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LEGO BlackBerry is the Funkiest TV Around

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LEGO is colorful, fun to play with and the perfect toy for sticky little hands to wrap their fingers around. LCD TVs and BlackBerrys? Not exactly jam friendly. Confusing for kids, then, that these three should be lumped together.

LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya was recently commissioned to build a replica of RIM's BlackBerry Tour. Saway writes on his blog that this project wasn't like some of the other work he's done. "It couldn't be just a static replica, it needed to have a video screen that really worked."

Nathan says that it took some trial and error, but he was able to embed a flat screen TV into his brick sculpture to get the effect of having working.

Check out the pictures of his creation below.

If it's a video you're hankering after, you'll have to click on through to Nathan's blog for the QuickTime clip.

*Image credit: Nathan Sawaya

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    darkknight22 , March 15, 2010 1:29 PM
    not going to lie, kind of wish i had his job.
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    gilbertfh , March 15, 2010 1:15 PM
    That is pretty cool... if it wasn't so cost prohibitive I would love to do something like that for the kids room.
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    jednx01 , March 15, 2010 1:24 PM
    Wow that's a ton of legos... I can't imagine how much that would cost. Looks cool though. This gives me a ton of cool ideas. You could make a massive gameboy or something similar.
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    darkknight22 , March 15, 2010 1:29 PM
    not going to lie, kind of wish i had his job.
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    lightsaber , March 15, 2010 1:35 PM
    Wow...that is impressive!!!
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    JohnnyLucky , March 15, 2010 1:37 PM
    Definitely sounds like a fun job.
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    Pei-chen , March 15, 2010 3:18 PM
    Love the idea but what's so difficult about "needed to have a video screen that really worked."? The screen is just an area left open for the LCD.

    It looks like a TV with metal support and Lego wrap around it to form the housing. I assume it would be harder if the metal support is supporting the Lego and the Lego supporting the TV.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , March 15, 2010 3:34 PM
    all the little pieces are jagged.... it needs anti-aliasing!

    nice idea though i love those giant lego things for some reason!
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    buwish , March 15, 2010 3:59 PM
    It's amazing what one can make out of legos- just about anything now-a-days.
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    m-manla , March 15, 2010 8:15 PM
    I just cleaned out my closet and found some legos I use to play with. Good times.
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    cashews , March 15, 2010 8:15 PM
    "Bsck when I was a kid we didn't have these fancy mobiles phone legos"
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    grieve , March 15, 2010 9:20 PM
    pei-chenLove the idea but what's so difficult about "needed to have a video screen that really worked."? The screen is just an area left open for the LCD.

    Dude... he builds lego all day!

    I would slam that TV in my living room, its awesome! until a drunken friend knocks it over and you got 3 years of rebuilding. The instruction book would be 20000 pages of diagrams. :) 
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    mtyermom , March 15, 2010 9:21 PM
    One day I'm going to drive a LEGO car...
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    lordcrazex , March 16, 2010 12:52 AM
    LEGO... i grew up with it as a kid...
    guess it's still okay to go with it as an adult these days...
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    anamaniac , March 16, 2010 5:27 AM
    darkknight22not going to lie, kind of wish i had his job.

    Me too!
    Wait, I wish I had a any other job. -_-
    One in a computer shop would be nice...
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    _Cubase_ , March 16, 2010 1:59 PM
    If it wasn't for the guy in the 4th image I'd be thinking they were just really lo-res images of a real blackberry.
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