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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Apr 08 2013 - 06:32 PM

LEGO is the ideal toy for many engineering students and has been used in some incredibly unique projects, but this one just might top the list: As part if his final project at Cambridge University, David Knowles volunteered to help conservators at Fitzwilliam Museum. So when a mummy was brought in with a collapsed chest and smashed face, he quickly devised some clever adjustable technic platforms to keep the display structurally sound during the restoration process. The innovation of LEGO fans truly knows no bounds. You can read the full story here.View the full article
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Posted Apr 08 2013 - 10:08 PM

....Aaaaaaaaand thats why I don't buy used bricks. Ew.But seriously, that is some clever use of Lego.
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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 02:15 AM

Creative, interesting, and extremely gross. I concur with Serpent of Fire; "ew".

what posesses people to come up with these ideas though? It is ingenious


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 07:42 AM

Hmm...well, when you need to hide those Lego pieces from your little sister, this works quite well. :P

 

Unusual type of brilliant genius, but there's something for everyone, I guess.


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 08:05 AM

Interesting, but yeah. Ew.
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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 10:08 AM

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;]That's very creative use of Technic [/color]pieces[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;]... [/color]quite interesting.


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 10:30 AM

This piece interests for 4 main reasons

1) I'm studying Engineering (AWWW YEAH!!!)

2) I'm a huge LEGO fan

3) I'm studying in the UK (nice to see that students from Cambridge did this sort of things...who knows, maybe next year you'll see the Steelers with a big Lego-based real-life project!!)

4) I'm EGYPTIAN!!!!!!!

 

Now that I got some time to cool down, amazing news!! Really hoping to pull off a Lego-based contribution to engineering sometime in the near future.

 

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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 02:57 PM

Interesting... I wouldn't want to use THOSE bricks for my MoCs though :eek:

 

Have you guys also heard of the Southampton super computer, built with a bunch of Raspberry Pi computers and held together with Lego bricks!

 

Here: http://www.southampt...jc/raspberrypi/


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 03:30 PM

Oh yes. I've heard of that as well!!

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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 03:59 PM

Am I the only one here who wouldn't mind using those parts for MOCing? =P

Would be especially cool if it'd be an undead-themed MOC.


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 04:23 PM

Sounds like something I would do.


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 04:33 PM

Really inventive idea, congrats to Mr. Knowles.

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