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Custom Lego Server Case Looks As Though It Came Straight From A Data Center

The image above seems to turn two unremarkable 2U rack servers, of the sort which might be more than likely internet hosting the web page you’re studying at the moment. Nothing particular there – till you glance in moderation and notice that the rack server case at the left is made solely from Lego. And what’s extra, the server even works.

When it involves development Lego computer systems, [Mike Schropp] is the fellow to name. We’ve up to now featured his Lego gaming laptop, a placing case wrapped round what used to be a reasonably succesful system by way of 2020 requirements, in addition to an previous case that reminds us slightly of a NeXT. His popularity for Lego-clad computer systems led server maker Silicon Mechanics to fee a case for a industry display, and [Mike] jumped on the problem.

Making a home-grade system is one factor, however supporting the entire heavy drives, energy provides, and lovers had to make the system paintings is one thing else. He used a mix of conventional Lego items in conjunction with a good sampling of portions from the Lego Technics line to drag off the construct, which seems just about best. Sadly, the Lego unit sizes make the case somewhat taller than 2U, however that’s a small quibble when the entirety else fits so smartly, even the colours. And the truth that the server works, clearly necessary for a industry display demo, is beautiful wonderful too. The energy provides are even hot-swappable!

Congratulations to [Mike] on but some other exceptional Lego advent.