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#flashbackfriday @karennmccracken and Maxx in the tube on Halloween #2011 #London

#flashbackfriday @karennmccracken and Maxx in the tube on Halloween #2011 #London

World’s Tallest Lego Christmas Tree in London via ReflectionOf.Me

A giant Lego Christmas tree has been unveiled at London’s St Pancras station, the tallest tree ever built with the toy bricks, Lego has confirmed that its the worlds tallest tree ever constructed using just Lego alone.

Spanning 10-meters tall, the project utilizes 600,000 Lego bricks to compose 172 branches. 1200 Christmas balls, also composed of LEGOs, were assembled by Elementary School children before being hung from the sculpture.

After two months of arduous construction, the tree is now on display in the main station at St. Pancras.

A perfect dystopian storm: Ignite Show Interview with Ignite London “Flash Mob Gone Wrong” speaker @TomScott - O’Reilly Radar

I’ve been thinking about the good and bad of Flash mobs for a while now. Years truly, since around 2001 with the explosion of Internet memes and exponential increase in SMS use. Actually around the start of the decade was when I dreamed of the use of flash mobs as a game construct for ARGs under the domain name I own Mobthink. It was a play on words for group think combined with online game play in real-world environments plus personal digital and mobile devices.   

Some of the fans lined up to collect their tickets to see Led Zeppelin in concert on Monday at London’s O2 Arena. Tickets for the show were won in an Internet lottery, with more than a million people trying for about 20,000 seats. Led Zeppelin Finds Its Old Power - New York TimesPhoto: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News
Some of the fans lined up to collect their tickets to see Led Zeppelin in concert on Monday at London’s O2 Arena. Tickets for the show were won in an Internet lottery, with more than a million people trying for about 20,000 seats.

Led Zeppelin Finds Its Old Power - New York Times

Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News