Artist Transforms Retro LEGO Gadgets Into Working Computers [Video]

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Inspired by the classic “Legoland Space” line of the ’70s and ’80s, artist Love Hultèn recreated the accessory bricks into actual working devices in a collection he calls “Brixsystem”.

“Like most people, I was raised by Lego. For this project, I chose to work with a set of decorated bricks from the iconic 79-87 “Legoland Space” line, mainly because of nostalgic reasons. These were bricks that would trigger my imagination as a kid. 25 years have passed, and they still trigger”

He built each device from wood at a scale of 6:1 and made them functional in some way. For example the block phone has a working receiver, outlet and working push buttons. And since some of the other bricks’ functionality wasn’t clear, Hultèn created fun uses for them, like making this computer into a retro gaming console.

Check out more photos and the neato video of the devices in action after the break.

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(Love Hultèn via Fast Co. Design)

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