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The Colin McEnroe Show
Tue October 23, 2012
Adult Fans of LEGO
One thing that tipped us into doing a show about Adult Fans of LEGO was the LEGO stop action animation of Felix Baumgartner's high altitude jump. The video seemed to go up almost immediately after the real thing, even though it clearly required extensive planning and shooting. When I look at it again, knowing what I know now, I realize that what it didn't require was a lot of designing and building with actual LEGOs. That's the killer.
In the intervening days, I have seen breath-taking and elaborate LEGO building projects. I have learned about the first LEGO feature film -- working title "A Piece of Resistance" scheduled for 2014 release. I have, God help me, seen LEGO porn and watched videos by guys who build LEGO assault weapons that fire LEGO bricks. I've even had occasion to think about the influence that LEGOs have had on postmodern architecture, and it turns out I'm not alone. On today's show, grown-ups who play for keeps wit LEGO.