The nine circles of hell from Dante’s Inferno recreated in Lego by Mihai Mihu
I. LIMBO: A place of monotony, here the souls are punished to wander in restless existence while they moan helplessly in echoes between the ruins of a temple.
II. LUST: Surrounded by erotic representations, those overcome by lust are forced to watch and experience disgusting things, ultimately being condemned to drown in the menstrual river.
III. GLUTTONY: The circle itself is a living abomination, a hellish digestive system revealing horrific faces with mouths ready to devour the gluttons over and over for eternity.
IV. GREED: This pompous place is reserved for the punishment of the greedy ones.
V. ANGER: In this depressing place the souls are trapped in the swamp, they can’t move and they cannot manifest their frustration which is making them even more angry.
VI. HERESY: The giant demon watches closely over his fire pit, dwarfing the damned that are dragging the new arrivals in the boiling lava. Those who committed the greatest sins against God are getting a special treatment inside the temple where they are doomed to burn for eternity in the scorching flames.
VII. VIOLENCE: A place of intense torture where the horrific screams of the damned are eternally accompanied by the hellish beats of drums.
VIII. FRAUD: In Fraud the Demons enjoy altering the shape of souls, this is how they feed.
IX. TREACHERY: Lucifer lies here chained by the Angelic Seal which keeps him captive in the frozen environment.
Dante’s vision of hell has always fascinated me, and this is just extra cool.
Infographic Principles Explained By Lego
Stepping on “Data” barefoot in the middle of the night is NO JOKE.
I wonder if the fact that the arranged set isn’t in the same order as the presented visually set would throw some students off — I would imagine arranging it would involve putting it in a particular order. At least, that’s how I was taught (both in education and psychology). Aside from that (which can be discussed with students anyway), I think this is a stellar concept and could make a potentially great poster for a classroom.
That would depend on what kind of story you wanted to tell with the data. For example, if you were showing a bar graph of likely voters by age demographic, you might arrange the data with the age demographics in increasing order, but you may not know the nature of the article/paper it would be displayed in, or maybe it will be used in multiple places, each wanting to emphasize a different aspect of it.
LEGO MINECRAFT SET AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
It’s $34.99 and has 480 pieces including a Player and Creeper Micromob figures.
I…am going to have to get this for my younger cousins.
It’s official. Your science is boring, and these people’s is awesome. Michelle Oyen’s lab at Cambridge has been working on growing bones using scaffolds and chemical engineering. It’s a painstaking process that involves hours and hours of dips in various bone-making chemicals in order to get a final product. Sounds like a job for a robot, right?
It turns out that Lego Mindstorm kits can do the job just fine, and for far cheaper than most robots. They plan on expanding their use to other projects in the near future.
This is so unfair. I mean, not only are they building bones in a lab, which is awesome, but they get paid to play with Legos! On second thought, maybe my childhood has provided me with a new resumé entry?
They’re building bones…with Lego robots. I love science.