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tehyar
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:07 pm Reply with quote
Is there anything Legos can't do?!
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MetalUpa1014



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:23 pm Reply with quote
What a coincidence. My Akira 25th Anniversary Blu-ray came in today.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:32 pm Reply with quote
Oh! It's tiny! I see. This is the first close up photograph I've seen. I thought they had built a full sized motorcycle from LEGO. But why on Earth would it take 200 pages to explain how to build something that dinky? I could show you how to build a fully working gas burning V8 engine that fits in the palm of your hand in half that.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:33 pm Reply with quote
Well one can make anything if one have enough legos
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:10 pm Reply with quote
Almost looks like a kit designed to make that bike.
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adam_omega



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:27 pm Reply with quote
gridsleep wrote:
Oh! It's tiny! I see. This is the first close up photograph I've seen. I thought they had built a full sized motorcycle from LEGO. But why on Earth would it take 200 pages to explain how to build something that dinky? I could show you how to build a fully working gas burning V8 engine that fits in the palm of your hand in half that.


The more intricate a Lego build is, the more pages it takes to show the step-by-step building of it. They only show 1~3 bricks being placed at a time for the smaller kits. Larger ones tend to have a certain amount of bricks per step, so they take a lot of pages. They also include a brick part list at the end.
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Blatch



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:31 pm Reply with quote
MetalUpa1014 wrote:
What a coincidence. My Akira 25th Anniversary Blu-ray came in today.


And Akira is gonna air on Toonami in just a few hours.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 am Reply with quote
Huh. I'd always thought the plural of "lego" was still "lego".
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MagusGuardian



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:43 am Reply with quote
now that's just [expletive] awesome, anyone know where to get this book?
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:01 am Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
Huh. I'd always thought the plural of "lego" was still "lego".

LEGO® is a company. The plural of LEGO brick is LEGO bricks.
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Using the LEGO® brand name

Please help us to protect our brand name:

• The LEGO® brand name should always be written in capital letters.
• The LEGO brand name must never be used as a generic term or in the plural or as a possessive pronoun, e.g. “LEGO’s”.
• When the LEGO brand name is used as part of a noun, it must never appear on its own. It should always be accompanied by a noun. For example, LEGO set, LEGO products, LEGO Group, LEGO play materials, LEGO bricks, LEGO universe, etc.

When I was in High School I used to get letters from LEGO Dacta who seemed to think I was a teacher. To this day I have no idea why or where they got my address.
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