Blade Runner LEGO Spinner Car: Syd Mead with Joel Johnson
Continuing in the Blade Runner
theme of our most recent Boing Boing tv episode
, today BB Gadgets
editor Joel Johnson speaks with artist and futurist Syd Mead
about this rare treasure -- the only one in the world! -- spotted during a BBtv shoot in Mead's home and studio.
So what is that, Joel?
A one-of-a-kind official LEGO version of Mead's "Spinner" flying car from Blade Runner, presented to Syd by LEGO when he attended a design summit in Billund. Syd let me pick it up and swoop it around my head like a child.
LEGO and Blade Runner, two great tastes that taste great together. More on the story in this episode, and more iPhone snapshots from the shoot here
If you like this BBtv episode, you might want to pick up:
BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT [Amazon]
VISUAL FUTURIST: The Art & Life of Syd Mead DVD [sydmead.com]
And more Syd Mead books on Amazon.
Previous episodes in BBtv's Syd Mead series:
Syd Mead with Joel Johnson, part 3: BLADE RUNNER
Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: part 1.
Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: part 2.
(Footage from the movie Blade Runner courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment / Warner Home Video; Artwork courtesy of Syd Mead Inc.)
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