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bio website mattdm.org
location Somerville, MA
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seen Nov 29 at 22:44

I was user #7 on LUGNet.


Nov
4
comment Can anyone find a photo of the “LEGO bricks, not LEGOS” insert?
I'm pretty sure it was on the mini-catalogs that came with the sets, the same ones where you could special-order packs of bricks.
Nov
4
comment Is there a standard scale for building “minifig scale” creations?
Here's another train-related note: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_model#cite_note-0
Nov
4
comment Is there a standard scale for building “minifig scale” creations?
Here's an article on a related topic — Lego train width — which anyone who finds this question interesting will probably enjoy: archives.indylug.org/blogs/jeramy_spurgeon/archive/2006/11/02/…
Nov
3
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
meta.bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/91/…
Nov
3
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
I guess I'll open a discussion on Meta later when I have a chance. This is actually an important part of Lego fan culture and there is solid answerable theory behind the a great answer (which we don't have yet).
Oct
31
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
@Joubarc: absolutely. I didn't have "reason" in the original phrasing of the question. While reason may not be involved on the part of the zealot, there are often certain features of an idea or cause which tend to attract a passionate response. Another related question might be "What is it about Lego that attracts fanatics?" (especially in this particular way).
Oct
28
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
I don't mean to ask about other toys; I'm wondering if there's something special about Lego (either as a company or as a product) that encourages or prompts this philosophy, or whether it's just kind of an obsessive-fan thing that happens to appeal to Lego builders.
Oct
28
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
I'm not asking about whether one should be purist or not. I'm asking about the import of this philosophy. You apparently would answer "it's not important at all", and I encourage you to express that as an actual answer, although I'd appreciate it if you could provide more depth into your reasoning. Thanks.
Oct
28
comment What is the bley (blay) color?
Ironically, bley is much less stone-like than the warmer earlier tone, which is one of the reasons I dislike as a castle-theme-favoring builder. On the other hand, I think the color cast is just fine for my space stuff.