Show your love for LEGO’s, Android and the community by supporting this awesome idea (no funds required!)
If there’s one thing we don’t mind doing, it’s helping out a friend in need — especially when said friend’s help requires very little of our time, no money at all up front, and could lead to something amazing down the road. It also doesn’t hurt if it’s Android related.
Tonight, I was introduced to Marc Young on Google+. Marc is an Android fanatic, like myself, who has an amazing project up his sleeves and he needs the help of the community to turn it from a dream into a reality.
Marc is also a Lego fan who wanted nothing more than a decent Android Lego set he could use to proclaim his love for the best mobile operating system on the planet. After searching the Internet high and low for a decent build without any luck, Marc decided to make his own, using the LEGO Digital Designer.
After creating the design, he then used it to make a bill of materials and ordered the parts online. What you see above is the end result, and it definitely looks awesome — I’m sure more than a few of our readers would gladly put one of these together and proudly display it above their fireplace, or in some other nook or cranny of their humble abode.
As of now, the build uses only 205 pieces of (mostly) Lime Green bricks, which cost about $0.15 a pop. In total, the set runs about $30 — which isn’t bad at all, taking into consideration some of the pricey sets that are already available with far less awesome themes. It’s also important to note that this isn’t the final build, and Marc believes he might even be able to reduce the price of the final build by 25%. Even better.
There’s a ton of detail and consideration that has gone into making this model. The head can rotate 360 degrees, as well as both arms. The antennae can also be positioned and have about 100 degrees of motion.
If all goes well, Marc is even planning a “Developers Edition” that will feature a flying jet pack. How awesome is that, eh?
Now, to make this project a reality, all we need is 10,000 people to “support” the project on the LEGO CUUSOO website. To support the project, all it takes is a click of a button. Not a single dime of your money needs to be spent.
Hitting 10,000 supporters doesn’t guarantee that the kit will be made as it still has to go through the Lego review board. If it does get made, you will have your instructions with the kit. Either way, once we can get to 10,000 supports, the instructions will be available to you.
Even if you’re strapped on cash right now, this is something simple you can do to show some love for the Android community. Head on over and drop your support today, before you forget.
Thanks Mark, and best of luck!