Thursday, February 28, 2008

LEGO: Nifty Keen Part O'the Day

In today's webcomic, Donut is checking out a nicely detailed map. It's an official LEGO piece, direct from one of the new Indiana Jones sets.

The cool thing about this piece is the teeny-tiny details that are printed on the brick. Check it out:

If you click on the image above you can see a huge scan of things. Not bad at all for a piece less than an inch on each side, no? I was trying to see if I could figure out any of the text - sadly at super-huge resolution it's revealed just to be scribbles. (There was actual text on the newspaper tile they released with the Spider-Man sets a couple of years back. I'll have to find one to scan in the near future. )

In these days of cost cutting and sticked parts, it's nice to be able to spotlight a piece like this. It shows that, given a chance, LEGO designers can still produce amazing things.

1 comment:

Geoffrey said...

Well, it might seem like scribbles, but I believe there's actually text there, just in what's called "running writing" as we got taught in school.

I can recognize a few words like 'in' and 'and', etc. Decoding that will be tricky.

I believe it could be representing text from the Holy Grail movie.