Caturday felid trifecta: Lego cats, cat dictionary, Ikea ad with “lion man”

Bored Panda shows some nice cats made out of Lego blocks. You can even order the blocks and an assembly kit. Here a few pictures and some information if you want to order a kit, which you can do here.

If Lego and cats are among your favorite things in this world, now you can order a playful statue made of ‘Legos’ to liven up even the dullest office space or a living room. Hong-Kong-based company JEKCA offers mini Lego sculptures for ‘kidults’ that come around 1.6 ft each – and their variety will surprise even the pickiest of customers.

While JEKCA doesn’t differentiate between cat breeds, you can order your ‘Lego’ feline in different positions and various colors.

A single Lego statue will cost you around $66 and you assemble the building blocks with the kits provided yourself. “These cats are like real sculptures and will not collapse or break apart,” JKCA writes on their Facebook page.

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Here’s a tw**t that tells you how to decipher cat language:

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Finally, here’s an Ikea “Lion Man” ad contributed by reader Michael. His notes:

Here’s the latest IKEA ad with a dad dressed up in Lion costume, waiting for the kids to arrive for a birthday party.A Caturday candidate.

Lots of details to grok in one minute: The wooden giraffes, his book ~ “Purrfect Relaxation: Release Your Inner Beast”, his appreciative drink of ‘blood’ juice from a tumbler, using his tail as a bookmark, Serengeti impala dream, the yellow bone-shaped balloon at 0:52. Mum in the right corner letting him do the work for a change. The music is from Desert Island Discs, by the way.

What did I miss?

h/t: Taskin, Grania

8 Comments

  1. Randy schenck
    Posted July 22, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Think I’ll just have to be satisfied with the real thing, although thanks for the alternatives.

  2. E.A. Blair
    Posted July 22, 2017 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Actually, the prices of the sculptures range from $67.00 US to $87.00 US (the price differences are a combination of the pose and the complexity of the color scheme). The Lego portraits shown in the top picture are from $69.00 to $74.00. The company also sells other sculptures, including a lion, a tiger and, alas, d*gs.

  3. rickflick
    Posted July 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    So that’s what our cat was on about…ptlee-bl is mouse meat. D’oh!

  4. barn owl
    Posted July 22, 2017 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    There’s a Lion Pose (Simhasana) in yoga, but I think Lion Man is doing Upward-facing Dog in the commercial.

  5. Heather Hastie
    Posted July 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I want one of those Lego cat sculptures!

  6. David Harper
    Posted July 23, 2017 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    That’s a great ad. Didn’t IKEA have an ad a while back that featured cats roaming one of its stores at night?

    The Desert Island Discs theme is called “By the Sleepy Lagoon”, and it was composed by Eric Coates, who wrote a lot of light music in the early 20th century.

    Apropos cat translations, yesterday’s Guardian carried an article on Amazon’s hope that it will soon be selling gizmos that let you converse with your cat or d*g. Much hokum, of course, but the comment about cats made me laugh: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/22/hear-boy-pet-translators-will-be-on-sale-soon-amazon-says

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted July 24, 2017 at 7:51 am | Permalink

      @David Harper

      IKEA UK had a 100-cat ad “Happy Inside” back in late 2010. It was recorded overnight at the Wembley store. I didn’t like the concept – uprooting 100 kitties & putting them together in unknown territory is not heaven for cats! Many people have no appreciation of the wants, needs & inner lives of their pets – if I had a pet I wouldn’t have ‘volunteered’ it for the ordeal. Was the result worth it? I don’t think so.

      Here’s the video ad:

      Here’s the making of the video ad, listen to the silly cat lady:

  7. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted July 25, 2017 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    The music is from Desert Island Discs, by the way.

    “Sleepy Lagoon”, or something like that.
    From Wiki :

    Plomley and the series’ producer Frederic Piffard selected “By the Sleepy Lagoon”, composed by Eric Coates (who appeared on the show in 1951). The tune has been used since the first transmission in 1942. The sound of herring gulls has accompanied the music except for a period of time in 1964 when tropical bird sounds were used.

    At 3000+ broadcasts, Coates’ estate must be doing reasonably well out of the tune.


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