Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New European Smashing Pumpkin Record

Twin brothers Paton’s have set a new European smashing pumpkin record. The new smashing pumpkin weighed 1,457 lbs (around 660kgs).


The record-breaking pumpkin took 129 days to grow and was weighed using a special winch device at the Annual Pumpkin Show in Netley, near Southampton, Hants,

The Patons used a trailer pulled by a Volvo estate car to transport their giant vegetable to the show at Netley’s Royal Victoria Country Park where it was weighed in front of witnesses.

It was planted in a greenhouse in April and needed one and a half tonnes of manure to reach its current size.

M-497 JetTrain

This one train which is not going to see very often. This is an experimental train with rockets made in New York Central Railroad corporation, I suppose for speeding up. What do you think, how fast this M-497, nicknamed “Black Beetle“, train was?






Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Harry'S Truman Aircraft Carrier In Lego

This amazing aircraft Lego structure is created with more than 300 000 bricks. It represents the USS Harry S Truman nuclear powered aircraft carrier which is one of the largest in the US fleet. The creator of this one is Malle Hawking and it includes also warplanes, crew and crew.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Famous In Lego World

The Lego Group had humble beginnings in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark. In 1916, Christiansen purchased a woodworking shop in Billund which had been in business since 1895. He earned his living by constructing houses and furniture for farmers in the region, with the help of a small staff of apprentices. His workshop burned down in 1924 when a fire, lit by two of his young sons, ignited some wood shavings. Undaunted, Ole Kirk took the disaster as an opportunity to construct a larger workshop, and worked towards expanding his business even further; however, the Great Depression would soon have an impact on his livelihood. In finding ways to minimize production costs, Ole Kirk began producing miniature versions of his products as design aids. It was these miniature stepladders and ironing boards that inspired him to begin producing toys.