The Micro Lego Computer is the brainchild of Mike Schropp, who’s no stranger to building PCs with your favorite ABS bricks. After his first Lego PC went viral, Schropp started getting requests for additional models — many for an ultra-compact desktop. He went to work, aiming for a system that wasn’t just smaller, but also one that was less expensive.
Schropp still wanted to make sure his customers were getting plenty of bang for their buck, so he smartly decided to base his new design on Intel’s latest NUC platform. With a Core i3, i5, or i7 processor, there’s plenty of power for the average user. 4GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD come as standard, as does speedy 802.11AC WiFi.
You can pick up a model with a Core i3 processor for as little as $599, which is $400 less expensive than his previous Lego Mini PC. At 4 x 5 x 5-inches, it’s small enough to tuck in just about anywhere.
The Micro Lego Computer is also modular, and the add-ons stack with the PC just like real Lego bricks do. The 3 x 2 blue plate shown here houses an external hard drive, while the red 1 x 2 packs both a three-port USB 3.0 hub and a multi-format card reader.