12 August 2011

How much bracing will I need in 12x earth g?

     For a blog called "Web Legos*", I almost never mention the actual plastic bricks that were and are my favorite toy. A story comes along occasionally that reminds me of this sad fact (my posting paucity, not the favoriteness of the toy).  In this case two of my favorite things (arguably 3), one of them legos*, collide in one event, and so I am compelled to mark the event herein.

They are sending legos* to Jupiter.

"The specially-constructed aluminium Minifigures are the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno and ‘father of science’ Galileo Galilei." --from the Lego press release

     How cool is that?  Legos, space exploration, and Greco-Roman mythology all tied up together in one event. I don't have anything else to say on the matter, I think "cool" nicely summarizes the whole thing.

*I am well aware that the proper term is "Lego", but damn if I didn't grow up calling them "legos", and I'll not change now.  Anyway, it's like Trekkie vs. Trekker and you're just getting angry about something on the Internet.

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