back to article Behold, replica Nazi-code-cracking Colossus computer IN LEGO FORM

A Lego fan's miniature representation of the famous codebreaking Colossus Mark 2 has agreeably gone on show at Bletchley Park, where the original machine did vital wartime work breaking Germany's Lorenz ciphers. James Pegrum's homage to Colossus is entertaining visitors as part of the The National Museum of Computing's (TNMOC) …

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Wow

Nice one - love the mug of tea (I presume).

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@Paul_Murphy

Of course, the really important question is what tea is in that mug?.

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I was however surprised to see that the Lego City Space Shuttle includes a mug in the cockpit of the shuttle. Somebody obviously did not pay attention.

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So...the Space Shuttle had cupholders, then?

America...yeah!

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It's not just the presence of the mug, but the size of it. That's a serious amount of tea to help with a serious task.

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Nice one :)

Is there nothing Lego cannot do or replicate? Except Playmobil reconstructions of course...

Nice one, great homage to a truly great bit of original kit, and an inspirational engineer.

Have a beer, as there's no mug of tea icon...

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Computational Power

What're the odds the Lego version is more computationally powerful than the original it's modelled on?

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Naah, you'd need Playmobil for that.

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Does it work?

At least with Meccano you can build machines that actually WORK:

Meccano Difference Engine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6i9Ckm2Z5E

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I see your Meccano Difference Engine and raise you a Lego Antikythera Mechanism :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLPVCJjTNgk

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Happy

I do prefer the pointlessness of the Great Ball Contraption:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUtS52lqL5w

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Lego - are you listening?

Forget all the space, dragons, castles and other derivative crap - we need Bletchley Colossus kits instead!!

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Playmobil

Or it never happened

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Tony Sale look s very young there.

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Mmmm

I bet Patch Tuesdays are fun.

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Lego Crysis

I'll bet that the Colossus plays Lego Crysis like nobody's business.

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