Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lego Yamato Battleship

Colossal waste of funds spent building the world's biggest & most heavily armed battleship. Bigger than an aircraft carrier, its 8 main guns are 46cm! Was attacked & sunk by allied aircraft during WWII like a bear attacked by a swarm of bees.

A fan of the battleship apparently built a lego model of the ship. Frickin impressive! Legoland theme park will be opening in end 2012 or early 2013 in neighouring Johor, Malaysia. First such Lego theme park in Asia. Is a shame the 'scholars' populating the government ministries follow what everyone else is doing by bringing in Universal Studios. In such a hot & humid local climate... Legoland is what ought to be brought in instead.

Ship was memorialised in various forms by the Japanese. A model of the future space version was conceived in cartoons & a movie. Here's a model of the space version in a swimming pool:

Personally i find Lego toys a nice tool for children's creativity. Possibilities are so many. This toy from Denmark is considered expensive considering is just plastic building blocks. What's amazing is to date there are no significant similar competitors in the market.

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