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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!
Don’t want to carry around a big BrickTab, or stuff a BrickPhone into a tight pocket? This is the NerdTech device for you! It’s got all the same features that the classic brick-built smart devices have, such as a customizable app layout, custom-decorated apps, colored tiles, interchangeable backings, buttons, front and back cameras, and a smooth feel that’s both stylish and comfortable. While the BrickPhone is 9 1/6 studs wide and 14 studs long, this smaller device is only 7 1/6 studs wide and 12 studs long. It’s the perfect fit for anyone!
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 →
“The Royal Cream ice cream shop remains one of the crown jewels of my collection (pun intended). While I didn’t yet have the proper door pieces, the beautiful curved walls, the round tables with chairs, the many selections of ice cream under opening transparent lids, the big black brick-built lettering, the cone dispenser, the fruit, and the ice cream machines all under a removable roof and golden crown still make me long to rebuild it, just for the taste.” – Brickster_Tim