LEGO-themed wireless charging pad demonstrates why LEGO should build ‘fun-filled’ tech gadgets

LEGO-themed wireless charging pad demonstrates why LEGO should build ‘fun-filled’ tech gadgets

Dubbed the LEGO Brick, this unique fan-made creation comes with a wireless charging pad along with a dedicated platform for attaching accessories like lamps, speakers and battery gauges, or building small dioramas out of your own LEGO bricks… which brings me to to a nice Strange revelation and opinion: LEGO should fully enter the industry of smart things and gadgets. LEGO Bricks are the first great example of why…

Designer: Ibrahim Can Erdincmer

The LEGO Brick is a fun and quirky wireless charger that builds on the LEGO promise of endless modularity and customisability, but here’s the kicker. Tech nerds and geeks also love modularity and customization. We like the idea of ​​building our own desktops, choosing which components to put in, when to upgrade, or changing things whenever we want. That’s exactly why we love the PhoneBloks concept so much (I could see the LEGO DNA in that concept). In essence, the LEGO Brick fits perfectly at the intersection between being a bricknerd and a technerd’s favorite desk accessory. It takes advantage of your TWS smartphone, watch or headset, while providing a neat, square-shaped area to dock modules or show off your building skills. The coils below the brick area also supply power to the modules, allowing them to work without additional cables/ports.

The LEGO Brick takes the ‘boring’ out of the ‘boring work day’.

What really sets the LEGO Brick apart from the sea of ​​existing wireless chargers, and more importantly, is its playful appeal. Brick not only allows you to personalize your workspace, but it allows you to add a fun and whimsical sense of it. You could build scenes from your favorite movies, create bonsai trees, or just build small architectural structures. That square-shaped area is your canvas for creativity and fun, giving you the ability to use it for productivity (thanks to modules) or playtime. It helps relieve stress when work becomes too daunting and demanding, and even serves as the perfect fidget toy while you brainstorm. After all, Ed Sheeran wrote the lyrics to his smash hit Shape Of You while he was playing with LEGO bricks.

The LEGO brick isn’t just fun though. It comes with its own modules that add a layer of productivity and features to the charging experience. The modules are designed to draw power directly from the Brick deck, powering up the moment they are connected to the signature studded plate. The three modules shown here are the cubic lamp, the minimalist Bluetooth speaker, and a nifty battery indicator display. Right off the top of my head, other modules could also be things like a plug-in charger for the Apple Watch, chargers for AA batteries, a table clock, an OLED photo frame, etc.

Although entirely conceptual, the LEGO Brick perfectly shows why LEGO is well positioned to be a giant of smart things. Perhaps it would require a bit of collaboration (IKEA collaborated with Teenage Engineering and Sonos to develop their own smart home products), but it would propel LEGO into another area of ​​our lives where a bit of a sense of fun and fun would go a long way. of great help. I have said before that LEGO bricks are not toys, but building blocks to unleash true creativity. Add a little technology to that and we really have a new area for LEGO to grow exponentially!

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