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Modding A Lego case

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Speculant, 12 Nov 2009.

  1. Speculant

    Speculant Modding Newbie

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    Legos are very versatile and can be used for pretty much anything...I use them to build computer cases.

    I know it has been done many times before, but now it's my turn to try.

    Here is a start:

    The components and the old beat up case:

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    The base:

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    The Legos:

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    I started construction on the back side, using mainly red bricks with occasionally some flat grey and dark grey bricks for support.

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  2. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    I love lego cases, subbed :D
     
  3. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Should be fun ;)
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Oh boy. I can get to a Lego store in a 25 minute drive, and I am very tempted to go there and build a pc case now.
    Keep up the great lego workmanship.
     
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  5. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    An Old Idee but Purely Cool ! It need Only one thing, 4 or 5 Lego Character to make a Firing Squad and a mini Lego-Vince Zampella. :lol:
     
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  6. Speculant

    Speculant Modding Newbie

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    This is all the further I want to go right now, because I don't have a HDD or PSU.

    On the plus side, organizing cables with Legos is super easy!

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    The HDD I can get from a friend, but it will take a while.

    Does anyone here have a spare PSU laying around they would like to donate? I'll pay the shipping:p.
     
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  7. cogitoergosum

    cogitoergosum New Member

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    Legos...hell ya!

    Subbed
     
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  8. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    I saw a 7300LE or GS ? DVI - VGA :dremel:
     
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    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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  10. Speculant

    Speculant Modding Newbie

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    I tried that, but the mobo and the bricks didn't line up like I would have wanted them to. Right now, it seems very stable (it won't dislodge or even move much with a forceful tug or push), so I think that it will be ok.

    I was just looking over some other people's mods, and I was like :jawdrop: at the sheer amount of work some people put into their mods! My Lego case is taking no time at all...but then again it's not like I'm trying to make it perfect. Maybe if I had access to a Lego store with specific bricks in large quantities, maybe I could achieve something like this: [​IMG]
     
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  12. Speculant

    Speculant Modding Newbie

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    Ok, for the power supply, should I get something like this? I calculated the power draw from here and here and the eXtreme calculator said 181 watts, and the Newegg calculator said 280 watts.

    Also, some more shots of my Lego PC (I added the top wall layer and also some more reinforcements for the mobo and wire organization):
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    I was thinking of adding a CD drive, but decided against it because it would take up too much space, being too bulky.
     
  13. Speculant

    Speculant Modding Newbie

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    what the? i posted a post about 5 hours ago, it said it had to be approved by a moderator? why would that have to happen???
     
  14. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    post moderation

    Nice work though. :)
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I hope you're happy! I just spent $130 in the Lego shop. It's all your fault!:hehe: -And what's with them showing uber-awesome motorized bulldozers that you can't buy in the US?:eyebrow:
     
  16. Speculant

    Speculant Modding Newbie

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    so you are gonna build a lego computer case too? sweet :hip:
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nah, I just have a lot of Legos.
    I'll skip on a Lego PC, I don't want to invite any visiting youngsters to break my computer.:hehe:
     
  18. Ryan Cooper

    Ryan Cooper It's been a long time.

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    This looks like it might be sweet. I'm definitely following!


    One question: Do you plan on painting it all when you finish? From what you have, it seems like most of the pieces you have aren't all one solid color.
     
  19. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    what is the main idea? a real permanent case, or more something of a project to pas the time?
     
  20. Speculant

    Speculant Modding Newbie

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    I'm not planning on painting it, I'm probably going to leave to color scheme as it is (I don't really have tons of basic lego bricks).

    Kind of both. I'm not gluing the pieces, but It will probably stay as a case for the foreseeable future (as a computer in my room).
     

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