X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

LEGO Computer: Master Builder Race

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve seen that it’s completely viable to make a computer case out of LEGO. But if you don’t know how to build your own, hit up Mike Schropp of Total Geekdom. He recently unveiled his LEGO Computer build, a nice compromise between form and function.

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_1zoom in

Mike’s LEGO Computer measures 7.5″x 7.5″x 6.5″ and looks like a 12:1 scale 2×2 LEGO brick. All of the components are mounted with LEGO and the buttons and ports outside are covered with LEGO pieces as well. You won’t find Kragle or any kind of adhesive here, just good ol’ stacked bricks, but Mike swears that the computer is sturdy. To combat heating, Mike put a lot of exhaust vents around and at the rear of the case. Inlets at the top feed cool air to the 140mm Notcua fan inside.

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_2zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_3zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_4zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_5zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_6zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_7zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_8zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_9zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_10zoom in

Mike also came up with two alternate top covers: one with louvered fins and another with what I assume are Minecraft-inspired recessed colored tiles. A strip of RGB LEDs around the top of the case lets you personalize the computer further.

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_11zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_12zoom in

lego_computer_by_mike_schropp_13zoom in

Head to Total Geekdom’s website to order a LEGO Computer for at least $999 (USD). Yes, there’s a premium here for aesthetics – for instance, it only has an Intel 4600HD integrated GPU – but the computer can definitely be used as a daily driver – a DVD drive, Bluetooth and 802.11AC WiFi antenna are standard – and is also upgradable.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Levitating Darth Vader Helmet

Levitating Darth Vader Helmet

John Lewis Xmas Ad 2018

John Lewis Xmas Ad 2018

Universal Solar Charger

Universal Solar Charger

Advertisement
2019 BMW M850i 8-Series Convertible Raises the Roof

2019 BMW M850i 8-Series Convertible Raises the Roof

1966 Shelby GT350H Barn Find is One Sweet Pony

1966 Shelby GT350H Barn Find is One Sweet Pony

Concepts from Future Past: 1967 Lamborghini Marzal

Concepts from Future Past: 1967 Lamborghini Marzal