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Syd Mead Talks Blade Runner and His Lego Spinner Car


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


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 man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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