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Student Creates LEGO Helmet So You Can Listen To Comics

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Kirstin Butler writes on i09:

A student in product design at the University of Dundee in Scotland, Robson created the toy with his own memories as inspiration. He said:

When I was young I played with LEGO a lot and all I used to read was the comic stories in LEGO Club magazines, I’d like to give something back to them as they helped me learn to read… I’ve been looking at what I enjoyed in my childhood to apply to new ideas and solutions of today.

By inserting the LEGO-brick USB into a slot in the helmet, the lucky kid wearing it can follow along with the comics, games, and puzzles in the subscription-only magazine.

Our only question is, when can we order the adult-size version?

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Lego Is The Most Popular Toy Ever – But Has Lost Its Patent

Would you have guessed Lego, the Danish phenomenon that has intrigued generations of kids and adults alike? Maybe, but can Lego hold that Number 1 spot now that its patent has expired? Report from Fast Company:

If you grew up thinking Lego was the bomb, better than any other toy in your collection, turns out you’re not alone: A new broad-ranging survey of over 3,000 folks has revealed it’s the most popular toy ever manufactured, even more so than Barbie, Game Boys and a dozen other pretenders.

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‘Matrix’ Bullet Time Scene Re-Created … in Legos

A great find from the Wrap:

From the famous green digital falling numbers to Keanu Reeves’ bending over backwards to dodge bullets, “Trinity Help” is a frame-accurate stop-frame animation of the famous bullet-dodge scene from 1999′s “The Matrix” — entirely in Lego.

If you’re wondering how they did it, check out the website. If you’re wondering WHY they did it, you’re on your own.

Also at the website, you can explore the behind-the-scenes machinations that went on during 440 hours of creating the Lego scene, and watch it side by side with the original scene from the movie.

Enjoy the video:

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