We know you love them as much as we do: LEGO USB flash drives. The trouble is that you can't get a real one yet, so you have to made do with DIY ideas or buy them custom made. Nowadays, USB flash drives come in really small formats. It's no wonder that someone was able to fit them into these small bricks. Sure, it's easy to fit them in the bigger ones, but these tiny bricks mean a lot of meticulous work.
This LEGO USB flash drive is kind of like the EagleTec's Nano flash drive, a teeny tiny drive that's incredibly small. Stefan's 123smile shop sells these LEGO flash drives that use EagleTec's Nano idea. Stefan is able to cram 2GB of storage in a 1×2 LEGO brick. The only downside of this deal is that you'll have to pay a bit extra to get this LEGO goodness. Expect to pay $55 for the LEGO nano stick, when 4GB from the EagleTec retail at $22 and 8GB for $33. That's a lot more, but what do you expect? This guy made them by hand.
On the upside, the sticks come in ten different colors. If you want a larger capacity drive, you'll get the slightly blockier 8GB LEGO stick, which is a 2×2 LEGO block. It sells for $90. What's fun is that these drives do come with caps. The best option is to choose a transparent LEGO brick. Stefan throws in the LED for free. Even though these little things are pricey, they look awesome. Maybe once Stefan ramps up production and sales, the prices will go down. Or simply buy an EagleTec and modify it yourself. That will cost you about $22 plus an hour or two of work.
[via Technabob, images via 123smile]
DIY LEGO Flash Drive