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Lego Bridge

Posted by Andrew at 6:04 AM on July 15, 2012

In the Germany city of Wuppertal urban artist Martin Heuwold, aka MEGX, has transformed a dull grey concrete railway bridge into a brightly coloured Lego construction.

Here’s the bridge as it originally appeared.

Original Bridge

And here it is after the reconstruction.

Lego Bridge

Of course, the bridge hasn’t really been rebuilt with super-sized Lego Duplo bricks but instead the brick-effect has been painted on. It’s very convincing, though. Regrettably the Lego bridge can only stay in place for four weeks.

Lego Bridge

All pictures courtesy of Martin Heuwold. There are more on his website.

Are You Observant?

Posted by Andrew at 4:12 PM on July 13, 2010

Do you consider yourself to be an observant kind of person?  Someone who really pays attention to detail?  If you are, then you’ll be interested in watching and participating in a couple of video tests by researchers Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons.  These are genuine experiments – there’s no skull or shriek going to pop out half way through.

The first is a over ten years old and is considered to be a classic – just follow the instructions. It’s best if you can run it full-screen.

Now, if you’ve seen that one before, or if you want to try it for a second time, you can watch this newer version. Again just follow the instructions and also best viewed full-screen.

If you’ve been totally fascinated by what you’ve just seen, then head on over to the source site here or the YouTube Channel for more videos.