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Legotanic

rebuild the Titanic out of Lego
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I'm sick of ideas about bloody Lego - so my idea is to rebuild the Titanic out of the stuff, and use every bit of it up for once and all.

This would be done in my home town to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the ship's demise. Scheduled for completion in 2012, this idea would probably require just about every piece of Lego on the planet. For durability, and to allow visitors to walk about inside it, the blocks would need to be cemented permanently in place. The entire ship would be reconstructed, inside and out by international visiting teams of children working in relays under supervision of a joint consortium formed by Harland and Wolff Shipyard and Lego. When completed it would be a permanent memorial to the genius of those who built the original ship, those who subsequently died when it sank, and the global family of children who were able to make an exact replica of it. Finally, if there are any blocks left at the end, they could start working on that iceberg.....

xenzag, Nov 27 2005

lego facts http://www.students...fj23/346/homework1/
[po, Nov 28 2005]

online lego http://www.lego.com/eng/factory/design/
build it using this, then Lego will ship you the instructions and all the pieces [neilp, Nov 30 2005]

Noah's ark. http://www.thebrick...ood/gn07_11-12.html
Not baked, but close enough. [Ehrm, Dec 04 2005]

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       Croissant for anything built out of Lego...
DrCurry, Nov 28 2005
  

       Surely this would result in an increased production of lego, not to mention an increased rate of lego-this, lego-that conversations.
Texticle, Nov 28 2005
  

       It would only take one good sized Mega Block burg to sink it but the maiden voyage of the Tinker Toytanic will go off without a hitch.   

       I cannot approve of using every piece of lego on the planet, I really cannot. you keep your hands off my lego.
po, Nov 28 2005
  

       Massive Lego ship...[+].   

       No more Lego...[-].
wagster, Nov 28 2005
  

       I suspect it would take several Titanics to use up all the Lego on the planet. For one thing, there are several Legolands which have to be absorbed.   

       To be a truly authentic Lego structure, it has to be completely multicoloured. A rainbow Titanic! Cool!
moomintroll, Nov 28 2005
  

       It should be built in Nebraska, or Kansas or some other place that hasn't seen water for the past 100,000 years. Just to complete the absurdity quotient.
PollyNo9, Nov 28 2005
  

       if we built another moon from all the lego on the planet, how big would it be? just curious.
po, Nov 28 2005
  

       Roughly the size of Wales, I think.
moomintroll, Nov 28 2005
  

       hollow or solid?
po, Nov 28 2005
  

       According to my calculations, mostly solid but with space for optional Death Ray.
moomintroll, Nov 28 2005
  

       great stuff, moom.
po, Nov 28 2005
  

       So [moom] found a use for those Lego "Light & Sound" kits....
Minimal, Nov 28 2005
  

       <trivia>The rudder of the Titanic was built in my town, and the editor at the time of the local newspaper (the social campaigner W T Stead) was a passenger (of the non-surviving kind).
angel, Nov 29 2005
  

       I'm all grown up, but I still can't le'go of Lego.
Minimal, Nov 29 2005
  

       Is there any way we can build it entirely out of licensing tie-in legos and get those durned things off of the shelves?
shapu, Nov 29 2005
  

       Well as far as hollow or solid goes, it has to have places to walk on the inside. That and solid means more bricks are used. And since the purpose of Legotanic is to use all of the bricks ever made we would have to have wll the rooms, piping, and a "coal" furnice into which you can shovel chunks of black Lego (or Lego painted black). For a price of course. Not that the bricks should burn (ew stinky).
PollyNo9, Nov 29 2005
  

       As a native of Wales [moom], I can expressly deny our possession of death rays or intention to create death ray programs. We are willing to let UN weapons inspectors into the country to prove this.
hidden truths, Nov 29 2005
  

       I remember excitedly making lego boats, bringing them into the bath with me, and then watching all my lego pirates drown as they sank...   

       Waterproofing lego, now did they ever do that? (Perhaps giving some bricks a rubbery external layer so that when pieced together, they form an airtight seal?)
zen_tom, Nov 29 2005
  

       Legos at the legoland displays are often glued together. I imagine that would waterproof it, too.
shapu, Nov 29 2005
  

       Oh yes [hidden]? Then how do you explain Dinorwig, eh? Huge man-made underground caverns, vast energy source nearby... highly suspicious, I'd say. You may have distracted the UN inspectors with your fancy cheese on toast and quaint folk ways, but I'm not fooled.
moomintroll, Nov 29 2005
  

       //cheese on toast // spot the mole!
po, Nov 29 2005
  

       I am not a mole! I am a moom.
moomintroll, Nov 29 2005
  

       Building a replica using Lego, regardless of scale, hardly qualifies as an invention.
bristolz, Nov 29 2005
  

       what about having it sink...
sninctown, Nov 30 2005
  

       Lego sinks pretty well.
DrCurry, Nov 30 2005
  

       HEy man, leave legos alone.
Antegrity, Nov 30 2005
  

       No [moom], that is just where the out of work mining addicts can let off steam. Wales doesn't, and never has possessed any weapons of mass destruction, and most certaintly could not attack England in 45 minutes.
hidden truths, Nov 30 2005
  

       xenzag: don't let the admins get you down! We've all (well, I've all) posted inappropriate or redundant stuff. Just trim the stuff that was poorly received and soldier on.
DrCurry, Nov 30 2005
  

       It's playful, but I just can't see past the critical flaws:   

       1) You don't create long term scarcity by increasing demand temporarily. In fact, quite the opposite is true.   

       2) Why would anyone want to get rid of legos? They're wonderful. I'd wish destruction on many other more annoying kids toys (things that make sounds esp.) before this.
sophocles, Nov 30 2005
  

       oh, and i just felt nerdily compelled to say....   

       "leggo my legos!"
sophocles, Nov 30 2005
  

       //Wales doesn't, and never has possessed any weapons of mass destruction,// Unless you include petrol cans and English holiday cottages.

[bris] What's a snit?
coprocephalous, Dec 02 2005
  

       // //Wales doesn't, and never has possessed any weapons of mass destruction,// Unless you include //
...the Welsh
moomintroll, Dec 02 2005
  

       And what about all of that forceful singing?
Minimal, Dec 02 2005
  

       //Wales doesn't, and never has possessed any weapons of mass destruction//

Go tell that to the French nobles who spent the 100 years war picking longbow arrows out of their backsides.
DrBob, Dec 02 2005
  

       OK, a few weapons of ass destruction maybe...
fridge duck, Dec 02 2005
  

       //I remember excitedly making lego boats, bringing them into the bath with me, and then watching all my lego pirates drown as they sank...//   

       My children have got around this using cling-film (a.k.a. glad-wrap), but you have to ballast the hold with coins, and not have much superstructure (such as masts or rigging), or the whole thing just turns turtle.
pertinax, Jan 12 2007
  
      
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