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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
-Dremel
 
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Step 2: Modding the Lego Brick

Now get out your dremel or drill and drill out all the insides of your Lego brick, leaving only a "trough" which your drive will go.

Step 3: Sanding Down

After your Legos insides are out you're going to sand it down to the size of two flat Legos, so stack two flat Legos on top of each other and trace a line onto the brick where your gonna shave off, look at the pictures for more help. I used a dremel to sand the brick down, on my first one a used a file but that took almost an hour. Amost Done!

Step 4: Making the Drive Fit

My drive didnt fit in the Lego brick so I had to widen the sides, so I took a drill to the sides and made it a little wider (You are most likely going to have to do this). Then, cut out a slot for the drives metal thingy.
bmunk1 month ago
Pretty cool idea. I store all my Lego Digital Designer stuff on mine.
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Nice, it requires a drill with bits, witch I don't have.
or maybe it could retractable?
could you have a sheath on it?
Emsaid (author)  joe ~~~~~~~1 year 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
adon31 year 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
tw33k1 year ago
This is mine that i made i had to tweak some things but it turned out ok.
tw33k tw33k1 year ago
see
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Emsaid (author)  tw33k1 year ago
looks great! nice job!
ttmighty1 year 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.
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sci4me3 years ago
will it matter to the flash drive if its covered in hot glue?
yes
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 DE2 years ago
great idea. i love lego!
ehhdean2 years ago
Amazing!
jdoggkuhn2 years ago
i have one like this but mine was red
MicioGatta2 years ago
I did it! >^.^<
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Emsaid (author)  MicioGatta2 years ago
Looks great! thanks for posting a picture
monsterlego2 years ago
Finished mine today, nice job.
pyromonkey2 years ago
I would drill a small hole in the top so you could turn it into a key chain.
faith20102 years ago
I think this is great my son wants to design for legos. My son that this was awesome!!!


legoracer4 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!
lemonie4 years ago
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Bravo lemonie. That's the coolest thumb drive mod I have seen. Great job. Willard
Emsaid (author)  lemonie4 years ago
sweet did you make it?
lemonie Emsaid4 years ago
Yea, the technique is a bit different but pretty much the same. I was thinking of posting one... L
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