Do the Greens now support trucking?

The Greens have released billboards depicting workers cleaning up after the Rena grounding in 2011.


Back in 2007 the Greens were strongly supporting coastal shipping as an alternative to trucks:

“Coastal shipping is a key part of the alternatives-to-roads strategy. The more freight we can get on to ships the better.”

That was when Sue Bradford was still a Green MP.  Read more »


Lego isn’t just for standing on with bare feet

LEGO is evil (aka: you can use research to prove anything)


This was reported a few days ago, but it makes for a perfect story to revisit on a weekend

A Polish priest has used New Zealand research to warn parents to be on their guard against Lego, saying the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can destroy children’s souls.

Slawomir Kostrzewa said the popular Danish toy company had taken a lurch to the dark side with its series of Monster Fighters and Zombie mini-figures and that they “were about darkness and the world of death”.  Read more »

How did they make the new Simpsons Lego?

Beaten by a Lego computer:


The only time you don’t mind standing on Lego

via Imgur

via Imgur

Perhaps Gareth Morgan should set up a Lego Assistance Fund, for a LAF, anyway?

While we’re on the topic of Lego, enjoy this short clip:   Read more »


Lego H&K 416

Suck on this Nerf:


Too much time on his hands?

I can’t decide if this is very cool or a little disturbing.


LEGO is 80

ᔥ Mashable

To recognize 80 years of toy creation, Lego has released this 17-minute story of the company’s history. This short film, which can be found on YouTube, is sure to invoke feelings of nostalgia in every adult who loved the plastic brick toy as a kid.

The animated video describes the life of Danish toymaker Ole Kirk Christiansen, who created the company in 1932, and his son Godtfred, Lego’s second owner, from the perspective of current owner Kjeld, the founder’s grandson.


ᔥ Design Boom

Apart from being a cool toy for kids to learn and grow with, LEGO is also the single best burglar deterrent known to man…if you have ever stood on a piece of LEGO, then you will know precisely what I mean.

LEGO is celebrating 50 years in australia with an array of installations across the country, with the most recent set up in the rural town of Broken Hhill, New South Wales. residents of the outback locale were surprised to wake up to a life-size forest made up of 15 four-meter high pine trees and flower sets recreated to a 1:1 ratio of the original pieces, and then supersized to be 66 times bigger.