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#1 ED-209

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:19 AM

A fairly simple little mod: strip plastic housing from a small USB flash drive, hollow out a cavity in a pair of Lego legs, glue the two together and give 'im a torso. The flash drive is housed entirely within the legs, so the hips still move and I can switch over the torso and I've got a USB dragon knight, USB mime, USB Darth Vader, USB Batman, etc.

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I've been thinking about making a cap for the exposed plug out of a 2x2 brick, so it would look similar to the minifig magnets when capped.

Any thoughts or feedback is most welcome!  :grin:

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:23 AM

Very well done! It's surprising there isn't already something like this out in the market. I'm not sure which figure I'd use if I made one of those.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:51 PM

Ingenious idea! Very flawlessly-done I must say. Mind if I borrow the idea? I want to try it out myself.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:54 PM

Nice. Better than the official Lego version. Although the lego version does hide the USB part in the legs. It is a trade off.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:45 PM

great idea ED-209. Well done on making this. :thumbup:

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

Very cool! I thing that TLG makes these, but they can barely hold anything worthwhile and aren't made of real minifigures.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:01 PM

That is seriously a good idea  :oh:
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

View PostED-209, on 16 February 2011 - 09:19 AM, said:

I've been thinking about making a cap for the exposed plug out of a 2x2 brick, so it would look similar to the minifig magnets when capped.
Perhaps you can try to put the usb thing in the torso piece and use the legs as a cap. Great idea anyway :thumbup:
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:03 PM

This is a great idea!! Can you show us the back of those legs so we can see how the USB fits into it?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:14 PM

That's amazing! :laugh:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:59 AM

So epic! Really nice idea ^^

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

Awesome Idea. I want one!  :laugh:.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:06 PM

is it possible you can show a picture of the back?!
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

Great idea! It looks good and it is great that you can change the minifig that goes on it.  :thumbup:
Very well done.  :classic:

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:29 AM

Thanks everyone! My apologies for not having a chance to reply sooner!

View Posttin7_creations, on 16 February 2011 - 10:03 PM, said:

This is a great idea!! Can you show us the back of those legs so we can see how the USB fits into it?

View PostLord Starkiller, on 28 February 2011 - 05:06 PM, said:

is it possible you can show a picture of the back?!

Certainly, it's not as tidy as the front I'm afraid. The USB is fractionally too thick to fit completely within the leg cavity, so it's partially exposed in the rear. Shaving/filing the front and rear "walls" of the legs, perhaps to half thickness on each side might work, but I was concerned it would weaken the structural integrity too much.

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Hope that makes it clearer for anyone else planning on making one!  :grin:

View Postbuddy, on 28 February 2011 - 05:16 PM, said:

Great idea! It looks good and it is great that you can change the minifig that goes on it.  :thumbup:
Very well done.  :classic:

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

Ingenious idea!  :sweet: Just add a Lego desktop wallpaper, and everyone who uses your computer will immediately know what you're interesterd in  :laugh:

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