Tag: hobbies

Lego Good Friday

We often find Lego things to post to TOTD from around the web, but this is more locally produced. A colleague has had one of their children creating an Easter ‘scene’ in a ‘basket’ and this was their contribution. Jesus

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Lego studio

We knew we were fairly keen on Lego here at TOTD, see our tag cloud for evidence of that.  But the only Lego the Library actually had was recently stolen sadly.  However, our enthusiasm is clearly totally outshone by occasional

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MaKey MaKey

Ever wanted to play a tune on a bunch of bananas, or use Play Doh as a gaming control pad? Well, it seems that now you can! http://www.makeymakey.com/  

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When your model helicopter goes wrong

Did anyone get a radio controlled helicopter for Christmas? This clip shows what can happen in the event of a battery fault. It’s extraordinary how the operator managed to keep it airborne for so long. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPeoklS3PA0&NR=1&feature=endscreen  

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3d street art

We’ve visited anamorphic illusions before [1] but this is a nice new one from Sarasota that also indulges our love of Lego: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dufois/6320944911/in/photostream/ [1] See: http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2011/01/2536/ http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2010/11/2394/

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Lego Oscars

Thanks to L, our regular Lego fan, for spotting that our little plastic friends are also celebrating: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/249836 After Colin Firth’s well deserved win, it’s great to see him represented there as well!

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LEGO on Film

With the new Harry Potter film out now at cinemas, TOTD would like to pay tribute to the famous wizard through the media of LEGO… http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoyvinmayvin/5172081523/ We would also like to suggest that you check out the rest of Profound

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Caving

TOTD did a little potholing in the early 1980s and regrets not being able to pursue the hobby now. Apparently a scheme to link a labyrinth of tunnels between Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire is nearly complete. You can learn

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Juggling rhythm and motion

Moving away from yesterday’s listening but keeping with the rhythm, here is some more excellence on show: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_moschen_juggles_rhythm_and_motion.html

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Puzzled

Not very far from TOTD’s real world home comes this ‘must visit’ extension: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165389/Britains-biggest-puzzle-addict-built-30-000-extension-house-brainteasers–does-poor-wife-cope.html

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