This DIY lace-tightening LEGO machine can tie your shoe laces for you. 1989’s Back to the Future Part II promised its audience that self-tying shoes would be an integral part of our daily routines, providing both convenience and ease. Since then, a few renditions of the concept have been attempted, including Nike's self-lacing sneakers, 'HyperAdapt.'
Industrial designer Vimal Patel has created his own adaptation of the technology, through creating a machine made from LEGO that carries out the highly sought out task. The contraption attaches the shoe laces onto LEGO 'connection points.' When Patel turns on the attached battery pack, the gears begin winding, moving in motions which tie the shoe laces together. Patal succeeded in finding practical uses for LEGO blocks through his DIY lace-tightening LEGO machine which combines ultimate convenience with futuristic wonder.