<link rel="stylesheet" href="//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto%3A300%2C400%2C500%2C700%7CRoboto+Slab%3A400%2C700">Petition for LEGO Charles Darwin & HMS Beagle - Filthy Monkey Men

Charles Darwin’s voyage aboard the HMS Beagle was one of wonder and curiosity. These are some of ideas LEGO fosters. So why not pair the two? A reader recently pointed me in the direction of an excellent petition over on LEGO ideas to do that very thing and get a LEGO kit of Darwin (and company) aboard the Beagle made.

It’s over 3/4 of the way to it’s 10,000 signature goal; making it tantalisingly close. Go on and help push it over the edge! Of course, my motivations are purely selfish. Whilst I may talk of wonder and curiosity, I really just want the thing for myself. It just looks so cool. Look, here’s Darwin riding a giant tortoise!

Lego Darwin being Lego awesome

Lego Darwin being Lego awesome

The LEGO company also seem pretty enthusiastic about the idea, leaving this comment when the petition passed the halfway mark:

Because Science, that’s why! What a beautiful ship, what a lovely idea! Now builders of all ages can journey to to parts unknown and unstudied to see what wonders await.

Once again, the link in case you missed it: CLICK FOR DARWIN

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2 Comments

Jim Birch · 13th August 2015 at 2:49 am

There’s a problem: Captain Fitzroy was a phrenologist and nearly didn’t accept Darwin on the Beagle because he – ie, his head – looked like he would never amount to much. Lego are giving Darwin a standard cylindrical head. How about a bit of historical accuracy Lego Elders.

Riding giant tortoises looks fun, doesn’t it? Is that why he put up with the seasickness?

    Adam Benton · 13th August 2015 at 6:45 am

    Or perhaps the fact he has the same head underscores how phrenology is none sense

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