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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jan 18 01:43 AM

Jan 18, 2011: BrickMW

We're getting more and more strange stories out of China. I don't know if it's because China has become less insular, or the increase in wealth has allowed more people to march to a different drummer... or saxophone.

Quote:
Dai Geng spent more than a year cementing the brick blocks together which he then carved into a model of a sporty BMW Z4, which can exceed speeds of 150mph. Except for the windows, everything is made from brick, even the hinges that allow the door to open and close just like metal ones.


Quote:
The brick car, which is 5 metres long, 2.15 metres wide, 1.6 metres high and weighs 6.5 tons, was completed in 2007 and was displayed at different places, such as the 798 Art Zone in Beijing.
Off hand I can't think of anything more useless, so it must be art, I guess.

Quote:
He is hoping the car will be sold for use as a garden ornament and bought by one of the newly rich Chinese who regard BMW as extremely desirable because of the quality and performance.
Sounds like he had a plan when he chose what to build, I guess nobody wants a brick rickshaw.

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plthijinx  Tuesday Jan 18 02:29 AM

6.5 tons? wow! that is a really really cool model!



Undertoad  Tuesday Jan 18 02:45 AM

Bad art, is what we're going to see a lot of from China. Sure, buddy, take a year of your life to recreate someone else's design, and sell it for decoration.

I'd piss him off if I got to talk with him. "So... you decided to go easy on yourself and not carve out the grille, or the rotors and brakes? Just lazy, or you didn't plan ahead? You do realize, you coulda saved yourself 2 months by doing the Convertible."

But that would be rude, because he's probably got lung disease and no fingertips. Besides being stuck with a shit-ton of building materials in the shape of any sports coupe produced around the world in the last 10 years. "Oh it's a Z? I thought it was a Hyundai Genesis. But you're right, the rear sight lines are shittier in the Z."



aero geek  Tuesday Jan 18 03:56 AM

How do you say "pathetic waste of time" in Mandarin or Cantonese or Shanghainese or....



Griff  Tuesday Jan 18 07:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Bad art, is what we're going to see a lot of from China. Sure, buddy, take a year of your life to recreate someone else's design, and sell it for decoration.
It is bad art and smart marketing. China is at the stage where folks have buckets of cash looking to buy "class". We need to teach them what class is and sell them little wooden boats.


ZenGum  Tuesday Jan 18 07:28 AM

Quote:
sell them little wooden boats.



Trilby  Tuesday Jan 18 08:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
sell them little wooden boats.
that footfootfoot designed and produced!


footfootfoot  Tuesday Jan 18 09:06 AM

NOW you guys have your thinking caps on!



Shawnee123  Tuesday Jan 18 09:56 AM

My (level 2) dream car, out of brick? No, no, no.



monster  Tuesday Jan 18 10:29 AM

How did it take a year to cement the bricks together? The lung disease and no fingertips?



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Jan 18 11:02 AM

Does this mean that the Great Wall was supposed to be a train?



glatt  Tuesday Jan 18 11:08 AM

win!



Gravdigr  Tuesday Jan 18 07:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
You do realize, you coulda saved yourself 2 months by doing the Convertible?



footfootfoot  Tuesday Jan 18 10:15 PM

It's a brick car
It's mighty mighty



Gravdigr  Tuesday Jan 18 11:43 PM

Oh that used to be the shit right there.


ETA: My little nodding smilie up there seems to be rocking to the Commodores when I watch the vid now...



Phage0070  Saturday Jan 22 07:08 AM

Somehow I doubt this car is going to reach 150 MPH without ventilation to the engine compartment, and on brick tires.



SPUCK  Sunday Jan 23 05:53 AM

You'd need depleted uranium wheel weights for balancing those BrickStones.



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