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How The TV Was Won

January 29th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

On January 28th, me and my fellow LUGPol member, have made our way into the Polish TV. And yes, we brought some bricks along.

At the end of January, the LUGPol community has been approached by one of the major regional Polish TV stations, TVN Warszawa, and asked for some members willing to take part in a short program on LEGO bricks. Two members agreed – me and a renown castle-builder, Paul Michalak, better known as Kris Kelvin. We were asked to bring some of our creations along, unfortunately we have only learned it a day earlier, so the only thing I could bring was the unfinished model of the T28 super heavy tank. And yes, I forgot to bring the PF remote along, so I could turn the model on, but nothing more 🙁

The whole program was broadcasted live and lasted for nearly 12 minutes. We managed not to pass out of stress, and to present our hobby to the public in a friendly manner. Below you can see the complete recording in two parts (I’m still restricted to 10 minutes per video length at YouTube, unfortunately). The recording is obviously in Polish, and there are no subtitles. I was trying to prepare some, but the amount of work required to translate 12 minutes of conversation and to embed it into the original video so that it stays synchronized proved to be devastating. It was not a really insightful conversation, as the editor had only brief idea of the AFOLs community, so you don’t lose much. Apart perhaps from a number of jokes, like e.g. when being asked about the costs of such a hobby, I answered that we’re both skinny for a reason 😉

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vfB5QPbmdo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dACteI_c5Wo
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  1. Sariel
    January 1st, 2011 at 01:25 | #1

    @Bachaddict
    I know, I know, but there is really a LOT being said, and none of it really surprising to a Lego fan. The programme was targeted at people with little or no idea on this hobby. So, writing it all down is not really worth the effort.

  2. Bachaddict
    January 1st, 2011 at 00:37 | #2

    Would it be too hard to provide just a text transcript separate from the video? Because I would still like to know what you are saying 🙂

  3. Marq
    October 16th, 2010 at 17:43 | #3

    Tu jest błąd w pierwszym filmie. Jest napisane 28.10.2010 a to będzie dopiero za 12 dni od dzis. Jak mniemam raczej nie zbudowałeś z lego maszyny czasu…

  4. Marq
    October 16th, 2010 at 17:34 | #4

    Ustrojstwo… haha

  5. Sariel
    March 4th, 2010 at 22:52 | #5

    @NXTnut
    If you read this post, you will find out why there is no translation.

  6. NXTnut
    March 4th, 2010 at 22:18 | #6

    Translation’ please?

  7. February 3rd, 2010 at 17:44 | #7

    Paul: You continue to amaze me. Your progress is AWESOME, just wish we lived close enough for us to have several 24/7 building sessions. I see you going to the top as your ideas continue to expand and impress and educate the youth of the world.

  8. January 30th, 2010 at 19:54 | #8

    Demo on youtube…, but TV was cool. Next time international interview on Lego.com?

  9. icanhaslego
    January 30th, 2010 at 00:47 | #9

    you’re gaining a lot of recognition- first the guest blogger deal with lego and now this. let’s hope this is only the beginning. 🙂

  10. Chili
    January 29th, 2010 at 21:30 | #10

    tank looks awesome indeed, will you be showing the lights alot, i like how you placed them

  11. GuiliuG
    January 29th, 2010 at 19:46 | #11

    Really nice ! It would be good if the intervieuw was in english 🙂

  12. lasse
    January 29th, 2010 at 19:05 | #12

    nice… finally lego getting some serious atention….. the tank looks awesome..

  13. Fabian
    January 29th, 2010 at 14:34 | #13

    Hi cool your on TV, but not every body understand this language.
    And i think, too it would be cool to demonstrate the tank

  14. redblurr
    January 29th, 2010 at 13:43 | #14

    Can’t wait to see how the T28 turns out, and congrats on being on TV!!!!
    Don’t worry about forgetting things, next time on TV you will be better!!

  15. Yoraish
    January 29th, 2010 at 13:07 | #15

    It would have been cool if you could manage to demonstrate the tanks abilities.

    oh well, It was a great show!

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