Sunday, April 20, 2008

Birds and bees: how LEGO sets are born

I found at the LUG Brasil forum a reference to a very interesting interactive tour about the process of turning small ABS pellets into complete LEGO sets (including TECHNIC, of course!): The Making of a Brick.

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The tour is really cute and educative; it answers a lot of questions all LEGO fans, myself included, have certainly asked.


TechnicBRICKs said...

Have seen this animation several times before and found no special interest on it... Only today I realized there are several real small videos from different production stages, if you hold the mouse over the numbers spread in the animation frames. :P

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I love this animation style, reminiscint to Junkbot and that Creator game I loved but whose name escapes me. Really cool link, thanks

Roger said...

That is actually a pretty old animation, I'd say that during the time the animation was at you were actually "enjoying" your dark age :D

TechnicBRICKs said...


Don't whether AVC had a Dark Age or not, but definitely he should have seen this earlier. ;)

Alex Campos said...

No to both statements. :D

I never had a "dark age": more like a "gray age", in which I never lost interest in LEGO (I discovered TECHNIC just in time to stop me from going completely "dark"), but simply wasn't involved as I am now.

And I had never seen that tour. ;-)

Anonymous said...

There's a TV show on Discovery Channel called "How it's made" that shows the whole process. Have a look for the episode on "Building Blocks" if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

ugh, fellow anon. The How It's Made episode was for megablocks. Recently viewing that episode at my mother's house, I thanked her for never, ever purchasing that abomination as I was growing up.

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