There have been a lot of LEGO projects up until now, with the latest being a handheld 3D printer and a Jurassic Park built by father and daughter entirely from LEGO. Given its hype, it would have been expected sooner or later for someone to bring forth a customisable LEGO desktop computer.
Mike Schropp, the man behind the Total Geekdom website, has been building LEGO computers for years. However, this is the first time Schropp has designed something saleable and he really outdid himself. After going through multiple design iterations, he finally settled on a compact 19.05 x 19.05 x 13.97cm system design.
The size of the system is said to be just as big as to fit a motherboard in, with Schropp explaining that his goal was to build something portable, endlessly customisable and packed with the power of a full desktop computer.
The base system is said to start at $999, coming with an Intel i3-4360 Dual-Core CPU, 8GB memory, a 120GB SSD and Intel HD4600 Graphics. It seems that there are only three case designs available, each of which come with a user-controlled LED light bar that encircles the top of the case and displays up to 20 different colours.
More details on how to get your hands on your own LEGO systems can be found over at Schropp’s website.