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#1 Aeroeza

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:55 AM

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I'm not worthy!!! But I sure got a kick out of this!  :laugh:

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Edit: Well it's minifig scale but 1:1 got your attention!  :wink:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:22 AM

Well, the title is misleading in many ways (I thought these were instructions on how to replicate the Death Star set somehow), but the article sure is interesting! Thanks! :thumbup:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

Bigger than the moon eh... :vader:
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#4 Aeroeza

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:30 AM

View PostOky, on 24 February 2012 - 08:22 AM, said:

Well, the title is misleading in many ways (I thought these were instructions on how to replicate the Death Star set somehow), but the article sure is interesting! Thanks! :thumbup:

Yeah I know. I was just trying to avoid a big 'SCIENCE/MATHS' content warning in the topic header and pull in a few extra patrons...  :look:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

:laugh: This is awesome just because of its sheer ridiculousness. Nice find.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

Someone should put this up on Cuusoo just to mess with LEGO.  :laugh:

All jokes aside those are some impressive figures, and math.  :sick:
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

I love a good read, thanks :thumbup:
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

I agree with a commenter that we need a Kickstarter for this.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

View PostNightshroud99, on 24 February 2012 - 07:30 PM, said:

Someone should put this up on Cuusoo just to mess with LEGO.  :laugh:

All jokes aside those are some impressive figures, and math.  :sick:
It really should be on Cuusoo! :laugh:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

WHat is funny and cool is I actually had done the math on this a while back whilst my friend and I watched the original trilogy. I gathered scaling information on real life to minifigure size and then went in search of the standard listed size for the Death Star. I remember part of my estimation was like 26 football fields in Diameter

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:48 PM

What a ridiculously cool article!!  I'm a WIRED subscriber, and I love some of the things they come up with.  

I'll have to show my wife this, she teaches middle school math and would love the way they used math here.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

Decided to search for the biggest Lego Death Star so far but most seem about the same size, a few feet across (including the one in the banner image on the forum).

They must have made bigger ones for trade shows... Haven't they?
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

View PostLEGOman273, on 24 February 2012 - 07:55 PM, said:

It really should be on Cuusoo! :laugh:

:laugh:. Maybe every person who votes should have to contribute 100 bricks towards it.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

Awesome read! I enjoy so much when people combine Lego and Math.  :tongue:  Thanks.  :thumbup:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:18 PM

View PostMr Man, on 24 February 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

:laugh:. Maybe every person who votes should have to contribute 100 bricks towards it.
It wouldn't be enough!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

This is great! I would love for someone to take up this challenge!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 24 February 2012 - 11:55 PM, said:

This is great! I would love for someone to take up this challenge!
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:54 AM

Cool article! However it was the second Death Star that (according to canon) is 160km in diameter. The first Death Star is "only" 120km in diameter...  :wacko:
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:52 AM

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Thanks for sharing that article, I really enjoyed it.

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