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LEGO Store hidden camera video (Somewhat amusing)

BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
edited February 2014 in Everything else LEGO
Was browsing YouTube and stumbled across this

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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    Haha that is awesome. Love the Lego bag.
    Pitfall69
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    mega-ha-ha!!!!
  • alexwilalexwil UKMember Posts: 376
    Ha ha very good!!
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,425
    People actually find that funny?

    /is baffled
    MathBuilderLegoFanTexas
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,950
    ^It's quite an American sort of sense of humour, I'd say. I grew up with a lot of Americans so, I can see why it's funny. To be fair, Americans don't understand British humour...
  • Zeldafanatic15Zeldafanatic15 Member Posts: 106

    People actually find that funny?

    /is baffled

    I'm with you, this is pretty stupid IMO. Watched halfway through and reached my daily stupidity limit.
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    ...because stupid is funny. Yes, American humor. I am American (and found it very funny, at least until the Purell part).
    Pitfall69
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    While it didn't actually get me laughing out loud, I had a smile on my face the whole time. Stupid stuff is funny, at least for me.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,534

    People actually find that funny?

    /is baffled

    To be fair, I think this is general 'hidden camera' humour as opposed to an American vs British here. We (the UK) have similar shows with similar 'humour'. It's all a case of personal preference.

    Personally I thought the 'lego bag' idea was pretty funny. Though I am surprised Lego allowed such hi-jinks in their store that could potentially damage their image. The Mother of the minecraft kid (counting out the pieces) didn't look too impressed!

  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    Hundreds of years ago, my ancestors came to America not for political freedom, but to escape English humor and English cuisine.
    AsterickedLegoPodcaster
  • kbenjeskbenjes Member Posts: 70
    It's from Ellen, a daytime talk show. Light, inoffensive humor that appeals to stay at home moms and the unemployed. I saw this while I was at the gym yesterday and loved it.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004

    Hundreds of years ago, my ancestors came to America not for political freedom, but to escape English humor and English cuisine.

    And look what they ended up with. :-)
    cheshirecat
  • scrumperscrumper UKMember Posts: 323

    Hundreds of years ago, my ancestors came to America not for political freedom, but to escape English humor and English cuisine.

    ...and now, hundreds of years later you have hidden cameras and McDonalds. (This is English humour, not an offensive comment) :-)
    MathBuilderricho
  • korkor Member Posts: 392

    ^It's quite an American sort of sense of humour, I'd say. I grew up with a lot of Americans so, I can see why it's funny. To be fair, Americans don't understand British humour...

    I'm American and usually prefer British Humor.

    I thought the video was a bit annoying but gave it a "like" just for the shot of the PAD wall. That has got to be at least 3 times the size of our local stores!

    MathBuilderricho
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ Well the Mall of America is the Flagship US store.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,304
    I totally couldn't pay attention to the content of the video, just gawked at the size of that Lego store!
  • JezzatheshedJezzatheshed Member Posts: 159
    Uk stores are pants compared to that store ..the pab is three times the size of ours..
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^^ The size of the inside isn't even what is impressive. Its the like 3 story tall lego mech display on top and the other cool builds outside of it.
    margot
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    My daughter wants the life-size lego friends girls models.
    After all,, she just stands there doing nothing....
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    scrumper said:

    Hundreds of years ago, my ancestors came to America not for political freedom, but to escape English humor and English cuisine.

    ...and now, hundreds of years later you have hidden cameras and McDonalds. (This is English humour, not an offensive comment) :-)
    And you don't? Who doesn't have McDonalds and surveillance cameras these days? (This is not an offensive comment, just a fact) :)
  • PaperbackwriterPaperbackwriter Member Posts: 105
    Americans don't understand British humor? No, we fully understand it. We understand that it isn't funny.
    graphite
  • HarlquinthHarlquinth Member Posts: 8
    Strange, video doesn't seem to want to work for me, press play button and then it just vanishes! Anyone else having similar problems?
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 899
    I was gently amused by opening what looked like the Minecraft set to count the parts first!

    Also, hand sanitizing the people with their hands in the brick tables is a GREAT idea, I'd be all for this becoming standard!
    andhe
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290

    Uk stores are pants compared to that store ..the pab is three times the size of ours..

    The size of the wall doesn't equate to that many more unique parts, though. There are a lot of duplicates. Here is a snapshot of the wall contents from that store: http://www.brickbuildr.com/view/pab/side/off/25/
    Yellowcastle
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    ^ After looking at that, I think I prefer most UK PAB walls.
    Yellowcastle
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,343
    This kind of comedy does not appeal to me, although it was interesting to see an example of a US LEGO store. Very different to those in the UK!
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    How I'd love a parts store like that in New Zealand.
    Oh to go pick'n'mix buying.
    When I get to a LEGOLAND (which one day, my daughter and I will), it'll be bulk pick'n'mix to the max ....
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    Don't legoland price by weight rather than volume, like the lego discovery centres? And at not very good prices either.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ Yeah the pricing sucks. Better off just ordering bulk what you want from Bricklink and having it shipped to wherever you're staying while visiting Legoland.
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716

    .. it was interesting to see an example of a US LEGO store. Very different to those in the UK!

    Most US/Canadian stores are almost indistinguishable from the UK stores; this one is a 'special' & not typical of the norm.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,343
    @bluemoose - I see, that makes more sense to have one unified store design which are adapted slightly to fit the premises.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I'm American and love Mr. Bean and Benny Hill.

    Many people get a kick out of seeing other people pranked. There are many shows that do this. Some shows take it to the extreme. This was light humor, it wasn't supposed to make you drop to your knees in laughter. To be fair some of you find a humorous comment to be so funny you claim to have spit your drinks on your keyboard. I haven't found any comment on here to make me do that.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    @Yellowcastle's picture of his toned leg did just that to me.
    Pitfall69StormKitty
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    Ellen... not funny. Never was. That kid that told the dude "You suck"

    Now that was funny.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    That Lego store is amazing, I'd love one here, even if it was just a plain old boring one :p

    As far as the humor goes, as I said it was somewhat funny. UK humour is more what resonates with us Aussies though.

    That said I get a bit of flack from freinds as I actually thought the US version of The Office was better. :/
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Legoboy said:

    @Yellowcastle's picture of his toned leg did just that to me.

    Actually, I laughed a lot of that, but I was drinking too, and to be fair, it wasn't the comment, but the pic and the comment together that made me laugh.

    Legoboy
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,835
    That's exactly right. Perfect delivery.
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    kbenjes said:

    It's from Ellen, a daytime talk show. Light, inoffensive humor that appeals to stay at home moms and the unemployed. I saw this while I was at the gym yesterday and loved it.

    You say it appeals to stay at home moms and the unemployed. Well apparently we can now add, and people who watch TV at the gym. :)
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,245
    Legoboy said:

    That's exactly right. Perfect delivery.

    blushing :o)
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 588
    I'd like a Lego bag with every purchase please!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,004
    edited February 2014
    Basta said:


    As far as the humor goes, as I said it was somewhat funny. UK humour is more what resonates with us Aussies though.

    That said I get a bit of flack from freinds as I actually thought the US version of The Office was better. :/

    What with Summer Heights High, Angry Boys and now Ja'mie, I think Aussie comedy must be going down reasonably well with UK watchers. Or at least watchers of BBC3. And maybe not Aussie comedy but just Chris Lilley. Although we do seem to get a lot of Adam Hills now too.

    I enjoyed The US Office, but it was more of a comedy soap than the UK one. The UK one was meant to be completely cringeworthy, something missing in the US one.The good thing about the US version was that it was re-written for a different audience and not just remade with the same scripts.

    Whereas the US version of The Inbetweeners, that didn't seem to work so well.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    andhe said:

    Personally I thought the 'lego bag' idea was pretty funny. Though I am surprised Lego allowed such hi-jinks in their store that could potentially damage their image. The Mother of the minecraft kid (counting out the pieces) didn't look too impressed!

    I don't find "hidden camera" humor funny either, but the show would have a crew intercept the victims as they are leaving the store and pull them aside, explain what happened, etc.

    You don't want to spoil the scene by revealing the cameras in the store too often, but they should have a producer on standby to walk in if the situation really goes south and reveal the truth.

    As a general rule, they won't use the footage of anyone who doesn't sign a release. There have simply been too many lawsuits over the years otherwise. Usually the show offers something "gift card, money, etc." to obtain the release.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    BTW, it is also worth considering that many of these shows are actually staged, "reality TV" is actually far from it...
    YellowcastleJP3804richo
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited February 2014
    ^ Wait, are you telling me that in Duck Dynasty when they walked in the doughnut place, and the camera was already setup behind the counter, that was staged?!!1eleven!!1 My world is imploding.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    :). Yep... A friend of mine was one of the "experts" on Storage Wars: Texas, not for LEGO, but for a collectible toy collection.

    The producers contacted him and asked him if he wanted to be on the show, it was about 2 hours of shooting plus setup in his business (he has a retail toy store). And yes, he was paid for his time. :)

    They did not tell him what to say, his opinion was not scripted (the producers told him to honestly evaluate it and give his real opinion), but it was setup several weeks in advance, so there is a huge gap between filming the storage lockers and the visits to the experts.

    It is worth noting that it was filmed multiple times to get all the angles and to make sure they can edit it into a professional looking show. The sound from the actors voices often comes from a different shot than the video used, so the audio and video often have been shot an hour or more apart.

    It is like Pawn Stars and other such shows, just meant to be fun entertainment.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited February 2014
    Given that basically the entirety of storage wars is staged its hardly surprising. Its possible that the locker hadn't even been opened when they setup your friend. My favourite was probably the star wars 'revenge of the Jedi' jacket that miraculously appeared in a lockup after being for sale on eBay for about 18 months.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,534
    Next you'll be telling me that Top Gear is staged.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    ^Nah... but I hear Clarkson is just Nick Clegg in a fat-suit, getting it all off his chest.
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