Friday, October 31, 2014

I Like It!

An alert reader sent this story in, (rightfully) thinking I'd dig it...

What This Company Did With Legos In Their Office Is Amazing. Can I Work There?
How cool would it be to work in an office made entirely out of Lego bricks? While we're not quite there yet, Hamburg, Germany-based creative studio NPIRE is a lot closer than most offices.

For the last year, employees at NPIRE slowly built a colorful wall of Legos to divide their kitchen space from the hallway. The finished product is the coolest piece of office furniture you've ever seen.
They've got the full progression at the link, but here's the end product:


Wall 'o' Lego!

Naturally, that got me to thinking... With the wall sufficiently deep, it should be more than adequate as a partition (obviously not load-bearing...). The question, of course, becomes one of cost: How much did this cost just in materials? One of the pictures shows the starting materials; assuming that's all the bricks needed, there's 30 large buckets and about 50 of the smaller boxes. The large blue buckets are over $100 each; the boxes are $30 each. There's close to $5,000 in Legos there...

Yeah, I think at that price I'd stick with 2X4s and sheetrock...

That is all.

4 comments:

lordjim said...

Take a look at James May LEGO House in the iTunes store. Totally worth the $2. Especially the beam results.

Old NFO said...

Yeah, but it's neat!!! :-)

RabidAlien said...

Sometimes its not so much about the cost, as it is aboutLEGOS!!!!!

Glenn B said...

A wall made of $5,000 worth of Legos has given me an idea. I have always wondered what to do with one of the most thrown away (but potentially useful yet ignored) firearms related products ever and now I have an idea in mind. Sadly, I have not collected the specific items of which I am thinking because by now, I could have built a house out of them. No they do not snap together as do Legos, but with a bit of thought, you could easily figure out how to connect them. Now - with just a bit more thought - you should be able to easily figure out what I am talking about. It's time to start saving them and then in a few years to have some fun with them.