Posts Tagged ‘construction’

LEGO Minecraft

November 17, 2011

Here’s an interesting idea that might appeal to fans of both LEGO and the hugely popular sandbox construction game Minecraft.

Fantastic Contraption

February 2, 2010

Build whimsical machines by connecting rotating wheels and rods to negotiate a variety of ostacle courses. It may not be as clever as the construction kit in Sodaplay, but it’s rather fun.

Demolition webcam

May 20, 2009

Work on a new £9m Dental Outreach Centre, scheduled to open in September 2010, has begun on a site close to the University Library. The Centre will not only train dental students but also provide improved access to NHS dental services for Portsmouth residents.

A live webcam has been set up so you can view progress. Initially that will mean demolition of the existing Town Mount building, which should be fun to watch.

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

April 22, 2009

TOTD is still recovering from an Easter visit to Disneyland Paris. This site was Europe’s second most expensive construction project (the Channel Tunnel being at No.1). Looking at the scale of the operation in this time-lapse sequence, which shows the construction of Main Street and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, you can begin to understand why.

Happy Birthday Eiffel Tower

March 31, 2009

Bonjour tout le monde et bienvenue à l’édition de mardi Thing of the Day! Today is the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Eiffel Tower and here is the official website (in Anglais):

For those of you in the North, however, here’s a similar sort of structure that is probably easier to get to:

And not forgetting our own offering down here in Portsmouth:


November 28, 2008

Here’s something that should appeal to mechanical engineers and those with an interest in physics.

Try Constructor, which allows you to create models using a combination of fixed and free masses, springs and muscles.

It takes some practice, and you’ll probably need the basic instructions available at

Alternatively, you can always just play around with other people’s creations!