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Wired: Lego Fan Creates 250,000 Brick Garrison

mrfootballmrfootball Member Posts: 84
edited June 2011 in Everything else LEGO
Wow! That's a lot of bricks!

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Link to Wired Article

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  • winter_zombiewinter_zombie Banned Posts: 54
    WoW
    I wounder how long that tuck him, and how on earth did he get all them grey bricks,ive never sen so many.
  • JohnnycogsJohnnycogs Member Posts: 68
    WoW
    how on earth did he get all them grey bricks,ive never sen so many.
    That's because this bloke bought them all!!!!!

  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,742
    Spectacular, and technically impressive, but a bit unnecessarily monochromatic for my liking. It really wouldn't have hurt to have varied his colour palette a little, even just with some dark grey, black and trans clear. Still, at least he didn't wear a grey T-shirt....
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerburrows/sets/72157626512173154/

    There are brown cliff parts and blue waterfalls and trans blue windows, to be fair. Even some trees. And lots and lots of minifigs in the arena.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,742
    ^ You're right, but most of the pics are just a wall of grey.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    ^ You're right. Sort of like the Death Star or an Imperial Star Destroyer. Close up that is.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,704
    I'm sure one of the writers for the Metro (free UK newspaper) must be a Lego fan as this was featured today as the 2nd page fun/interest story. http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/866234-lego-fan-builds-8-5m-long-toy-city-in-own-home. They also featured that giant warship and a number of other lego related articles a week or so after they've done the rounds online.
  • winter_zombiewinter_zombie Banned Posts: 54
    WoW
    how on earth did he get all them grey bricks,ive never sen so many.
    That's because this bloke bought them all!!!!!

    how on earth did he afford £45k worth of lego.?????
  • PaulTRPaulTR Member Posts: 115
    250,000 pieces!? Wow, I need to go and take a nap! If he's married, I bet his wife and him aren't on speaking terms.
  • thewerewithalthewerewithal Member Posts: 28
    Come on Paul... would any wife let this guy get away with this? Gotta be single.
    I agree with DrDav - it is a bit too monochomatic... very impressive though. I'd like to see the total amount of his bricklink invoices.
  • SarahIsabellaSarahIsabella USAMember Posts: 69
    It looks like he is married - this was his response to a poster who asked about the cost under one of the pictures - "I'm reluctant to calculate. Ignorance can be bliss in this case. Plus it's my defense when the wifey inquires :) I have been stocking up for years in preparation for building. So I don't think it's all that bad when spread out over many years."
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    The Metro article says he's married. He built lifesized lego statues of them for their wedding. He has a room dedicated to this (obviously). The pic in the metro shows the structure spanning a sofa in the room too :)

    I'd be surprised if this only cost 45k! It's much bigger then this pic shows.
  • Halberd777Halberd777 Member Posts: 32
    Yeah I would be interested in hearing what this guy does for a living? Rich perhaps or nothing but legos, still Kudo's to him an awesome job and of course we are all envious.

    This guy has to be rich to be still married and have spent over 45k on legos. My wife does not believe in divorce but I think if I told her bye the way babe I bought over 45k worth of legos an instant divorce would happen or she would kill me which in turn kind of constitutes a divorce because I would be dead but anyways.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    I keep opening this topic, keep checking out the pictures, keep reading the comments, but I still can't 'like' the build...
    Thought it may be the mood I was in, but it just doesnt 'work' for me...
    Don't get me wrong I can seriously appreciate the amount of work that went into it, and the effort to create it is phenomenal, but I don't like it, far too much grey, and may be a strange thing to say but its far too big, just seems like he has said "right, let me see just how big a model I can create", which is fine, but I think the art of the creation is more important than the scale, and for some reason he decided that the artistic elements (well a large portion of) he would do in grey on grey?!?!
  • Halberd777Halberd777 Member Posts: 32
    ^
    Well not everybody is black and white like you some people prefer the Grey areas ok Yeesh.

    Actually no that you mentioned it certain elements would stand out better if they were in different colors. Besides I am still angry at that guy for buying all the greay pieces thus making my castles blue and yellow because those colors are cheaper now.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    haha, must admit I really am not a Grey fan, so guess it was never gonna be 'my thing' :)
    I think Blue/Yellow castles are definately the way to go anyway! :)
    125,000 yellows, 125,000 blues = quality!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,479
    edited June 2011
    It looks like he is married - this was his response to a poster who asked about the cost under one of the pictures - "I'm reluctant to calculate. Ignorance can be bliss in this case. Plus it's my defense when the wifey inquires :) I have been stocking up for years in preparation for building. So I don't think it's all that bad when spread out over many years."
    Is......Is his Wife.... made of Lego? I mean there is patience with your partner.. but WOW....
  • RedBrickMarketRedBrickMarket Member Posts: 28
    edited June 2011
    Spectacular, and technically impressive, but a bit unnecessarily monochromatic for my liking. It really wouldn't have hurt to have varied his colour palette a little, even just with some dark grey, black and trans clear. Still, at least he didn't wear a grey T-shirt....
    Totally agree! All so true.
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