Syd Mead Talks Blade Runner and His Lego Spinner Car

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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I’ve been enjoying Joel Johnson’s fawning fanboy coverage of Syd Mead on Boing Boing Gadgets. Hey, I’d fawn, too. I’m also a huge fan of Mead’s and even thought about becoming a conceptual artist or industrial designer on his inspiration. In this episode of BBtv, Joel talks with Mead about the awesome one-of-a-kind Spinner police vehicle from Blade Runner that the folks at Lego did as a present to Syd.

Blade Runner Lego Spinner Car: Syd Mead with Joel Johnson

The other Mead segments on BBtv:

Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: Part 3 (Blade Runner)

Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: part 1

Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: part 2