You probably know how these work, but for the uninitiated: Fifty-nine comments equate to fifty-nine balls in the UK National Lottery draw (or whatever it's called these days). The "bonusball" pulled out on Saturday's draw dictates who has won. One entry per person, please refrain from further commenting until 59 posts have been made. Open Worldwide.
This week, I'd like your fake LEGO facts, your plastic brick related statistical shenanigans, your made-up nonsense and your down-right LEGO lies.
Mine, as examples:
"...a 2017 survey estimated that there is (on average) approximately half a kilo (1lb) of lost LEGO in every school playing field."
"Doctors remove LEGO from 2.25% of people who present themselves at Accident and Emergency, surprisingly, 60% of those cases involved people over 21."
"I own four of five 24 carat gold limited edition 'Goldmember' minifigures that LEGO made to promote the last Austin Powers film, they're worth about 1.7 million dollars..."
Just meant to be a bit of fun really, the sillier the better, but if you don't find creative writing fun or isn't your forté, just tell us something interesting you learned about LEGO in the last week, but please give us any background or links to "back-up" your answer...
I may give extra credit for the most humourous, but currently there are no extra
prizes, just one, a new and sealed, as yet unidentified 'The LEGO Movie 2' collectible minifigure.
The bonusball relies on people volunteering to host, so anyone that felt able, please PM @snowhitie
(keeper of the list) so that we can have these more often. It would be most appreciated.
Good luck :-)
Source: IPSOS MORI AFOL INFO 2019.
All was going well until a shipment of weapons parts where confiscated at one of the borders and taken away to be analysed over seas.
Due to bad weather, the shipment got lost at sea and was eventually washed up on the British coast and found by Hilary Fisher Page.
Unfortunately, because of all this, the Christiansen's secret was out and as a result they were given a life long ban by the Danish Government from ever building/producing products that were directly related to War or Fighting in one.
This prompted Ole Kirk Christiansen to put all his resources into making his interlocking brick system suitable for building up a world as opposed to being used to destroy and why LEGO will no longer promote war with it's products.
Unfortunately, all 480 sausages were scattered across the surface of Mars when the lander crashed on 19 October 2016. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recorded a 0.07% increase in the redness of the planet following this incident.
...lots of people would be wondering why they had empty Ribba frames on their walls, empty tubs in cupboards etc. and the police would be looking for you.
And thanks for hosting @Mr_Cross
They are still being made in extremely limited quantities & if you have not got hold of the sets, it's because you're not a big enough fan to know the location of the hidden vault
Cheers for hosting
1) USB flash drives - fun fact the most come size was 16GB
2) avocado stones
3) 2x4 Lego Bricks - fun fact 1 in 10 of these were rare marbled bricks!
20% of those people still enjoy doing it with sets they've had since the 80s and 90s.
I've never been good at feeling the bags so I've been selling them as blind packs over the past few years. Couldn't believe my luck!
Thanks for hosting @Mr_Cross, great question!
Lego pieces have found an unexpected use in opera; sopranos whose top notes are no longer firm put a piece in their shoes and step down hard just as they get to the critical part of their most difficult arias! Works every time...not.
Thanks again, @Mr_Cross!
Mr Con Ceited told us: 'This discovery shows us that the Paleolithic or the old Stone Age was not just the first period that people made stone tools, but that it was also the first time this kind of shape, now known as a Lego brick, was made'. At this stage it is unkown if this was used for kids to play with while their parents went mammoth hunting or if it was more of a tool for the adults to relax after a long day trying to provide food and warmth for their family.
Lawyers are already disccusing what this means for the Lego group's patent and recent raids in China. A spokesperson from TLG told us: 'We are very pleased to see that something similar to our greatest product seemed to exist that long ago. We were only notified of this discovery a couple of hours ago and have not been able to study the fossil in detail. However, our fight against copy-cats is more than about the brick. The innovation of our designers, the quality of the clutch is something I am sure only Lego bricks can provide. Thank you.'
It remains to be seen what will come up in this dig as well, will the researchers find more bricks and make more sense of this amazing discovery?
This was Snowhitie for the Bricksetforum amazing news, signing off, thanking MrCross for his really funny question.
One UK-based Bricksetter has made it his life-goal to find them all, please PM-him might you find one!
Another Bricksetter from the US actually really craves just 2 of them, to go with his Mr. Golds. How he is planning to actually joining the two whilst NOT opening the Series 10-packaging, is, however, rather unclear.