Daily Archives: November 30, 2000

November 30 2000

Lego and Dinosaurs

Oh boy… Henry Lim has created a stegosaurus from Lego. It is 6 ft (about 2 m) high and 14 (yes, fourteen!) ft (more than 4 m) long. I wonder how much the thing weighs…

Lego and Dilbert

Here are some Lego sculptures of Dilbert, Wally and the Pointy-Haired-Boss!
Andrew Lipson, the creator, says he’s going to build Dogbert next.

(Dilbert, a comic by Scott Adams, can be found at http://www.dilbert.com/.)

Lego and Mathematics

Lipson also has a collection of mathematical Lego sculptures!

The creations look pretty cool, and I wouldn’t have thought that it was possible to build such things from Lego. For those interested in math, there are M√∂bius strips, minimal surfaces, a Klein bottle, and cross caps. Wow!

I especiall like the Klein bottle which has hinges so it can be opened and one can see it ‘loop into itself’!

lego kleinbottle:

A mathematician named Klein

Thought the Mobius strip was divine

He said “If you glue

The edges of two

You can make a strange bottle like mine”.

lego figure8:

Lego

Bricktannia is a whole Lego city. Pretty cute!

Link via /usr/bin/girl.

‘Bored of the Rings’

Thanks for the feedback, everyone!

Jeremy posted this link to Rich Drushel’s Parody of Appendix A, The Lord of the Rings, which is unrelated to ‘Bored of the Rings’. The author says he has tried to write in the same style as ‘Bored…’, but changed a few names.