lego?

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  1. t_n_k

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  2. Georacer

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    Oh, yes it is.

    I am subscribed in this channel for a long time.

    I used to play with LEGOs a lot and I can fully appreciate the hard work involved in those builds.
    It is easy to make a prototype, but to build a contraption that is fault-free and rigid is a totally different story.
     
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  3. tracecom

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    Never cared for Lego (but I may be the only one.) I am from the Lincoln Log, Erector Set era.
     
  4. Wendy

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    3D printers do all of the above with ease, which is good news for small hobby robotics.
     
  5. Sparky49

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    How about a full sized lego house? :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HShqL3q8D7s

    James May's toy stories is the series, there's quite a bit on youtube. They make a full sized motorbike and ride around the Isle of Man on it, a 1:1 model spitfire. 10 mile long model train track, a three mile scaletrix loop and a balsa wood glider to fly across the English Channel.

    All great fun. :)
     
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    I thought all of those 4 coincided? I played with all 3. Though I admit I probably got my start with Lincoln Logs and Erector Set. And my parents threw out my Erector Set. :(


    Did they market Lincoln Logs outside the US? If so what were there called? I imagine not too many log cabins out side North America???
     
  7. tracecom

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    Without researching it, I don't exactly know about the timing. What I remember playing with was sort of pre-lego blocks. They were wood, had four little protrusions on the top, and four matching depressions on the bottom. They didn't lock together, but the bumps/recesses made them easy to stack, or lay like bricks. I don't remember what they were called. Maybe I'll search around a little.

    ETA: Well, that didn't take long, but I was wrong about the number of bumps.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ame...t=Vintage_Antique_Toys_US&hash=item2335e7b90b
     
  8. spinnaker

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    I sort of remember those. Perhaps a friend had them.

    And I can't believe all of the old windup metal toys I had. I got them as hand me downs from someone. I will bet they would be worth a small fortune today.
     
  9. Georacer

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    I didn't know what the Lincoln Log set was, but googling it, I remember having a similar two-storey wooden kit. That one had logs with rectangular intersection, though.
     
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    Were there any real log cabins in Greece at any time? I imagine it went from thatched huts in the very early history straight to stone?
     
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  12. Georacer

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    You might be right on this. In a country where stray rocks, mountains and earthquakes are aplenty, there really is no reason not to build with stone.

    I don't know enough of history of architecture to answer this, though.
     
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