Now you can customize a mechanical keyboard with Lego bricks


Go crazy with those Lego bricks.
Go crazy with those Lego bricks.
Photo: MelGeek

Lots of people love all things Lego. Now they can use Lego bricks to create whatever design they want on the front and back of a new mechanical keyboard, the tenkeyless (TKL) MelGeek Pixel.

The Lego-friendly keyboard has surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter, so if you buy one, it will probably ship.

MelGeek Pixel TKL mechanical keyboard

So if you or your kids have scads to Lego Bricks laying around getting painfully stepped on, why not put them to good use? You can plug them in all over the MelGeek Pixel‘s casing. It’s covered in Lego studs.

Note that there’s always some risk of crowd-funding campaigns not reaching their goals and the product not reaching a production phase.

But that doesn’t seem likely for the MelGeek Pixel, which has raised $766,302 of a $50,000 goal from 3,307 backers as of Thursday afternoon ET, with seven days left in the campaign.

You can use Lego brick on the switches, too

This keyboard presents quite the canvas for Lego creativity.
This keyboard presents quite the canvas for Lego creativity.
Photo: MelGeek

And you can play with your Lego bricks not just on the outside, but on the inside. The switches under the keycaps are hot-swappable, so you can use whatever switches you like, and you can attach Lego bricks to the studs lurking under the keycaps, too.

The keyboard ships with custom Kailh Pixel L and Pixel T box switches, the company said. The keeb includes RGB lighting and wired and wireless connectivity, and it works with macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android devices.

Price: $199 (expected to retail for $269)

Where to pledge: Kickstarter


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