Last year, my employer gave me (and all of my colleagues) a gift certificate as a christmas present. After a little pondering, I decided what to do with it.
Just endulged my inner child, ordered the Lego Technic Tow Truck with the gift card I got for christmas from @DOPnu http://t.co/B3weGN8dvq
— Eelke Blok (@eelkeblok) February 15, 2014
Being the geek that I am, I decided to create a timelapse of the build process. Being the lazy *ss that I am, it took me almost a year to dive into turning the raw timelapse into a complete video. But, I have, and here it is.
It's worth noting that I made a bit of a false start with this a few weeks ago, when I fired up iMovie for the very first time, but could not quickly figure out how to get the result I wanted (it's not easy being green, er, a perfectionist). Various podcasts I listen to have had sponsorships from lynda.com and they have promotions running of ten day free trials, so I figured, they must have a course on iMovie. So they did. Although our relationship was off to a bit of a rough start, it must be said that the quality of the course is top notch. Also, you can cancel the subscription before you start paying and they stressed they'll send a reminder email before the trial expires. Lynda.com can improve the initial experience by not requiring a credit card up front, but other than that, they lived up to the expectations.
On the subject of Lego, we've just had the anual christmas diner again, and we got another gift certificate. I decided to shell out and get one of the last of the enormous Lego Technic Unimog set. It's discontinued, so I can't link to an official page, but suffice to say, there's more where that video came from.