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Recreating retro Apple gear with Lego blocks is the best way to spend your day


Do you still have an old Apple IIc laying around? What about a Mac 128k? Maybe you do, and maybe you don't, but regardless of whether you've ever actually owned one of these harbingers of modern computing there's a good chance you'll fall in love with these tiny Lego replicas by Chris McVeigh. McVeigh, who goes by his online alias Powerpig, has taken painstaking steps to recreate some of the most recognizable Apple computers of yesteryear, while keeping their charm and quirky appeal very much intact.

But McVeigh isn't like most Lego gurus -- who oftentimes show the final product and leave the rest of us to drool -- but he's also taken it upon himself to provide exceptionally detailed build guides for every one of these adorable little computers.

Check out his awesome work below, and click on the links for the guides on how to construct each one. Oh, and you might want to call in to work today, because this is obviously much more important.

Apple II (PDF)

powerpig lego tutorial

Apple IIc (PDF)

powerpig lego tutorial

Macintosh 128k (PDF)

powerpig lego tutorial

[Photo credit: Chris McVeigh]

[via Gizmodo]

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