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Introducing the BrickTop PC, the latest masterpiece in Brickster_Tim’s popular NerdTech Series! Created solely as a LEGO Ideas project, this brick-built laptop is the sleekest, smoothest, and one of the most realistic laptops on the site. It is constructed with over 900 bricks, and is 23.6 studs x 33 1/6 studs x 9 1/6 bricks, and weighs only 1.46 lbs. The laptop’s hinges are built just right, so that there’s enough friction to keep the laptop closed or open, but not too much so that it’s easy to open, revealing the features inside. The fully customizable screen has plenty of space to build whatever images you want, the printed and custom-colored keys are actually pressable (via the incredibly clever use of rubber bands), the mousepad has two buttons and a scroll bar, there are two speakers, and 7 extra buttons toward the top. On the outside, you can place the included brick-built thumbdrive in the snap-in USB ports, or place your headphone connection in either of the headphone jacks.
The model is full of tricky techniques and building styles that could put any builder to the test. The most difficult part is suspending 33 rubber bands between tiny stud plates, hidden between the keyboard and the 8×16 tiles. Besides all of that, there’s quite an assortment of light and dark bluish gray parts, as well as the lettered and numbered 1×1 tiles. The set is perfect for display, honing building skills, and even playing with!
When The LEGO Group started producing plastic bricks in 1949, they were composed of cellulose acetate; 14 years later, the material was replaced with a plastic called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or ‘ABS’. The new substance was non-toxic, more absorbent of color, less susceptible to warping, more chemically resistant and heat resistant, and easier to mold into bricks than the previous plastic. The LEGO Group has been producing ABS pieces ever since.
This is the new Lego House under construction in Billund, Denmark.
“Fascinated by the architecture of the building, I built my first LEGO Architecture set and a colorful version of this. I know it gives the LEGO set 4000010, but I think it must give a colorful set of this building, because LEGO is so colorful. My set shows the colorful life of LEGO. I hope I can enjoy the building soon in real life.” – AWI2345Continue reading →
(in reference to LEGO Ideas) “This is a LEGO set for all people who create so much LEGO sets here on this platform. We all have one dream – to get enough support and to reach 10,000 supporters. This is a homage for all of us who submit a project and create amazing LEGO sets. Through this set LEGO Ideas could be even more famous.”Continue reading →
Introducing: the NerdStick, the brick-built stylus in the NerdTech Series! It is designated with the ‘Nerd’ prefix rather than the standard ‘Brick’ prefix, as it is meant to accompany any of Brickster_Tim’s touch screen smart devices, such as the BrickPhone, BrickTab, and BrickWatch! Continue reading →
In 1949, only two years after The LEGO Group started making they first plastic toys, The LEGO Group started producing “Automatic Binding Bricks”, 9 years before they would produce the LEGO Brick we have today. The Binding Bricks had tiny slots on the sides, and no tubes on the bottom.
To go along with the popular BrickPhone, here’s the first ever realistic brick-built tablet: the BrickTab 1.0!
You get many of the features of the original BrickPhone and the BrickPhone 2.1, as well as some new ones. Built with 337 bricks, it has large 2×2 app tiles (including the 18 custom apps), is fully customizable with over 40 colorful app tiles, has a sleek grey design, 2 cameras, primary button, volume buttons, power button, and headphone jack. It also has extra parts to replace the smooth backing with a studded backing, so that you can make your own custom design. Overall, this set has 401 bricks, is 34 x 21 1/6 x 1 1/3 studs, and the screen is a 20×30 stud surface. This set is fun to build, play with, or simply display! And, like the BrickPhone, it’s “Light, cheap, and doesn’t run out of battery!”
Everyone has a smartphone…but who do you know has a BrickPhone? This rare creation is the first that’s actually realistic and the actual size of a real smartphone! It has volume buttons on the side, a power button on the top, a home button on the front, a front camera, mini speakers on the bottom, and is completely customizable! Continue reading →