Lego wedding ring

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28 Responses to “Lego wedding ring”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m a fan, it is like he chose never to grow up, but do grown up things, lol. Besides without the figure on it, it looks like a pretty cool ring. right?

  2. harryhoody says:

    I am pretty sure this ring is from here and is most likely made of silver: http://www.edition-mathea.de/english/lifestyle-sites/nops/01_nops4er.html

    • Art says:

      You’re probably correct, harryhoody.

      And that’s certainly more dignified than zinc or tin (white metal) for a wedding band :)

  3. John Greg says:

    I really, really, wish and wish that “BoingBoing Comments” had the option of posting smileys. ’cause this post, and so many of the last few weeks posts, would be so wealthily well warranted to have a “rolls eyes” smiley posted to it.

    Ya know what I mean?

    Like, whaddya whaddya, ya know?

    /rolls eyes

  4. elfspice says:

    ‘white metal’? that probably means silver with rhodium (white gold) plate, hell when you plate things with rhodium, it could be anything, but harder is better. i <3 rhodium. some people may recognise a deeper meaning to such a statement. if i was gonna choose materials for a wedding ring it’d probably be titanium with rhodium plate. but i’d prefer something like a vampire blood vial with mixed serum :) i’m not really that superstitious but in some circles there is this idea that putting a ring on the ring finger inhibits libido, being that the finger has now been very strongly correlated with prenatal hormone levels, well, male hormones anyway.

    gold is very definitely very yellow. i should really school myself on jewellery making materials but i’m pretty sure that silver is the preferred base material for any kind of bling, it’s just so easy to work with, hard enough to be durable and resistant enough to oxidation to last and not stain your skin… at least generally, some people you put silver against their skin and it turns black in the time it takes to blink (yes, exaggerating).

    oh and that photo with the married couple clicked onto the ring, so cute… i hope this couple are as happy together as lego has made children for the last 40 years. my first ever christmas present at the age of 4 was an ancient old lego fire engine set. it was before articulated lego-men.

    • J STREET says:

      elfspice–gold is yellow when in its elemental state, but it very definitely can be white… there is a white gold wedding band on my finger as I write this.

      White gold is an alloy of gold and another metal.

  5. SamSam says:

    That’s great, but why oh why didn’t the wife get a matching lego ring so that they could fit their rings together? Hmmm, I guess the “female” side of the ring wouldn’t look quite as cool on its own.

    @elfspice. White gold is neither made out of silver nor is it yellow. White gold is gold with either palladium (like my wedding ring) or nickel or manganese. Some white gold (generally slightly cheaper) may also have a rhodium plating. There is no silver in it, though, and you can easily have an 18 carat or more gold ring.

  6. Anonymous says:

    haha me and my fiance have matching lego rings. well his is the four, mine is only a two =D

  7. redesigned says:

    this ring seems like a great idea until you leave in on the carpet and step on it in the middle of the night! i can tell you from experience that legos are the modern equivalent of caltrops.

  8. Anonymous says:

    white gold is yellow gold with other metals mixed in. The rhodium plating is not a sign of inferior product since almost all white gold is plated in rhodium. Tiffanys and Cartier plate their white gold in rhodium. Rhodium is actually more expensive than platinum. When the plating wears off, jewelers call it “going blond” as the white gold alloy that shows through tints the piece a bit yellow as the gold mixture is still a bit yellow tinted. White gold should be “rhodium dipped” regularly as the plating wears off over time, and the piece looks brand new.

  9. theawesomerobot says:

    Ah, must be the kind of wife who will humor her husband but will never actually play along. Completely missed opportunity with interlocking lego wedding bands right here.

    • Gloria says:

      Oh dear. How do you know she “never actually” plays along because of this one instance? It *is* her wedding ring, so maybe she thought, “Do I really want to wear one half of a LEGO joke potentially for the next several decades?”

      • bcsizemo says:

        That’s pretty true.

        I wanted a titanium wedding band, but my wife put her foot down pretty firmly. (You can’t resize Ti bands, and she wanted something that could still be worn when we got old.) So she made me a deal that I get a platinum band now and she’d buy me a Ti one later.

        I like both the bands, but the Ti one is SO much lighter.

        • Donald Petersen says:

          I do love my titanium ring. I chose it specifically for its lightness and understated look. (The weight of the gold band from my first marriage always did bother me slightly.) And then I was pleasantly surprised to see how much cheaper it was than the alternatives I was looking at, which allowed us to spend considerably more on my wife’s ring, which is really where the bling matters most.

          I mean, come on. The mere *presence* of a wedding band on a man’s finger gives one all the information one cares to know about his marital status, etc. I don’t think I know anyone who has actually examined a man’s wedding band and exclaimed over its gorgeousness or anything. Toward that end, stainless steel would work about as well as gold or platinum or titanium or tungsten. No need to break the bank.

  10. JayConverse says:

    Good thing the Lego patent ran out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11302614

    • badc0ffee says:

      Lego’s patents expired a really long time ago (1988), and there have been a few “compatible” competitors for a while.

      What the article actually says is that Lego was denied the ability to trademark the image of the studded block. You can’t trademark a functional design, which is good, because trademarks last forever, and patents last for a limited time to promote innovation.

  11. penguinchris says:

    Need more background… though even if this guy works at Lego or is a big collector/builder, I’m pretty sure we’re not the only ones rolling our eyes. In particular, I’m guessing the wife and most of both of their families did as well. As was noted by others, the fact that the wife’s is a plain (yet quite elegant) band despite the huge (and pleasantly lewd) opportunity says a lot.

    Not that I don’t like the idea of doing something different besides a plain band, but there are limits of tastefulness, even for geeks :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Who cares about the legos, but the bokeh is great! What lens did you use?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Presuming the first image is to compare the two rings of the couple; why is the bride wearing her ring on the wrong finger?

  14. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    Everybody’s grumpy this morning, huh?

  15. Promethean Sky says:

    For those that love the titanium rings, wedding or other:

    I once had an ER doctor inform me (as part of a convention panel titled When Not To Go To The ER, and save $900) that titanium rings are extremely hazardous because if your fingers swell up due to injury, the ER doesn’t have the equipment to cut it off, and instead has to cut off your finger!

  16. adamnvillani says:

    I’m just wondering if a Lego brick made out of white gold can really have the same properties as ones made from ABS plastic.

    • jere7my says:

      I’m just wondering if a Lego brick made out of white gold can really have the same properties as ones made from ABS plastic.

      Well, it doesn’t click together with other Lego bricks with a satisfying snap, but it does channel the wild magic that destroys peace. So, six of one.

  17. Traska says:

    I can’t be the only one ho saw this and thought of the obvious symbolism: That they’re putting together the building blocks of a long ad fruitful life, the foundation of a family.

    That means so much more, really, than a simple torus.

  18. Etak says:

    Legos are for lovers! But thanks for the tip Promethean…there are so many ways to become grossly deformed during marriage. Good thing it’s for better or for worse! :)

  19. Anonymous says:

    I would love to know where they bought that ring.

  20. Anonymous says:

    AAAaaaaaaaw!!!!

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