Full-size lego house

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20 Responses to “Full-size lego house”

  1. Anonymous says:

    As a LEGO fan, this fills me with two thoughts.

    1. They stole my dream house idea.
    2. Same as with mythbusters, as someone who likes having many plain bricks, the pressure these kinds of buys put on the loose brick market can be severe.

    Also, as other commenters have said, 3 million won’t be close to enough unless they are using other structural materials to help.

    Still very cool.

  2. jimkirk says:

    I was going to put in a comment asking what the R-value for Lego bricks is. In the process of looking it up, I found this, re: Anonymous @13:

    http://www.icfhomes.com/

  3. Big Daddy says:

    Hmmm. A part of me is thinking “how awesome”, being a lifelong LEGO user, but I am remembering all the times I visit LEGOLand down in Carlsbad, CA, and seeing all of their Miniland installations.

    Perhaps it’s the relentless California sun, but those things are not designed for outdoor use. They fade, they become brittle, and they’re fantastic vessels for hard water stains. LEGOLand used to be a lot of fun, but now it’s decrepit and sad.

    In England they won’t get as much sun, but I can’t imagine they’ll hold up for very long with so much moisture.

    It’s a cool idea, but reality may intervene.

  4. SkullHyphy says:

    Lego geodesic dome?

  5. george57l says:

    Please just disemvowel #20 – it will be much funnier than removing it.

  6. psychomashugana says:

    Not surprised this is being built in Dork-ing.
    :)

  7. Avram / Moderator says:

    Wonderful idea, but I think I’d give the Lego toilet a miss. Thousands of little round Lego logos stamped on my butt….

  8. pimlottc says:

    Never before have I wished I lived in the UK as much as right now.

  9. AdorkableL7 says:

    my dream home!

  10. Itsumishi says:

    Better idea: Manufacture building materials which are built exactly like Lego only larger.

    They call that stuff Duplo and I think you’re missing the point.

    I can’t wait to move in!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Better idea: Manufacture building materials which are built exactly like Lego only larger.

  12. King Rocket says:

    @ Avram

    You could use the smooth Lego tiles to top it off and avoid that dimpled look.

  13. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    Volunteered!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’ve sent in my request to volunteer, listing myself as an experienced LEGO construction engineer. We’ll see if they get back to me.

  15. Jerril says:

    Well, here’s a question – how BIG a house are we talking about? They’re saying two stories, but you can build two stories on a 7 feet x 5 feet footprint, with the spiral staircase in the back and the “upstairs” consisting of NOTHING but that toilet… and the downstairs being a place to stand when you aren’t on the staircase.

    Just, yknow, don’t put it out in a strong wind – it’ll be a mite top-heavy.

  16. kuanes says:

    The only problem I see: 3 million is not enough Legos.

    IIRC, MythBusters made a 7-foot diameter “sphere” of Legos, and it took about 500,000 to make. To me, a full-size Lego house would require about 5x their amount.

  17. FLG says:

    Me thinks Captain Slow needs a new nickname. “Captain Awesome”, perhaps?

  18. Enochrewt says:

    #6: I was going to say the same thing. There’s no way 3 Million would be enough, especially if you want the house to be structurally sound.

    Also, the Mythbusters had a hard time actually finding that many LEGO.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Also, the Mythbusters had a hard time actually finding that many LEGO.

    Mythbusters made a big deal about the quantity to fill time on their show, and got all the bricks they needed loaned to them by a single individual.

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