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Rather than go buy an expensive Apple dock, I decided that all i needed was an iPod cable holder positioned right beneath an iPod holder. So I built the iPod throne. The iPod sits in the top, and there is a sliding insert that will lock the iPod USB or Firewire cable into place. Simply feed the cable in through the bottom, insert the lock, connect the iPod, and set it down in the chair. If someone will donate an iTrip to me, I may add an iPod lego crown.
 
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Step 1: Build it.

After gathering all of your legos, follow these steps. These are by no means the exact pieces required, even mine doesn't use anything close to this configuration, though the instructions contain the simplest way to build it. I have not tried this dock with anything other than the 4G 20GB color iPod, though I see no reason why any other iPods shouldn't work. The worst case is that slight modifications need to be made on the lip that keeps the iPod from slippng off, and the chair back to fit a different size.

Step 2: You're Done

If for any reason the pictures were unclear, here is the LDraw document I made of it. Simply download any LDraw viewer or editor and open it up. Then you can get a complete interactive 3D version that you can take apart step by step, or piece by piece.

I made this with Bricksmith, a Mac LDraw editor: http://bricksmith.sourceforge.net/

I am not reponsible for any injuries, mental illness, combustion, death, or any loss of property caused by this creation. If you are stupid enough to find a way to damage something or yourself with this simple lego creation, well, you deserve it.
raemor2 years ago
Amazing I am asking for this for Christmas.
MegaMaker4 years ago
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lol "big bulky crappy way"
Don't forget that it has a WIZARD.
lol sorry XD
tekjock7 years ago
I made it yesterday but I modified it. I added a drawer for the headphones.
Lego_iPodDock.jpg
Gun Fun tekjock5 years ago
Whoa! Nice one, always wanted to make something like that...
i like the draw
***clap clap clap***
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skwurul tekjock7 years ago
How'd you make the drawer?
tekjock skwurul7 years ago
Don't remember how many bricks wide, but the draw can come out, theres nothing stopping it. the inside bottom has all flat tiles to allow the draw to slide with ease. the handle is made of some technic pieces. at some point I can post some detailed pics. cant now ... im moving and can not find my camera.
skwurul tekjock7 years ago
Yeah, I looked over the exterior of your drawer and made one of my own. Took me ages to find all the flat tiles though. I've just got a huge-ass bin of LEGOs to rummage through.
tekjock skwurul7 years ago
JUST SAY NO TO BIG BINS

I have all mine in those multi-draw units similar to This http://www.kelvin.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=430074 , you can get these at Ace Hardware and target, and use these for the bigger and misc. pieces http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XB5BHJRWL._SS260_.jpg

Hey dude! I made this, and I broke my nose! Or that coulda came from banging my head against the wall.... oh well. I made a dock, from 6 peices, and it works! If i find my huge tub of legos, im maaking this. faved.
Derin6 years ago
A virtual LEGO designer for Windows can be found at ldd.lego.com. It works on Macs too.
ploofpixie6 years ago
i made one that looked like a leather arm chair
awesome. check out my page for cool stuff to
tekjock7 years ago
I like, just made it and added a Drawer for the headphones. Im going to make it wider ... there kinda smashed in there. Kewl stuff
darkclaw7 years ago
I wasted an hour making this and finding the goddamn pieces
Fenwick7 years ago
I'm going to use this idea to make a charger dock for my Game Boy Micro
J_SCAP Fenwick7 years ago
good idea
J_SCAP7 years ago
i put a little lego guy and a lego gun in his hand on a chair infront of the ipod and now i have an ipod guardian hees filthy
darkclaw7 years ago
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Senator Penguin (author)  darkclaw7 years ago
You may have mistakenly assembled the cradle portion too narrowly, or you have tried it with a thicker iPod than mine (a 20GB fourth generation). Also, you can't seat the iPod in the dock cable by simply dropping it in, it must be manually connected. I would double check all of these things, especially the assembly. Unfortunately, none of these things make you any less of an ass. I assume that you didn't even try this based on your past comments, though I do hope that this reply will assist anyone having a legitimate problem. You're welcome.
theking8 years ago
hi i just made a more smaller version with a RCA MP3 player pip pip cherrio!!!
NinjaAdrien8 years ago
i'm getting an iPod soon and i already have a large lego collection. i'm ganna try this out. nice idea
238 years ago
Great job, I just finished and it works great with my ipod mini. It took me a while to find all the right pieces though.
mrbob10008 years ago
anything like this for psp?
why don't you make your own instructable for a psp??
Senator Penguin (author)  mrbob10008 years ago
Seing as all of the interfaces for the psp are on the top, and that it is approximately the same thickness as my iPod, there's no reason why you couldn't use this for it, and just plug usb into the top. You could widen the throne, and place the psp on it upside down, and be able to use the hole in it for the usb, too. However, the lock mechaism only works with the iPod dock connector, as the connector is much wider than the cord.
Neodudeman8 years ago
Wow I like this. I wanna build a lego house. That'd be awesome.
enero8 years ago
I did a bunch of these one xmas as gifts. Legos rule!!!
i actually did the same thing but i just took the engine out of a Ferrari F50 model car i built and used the hood to hold it up, it was quite fancy
VanDelay8 years ago
*tear* this is beautiful!