which came first the lego® or the dweeb?
One of the things we love most here at WWWeird is obsessive behavior. For some reason, those little brightly colored pieces of plastic called 'Legos®' seem to bring that trait out in some people. In recognition, this week and next, WWWeird has gone all Lego®. It only seems appropriate to start off with a site that shows exactly how these little pieces of dweeb crack are created.
I'm not like other boys
What would the Michael Jackson 'Thriller' video be like if it were done entirely in Lego®mation? Watching this frame-by-frame recreation you come to realize the answer is 'not a whole helluva lot better.' Still, the dance sequence that comes in at 8 minutes is a bit of a hoot. And you have to give the creators credit for stamina — the video is over 13 minutes long. It might have been a bit better if they'd managed to focus the camera though. Recommended for broadbanders only. The video is over 35 Mb.
I was only following orders
If you can't be obsessive, then at least be a bit tasteless. This is a blog entry recounting coming across a child's Abu Ghraib Lego® construction. There are several photos of the set-up.
Best detail: the child put Jar Jar Binks's head on a pike in front of the prison. That made us smile. We hate Jar Jar.
we should probably save this for easter but...
BrickTestament is actually the site that led to this All Lego® Extravaganza. It is a retelling of the Bible using Legos. We particularly enjoyed the Crucifixion and John the Baptist's beheading, but then we have The Passion of the Christ coming from Netflix not because we want to be moved by the suffering of Jesus, but because we've heard it's a really bloody snuff film.
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