Man recreates ZX81... in Lego
Eight-bits and pieces
You can pick up the real thing cheaply enough on eBay, but that hasn't stopped retro-computing fan and Lego nut from knocking up a version out of the plastic bricks.
The result is larger than the real thing, but sports all the ports - including the parallel port round the back that was responsible for the infamous 'Ram Pack Wobble' - and a green circuit board within.
And for the true Sinclair buff there's even a wee model of Sir Clive to go with it.
Creator 'Hairy Dalek' has posted his work on Lego creator site Cuusoo. Go and give him a vote if you'd like to see his ZX81 kit in the shops. If he gets sufficient backing, he's also promising to produce an entire series of retro 'eight-brick' microcomputers… ®
If the keyboard *was* LEGO
it would still be better than the real original keyboard.
You must be new round here
All you need to do is mention something tangentially related to certain 8-bit micros, and an entire generation go squee.
you know they're called "cheese slopes". Just give up and come out of the closet, mate -- there's really no call to be ashamed of yourself, it's not as though you had to admit you're a trainspotter or something.
I want a BBC B one.
To put my Raspberry Pi in.
Doug's just pissed 'cos he hasn't got a girlfriend, Lego or otherwise.
Or a penis.