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Bạo lực, tự do, quyền lực… chúng ta chỉ tìm được ở thế giới của Grand Theft Auto – game hay!

Tổng hợp các bản GTA RIP
GTA Vice City 2 (Bản 240mb, chỉ có tại SharingVN, giải nén xong có thể chạy luôn không cần cài đặt)
GTA 3 (Bản 130mb)
GTA SanAndreas (Bản 650mb)

Lego mô phỏng các công trình kiến trúc nổi tiếng thế giới và …! – Amazing!

The World In Lego

To rebuild buildings, places and objects in Lego has become so commonplace that it takes a unifying theme to put a method to the brick madness. For us at Environmental Graffiti, what could be better than to highlight the beauty of selected UNESCO World Heritage Sites? We’ve picked ten incredible Lego equivalents. Japan has already had two “Piece of Peace – World Heritage Exhibit Built with Lego” events – one in January 2006 and one in March 2008. Both sponsored exhibitions were charity events with ticket proceeds and souvenir sales benefiting UNESCO. Both times, the creations were built with the assistance of Japanese LEGO Master Builder Kazuyoshi Naoe. Here are our ten in alphabetical order.

Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The term acropolis, Greek for “Highest City”, is usually equated with the Acropolis of Athens, a temple complex about three hectares in size, built on a flat-topped rock. Though the area was used for settlements as early as the 6th millennium BCE, the current ruins date from the 5th century BC. The Acropolis was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

The Acropolis with one lonely Lego tourist:


Great Sphinx and Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt

Just as the Acropolis in Athens came to symbolise all acropoleis, so does the Great Pyramid in Giza come to mind when thinking of pyramids in general. Given its size, it took only about 20 years to build – how exactly is still unclear – and was finished around 2540 BCE. For a good 3,800 years, it was the world’s tallest man-made structure. If that’s impressive, consider this: to date, it is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that’s still intact.

The Great Pyramid of Giza with the Sphinx in the foreground:
Great Pyramid

As determined by its role as a temple guardian, the Great Sphinx of Giza can be found close to the Great Pyramid, most likely created in the third millennium BCE. A lion with a human head, this mythological figure goes back to ancient Egypt and Greece, but similar creatures are also known in South and Southeast Asia. At 73.5 m (240 ft) long, 6 m (20 ft) wide and 20 m (66 ft) high, it is the world’s largest monolithic statue.

Not quite as frightening in Lego, or is it?

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Tower of Pisa is a free-standing bell tower whose construction started in 1173. Right from the beginning, the tower started to lean to the southeast because of a shoddily laid foundation and loose soil. The highest side of the tower measures almost 57 m (186 ft). Today, lead counterweights have been put on the opposite site to halt the tower’s incline. Together with the neighbouring cathedral, the tower was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa with visitors in the background:

Moai, Easter Island

The small island of Rapa Nui, later called Easter Island, pretty much in the middle of nowhere in the southeastern Pacific, was once the site of hundreds of humongous human figures carved from rock. Not much is known about these moai – only that they were created between 1250 and 1500 – but how and why still largely remains a mystery. One thing is carving these heavyweights: the tallest moai was almost 10 m (33 ft) high and weighed 75 tons – but how could the few islanders erect the statues in those times? The Rapa Nui National Park and the moai have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1994.

Brick-faced and colourful in Lego:

Palace of Westminster and Big Ben, London, UK

The Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. the Houses of Parliament, lies on the north bank of the Thames and houses about 1,100 rooms and 5 km (3 miles!) of corridors. Good that not all parts are open to visitors as a full visit might take days. A Palace of Westminster has existed in this location since the Middle Ages but was rebuilt and remodelled frequently due to many devastating fires.

Even nicer in bright yellow – the Palace of Westminster:
Palace of Westminster

Big Ben is the nickname for the palace’s bell tower at the northern end. Apart from being one of London’s most famous sites, Big Ben holds two records: It has the largest four-faced chiming clock and is the third tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. Together with the Palace of Westminster, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

The amazing Lego replica of Big Ben:
Big Ben

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

The Red Square is not only Moscow’s most famous centre but the most famous in the whole of Russia. Its most striking building is Saint Basil’s Cathedral, officially called the “Cathedral of Intercession of Theotokos on the Moat.” The Russian Orthodox cathedral was built between 1555 and 1561 and was declared a World Heritage Site together with the Kremlin and the Red Square in 1990.

Only bright Lego bricks can do justice to St. Basil’s colourful onion domes:
saint Basil

Here a close-up:
St. Basil

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

The Sagrade Familia is a privately-funded building project that was started in 1882 according to plans by architect Antoni Gaudi. The enormous Roman Catholic church whose full name is “Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family” will be completed at the earliest in 2026.

This hasn’t deterred the public, which views the church as one of Barcelona’s main attractions. After all, Gaudi devoted the last 15 years of his life to this project. Most striking are the 18 spindle-shaped towers, all rife with Christian symbolism, and in general the amount of detail devoted to each part of the church.

Seen from afar, pictures of the “real” Sagrada Familia and its Lego replica look so similar that one might mix up the two:
Sagrada Familia

An amazing detail of the Sagrada Familia:
Sagrada Familia

What do you think, made of Lego or not?
Sagrada Familia
Image: Jullag

Statue of Liberty, New York, USA

What Big Ben is to London, the Statue of Liberty is to New York – one of its most famous landmarks. Few know though that Lady Liberty is also a functioning lighthouse that has helped many a ship navigate the dark waters of New York harbour. Admittedly this was more so in olden times but it still functioning today.

The Statue of Liberty standing tall in all her brick glory:
Statue of Liberty

Visitors to the statue have to take a ferry ride out to the star-shaped island that Lady Liberty stands on and can – depending on what state the old girl is in – visit the visitors’ platform, take a peek down from the crown or walk up to the torch (don’t even think about this if you’re claustrophobic).

A close-up, making her look quite stoic:
Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty or Liberty Enlightening the World, the lady’s allegorical name, carries the Declaration of Independence in her right hand. It was a gift from France to the United States in 1886 to cement the budding friendship of the two countries that developed during the American Revolution. Since 1984, it’s been a World Heritage Site.

Swayambunath Complex, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

The whole Kathmandu Valley in Nepal has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1973. The area bears witness to ancient Asian civilisations of which more than 130 remain today, many important pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists.

Swayambhunath Stupa with the Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows:

One such incredible monument is the Swayambhunath religious complex, also called Monkey Temple because holy monkeys live in parts of it. It is one of Nepal’s oldest sites, dating back to the early 5th century CE. The eye-catching dome at the base is supposed to represent the whole world.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Last but not least, the Taj Mahal. Nothing could really do justice to this most splendid and famous of all mausoleums, but this Lego model comes quite close. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had the Taj Mahal built from 1632 to 1653 for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The best artisans worked on the building, using only the best materials, and combining Persian, Indian and Islamic architectural styles. The Taj Mahal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

The Taj Mahal, much more sprawling in real life:
Taj Mahal

And a close-up of this brick beauty:
Taj Mahal

Whoever’s been missing the Lego specs in this blog – how many bricks were used, how long it takes to rebuild a site in Lego – will have to be patient, until either we learn Japanese or someone digs up this information in English… any links appreciated!

Leaves us to point to the 2006 and 2008 mottos – “It takes a lot of pieces to build peace” and “Pieces of peace – the more, the better.” We couldn’t agree more. Just imagine all the world leaders had to out-build each other or defeat each other in Lego battles only; these would indeed be peaceful times.

With special thanks to Ajari for sharing his great collection of photographs from Piece of Peace 2008!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

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In one of the pictures, you will see that with the lego blocks, you can even get the reflection of Taj Mahal done. The sky scrapers look quite real complete with glass windows. The air craft bases are also fun to do and its not just children who love construction, there are a great number of adults obsessed with the hobby as well.

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CeBIT 2010 – Triển lãm IT lớn nhất thế giới khai mạc

Bắt đầu diễn ra từ ngày 2/3, triễn lãm CeBIT 2010 hứa hẹn sẽ tiếp tục với CES là cuộc trình diễn của 3D và các công nghệ mới.

Aishwarya Rai ngoài đời

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trường túc bất tri lao … (model salad mix)

Nhỏ nhắn, thon dài nhưng ai cũng biết ‘sức công phá’ của nó ghê gớm tới mức nào.

Cùng với khuôn ngực đầy, vòng eo thon, chiếc bụng phẳng thì cặp chân đẹp luôn là niềm mơ ước của biết bao phụ nữ. Và nó cũng chính là nỗi khát khao âm thầm của muôn vàn đấng mày râu. Người ta nói “Hãy nhìn vào đôi chân sẽ biết cô ta ra sao” bởi lẽ lâu nay đôi chân đã được xem là thước đo của sự thông minh, nhanh nhẹn, năng động, linh hoạt trong công việc của phụ nữ. Đôi chân tạo dáng đi uyển chuyển mềm mại giúp người ta tin tưởng vào sự khéo léo của phái đẹp trong vai trò người vợ, người mẹ của gia đình. Và cặp đùi ếch cũng làm cho mọi gã đàn ông mượng tượng sắc nét sức mạnh ‘giường chiếu’ của cô gái ấy.

Những cặp  chân gợi tình nhất Việt Nam, Thời trang, thời trang, người mẫu, phong  cách

Những cặp chân gợi tình nhất Việt Nam, Thời  trang, thời trang, người mẫu, phong cách

Chân dài luôn là niềm mơ ước của biết bao cô gái trẻ hiện đại ngày nay (Ảnh: Vũ Thu Phương, Ngọc Thạch). Tiếp tục đọc

BenQ LCD V2220: 21,5″ mỏng nhất thế giới!

BenQ khẳng định sản phẩm V2220 của hãng là màn hình 21,5 inch mỏng nhất thế giới.

Màn hình mới nhất của hãng BenQ.

BenQ V2220/V2220H có kích thước 21,5 inch, độ phân giải 1920 x 1080, chỉ số tương phản động 10.000.000:1, góc nhìn 160 độ, thời gian đáp ứng 5 ms cùng với các cổng kết nối DVI, VGA. Riêng phiên bản V2220H được hỗ trợ thêm cổng HDMI. Sản phẩm mới của BenQ tích hợp chế độ Eco Mode cho phép tiết kiệm 52% năng lượng so với bình thường. Màn hình mới này sẽ có mặt trên thị trường thế giới vào tháng 6 tới. Tuy nhiên, giá của sản phảm vẫn chưa được nhà sản xuất công bố.

Trương Tử Lâm gợi cảm

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Burj Dubai – nhất trụ kình thiên!

Nhiếp ảnh gia Alisdair Miller đã ghi lại giây phút tòa nhà Burj Dubai cao nhất thế giới rực sáng giữa trời đêm khi bị sét đánh trúng.

Ảnh sét đánh tòa nhà cao nhất thế giới

Burj Dubai, hay còn lại là Burj Khalifa – đặt theo tên của Tổng thống Các Tiểu vương quốc Ả-rập Thống nhất Sheikh Khalifa, là tòa nhà cao nhất thế giới hiện nay (828m).
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Từ lúc khai trương, Burj Dubai thu hút sự chú ý của nhiều nhiếp ảnh gia.
Ảnh sét đánh tòa nhà cao nhất thế giớiẢnh sét đánh tòa nhà cao nhất thế giới
Alisdair Miller đã nhanh chóng ghi lại những khoảnh khắc ấn tượng khi sét đánh vào đỉnh tòa nhà cao nhất thế giới ở Dubai.
Ảnh sét đánh tòa nhà cao nhất thế giớiẢnh sét đánh tòa nhà cao nhất thế giới
Burj Dubai sáng rực trong đêm.

Huỳnh Phạm Ngọc aka. Victoria Huỳnh

xem cô nàng ngoài studio nè …
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kỉ lục nhiếp ảnh chăng?

Bức ảnh lớn nhất thế giới chụp từ Canon 5D Mark II

Sau 172 phút chụp liên tiếp 1.655 tấm hình 21,4 megapixel và 94 giờ để ráp chúng lại với nhau, tác phẩm panorama 26 gigapixel về quang cảnh thành phố Dresden (Đức) đã ra đời.
Xem ảnh chi tiết và các thông tin liên quan tại dresden-26-gigapixels.com.

Bức ảnh được A.F.B. media GmbH thực hiện từ đỉnh tòa nhà Haus der Presse với camera Canon 5D Mark II và ống kính 400 mm. Độ phân giải ảnh là 297.500 x 87.500 pixel.