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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!
Rule the roads with the all-new 1:16 scale 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT! This brick-built version of the popular sports car truly lives up to its name, as its 1869-piece construction is filled with many unusual parts and tricky techniques. The entire building experience is perfect for sharpening your skills, learning new tricks, and just having fun as you create so many features and functions in your car. Continue reading →
Cruise the streets with style in the highly-detailed, minifigure-scale 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria! This old-fashioned classic from the 50’s was a member of Ford’s brand-new line of vehicles: the Fairlane models, produced to keep up with Chevrolet’s new and very popular Bel Air automobile. The Fairlane cars were the first Ford vehicles to feature optional seatbelts, factory-installed air conditioners, and panoramic windshields.
This brick-built version has everything a car lover could ask for: chrome bumpers and grille, opening doors, accurate color styling, smooth design from the front to the back, roomy interior with a steering wheel and gauges, and (coming soon) opening trunk. The complex building techniques employed in this model account for its near-perfect recreation of the original using 182 parts. The entire model is 17 studs long, 6 2/3 studs wide, and 4 bricks high.
You have the BrickPhone in your pocket, and the BrickTab in your bag…what’s next? You have the brand new BrickWatch 1.0!
As the third device in the NerdTech Series, the BrickWatch lives up to its brick-built companions. This smartwatch set has multiple features: its screen is fully customizable, it has dozens of band links to lengthen or shorten the wristband to accommodate anyone, 3 buttons, 19 app tiles, a 1×2 clock, and 2 brand new 2×2 clock faces, plus the standard colorful tiles. Its small but efficient size makes it easy to carry around. It’s “light, cheap, and doesn’t run out of battery!”
The watch itself is 5.2 x 7.2 x 2 1/3 in bricks with a 4×6 screen, and is constructed out of only 33 pieces. The entire set is 125 pieces, with 50 watchband pieces, 19 custom 1×1 “app” tiles, 2 custom 2×2 “clock” tiles, a 1×2 “clock” tile, and 20 colorful tiles for your own unique customization.
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 →