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In this instructable I will show you how to make a mod and make a Lego thumb drive, so get out your old Lego collection and start building!

You Need:

-Thumb Drive
-Lego bricks
-Super glue
-Razor blade

Step 1: Taking Apart your Drive

Picture of Taking Apart your Drive
First, take apart your thumb drive by cutting it open with the razor, then take the drive part out (without breaking it), and size it up to a Lego brick to determine what size you'll need. Then, head to your work place for the rest.
bmunk1 year ago
Pretty cool idea. I store all my Lego Digital Designer stuff on mine.
Nice, it requires a drill with bits, witch I don't have.
joe ~~~~~~~2 years ago
or maybe it could retractable?
joe ~~~~~~~2 years ago
could you have a sheath on it?
Emsaid (author)  joe ~~~~~~~2 years ago
Yes you could. I need to update this ible soon, I changed the design a little and I'll need to show how to make the sheath aswell
adon33 years ago
Where did you get so many Legos from?
The store, obviously. Or the internet. I have a drawer full with perhaps that much.
that's not a lot of Legos, i have about 1 and a 1/2 times that much( 1 times that plus half of it) and I"m only 14! Just collect over the years :D
tw33k2 years ago
This is mine that i made i had to tweak some things but it turned out ok.
tw33k tw33k2 years ago
Emsaid (author)  tw33k2 years ago
looks great! nice job!
ttmighty2 years ago
Love these things!! I've made a few myself over the years, the current edition is a 64Gb one, with a keyring on the one end. I use a valet key ring so that it can be detached and not cause strain on the USB port of the device I plug it into. Also, for stability, I jump past the hot glue and use JB Weld epoxy resin inside. You have to wait a bit longer for the stuff to set prior to drilling the keyring hole, but I've had one now for about 4 years (1Gb model) and it still works great.
sci4me4 years ago
will it matter to the flash drive if its covered in hot glue?
Then is there any way to keep it from flopping around in the lego brick?
Actually hot glue won't effect it. Hot glue doesn't conduct and thats how the factorys secure it to the casing anyway.
Shiply DE3 years ago
great idea. i love lego!
ehhdean3 years ago
jdoggkuhn3 years ago
i have one like this but mine was red
MicioGatta3 years ago
I did it! >^.^<
Emsaid (author)  MicioGatta3 years ago
Looks great! thanks for posting a picture
monsterlego3 years ago
Finished mine today, nice job.
pyromonkey3 years ago
I would drill a small hole in the top so you could turn it into a key chain.
faith20104 years ago
I think this is great my son wants to design for legos. My son that this was awesome!!!

legoracer5 years ago
Same thing I did a while back. Except that I used a hobby knife to cut most of the plastic to the size I needed and then hand-sanded the inside walls of the brick to as close to the right thickness as I could. Be thankful you had the proper tools!
lemonie5 years ago
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Bravo lemonie. That's the coolest thumb drive mod I have seen. Great job. Willard
Emsaid (author)  lemonie5 years ago
sweet did you make it?
lemonie Emsaid5 years ago
Yea, the technique is a bit different but pretty much the same. I was thinking of posting one... L