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Video: Lego Custom Car Garage is a time-lapsed look at timeless fun

Jeff Glucker January 17, 2013 Hoonivercinema 39 Comments

lego time lapse

I love Lego. I love time-lapse videos. I hate dubstep.

Today, I’m giving you two out of three. YouTube user MrEverything1987 has posted a video that shows the creation of three vehicles and a garage, all done with our favorite medium. The time-lapsed result is a clip that will have you entertained for the duration of its two-minute plus runtime. Just a warning… thaarr be dubstep ahead.

  • Awesome.

    I have this set. It is one of my favorites and it is also a good bang for the buck. The retail on it was pretty decent for a "Factory" set at the time, 893 pieces, retailed for 69.99 so just about .08cents a brick. Anytime you can get Lego for less than .10cents a brick you are doing really well.

    <img src="http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i65/lilwillie_wi/PBR/th_100_2992.jpg&quot; border="0" alt="Photobucket">

    Pro tip, expect to pay well over .10cents a brick anytime you buy something that is a registered trademark, Star Wars, Marvel, Sponge Bob….those sets will break a guys bank.

    • danleym

      I have never before seen a Lego set broken down into price per brick. I mean, I do that stuff with groceries, I never thought about it with Legos. Of course, I haven't bought a Lego set since I started buying groceries.

      So in conclusion, I should probably be buying more Legos.

      • MVEilenstein

        This is correct.

      • Yes, buy more Lego.

    • MVEilenstein

      I went to a Lego store in the mall last year. I was dumbfounded by the prices. Even the bulk pieces are expensive.

      • danleym

        I was at one sometime last year, too. I didn't look at any prices, but I did take the opportunity to play with the Legos they had sitting out. My wife got a little impatient with me because I was taking too long.

        I remember watching the prices go up a bunch even when I was a kid. I was floored the first time I saw a $60 Lego set (as were my parents, who flatly refused to buy it for me). I get the feeling that's not so uncommon any more.

        • MVEilenstein

          Same here. I blew all my birthday money on a $45 space shuttle set when I was a kid. This would have been 92 or 93 maybe. I think my parents still have my Legos, though. Wonder if they're worth anything. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

          • chrystlubitshi

            I bet I got that same shuttle set for christmas. it was built/unbuilt at least three times in that first day. by the end of the second day, I didn't need the "instruction book" anymore

            Are they worth anything? They are totally worth a lifetime of joy and entertainment (you won't find sets like those again) for you, your children(maybe? and then grandchildren), nieces and nephews when they come visit… your friend's children etc…..

            don't give them up— build the set at least one last time (you should be able to find instructions online if you need) and decide if you want the set, or want the blocks that can build an infinite amount of other things—

            TLDNR version— I have all my legos. (i'm in my 30s now, started getting them at age 4)

            you can always send them to me. i will pay for postage, and a small amount on top of that

            • danleym

              I remember wanting that set. I never got it, but I did get the set with the shuttle that piggybacked on the 747. That set was pretty sweet, too.
              <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PrISP6Ah3vI/T4LLEexfVKI/AAAAAAAABTc/8zO2mSMHPsI/s1600/6544+Shuttle+Transcon+2.jpg"&gt;

              All my Legos* are still at my parents' house, 1,000 miles away. And my sister lives near them with her kids, so my Legos are now my nieces' toys. I always kinda wanted to pass them on to my kids, but I don't have any yet and it seems silly to ship all of them across the country, and it would be a jerk move to take them from my nieces'. So I guess my kids will just have to build their own collection.

              *I know we talked about this below, but it has always been Legos to me, I don't think I can ever change that.

              • chrystlubitshi

                awesome, I never got that set, I did build a plane to carry my shuttle, however it used the shuttle pieces…. so after building and launching the shuttle in the basement, I had to build the plane on the second floor, and use my imagination to get the shuttle crew back down to the basement. afternoons full of assembly/disassembly… i miss those days

            • MVEilenstein

              No, I'd never sell them. I'm like you – they're worth keeping just for the memories. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

              • chrystlubitshi

                i approve this message.

      • If you or anyone is a serious AFOL (adult fan of Lego) I highly recommend finding a LUG group in your area.

        Once in, you get some seriously cool discounts on bricks. I am putting together my wish list for my LUG group. It ends up being about a %80 discount on individual bricks. You won't get to buy whole sets through a LUG at a reduced price but if you plan on building a massive mountain like I am you can save a ton of money buying in bulk through a LUG compared to buying in bulk through a Lego store or online for new bricks.

        The only catch with a LUG is the do expect some participation in the group, which is actually a lot of fun when you can bring the kids with.

        Also bricklink….used source, and new, for Lego.

        • chrystlubitshi

          LUG still means, "Lego User Group", right? I am getting familiar with the Indianapolis groups for "the benefit of my son" (me…. and him too… we're working on a duplo sharing group for the age ranges that that is appropriate)

          • yes, LUG is still Lego user group. You know, if atomictoasters was up for it I could write up a post about Lego and getting back into it for all the older hoons…

      • dr zero

        I got this in the post-Christmas sales (normal retail $130 Australian). But things like this are always more expensive down here.

        <img src="http://cache.lego.com/e/dynamic/is/image/LEGO/10226?$main$"&gt;

        It's pretty fun, the stick controls the elevators and the ailerons, took me 4 hours to put it together.

        • MVEilenstein


  • wisc47

    I never understood the inclination to put dubstep music to time-lapse videos on youtube. They're classic cars made out of Lego, what's dubsteppy about that?

    • danleym

      I don't care for dubstep, but I think it works here. The time lapse and sudden appearance of bricks that weren't there a second ago kind of goes along with dubstep having completely random noises come out of nowhere.

  • MVEilenstein

    I tried, really I tried. Couldn't make it past 30 seconds.

  • Yes! Another opportunity for me to get all grumpy about people using the irksome word "Legos"!

    I'm really sorry to be all douchebaggy about it, but it gets me every time.

    • danleym

      Is the proper plural simply "Lego"? Because I had no idea.

      • Yup. Like the plural of Milk is Milk.

        Mind you, I will accept Lego as a verb. What's Jimmy doing? Oh, he's Legoing.

        But I'm a bit odd.

        • danleym

          So then, there is no such thing as "a Lego"? Or any other quantity of Lego? Can you say "Jimmy has a thousand Lego," or if you want to get specific do you have to say he has "a thousand Lego bricks"?

          Sorry, I feel like I'm being a dumbass and asking mostly pointless questions, but I'm really bored at work.

          • Lego Bricks it is. Or, indeed, Jimmy posesses a great deal of LEGO.

            Or Jimmy is a Grand Master of Legocity, or Legociousness.

            I'm being silly now.

            • danleym

              And years later when Lego fans everywhere look back on all his Legomplishments, you might say he left a Legocy.

        • smalleyxb122

          Even in your analogy, I find that I disagree. Milk as a liquid there is no plural, because there is no singular. You don't say "a milk", unless referring to a defined quantity, and insomuch as you can say "grab me a milk from the fridge", it would also be acceptable to say "grab the milks" if you have more than one carton of milk that you are requesting.

          If one can refer to a single Lego brick as "a Lego", one must then concede that it can be pluralized, and if it can be pluralized, the logical plural of Lego is Legos.

          I must infer that you are considering Lego a medium rather than an object. One can model something from clay, but one is not using "clays" to do so.

          I will continue to disagree with such a position, but I do believe that I understand it.

          • Yep, one lego brick is "one lego brick", not A Lego. Multiple bricks are "Some Lego".

            The description of Lego as a medium is precisely correct. LEGOLAND is built out of Lego.

            Remember, there will only ever be one LEGO.

            I'll shut up now and go back to sitting in the corner.

    • smalleyxb122

      I get why it bothers you. I really do, but it won't stop me from pluralizing Lego. To me a Lego brick will forever be just a Lego, and multiple Lego bricks will be Legos. (even if Google Chrome doesn't recognize Legos as a word)

      • danleym

        I've always thought the same, and spelled it Legos, but I was just wondering, why does no one spell it Legoes? You know, like hero becomes heroes, not heros? Is there some English rule I'm unaware of that says proper names do not get the "es" treatment after an o?

        Edit: I'm apparently a doofus, and couldn't think of the bunches of other examples of words ending in o followed by only s, but a quick google search helped me out. I'm just gonna chalk it up to English is stupid and can't follow any rules.

        • MVEilenstein

          Pretty sure "legos" is a Danish word. Someone once told me it means "let's play," or something like that.

          Can anyone confirm or deny?

          • Dean Bigglesworth

            LEGO is a contraction of "Lek Godt", which translates to play well or play good.

            • MVEilenstein

              There we go.Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

    • chrystlubitshi

      i'm always going to call them Legos….. I'm also born to a pair of Ozark born parents (area of the US that is well known for hillbillies—Arkansas/southern Missouri, for me).

      my parents do laundry in the warshing machine…. if that helps explain anything

    • Whatever, you people say "Maths".

      …it's a subject…there's only one.

      (I understand it's short for mathematics, but I don't care.)

  • smalleyxb122

    So that's what Dubstep is? Not a fan.

    • chrystlubitshi

      I've always thought that the "dancing" done to Dubstep "music" was a misguided/unsuccessful attempt to get away from the sound…

    • chrystlubitshi

      I've always thought that the "dancing" done to Dubstep "music" was a misguided/unsuccessful attempt to get away from the sound…[youtube fnNuzzN2cUk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnNuzzN2cUk youtube]

      it's obviously not healthy, it made that kid leave his ridiculously over-priced over-the-ear monitors outside a convenience store, where three passers buy were given seizures just by wearing them… can't be good.

      (i'm being silly… also not a fan of "dubstep" even if there are some oddly talented kids out there convulsing)

      • B72

        They were oddly talented, weren't they?

        I actually enjoy dubstep, but only with a large enough helping of subwoofer to vibrate the chest a bit. Having said that, there's a very fine line between loud enough, and too loud, as I hate panel rattle, and I value my hearing.