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Someday, I will live in a home made of tiny plastic bricks. My dog, made of bricks, will wake me every morning for a brick walk around our brick neighborhood. I’ll return, make some brickfast, and take my brick child to brick school. My brick family and I will build a clean plastic life together. Everything should be made of Legos.
I know this, because Reddit user Quoras built their own PC out of Legos, and it looks better than most manufacturer cases out there. Composed of over 5000 individual Lego pieces and pieced together over the course of nine weeks, the final product is gorgeous. It’s a clean, monolithic aesthetic that looks like it’s hiding some kind of terrible knowledge inside, a prop in a brainy science-fiction epic left behind by an ancient alien race hiding the secret to kicking off my perfect new brick life.
The design is fairly restrained, which I dig in a custom case. A small panel hides the USB ports and some subtle blue LED lighting gives shape to the more angular design up top. And the power button is so camouflaged—it’s one of those white rectangles up top—that it convincingly gives off the illusion of being powered by the unseen forces. The power of good bricks.
Lego Computer components:
Mobo: Asus Z170-A
CPU: Core i7-6700K
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 1TB
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2
RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB