In Japanese, Hanabi means “fireworks” and it is make up of the characters for “flower” and “fire”. The word “blooming” is the exact word to describe it.
This creative lamp is designed by the Tokyo designer Oki Sato, who camp up with the extremely clever idea for the light. When the light is turned on, the bulb heats up and the petal-like strips will start to spread as though they are blooming. When the light is turned off, the light will close like a shamed flower.
The Hanabi light is very interesting, it is not complex. The light blooms just like a flower, it just utilizes the heat of the light bulb. But it is a clever idea and you cannot help loving it.
This is a Star Wars: A New Hope Lego Chess set. It was built in April and May of 2009 and debuted at Star Wars Days at Legoland California.
Hollywood, CA Lego fan Brandon Griffith created this fantastic chess set out of Lego elements. I love how he broke free of the chess paradigm of one figure per piece. For instance, the king shows Luke and Leia together, while the queen has Han and Chewie. Some of the pieces are tiny vignettes–take the king’s bishop, which shows Ben Kenobi turning off the Death Star’s tractor beam.
Since 1999, Lego has released over 100 different Star Wars Mini figures. To give Star Wars Lego justice, I decided to build three different Chess sets, one for each original episode. This is the first of the series. Star Wars: A New Hope Lego Chess.
My goals with the individual chess pieces is to:
1. Is durable enough to play the game with.
2. Present a piece that closely represents a scene form the movie. My favorites are “Obi-wan and the tractor beam” & “Greedo”
The chess board:
1. Built strong enough to carry with out breaking
2. The playing area easily removes from the rest of the board to reveal compartments to store the pieces.
3. The detailing on the side on the board utilizes a lot of SNOT (Studs Not On Tops) techniques. This a technique that came out of the Adult Lego community.
1. The chess board is built on a base of layered Lego plates.
2. Weighs 25lbs.
3. the Minifigs were the most expensive part on the chess set.
Next time you have to cut a cake consider this genius product by designer WAGAii. The petals help you cut pieces evenly, so everyone gets the same size piece.
You can either use the pedals of the flower, or the leaves of the flower.
Pyramid shape is good at maximizing available space, which was applied to plug station in a new way rather than the real Egyptian Pyramid.
You can plug in all those devices with huge transformers on the plug and still do bother each other, stay one by one though. The pyramid shape gives each plug way more space than a standard side-by-side style.
An illuminated switch was placed to glow when there’s energy pulsing through the pyramid. It’s cool and very eco-friendly.