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The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up. 20 July 2014Last updated at 20:12 ET By Mario Cacciottolo BBC News Magazine A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997.

The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up

But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides. "Let me see if I can find a cutlass," says Tracey Williams, poking around some large rocks on Perran Sands with a stick. She doesn't manage that, but does spot a gleaming white, pristine daisy on the beach in Perranporth, Cornwall. The flower looks good for its age, seeing as it is 17 years old. It is one of 353,264 plastic daisies dropped into the sea on 13 February 1997, when the container ship Tokio Express was hit by a wave described by its captain as a "once in a 100-year phenomenon", tilting the ship 60 degrees one way, then 40 degrees back.

L'ordinateur en Lego inspiré par Alan Turing. Digital Designer Virtual Building Software. Digital Designer You CAN NO longer order your models. The original Design byMe vision was for a unique customization service, where consumers could design whatever they imagined on their computer, and buy the real model in their own LEGO box.

Digital Designer You CAN NO longer order your models

Design byMe attracted several million people each year to build a huge range of amazing creations using the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) software. Despite this success, the overall Design byMe experience has struggled to live up to the quality standards for a LEGO service. As a result, the LEGO® Design byME service was closed in January 2012. MIT Researchers Use Legos To Solve Real-Life Problems. CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – From the blockbuster movie, to the new Legoland Discovery Center opening in Somerville at the end of the month, the old school children’s toy is a modern day hit.

MIT Researchers Use Legos To Solve Real-Life Problems

Across the river in Cambridge, there is evidence that Legos are also a hit with researchers. It turns out, the brainiest of the brainiacs at MIT are also Legomaniacs. Ira Winder is a researcher and project manager of CityScience at the MIT Media Lab. He’s using Legos to study the “walkability” of a city. MIT’s Lego version of Kendall Square in Cambridge. “The Legos help me express the ideas I’m really passionate about,” he said.

He builds Lego models of cities, then projects computer data onto the Legos so researchers can test how changes to infrastructure will affect real life. Winder is currently helping city planners in Australia increase the walkability score of a proposed new city. It’s not just in Ira’s office. The bricks that keep building - Features – N by Norwegian. There are over 400 billion pieces of Lego in existence.

The bricks that keep building - Features – N by Norwegian

That’s more than 80 interlocking Lego toy parts for every person on the planet. Lego now exists on our iPhones and game consoles; and when the trailer went up for The Lego Movie, released early next year, starring Will Ferrell and Morgan Freeman, six million people saw it in the first week. However, just 10 years ago the Danish company behind this massive global phenomenon was on the verge of going bust. Research Institute 

"I bough this together with the exo suit which is a superior set to this one from my point ofview but this one is awesome also and I will say why: + there are 3 minifigs (happen to be female) these minifigs look to me like standard female characters already available so not a big "whoa" but OK they are fine ;) + 3 small setups make a room for more creativity and combinations + price is good!

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Finally a ideas/cuusoo smaller set that is not so expensive like the rest. LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Foundation Research - Cultures of Creativity. Eduardo O.E.M.C.

LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Foundation Research - Cultures of Creativity

Chaves Play and Learning: One Brazilian’s View We human beings, have two basic tasks when we are born: one, immediate and extremely urgent; the other, long term. The first of these two tasks is to survive. We are all born, as it were, prematurely and ill-equipped to live. Click to download the full essay. Lego birds by Tom Poulsom. Diana Beltran Herrera (the artist who made those incredible paper birds) pointed me to these Lego birds by Tom Poulsom.

Lego birds by Tom Poulsom

He’s hoping Lego will actually turn them into real building sets so if you like them let him know here. More birds below! Tom Poulsom on Flickr. Clue. Lego Dance by Annette Jung. Lego Thriller by Annette Jung. Lego Recreations of Famous Movie Scenes. You’re never too old to play with toys! Lucky for us, twenty-one year old Alex Eylar still uses his Legos to hilariously re-create some of the most famous movie scenes of our time. Based in Oakland, Eylar goes by the name Profound Whatever on Flickr, where he shares his extensive collection of staged scenes starring an entirely Lego cast. From symbolic dramas, to action-packed blockbusters, to cult classics, Eylar has a way of making his chosen scenes recognizable, despite the minimal expression provided in the plastic faces.

Aside from movie scenes he has an awesome series of crime scene possibilities from the board game Clue, using Legos of course. Lego for Big Boys: habitable shipping containers. Habitable shipping containers promise cheap, modular and comfortable housing.

Lego for Big Boys: habitable shipping containers

Cars, washing machines, televisions: almost everything we can buy today is assembled on the conveyor belt of some factory. Brickset: LEGO set guide and database. Collection: LEGO.

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