LEGO bricks occupy a special place in geek culture. Most of us are builders and makers at heart, and the simple potential of a LEGO brick speaks to us in a profound way. So much so that they’re finding their way into the industrial design of our gadgets.
Witness the LEGO Boombox. It’s an AM/FM radio built in a case 10 times the size of its prototype 8-stud brick, with an LCD display, headphone and aux-in jacks, and a pair of 1 W speakers with Bass Boost (no, probably won’t be blowing out any windows with those). But the best part is that a couple of the distinctive studs on top double as tuning and volume knobs! It will run you £49.99 or $81 U.S.
Maybe you need something with a little wake-up power behind it? Then look to the nearly-matching LEGO Radio Alarm Clock. Like the Boombox, it packs an AM/FM tuner, LCD display, and again, the studs are tuning and volume knobs. This one will only set you back £29.99 or $49 U.S.
So, anyone up for building a medieval castle out of a bunch of these?