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.
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.
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.
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