Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Cheb » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:15 am

So... So... So NOSTALGIC! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NrrHC07Tmc
Do want.

Also, anyone knows how the simulated stuff is officially called? From my childhood I remember the set was simply named "constructor".

Still use one screwdriver from that box.


Also, finally there are videos of that rare, rare game, WarCraft 2000.
It's like WarCraft 2 but with nukes.
I played it once, lamented its unfinishedness but I've lost the CD long ago. :(
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Neko- » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:38 am

looks like Meccano to me... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meccano
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:43 am

Could also be Erector. That was a US brand for a long time. Meccano owns it now, Wikipedia says.
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Ellen Kuhfeld » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:19 pm

When I had one of those sets, back in the 1950s, it was called "Erector". There were also Lego sets, but they were made of a hard and brittle plastic. And don't forget the Lincoln Logs!
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Cheb » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:40 pm

Thanks :) What I remember, that Meccano 2 set feels painfully familiar. But Erector has familiar pieces too.

Anyways, they were all sold as "konstruktor", the same name used for Lego. You had to use extra sentences to clarify which konstruktor you referred to.
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Spica75 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:45 pm

Huh, i had Meccano myself, and LOTS of Lego. :mrgreen:

Never ever heard of Erector though.

There were also Lego sets, but they were made of a hard and brittle plastic.


Brittle? Not the original then? Because Lego is halfway to indestructible, or at least that's what it feels like when you accidentally stepped on a piece.
Definitely not the lego that feels like it breaks, your foot on the other hand... *ouch*
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Té Rowan » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:48 pm

I swear, you could uparmour a battleship with the original Lego bricks. Hmm… maybe that is why the Danish Navy downsized? They figured they’d just go to Billund and build themselves a fleet if the need arose?
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Neko- » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:47 am

Uparmor a battleship with Lego you say? I'll just leave this here then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3VEKNx2_iE
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Spica75 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:06 pm

Té Rowan wrote:I swear, you could uparmour a battleship with the original Lego bricks. Hmm… maybe that is why the Danish Navy downsized? They figured they’d just go to Billund and build themselves a fleet if the need arose?


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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Té Rowan » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:05 pm

Aside: Here — http://www.girdersandgears.com/autech.html — is an article showing Russian Meccano-style Konstruktor sets in their packaging.

Okay, I have very probably put this on here before, but what has to be the world’s most computerised portable shrine is still worth a look anew. Wonder if it still exists over in the Tokyo Akihabara…
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Spica75 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Okay, I have very probably put this on here before, but what has to be the world’s most computerised portable shrine is still worth a look anew. Wonder if it still exists over in the Tokyo Akihabara…


*blink*

Uh-huh...

What?
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:33 am

This, from what I have read, was back in 2009. The mikoshi (portable shrine) was built and carried by various cosplayers (including the meido, or cosplay-maids) from the bits and pieces that Akihabara is famous for. You did notice all the electronic stuff, games and anime things? Their goal was to chase away the demons of bad economy. The Akiba looks like it’s doing allright so I suppose it worked.

Anyway, try google("akihabara" "otaku" "mikoshi") for more. Incidentally, there is a Shinto shrine there that sells protective charms for one’s computer and phone. Probably for the game console, too.
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Spica75 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:14 pm

Ah, ok then i can at least understand it. :P

My ability to read kanji and kana are absolute zero, so very difficult to get anything from the video description.
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:45 pm

Same here. At least K-Meleon lets me Alt-t, t, j to get a Giggle Translation of moon runes so I’m not totally ‘stuck on a tide skerry’.
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Re: Favourite Youtube videos v2.0

Postby Cheb » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:56 am

Gathering evidence in hard to reach places:
https://youtu.be/n_6WS5XqCS0?t=20643
https://youtu.be/n_6WS5XqCS0?t=21451
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