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      CommentAuthorliamshiels
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
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    Factory.lego.com is the newest thing from LEGO.

    It's a programme where you can make your own lego designs on your PC.

    Which is about time b/c LEGO's been making a whole bunch of computer games where you couldn't do that.

    But after you've made your own design, you can upload it to the community website for others to peruse, and if you want, you can buy the pieces for your custom design and have them delivered to you so you can make it in real life.

    Aint that cool?
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (98.2)
    huh. it's "microserfs" by douglas coupland a decade after the fact.
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      CommentAuthorturing
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (98.3)
    As a kid, I knew that this program would exist eventually..

    Now that I actually have it though, all it does is make me want to dig out my old boxes of bricks. It's really hard to build 3D things on a 2D screen and have it all come out right. And this seems much more geared toward knowing what you want to build, rather than grabbing a handful of random bricks and seeing what comes to mind.

    Still neat though.
    • CommentAuthorC.O.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (98.4)
    I just tried it out...not impressed. It wasn't as user friendly as I would have liked. A little awkward. Nice try for them, though.
    • CommentAuthorDragone
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (98.5)
    Cool, good to know, but really dont care, but I guess it isnt for me.
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      CommentAuthorSarpedon
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (98.6)
    I'll have to give this a spin,
    I've been contemplating the newest iteration to the Lego mindstorm line which seems to be a great improvement over the already good first gen.

    Anyone on here with experience with the set?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
     (98.7)
    I worked on one of their videogames a few years back, they used to have a rule that we couldn't put anything into the game that you couldn't build with bricks you could pick up off the shelf.

    This led to the comedy gold of a room full of trained CG artists with buckets of lego building models of houses and cars before painstakingly building them again in 3DS Max.

    Even now they claim that the mere sound of lego bricks swishing in a bucket brings them out in a cold sweat.