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November 28, 2017 11:04 AM   Subscribe

 
They should have given her a smaller kit to build...
posted by killdevil at 11:12 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


You know, I didn't realize Parker Posey had ever had children.
posted by humboldt32 at 11:21 AM on November 28


That's not a Lego Millennium Falcon. This is a Lego Millennium Falcon. ("Why, hello there, totally impossible, instantly sold out, Lego fantasy Santa. Why yes, now that you mention it, there is something . . . ")
posted by The Bellman at 12:00 PM on November 28 [7 favorites]


My favourite Lego Millenium Falcon.
posted by CaseyB at 12:02 PM on November 28 [15 favorites]


The Bellman, I'd be very much happy watching Daisy Ridley talk and build that larger $800 set over the course of many hours. Make this a Netflix series.
posted by Fizz at 12:03 PM on November 28 [6 favorites]


At 2:33 she has a table full of parts. At 2:37 the Falcon is complete.

I smell shenanigans.
posted by spilon at 12:03 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Fizz: Instant greenlight.
posted by The Bellman at 12:04 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


“Yo Daisy, I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Harrison had one of the best Lego Millennium Falcon videos of all time…one of the best Lego Millennium Falcon videos of all time!”
posted by chavenet at 12:12 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


Despite the fact that I desperately wanted to be Han Solo when I was 7 years old I think that Daisy Ridley may be my favorite Star Wars actor/character of them all.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:16 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


At 2:33 she has a table full of parts. At 2:37 the Falcon is complete.

I'm pretty sure that was the Force.
posted by allegedly at 12:20 PM on November 28 [9 favorites]


At 2:33 she has a table full of parts. At 2:37 the Falcon is complete.

I smell shenanigans.


Don't call her a Mary Sue.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:21 PM on November 28


I'd be happy listening to Daisy Ridley answer questions, and I'd be happy watching someone put together a LEGO kit, but the former is impeding the later in this video and it's really kind of frustrating to watch for a LEGO geek like me.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 12:22 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


I have the Millenium Falcon that Daisy Ridley was building. My older daughter and I put it together over a number of weeks. It is completely awesome.

Putting it together in five minutes would require actual Jedi powers.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 12:23 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


At the end she says "playing Lego."

As we all know, Lego is the brand. One says "Lego bricks" rather than "Legos", but is "playing Lego" proper usage? Should it be "playing WITH Lego"?

Someone please tell me so I can decide if this is the best video in the universe or utter shit.
posted by bondcliff at 12:32 PM on November 28 [8 favorites]


My favourite Lego Millenium Falcon.

The micro creations on r/lego are typically my favorite posts. Someone posted these teensy landspeeders yesterday.
posted by MillMan at 12:36 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


According to wikipedia, Lego is derived from the dutch phrase "leg godt" meaning "play well." I'd argue that "playing play well" sounds better than "playing with play well." But I guess the phrase should just be "I Lego."
posted by tempestuoso at 12:37 PM on November 28


One says Lego bricks instead of Legos if they worry about corporate branding. Most of the children I knew said Lego or Legos interchangeably. Not one ever said Lego bricks.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:39 PM on November 28


It's like "weightlifting" vs. "lifting weights."

Playing with Lego is assembling bricks. Playing Lego is the Olympic sport.

in my preferred version of the world
posted by egregious theorem at 12:40 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


Lego My Ego
posted by chavenet at 12:40 PM on November 28


Most of the children I knew said Lego or Legos interchangeably.

Mods? Bannin' time.
posted by bondcliff at 12:42 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


You know, I didn't realize Parker Posey Kiera Knightley had ever had children.

Or maybe siblings, I don't know the age difference. Regardless, I find the resemblance (not just in appearance but mannerisms as well) downright uncanny.
posted by bjrubble at 12:45 PM on November 28


> Lego is derived from the dutch

Danish, that is. Apologies to the Dutch (and Danes).

> Lego My Ego

Been done.
posted by tempestuoso at 12:46 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


but did she bypass the compressor
posted by entropicamericana at 12:46 PM on November 28 [7 favorites]


You know, I didn't realize Parker Posey Kiera Knightley had ever had children.

Or maybe siblings, I don't know the age difference. Regardless, I find the resemblance (not just in appearance but mannerisms as well) downright uncanny.


Congratulations, bjrubble. I think you solved the mystery of one of Rey's parents.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 12:48 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


but is "playing Lego" proper usage?

I hope so, because I played a ton of lego as a kid.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 12:48 PM on November 28


As we all know, Lego is the brand. One says "Lego bricks" rather than "Legos"

If you can drive a Ford or a Honda, you can play with Legos. Turning an adjective (brand name) into a noun is a feature of the English language.
posted by explosion at 1:04 PM on November 28


Looking over IMDb, it looks as if I have seen her in nothing save TFA. This is not a cheery, upbeat role, so I had not previously noticed that she has the sort of smile for which the word dazzling was coined. My goodness.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:26 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Lego My Ego

Next, Millie Bobby Brown talks with us while she makes waffle and plays lego.
posted by octobersurprise at 1:42 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Not one ever said Lego bricks.

I say "Lego Brick" after I step on one barefoot in the dark, but only because it's easier to get the right intonation with "Brick", as in "GodDAMN Lego BRICK!"
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:29 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Lego My Ego

I'll post a soft-g gif of my kid playing long-e Lego at some point.
posted by hanov3r at 2:30 PM on November 28


> If you can drive a Ford or a Honda, you can play with Legos.

Ugh. You're missing the point. It's not enumerable. You play with Lego, not Legos*. You have a box of Lego like you have a glass of water.

* May not apply in some colonial dialects.
posted by merlynkline at 2:31 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


You say that like you DON'T say mathS.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:51 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


You say that like you DON'T say mathS.

We do say maths in NZ... which might be your point? I didn't not get negatively unlost in your double negs.
posted by Sebmojo at 3:06 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Ugh. You're missing the point. It's not enumerable. You play with Lego, not Legos*. You have a box of Lego like you have a glass of water.

Legos are clearly enumerable - Those boxes have part counts on them! It hurts to step on a quantum of lego! Only acetone and superglue allow you to blur the line between one and two legos!
posted by The Gaffer at 3:07 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


“These aren't the pedantic arguments you're looking for.”
posted by Fizz at 4:02 PM on November 28 [5 favorites]


For some people, Lego is a mass noun while for others it's a count noun. Some of the difference might be geographical. The lawyers deny the obvious reality and say it's not a noun at all.
posted by jjwiseman at 4:23 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


I am relieved that if James May steps down/retires as The Reassembler, we now have a fine candidate to continue to show.

(I would also accept Ridley as McCall and May as Control in a remake of the 80s The Equalizer TV series that was titled The Reassembler.)
posted by Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks at 7:10 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


The company is Lego, the bricks are Lego's monsters.
posted by condour75 at 8:00 PM on November 28 [8 favorites]


I never heard anyone say LEGO or LEGO bricks as the plural until Legos went from being a kids’ toy to a popular computer engineers’ fetish. LEGOS LEGOS LEGOS LEGOS!
posted by freecellwizard at 8:14 PM on November 28 [6 favorites]


It's always been legos. I just played legos with my three old nephew the other day and it was fantastic.
posted by Sphinx at 8:29 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed watching this internet hosted video of Daisy Ridley using interlocking toy building blocks to assemble a model of a modified Corellian Corporation YT-1300f light cargo freighter.
posted by Index Librorum Prohibitorum at 10:28 PM on November 28 [2 favorites]


Much like Daisy Ridley I am British and here it has always been LEGO. LEGO LEGO LEGO.

The countable things are "LEGO bricks" and the amorphous mass of building opportunity is LEGO.
posted by quacks like a duck at 11:55 PM on November 28 [3 favorites]


the amorphous mass of building opportunity is LEGO

Marry me.
posted by Molesome at 2:40 AM on November 29


lego vs lego bricks

time is a flat circle
posted by lazaruslong at 5:32 AM on November 29


I never heard anyone say LEGO or LEGO bricks as the plural until Legos went from being a kids’ toy to a popular computer engineers’ fetish.

Back in the early 80s, possibly earlier, the instructions and catalogs had a little note in the back urging parents to encourage their kids to use "Lego" and "Lego bricks", not "legos."

Lego is one of those brands I really love and respect, so I've come to start saying Lego, but I generally don't give a fuck if people say Legos. I'm not gonna be that guy.
posted by bondcliff at 7:18 AM on November 29


Back in the early 80s, possibly earlier, the instructions and catalogs had a little note in the back urging parents to encourage their kids to use "Lego" and "Lego bricks", not "legos."

No, it was only ever "Lego bricks and/or toys." Insisting the bricks are called "Lego" is only something people get pedantic about on the internet. Official message:
If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun.
Also, Susan Williams wasn't a real person.
posted by Fleebnork at 7:51 AM on November 29


No parent walking barefoot through the living room in the dark has ever shouted, “Fer fucks sake! I just stepped on a Lego brick and/or toy!”
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:10 AM on November 30


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