So 2008 marks the 50th Anniversary of the humble Lego Brick, which you should all be familiar with - if you breathe air there's a pretty good chance that at some point in your life you played with Lego. And if you're anything like me, you pretty much exclusively focused your attention on building cars that had guns sprouting from every available surface. For some reason as a child, my entire concept of the outside world looked an awful lot like The Road Warrior, which probably speaks to some sort of flaw in my upbringing. Anyways, it turns out that there's thousands of other things that can be created out of of Lego bricks - all of which would be made immeasurably cooler by the addition of several guns. And these Lego creations can get big. As with any hobby that involves spending a lot of time by yourself, some pretty lame but enormous people have built some pretty lame but enormous things out of Lego. Thankfully, they're not all dreadfully boring. Here's 8 of the coolest things I could find. Han Solo in carbonite Why go to the hassle of trapping and cryo-freezing noted stage and film actor Harrison Ford when you can recreate the same grisly visage out of Lego's? An ambulance that employees the principle of hopping instead of rolling I'm a die-hard Achewood fan and you will be too if you know what's good for you. This ambulance meant for rabbits is just the greatest. An eye-wateringly detailed church. Click on the picture to check out some more images of this masterpiece. Say what you will about religion, but you won't find anyone dedicating this much time and energy to recreating a Sizzler out of Legos. Automated Car Assembly Line Kind of a long video, this one uses the new-school "Mindworks" Lego pieces, which can be programed and automated. It depicts an automated assembly line which constructs a little Lego car. harmless toy, or yet another threat to the American auto industry? Elastic Band Gatling Gun This one's definitely worth watching. It's another motorized creation, this time a gatling gun that fires about 80 rubber bands in 10 seconds. Visually impressive, although judging by the piece of paper used as target, it appears to have the stopping power of a wet fart. Stephen Hawking This is probably the only thing on this list I'm capable of building myself, and yet I know that were I to do so, I wouldn't be able to resist attaching a couple guns to his wheelchair and head. Harpsichord This is a legitimate feat of engineering, given the amount of strength needed so it wouldn't snap in half from the pressure. Sure it sounds like someone kicking a bag of cats, but that's pretty good for Lego. Lego Porn A classic in Internet terms, dating back to the early 2000's. I'm going to err on the side of caution and not post any pictures here. But if you've been using the Internet for more than two weeks, you've probably seen harder core stuff than this by accident. Lego Porn Scene 1 Lego Porn Scene 2 Lego Porn Scene 3 Lego Porn Scene 4 Lego Porn Scene 5 Lego Porn Scene 6 ___ Chris Bucholz is a writer and a robot. His personal blog, robotmantheblog.com contains a great deal of other humor articles, all of dubious quality and taste.
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