Friday, January 8, 2010

The burgeoning world of custom LEGO elements

It's one thing to make your LEGO minifig accessories or weapons -- it's a whole 'nother ballgame to replicate bricks and elements yourself. Make brings to the light the story of how Andrew Plumb is using a laser cutter to create plates that could hold LEGO elements.

Could we be moving towards a customizable market where adult fans can either invent new pieces or solve some of the scarcity issues for rare or expensive parts? And if a part were to then become popular independently, perhaps LEGO might be encouraged to manufacture it.

Regardless, this gives a whole new meaning to LEGO Factory.

Image via Make Magazine

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