Sunday, 13 September 2015

Construction sized Legos

quote [ EverBlock Systems offers a modular building system of oversized plastic blocks that facilitates the construction of all types of objects. It's quick and easy to build nearly anything, by stacking and organizing the universal blocks in nearly any shape, pattern, or size. ]

Real life Minecraft. Live like a Lego person.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by the circus@4:14amGMT]

Comments

lilmookieesquire said @ 6:38am GMT on 13th Sep [Score:1 Insightful]
$5 to $10 a piece/block? Still, cheaper than real legos.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 9:04am GMT on 13th Sep
Yeah, but stepping on one of these without wearing shoes will cause your foot to explode.
ENZ said @ 9:18pm GMT on 13th Sep
I never got the whole "step on a lego" meme. Do legos really hurt that much? I don't remember any especially painful experience with them. Of course, I've always had a habit of walking around without shoes, even as a kid, so the bottoms of my feet are pretty calloused.
RokDragon said @ 1:12am GMT on 14th Sep
Due to very sharp corners and hard plastic, it definitely doesn't feel good! However, anyone that thinks it's the worst thing you could step on didn't grow up in an area with goat heads!
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:50pm GMT on 14th Sep
Why were there goat heads on the floor at your house?
RokDragon said @ 6:19pm GMT on 14th Sep
It's mainly an issue in houses with carpet. They stick to the bottoms of your shoes and then get stuck in the carpet. In my case it was more an issue of never wearing shoes. It doesn't matter how much your feet callus, the goat head will still win!
mechanical contrivance said @ 6:23pm GMT on 14th Sep
You're not talking about actual goat heads, are you? Is a goat head part of a plant, or something?
RokDragon said @ 9:20pm GMT on 14th Sep
Yes, sorry! The sacrifices to Baphomet happened at my neighbor's house.

I am referring to the seeds of a weed common to my area. They typically have three very hard thorns and would make great impromptu tire spikes.
Bruceski said @ 9:54am GMT on 13th Sep [Score:1 Good]
Cinder blocks: $1-$5 depending on bulk
Bricks: 50 cents apiece, maybe?
Onix said @ 5:43am GMT on 14th Sep
There are a bunch of projects in places like instructables for building furniture with cinder blocks and some are very nice. Maybe some will also require mortar and all that to remain solid. In any case, I am waiting to see how Lego sends hordes of lawyers against these guys in the immediate future.
wangcan0 said @ 1:39pm GMT on 14th Sep
You've got a real point there.

These, at least, appear to be cost-competitive with masonry -- but they're totally nonstructural. I worked (briefly) with a company that wanted close to $20 a block, which meant that they were looking at close to $30/square foot for walls. Sure, they were structural, but at that price, why not build it out of cinder blocks for $15/square foot (installed)?
arrowhen said @ 4:31pm GMT on 13th Sep [Score:1 Underrated]
Stepping on a Lego brick is a pleasant tickle compared to the agony of stepping on a four-sided die.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:53pm GMT on 14th Sep
Apparently, you've never left your caltrops collection on the floor and forgotten about them.
robotroadkill said @ 5:03am GMT on 13th Sep
Couldn't find a price anywhere on the website. For some reason I suspect these things are going to be 15 bucks apiece.
Kat said @ 5:21am GMT on 13th Sep
Top of page in the menu.
SnappyNipples said @ 3:47pm GMT on 13th Sep
Stepping on one of these would kill a small town, all Akira like.
blacksun said @ 5:30pm GMT on 13th Sep
A joke about stepping on one of these
b said @ 6:00pm GMT on 13th Sep
Did you hear the one about the guy that stepped on the Lego? He... uh... it hurt.

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