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Because there's not a classier way to attend anything, ever.
 
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Step 1: What you need:

Picture of What you need:
  • Elmer's Super Fast Epoxy or something similar
  • cufflinks with 8mm pads
  • square, four top legos - thick or thin work.
  • disposable containers and stirrers for mixing epoxy
Notes on glues:
These proved especially difficult. Perhaps it was the coating on the cufflinks, perhaps I was too rough when testing the bond (though I guess that's not a bad thing), perhaps the glue gods just didn't like me at the time. I used my standard Aleene's 7800 glue on these with no luck except for the red pair, and who knows why that one decided to adhere! Then I tried Gorilla Glue epoxy and it also failed to stick. So I'm highly recommending the Elmer's epoxy (thanks to Randy for the suggestion!) - I want anyone who duplicates this to have a successful project, and not three days of cussing like I had. ;)

Notes on obtaining cufflinks:
The local bead store had them, but not the right size. Michael's did not carry them. I would recommend buying them off ebay, as you can get them much cheaper and in bulk. I got 5 pairs for $15 there. You can go even cheaper than that if you'd like to wait to have them shipped from Japan! I also have to recommend buying supplies from etsy - the sellers there are amazing and just as cheap, if not cheaper than ebay.
procuffs11115 days ago

These pairs are really cool!!

80$man2 years ago
Well this is outside of the {lego} box thinking! I like it... I like it very much!

I have always wanted to wear cufflinks more often, but they always too formal/fancy looking, don’t work for semi casual… but damn these lego ones knock it out of the park! I am going to dig out my lego sets and make a few pairs. It’s a cool gift idea as well, nerd-bling is always welcome!

Concerning your glue trouble, I use Pratley brand adhesives, but I saw on their site that they don’t export to the US, sorry… They make a range of products of which at least one would be able stick something to anything else (no, wait… o yes that does make sence) permanently.
splazem2 years ago
Awesome!
Great instructable :) Think I'll give this a try as I have to wear a suit every day, come September.
Thank you for sharing again. I have a todo to,,,ummm,,well,,,to do, and can't find cuff links. PERFECT! TY :)
Kryptonite2 years ago
Oh wow, that is some incredibly sexy macro photography!
jessyratfink (author)  Kryptonite2 years ago
Thanks! And all with a point and shoot camera, too. I'm pretty proud of the little guy. :D
I'm trying for my first Instructable with a light box, but I don't have my tripod at the moment!! It's very terrible; shaky hands don't make for good macro photography.
angelabchua2 years ago
this is so what im making for Xmas gifts for the men in my life. They refuse to "dress up".... this might be the perfect excuse to get them in a fancy shirt. "but but... but.. it legos?"
jessyratfink (author)  angelabchua2 years ago
Haha, I think that is precisely what happened to Muffin this morning. I want to make some fancier silver ones for the boyfriend, too!
Love it! My kind of classy.
jessyratfink (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you!
SHIFT!2 years ago
Yay, you finally finished them!


How many can I order from you? :)
jessyratfink (author)  SHIFT!2 years ago
Haha, let me know if you need extras!
ChrysN2 years ago
Nice, those look very sharp!
jessyratfink (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thanks very much! :)