Impresive Timelapse Of Lifesize LEGO BB-8 Build

January 14, 2016


This is a timelapse of a lifesize LEGO BB-8 being built by the folks at Bright Bricks. Me? I am a Dumb Stone. Oh who am I kidding, I'm not even a stone. I'm a rock at best and more than likely just a dried up piece of animal shit somebody might mistake for a rock provided they don't look at it too long or try to kick it. BB-8, as I'm sure you're aware if you've seen the movie (I finally got around to seeing it last night, I thought it was fine but the movie theater hot dog I had was EXQUISITE), the picture above, or even just been alive and not living in a WiFi-less cave for the past year, is round. Round and LEGO don't really go together. Round and LEGO are like crossword puzzles: hard to do. Especially if your girlfriend convinces you it's a Sudoku. HAHA, VERY FUNNY.

Hit the jump for the video while I go home and take a nice relaxing bath with flowers and herbs in the water and a bunch of relaxing candles lit (I'm training to be an aromatherapist).

Thanks to carey, who agrees the problem with round things is their tendency to roll away from you. PHYSICS.

  • mark.bellis

    Having a go this year at making a driveable BB-8 out of LEGO Technic, and definitely no Kragle!

  • Deksam

    I have not seen the new Star Wars, but already I am tired of that useless looking droid.

  • Daniel Stoeffler

    Life size models are always impressive but the build is not so challenging ;). Smaller
    models propose a more interesting building experience and can be own by
    everybody like my mid-size one :

  • Bling Nye

    So... can we call the builders all a bunch of "Master bb-8'ers" then?

  • Shiela Dixon

    Aaagh, the Kragl!

  • aquarius7373

    I had no idea they used software and glue to make lego stuff (besides at Lego Land). Less cool knowing that.

  • n8ertot

    Oh no!!! Not the Kragle! I don't think using software to design something and using glue to make sure it stays in place, especially considering the size and weight, make it less impressive...

  • aquarius7373

    That's an interesting opinion. *Pyramids*
    edit - the more I think about your comment the less sense it makes to me. Of course architectural design eliciting natural stability is more impressive than "the kragle". Time and effort put into designs/creative works using spatial skills and expressing 3 dimensional concepts on 2 dimensional paper will always impress me more than using a computer to.. compute things for you.

  • n8ertot

    I agree with your point but I don't think this is a matter of creativity - this is just a manufacturing process (that I still find pretty impressive) ... I believe this company pumps these things out for displays and such - so, they're using tools for the sake of efficiency - but it's still pretty cool. I admit it would be more impressive if it was some guy in his garage graphing this out and piecing it together over a year - - - - you win I guess :-)

  • aquarius7373

    now that we've explained our points better it's fair to say we agree with each other and are both right. I get what you mean.

  • TheQiwiMan

    You are BOTH wrong. It's not impressive unless they refine the crude oil themselves to extract the plastic material, climb the highest mountains in the world to harvest the rarest flowers for color pigmentation, and sculpt each individual Lego piece in order to make unique iron casts for each piece to build from.

    Using pre-made Lego pieces is for n00bs.

  • dougfunnay

    i build mine in a 0 gravity clean room using a modified da vinci surgical system
    huge step up from the time worn coffee table and filthy paws these plebes call hands that i was using before
    the improvement in build quality is phenomenal

    to the novice the differences are almost unnoticeable but to a lego connoisseur such as yourself the subtle nuances a zero gravity environment can allow you are strikingly exotic

    i would recommend you find yourself one as soon as humanly possible
    (if youre not being fecetious and are really serious about lego anyway)

  • aquarius7373

    I made a friend today. you haven't. I still win :)

  • dougfunnay

    only losers care about winning
    its lonely at the top

  • shashi

    oh the ironing is delicious

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