LEGO Flash Drives

Ever wished you could combine the whimsy of LEGO with technology? Sure, you could go ahead and build your own computer, but an easier way might be to buy a LEGO flash drive. I’m currently in the market for a new USB drive, so I searched around and found a few good options.

First, LEGO has an official minifig flash drive​, with 2GB of space for $25. Unfortunately, this little guy isn’t available from the LEGO online store anymore but can still be found on Amazon.

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​If you want something more creative, Etsy is a good choice. There’s a ton of variety here, but databrick (Stefan Reiling) is one of the best. Unlike the official LEGO version, his minifig drives can store the USB port either in a brick-built stand or inside the body (making them look more like normal LEGO.) Of course, there’s a price for such unique craftsmanship – plan on paying $50 or higher for a decently-sized drive.

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​Personally, I prefer a more classic look, favoring bricks over minifigs. Stefan has the perfect solution, with drives lodged in both bricks and plates of various sizes. My personal favorites are the 2×1 brick with LED or the tiny plate drives. Again, they aren’t cheap, but the workmanship is top notch.

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For those on a budget, there is another option. If you don’t care about having a real LEGO brick, ThinkGeek has a generic block for a very reasonable price. Stocks are a little low at the moment, but Amazon has some more colors.

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LEGO Moleskines

Yesterday’s edition of A Look at LEGO brought my attention to Moleskine’s new partnership with LEGO. Starting March 1st, they will sell a custom version of the classic notebook, complete with minifig stickers and a brick. I’m not totally sold on the idea of embedding a brick into the cover or applying stickers to the cover, but what do I know? Maybe LEGO fans like stickers on their notebooks more than parts.

There is one glaring omission in the lineup though, as square-ruled paper is not an option. I use mine frequently as a sketching tool for MOC planning, and I know I’m not alone. If Moleskine is hoping to sell to LEGO fans, I’d expect them to include their best paper for LEGO designing. I suppose the plain paper would work pretty well, so maybe I’ll pick that one up.

– image via FreshnessMag


Enter the Brick

Cole Blaq‘s series interpreting the classic LEGO brick has produced some eye-catching results. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m enamored of the trans-yellow innards of this one. I won’t post a photo since he’s disabled downloads from flickr, but I highly suggest you check it out.