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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  1. Paul_Murphy

    Wow

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

    1. Steve Foster

      @Paul_Murphy

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

    2. ratfox Silver badge

      Re: Wow

      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.

      1. Peter Simpson 1
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        Re: Wow

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

        America...yeah!

    3. naylorjs
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      Re: Wow

      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.

  2. Anonymous Custard Silver badge
    Pint

    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...

  3. Steve Foster
    Joke

    Computational Power

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

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Computational Power

      Naah, you'd need Playmobil for that.

  4. BoldMan

    Does it work?

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

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

    1. oolitic

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

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

      1. Annihilator
        Happy

        I do prefer the pointlessness of the Great Ball Contraption:

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

  5. Cliff

    Lego - are you listening?

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

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Playmobil

    Or it never happened

  7. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    Tony Sale look s very young there.

  8. PeterM42
    Joke

    Mmmm

    I bet Patch Tuesdays are fun.

  9. deadlockvictim Silver badge

    Lego Crysis

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

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