IDEA: Lego Case?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by [AFX], Dec 12, 2007.

  1. [AFX]

    [AFX] Well-Known Member

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    so i was thinking a few weeks ago, instead of ordering a case, why not make one out of legos? sounds childish, i know. but seeing as i dont have a credit card as of yet (only paypal), i cant really order much. the case i wanted to get originally could only be purchased through credit card or equivilent (amex for example) and Griffin doesnt accept paypal.

    so i decided "maybe i can whip up a case using legos as a base". after building the base, i could smooth out the edges so they dont have that "sharp" effect. using a blank lego "board", i could make the "walls" of the case by using the first outer-layer of the board. the rest of the board (the inside where the ipod would be seated) could be used for peices that dont have any additional "bumps" (example: the flat peices).

    after the case "base" is built, or even during the creation of the base, insert small dabs of nail glue/super glue inside each piece, so if you were to drop the case/ipod, it wouldnt shatter like it normally would.

    i just have to figure out how the door/hinge would work without damaging it.

    thoughts? should i attempt this? its been at least 7 years since i touched legos, but i thought it was an interesting concept.
  2. markymarkdotcom

    markymarkdotcom New Member

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    wont that be enormous?
  3. [AFX]

    [AFX] Well-Known Member

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    at first, yes, but after smoothing everything and perhaps shaving 4-5mm off of the sides it shouldnt be too big.
  4. RightOn

    RightOn New Member

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    Almost ANY electronics store that sells iPods will have a wide selection of cases... why not just pay cash there?
  5. [AFX]

    [AFX] Well-Known Member

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    because they dont have hard shell cases, only leather.

    believe me, i thought about that already.
  6. Wambam1205

    Wambam1205 Banned

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    that would look cool, especially if it was shaped after and you could do some crazy design.
  7. berky93

    berky93 New Member

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    where do you live? I know the apple store has some hard cases, best buy sometimes does too.

    I just ordered my hard case - borrowed my moms credit card
  8. IlluminatedTouch

    IlluminatedTouch New Member

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    Maybe you can invent a "Make Your Own Lego iPod Case"? You can make a lot of money out of this!

    Contact Lego, and tell them, maybe they will like it, and then make customized 'bricks' and send it to you, you make a prototype, and send it back to Lego, they send it to Apple, then bam! Your a rich man.

    But of course you split the earnings 60/40! 60% of earnings for me, and 40% for you.
  9. TheRapture

    TheRapture New Member

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    That would be great!

    To big though
  10. ayuzer

    ayuzer New Member

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    creative idea, but if your going to make a case out of lego and sand it off, why not just makea case out of clear pieces of plastic?

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