jack I Like Lego

from Austin, TX

    • jack I Like Lego

      Go-Karting and Raffling!

      3 weeks ago

      Hey folks, tomorrow August 6th, is my K1 Speed charity race event here in Austin! We'd love for you to come by. Let me answer a few questions:

      0.) It's on Thursday, August 6th, from 4pm until Midnight!

      1.) It's $50 for two races. This is a $20 donation to Child's Play and $30 for the races!

      2.) Anyone can come, you don't have to race if you don't want to! All ages!

      3.) The raffle will be open from 4pm until 10pm, at that time we'll draw winners. You don't have to be present to win, but if you do win, we'll have your prizes at the convention center during RTX to collect.

      4.) $5 gets you 1 raffle ticket, $20 gets you 5 raffle tickets. You put your name and phone number on them and then drop it into the bucket of the prize you wish to win. There is no limit on amount of tickets you can buy.

      5.) All (100%) of raffle money goes to Child's Play Charity.

      6.) We have prizes from Mondo, Rockstar Games, Razer, Astro Gaming, Ubisoft, 2K, Rooster Teeth and more!

      7.) There will be races for RT Staff, so you might see Joel and I duking it out while Blaine cowers behind us. Get your cameras ready for that.

      8.) RT Staff might jump in to any race, so you might get a chance to race with some of your favorites. Keep your wheels off of us please.

      9.) Be prepared for a crowd! Last year we filled the place and I'm expecting more this year. It's going to be a blast.

      10.) Prep yourself for some fun times to kick off an amazing RTX weekend.

      That's about it! If you have more questions, I'll do my best to answer them below! I hope to see you there!

    • jack I Like Lego

      Pre-RTX Child's Play Charity Race Event!

      1 month ago

      Folks! We're a week away from RTX and I wanted to give you a heads up on an event I've got going next THURSDAY (August 6th).

      Last year I worked with the local indoor go-kart track K1 Speed to put on a charity event the day before RTX. I figured it would be a nice way to hang out with some folks and get that RTX energy started up. It ended up blowing up and we raised a bunch of money for our charities we support.

      This year we're going to do it even bigger. K1 has agreed to host us again and I couldn't be more excited. From 4pm until Midnight, we have the run of the place. Here's what'll happen:

      You sign your waivers with K1 and can purchase 2 races at $50. That $50 includes a healthy donation to Child's Play. As the night progresses, you'll go race, have a good time and get a chance to see some of your Rooster Teeth favorites as they buzz around the course as well.

      While you are waiting to race, we'll have a room set up full of some amazing raffle prizes. You can purchase a raffle ticket for $5, or five tickets for $20. The prizes are kickass offerings from Razer, Astro Gaming, Ubisoft, Rooster Teeth and more. We've got some really badass stuff in there that you'll only be able to win. You can purchase as many tickets as you'd like from the nice people working the booth.

      And that's pretty much it! Come out, race some karts, meet some new friends and have a blast. I'll see you there.

      tl;dr: K1 Speed, August 6th, 4pm-Midnight, Race for Charity, meet RT folks.

    • jack I Like Lego

      What the what?

      1 month ago

      I haven't been on the site in a while... something looks different.

    • jack I Like Lego

      I Like Lego

      1 month ago

      I'm sure the majority of you guys saw it already, but I've started uploading videos to my personal YouTube account right here, and my first one went up a couple of days ago. It's me building a Lego jet in stop-motion style.

      Honestly, stop motion is a HUGE pain in the ass. I'm going to do a time-lapse of the next one to see if I can get away with doing about 90% less work as far as setting up shots/hiding/taking photos/adding to set/setting up shots/hiding/taking photos/adding to set.... etc.

      Let me know what you think!

      You can see it right here!

    • jack I Like Lego

      I am posting on the new site!

      1 month ago

      Hooray! I can finally use my profile again. New site FTW!

      How is everyone doing today?

    • jack I Like Lego


      4 months ago

      This is the journal that you will post the secret comment on in order to win a Playstation 4 copy of the deluxe "Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition" of the Borderlands Handsome Collection. Watch the video first right here and then come back and input the secret comment!

      You can only enter once, good luck!

      A winner has been chosen! Everyone go tell @AzrielRuckus how jealous you are!

    • jack I Like Lego

      #IDARB Rooster Teeth Team Help!

      5 months ago

      Aloha folks,

      During Let's Play Live, our friends behind the awesome game #IDARB let us know that they'd be willing to put us in the game in a future update! If you haven't seen their game, you should absolutely check it out. It's currently FREE for Xbox Live Gold members on the Xbox One.

      Anyway, I'm no artist, so I figured I would leave it up to you guys to create the Rooster Teeth team for #IDARB and have your creations enshrined in a video game. Now, all you have to do is go to the #IDARB website and check out their character creator, save your creation and save the image it produces (with the QR code). Upload it to our contest gallery here and we'll pick our favorites.

      You are welcome to make your best representation of the Achievement Hunter crew, the podcast guys, the team from Red vs. Blue... anything Rooster Teeth related. We'll pick our favorites to comprise the team!

      I'm excited to see what you guys come up with, now, get to creatin'!

    • jack I Like Lego

      ScrewAttack joins Let's Play Live!

      6 months ago


      Aloha folks,

      Today I am excited to announce that our friends at ScrewAttack will be joining us for Let's Play Live! Check them out at their website!

      The boys will be joining us on stage for a rousing competition of Dive Kick that you could also join in on! We'll have more details soon, but I just wanted to share in the excitement! Tickets are starting to run low in a few sections, so I'd recommend you grab yours now if you haven't already.

      Don't forget, you'll be able to grab this incredible exclusive poster ONLY at Let's Play Live as well.


      Thing are really coming together now as we get closer to the 20th. I hope to see you there!

    • jack I Like Lego

      RIP Monty Oum

      6 months ago

      My first real "Monty' experience was when we both were working on the pilot episode of Immersion. I was there helping as a production assistant and Monty was one of the Yakuza that beat the shit out of Gus and Geoff as they were getting in their vehicle.

      As we were setting up a shot, a few of us could hear a faint noise of heavy metal. We looked over and Monty was sitting on a bucket, head on his hand, sunglasses on, ABSOLUTELY BLASTING heavy metal in his headphones. I waved at him to let him know that he should probably turn down his music as to not melt his brain. He didn't respond. I waved again. What I didn't realize was that this was my first glimpse of Monty's "powered down' mode. The dude was asleep.

      It was then that I knew that this guy was something different.

      At the first PAX East we showed the episode of Red vs. Blue that had the Warthog busting through the wall in Valhalla. Monty had been perfecting and crafting that moment because we knew it was going to be an important one. I sat in the audience and the reaction from the crowd drew goosebumps from me. He was introduced to a thunderous applause after the video was shown and his time as Rooster Teeth's resident badass had begun. It was a pretty damn cool experience and one of my favorites from my time working here.

      Monty was a special guy and his legacy is going to live on. I'm going to miss him.

    • jack I Like Lego

      Let's Play Live Tickets!

      8 months ago


      Folks! We are about 10 minutes away from tickets going on sale for Let's Play Live! I'm super amped to get this show up and running and I can't wait for those of you who can make it to join us on February 20th here in Austin. It's going to be an incredible evening.

      I'll answer some questions while we wait for tickets to go on sale! Go ahead, shoot!

  • Comments (15405)

    • Arthro

      Arthro Banjo

      2 weeks ago

      Hi Jack!

    • IronBridge


      2 weeks ago

      I upload new and interesting facts everyday in my series:

      "Fact of The Day"

      Hope to see you there!

    • Hufflebecks


      4 weeks ago

      Hey Jack. I've been wondering something - how did you and Geoff meet?

    • shay_117


      1 month ago

      So 343 isn't doing split-screen for halo 5. I think this is ridiculous since it has been in every halo game up to now and so many people love halo for that fact. People love playing with their friends on the same screen and it is one of the few split-screen games left. I found a petition online to save it. Would be awesome if maybe you could mention it during AHWU or something!

    • mbloody


      1 month ago

      Didn't see anything different about the site, new profile pic?

    • mbloody


      1 month ago

    • JDunlap

      JDunlap The Dude

      1 month ago

      Congrats on 500k subscribers! I can't wait for the Magic: The Gathering video, since I shamelessly play on a regular basis.

      Also, I enjoyed your first LEGO video. I miss my LEGO days.

    • wayway2tall


      3 months ago

      Supreme Court Opinion Makes Prosecution of Internet Trolls More Difficult

      *Disclaimer – I am not licensed to practice law. The following is a reflection of my reading of a Supreme Court opinion, and should not be relied on by anyone. I am not advertising my services, seeking compensation, or looking for notoriety: I am offering an explanation of the significant legal principles as I seem them for informative purposes.*

      Today the Supreme Court ruled in Elonis v. United States that a law often used to prosecute internet users who make threatening comments over the Internet could not be used unless the perpetrator knew the language to be threatening. Prior to this ruling, most courts held that an internet threat is illegal if a reasonable person (e.g. the person being threatened, other site-users) would feel threatened. The court today, however, found this rule was not an accurate interpretation of the statute, and required that any person convicted of making internet threats must be “blameworthy in mind before he can be found guilty.†While this ruling is a win for internet users who say the threats they make over the internet are intended for therapeutic or cathartic reasons, I am concerned that Internet threats are often made in passing while read quite seriously, making prosecution difficult under any other interpretation. This ruling requires authorities to demonstrate that a threat was made to be taken seriously, or at least made with the awareness that it might be taken seriously—a more difficult standard to prove unless the defendant admits what he or she was thinking when the threat was made.

      The facts of the case are that Anthony Elonis was arrested for 5 counts of violating 18 USC §875(c) which makes it a crime to transmit “any communication containing any threat to injure the person of another.†The statute was enacted in 1939 to apply to telecommunications that existed at the time, but is still used for federal prosecutions regarding threats made over the internet. Elonis made threats towards his coworkers, resulting in his termination from the amusement park where he worked. He also made threats against his wife, saying “Fold up your [Restraining Order] and put it in your pocket/ Is it thick enough to stop a bullet?†and providing details to the public on his Facebook page detailing what he believed to be the most effective way to fire mortar rounds at his wife’s home and not get caught. He made threats against Police; as well as an FBI agent that visited his house about the threats, posting to his Facebook after the incident “So the next time you knock, you best be serving a warrant/ And bring yo’ SWAT and an explosives expert while you’re at it/ Cause little did y’all know, I was strapped wit’ a bomb/Why do you think it took me so long to get dressed with no shoes on?/ I was jus’ waitin’ for y’all to handcuff me and pat me down/ Touch the detonator in my pocket and we’re all goin’.…†Finally, Elonis commented on another Facebook user’s post, “That’s it, I’ve had about enough/ I’m checking out and making a name for myself/ Enough elementary schools in a ten mile radius to initiate the most heinous school shooting ever imagined/ And hell hath no fury like a crazy man in a Kindergarten class/ The only question is… which one?â€

      At trial, the jury was instructed that Elonis was guilty of breaking the law if a reasonable person would have understood that the posts he was making were real threats, which are not protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Elonis argued that the word “threat†indicates that he must purposefully or knowingly make the threat to cause someone to feel threatened; a fact which was not determined at trial and which Elonis argues he did not intend. The government argued that Elonis’s purpose in making the argument did not matter because the statute does not require “an intent to threaten†only that the communication includes a threat. The trial judge agreed with the government’s argument, thus instructing the jury that Elonis was guilty if a reasonable person would have understood his words as threats. The Supreme Court overruled this jury instruction, sending the case back to a lower court to determine if Elonis was guilty based on some other interpretation of the statute.

      The lower court now must consider whether to adopt Elonis’s interpretation of the statute and require that internet threats be made with the purpose or knowledge of being threats in order to be illegal. If this interpretation is adopted, Elonis is less likely to be convicted because the jury is more likely to take him at his word that he did not intend—and did not know—that anyone would take his posts seriously. The Court could also choose a middle ground between Elonis’s and the Government’s argument by applying the standard of recklessness. Elonis recklessly threatened his victims if: 1) He had a substantial awareness that his words might be taken as threats; and, 2) A reasonable person would have understood that Elonis’s words were threats. This interpretation would likely result in a conviction because the jury would be allowed to infer that while it may not have been Elonis’s purpose to threaten, and while he may not have been certain that his words would be taken as threats, he must have at least been aware that his victims might interpret his words as threats. While the recklessness standard is likely to result in a conviction, the recklessness standard is more likely than the purposeful or knowing standard to be found a misinterpretation of the statute (again) or an unconstitutional burden on Elonis’s right to free speech. The Supreme Court has not offered a definitive ruling, only saying that the method used in this case of interpreting a threat through the eyes of the threatened (the same way most lower courts had interpreted the law) is incorrect and must be retried.

      Obviously, the legality of Internet threats is an important issue to anyone interested in safe, well-meaning, and healthy Internet ecosystems. This case highlights the difficulties in prosecu

    • BillNyeJr


      3 months ago

      Thanks for the password nerd!!!!

    • GLORP


      3 months ago

      You may not read this but there is a girl in Rhode Island that is a huge fan of all things RT. Last year she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease and has been unable to do the things a normal girl should be able to do. Tomorrow, Wednesday May 13, is her 16th birthday. She will not be able to celebrate it as she should due to her disease. Furthermore, tomorrow she will begin using IV bags that will make her feel like she has the flu. I have talked very briefly with her and she asked me to contact you to thank you (for what exact purpose I do not know), and said to ask for a temporary follow on Twitter @Lindsey_Clark11 or a friend request on this site. Her RT username is lindsey_11. What I am trying to do with this message is make her tomorrows featured user, but I don't know if I'm too late to make that deadline. I encourage you to please read the rest of her story as she said it on her Tumblr loserwithlyme.tumblr.com/