I have yet to come across the path of someone who loathes all things Lego. Who can resist these precise fitting plastic bricks that get the job done, unraveling the imagination of the masses? Well, on May 10th and May 11th, eighty Danish Lego devotees actually got together and assisted Henrik Ludvigsen in creating history, as Ludvigsen had in mind to construct the world’s longest plastic toy train track – using nothing but Lego bricks, of course.
Just how long is it? Well, we are talking about a whopping 4,000.25 m (13,124 ft) here (which would mean approximately four kilometers in total), and the entire feat was achieved using 93,307 pieces. Obviously, the record keepers over at Guinness approved at this world record attempt, where the Lego train engine actually took all four hours in order to complete its epic journey from one end to the other. Since Lego bricks are not the cheapest thing in the world to indulge in, Ludvigsen actually placed ads in newspapers and online to ask for more blue track, and obviously, the public was generous enough to help Ludvigsen achieve his dream. [Press Release]
Hmmm, the name Cooking Hacks might be one that you would want to keep a keen eye peeled open for, where this open hardware division of Libelium has just announced the immediate availability of a new 3D Printer Kit which comprises of all the hardware components required in order for you to mount a 3D printer device from scratch. Not only that, the Cooking Hacks 3D Printer Kit will also feature a step-by-step instruction guide as well as access to hands-on Build-It Workshops to get you off on the right footing.
It does not matter whether you are a maker, hobbyist or DIY enthusiast, the Cooking Hacks 3D Printer Kit should have something for everyone, where it also boasts of professional online customer support to help you out in assembly and calibration requirements. In fact, since May 17th, there has been a series of hands-on workshops offered at TechShop in its Menlo Park location in California, as well as at Cooking Hacks in Spain so that users can go about building their very own personal 3D printer. Hopefully this will not eventually end up in someone printing a 3D gun and smuggling it through borders with nefarious purposes! [Product Page]