LEGO router case bests factory finish

Stare at [Luke's] LEGO router case; STARE AT IT! The router is nothing special, a WRT54GL that is fun to hack. We’ve seen it used as a robot, turned into a war driving box, and obviously this is where dd-wrt custom firmware started.

[Luke] designed the case in MLCAD and found a seller for the parts which came in just over $50. We think it’s much better looking than the stock case an if you used that for a different project, this is a way to replace it. We’ve embedded [Luke's] assembly video after the break. If you like this case, take a look at his LEGO PC case as well.

Comments

  1. Davo says:

    agreed that it looks cooler than the factory case.

  2. Gert says:

    That looks way better, i gotta start doing something with my old pc. You can order each Lego block individualy.

  3. barry99705 says:

    Holy shit! Look at that stack of wrt boxes beside him.

  4. JimLovell says:

    Great now I’ve got dig out my box of Lego. That’s just sexy…

  5. MadHippo says:

    Actually, lego would be a great method for building some kind of modular computer stuff. Lego cases with usb connectors built into lego studs.

    Might have to experiment with that :-)

  6. wifigod says:

    This mod makes me want to take apart one of our Cisco 2950’s we have just laying around and see if I can make a similar case/mod. Would take quite a few bricks though. :-)

  7. napalm says:

    Oooooohh, very nice. I wonder if the plans would work with more routers than that.

  8. Skitchin says:

    You know a lot of people don’t know this but you can also put your weed in there.

    No, seriously, my Linksys WRT54GL stays in my laptop case for portable fun, and doubles as my most trusty stash spot…

  9. David says:

    I can see this not working very well for a more powerful system. Plastic is very good at insulating. Especially plastic with airpockets in it.

    Cool idea though, make’s me wish there was another more modular prototyping solution than sue happy Lego brand block’s.

  10. thetwiz says:

    that is the coolest damn thing i’ve seen in a long time

  11. David M says:

    The case does look amazing, but that thing is going to overheat. It has holes in the top and bottom meant to carry the hot air out the top and bring in cooler air through the bottom. Still though, it looks amazing.

  12. Glen says:

    sweet

  13. blankthemuffin says:

    Provided you build in decent cooling, I wonder what the sound dampening of lego would be for a PC case…

  14. Paul Potter says:

    Fantastic. I also love how it still stacks with the original casing.

    I’ve got a WRT54G. Great router.

  15. SIGTERMer says:

    outstanding

  16. T3chWarrior says:

    Im doing this to my homebrew 360’s

  17. NishaKitty says:

    Pretty neat ^^ Only thing I wonder is if it might overheat from no vent holes heh ^^;

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