Tiny construction vehicles on a tiny construction site


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/04/tiny-construction-vehicles-on.html


#2

The Fraggles would absolutely DESTROY that worksite. :frowning:

poor dozers. :frowning:


#3

Why is there (what appears to be) a plastic miniature replica of Little Boy on this tiny construction site?


Picked up at 2:02 https://youtu.be/RcLofSL5h5I?t=2m02s
Dropped at 2:21 https://youtu.be/RcLofSL5h5I?t=2m21s


#4

I’m guessing that since this is in Germany, there’s a replica WWII 500lb bomb to reference real-life hazards of construction and even farming work in broad swathes of Europe- lots and lots of unexploded ordnance from two world wars scattered about.


#5

Fun. Well more fun than running model trains round circles. German huh? Not Tamiya Japan?


#6

I spent most of this video screaming ‘ZOOM OUT’ at my screen.


#7

You can tell that front-end loader is being controlled by a guy who actually drives a front-end loader all day. He knows exactly what he’s doing.


#8

Via Digg.

Well done, sir.


#9

It makes me want to R/C-ize a Tonka truck.


#10

Homepage / source:


#11

I think you’re right; they are talking about a dud (Blindgänger) lying around.


#12

But the speed ratio is all wrong, unless the operators are smoking meth. /s


#13

I would be surprised if there weren’t similar clubs in Japan as well; modelling, R/C and model engineering seem to have larger followings particularly in Japan and Germany compared to the US. Lots and lots of model engine builders in the UK too.


#14

Actually, this reminds me of a real but little-known show: “Jim Henson’s Construction Site,” which was produced with remotely-puppeted R/C construction vehicles, probably about the same scale as these ones.


#15

“I have a construction job that needs doing, but it is pretty small…”


#16

Video from this combined with the audio from the Fraggle Rock intro: http://vmashup.com/winNL6ID


#17

Yes, but will they accept payment at 1/8 scale?


#18

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Do you want replicators? Because this is how you get replicators!


#19

I like my job, but I wish I liked my job so much that I wanted to play simulations of my day job in my time off.


#20

Right? Gaaahhhh!