So how cool is this??? It was just unveiled in Times Square....a fighter jet from Star Wars!
No, I am not a huge star wars fan...altho the hubby is and has all the movies at home, but what I am impressed the most with...is that it is Legos. Those very things that inhabit my livingroom...that I step on..vaccum up...cuss over and still buy more...were able to build that.
And all this time I have been impressed with little things like a lego home and lego "car" the kids have built. This just upped the bar for them! :)
The mad geniuses at Legos have created a full-scale X-wing fighter made from more than 5 million bricks—the most ever used to build a model. It's currently on display in New York City's Times Square.
The X-wing, for those who didn't study under Professor Yoda, was the ship that destroyed the (first) Death Star in the original "Star Wars."
Gizmodo reports that the behemoth 1:1 scale model, based on Legos' $60 X-wing set, is 11 feet tall and 43 feet long with a wingspan of 44 feet.
The X-wing will hang out in New York for a few days before being transported to the West Coast, where it will reside at Legoland in San Diego.
Thirty-two model builders worked on the fighter. It took more than 17,000 hours to complete and weighs approximately 45,980 pounds, according to Wired.
I believe I have heard that the numbers of Autistic kids is on the rise. A lot. Granted, we are finding out more and more about autisim...and the wide spectrum it covers, but this is a new twist on it.
Check out this company that only wants to hire autistic people. They believe that the way they can see things differently, and think differently, will be what can push them into the future.
I think its an impressive look at people and how we really all have purpose and can work together for our good.
Check it out!
A German software company has very specific requirements for some of their new employees. SAP is looking for people who have been diagnosed with autism. In the next seven years, they hope to hire at least 650 people with autism due to their intelligence and "keen attention to detail." So far, SAP has hired six software testers who have autism. "Innovation comes from the edges," SAP exec Luisa Delgado said. "Only by employing people who think differently and spark innovation will SAP be prepared to handle the challenges of the 21st century." The company has partnered with Specialisterne, a Danish organization that helps place people with autism in IT jobs.
Are you on Pinterest?? I THINK I have an account...but I haven't been on it at all. Frankly, Facebook is enough of a time suck for me. I don't have more time to just cruise the endless ideas and stuff on Pinterest. THats not to say that I don't think I would like it tho...quite the opposite. I am sure there are TONS of things on there that I would love.
And might attempt.
And it would probably end up looking a lot like the stuff I found on the coolest website - Pinterest Fails!
I laughed and giggled my way thru it....check it out!