One guy, over 2200 Lego pieces and hours of engineering solutions have given the world a 100% custom pc, called the Lego Gaming Computer. Hero of the day: Mike Schropp.
Schropp is one of those guys whom you could give the Moon and he’d still say: “Too many uncoordinated craters. Let’s make a pattern”. Only a detail-oriented, creative geek could make from scratch an X-shaped gaming rig with great specs. Let’s start with the fascinating case, a 50 centimetres tall structure built with Lego bricks. Instead of glueing them together, as a euphoric teenager would, Mike reinforced the whole structure:
Overlapping plates and bricks are used throughout the design, along with supports and beams to add stiffness. This results in a very strong system that can be easily be moved around, handled, picked up, and put down without any worry of causing damage
Now, let’s take a peek inside. Here, you can see a custom-made GPU heatsink and fan supported by Lego bricks and a transverse-mounted motherboard. Mike used six main Noctua system fans distributed evenly – three at the bottom that pull air in and three at the top for exhaust purposes. It’s a monster of a PC and Schropp knows it, since he wrote a lengthy description of every step he took to make his dream possible. We’ll stop here with the specifications but you better read up if you want to create something similar or plan on ordering one from him.
Schropp is selling a Lego Gaming Computer beginning from $1,699 (for a Core i5/GTX 950).
photo source: totalgeekdom.com