Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Link Round-Up: December 26, 2012


Color Wheel Christmas Card from Paper Source

News: 'Phonehenge West' creator jailed: When folk art and building codes collide The builder of a fantastical fortress in the Mojave Desert has been sentenced to jail for failing to pay for the demolition of his life's work. Why art isn't sacred in the eyes of code enforcers.

Christmas morning, seen from space

In a sea of plastic USS Enterprise and Millennium Falcon model kits, models of the Doctor's TARDIS tend to be paper craft, DIY affairs or Cookie Jars, and imperfectly reflect some of the craft's more notable attributes. Until now.

What It Takes to Build a Lego Hobbit [cached version]: How Lego's An Unexpected Gathering was designed from the 2,700 pieces of the modern Lego "system of play", which remains compatible with a brick design that goes back to 1958. Despite worries that the stacking brick system has become less creative, a persistant series of complaints that have spawned their own bingo card, it remains hugely popular, in part through quality control and clever licensing. The Lego Bag-End house also comes in a life size version. A slightly more wonky look at the design process: The evolution of design at LEGO

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