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来自TED的英文演讲稿节选:大人们的乐高玩具

乐高的包装上写着8到12岁?!其实呢?8到无限大岁吧!这期的TED英文演讲集讲述了大人们用简单的乐高积木重拾同年乐趣的故事,有了成熟的设计和电脑的辅助,孩子的玩具在大人手里变幻无穷,新意层出。不妨一起来阅读一下演讲稿吧!

发布时间:2012年08月11日

来自TED的英文演讲稿节选:大人们的乐高玩具

So then you realize there are these conventions. And you go to one of these conventions, and some dude built the Titanic. And you're like, "Holy shit! He had to come in like a truck, a semi, with this thing." And then built this -- this is the Smith Tower in Seattle. Just beautiful. And there's a dude selling these aftermarket weapons for Lego, because Lego -- the Danish -- no, they're not into guns. But the Americans? Oh, we'll make some guns for Lego, no problem. And at a certain point you look around, you're like, "Whoa, this is a really nerdy crowd." And I mean like this is a nerdy crowd, but that's like a couple of levels above furries. The nerds here, they get laid -- except for the lady with the condoms in her pocket -- and you said to yourself at some point, "Am I part of this group? Like, am I into this?" And I was just like, "Yeah, I guess I am. I'm coming out. I'm kind of into this stuff, and I'm going to stop being embarrassed."

接着你就开始注意到这些集会。你去了一个这种集会,看到别人竟然堆了个泰坦尼克号出来,你就会说:“老天呀!他得拿卡车或者半挂车,来装这个玩意儿。”接着有人做了这个--这是模拟西雅图的史密斯塔。美极了。接着有人卖这个,给乐高补充的武器装备。因为乐高吧--这些丹麦人--他们倒不迷恋武器,但是美国佬?哇,我们当然会给乐高添上武器了。不在话下。后来到一定的程度,你左右环顾一下,你会说:“哇塞,这可真是一帮疯子。”我是说比一般的疯子要疯上好几倍这帮疯子,他们特别自在--除了那个老带着个避孕套的女生--我就对自己说“我也是他们的一份子么?我也好这个调调么?”我回答自己:“对呀。我想我也是。我应该告诉大家。我喜欢乐高,我不应该觉得羞愧。”

So then you really get into it. And you're like, "Well, the Lego people in Denmark, they've got all this software to let you build your own virtually." And so this is like this CAD program where you build it. And then whatever you design virtually you click the button and it shows up at your doorstep a week later. And then some of the designs that people do they actually sell in the store. The Lego guys don't give you any royalties, strangely. But some user made this and then it sold. And it's pretty amazing actually.

之后你就彻底掉进去了。你会说:“好的,丹麦的乐高公司,他们有电脑软件可以让你自己设计乐高。”比如这个电脑辅助设计的软件。你可以假装搭一个积木,点击采购所有的零件,一周后就送货上门了。有些好的设计他们还真在店里卖。这些卖乐高的人也不给你什么专利,奇怪吧。但是有人用软件做了了么个东西,后来还卖钱了。特神。

Then you notice, that if that Lego-provided CAD program isn't enough, there's an entire open-source third party independent Lego CAD program that lets you do 3D modeling and 3D rendering and make, in fact, movies out of Lego, 3D films of which there are thousands on YouTube. And some of them sort of mimicking famous films. And some totally original content. Just beautiful. And people recreating all sorts of things. I have to take a moment. I love the guy who's like running away with his clasps, his hooks. Okay. Anyway.

接下来你会发现,如果乐高公司的电脑软件还不够,还有别的人,独立于乐高公司的资源共享的那种电脑软件商。你可以用他们的软件做立体模型,立体表演,还可以做出乐高电影来。立体的影片。Youtube上有成千上万这样的电影。有些模仿已成名的电影片段,有些是原创的。美极了。人们还重现了一些东西。我得花点时间说说这个。我喜欢这个像是要跑的人拿着钩子夹子的。就这样。 如果你想完整查看这一期TED的英文演讲集,请点击:http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/en//id/894

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