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Toy Block Tablet Hybrids

LEGO Maniac Duplicates a Wii U Controller with iPad and Lots of LEGO

— January 23, 2013 — Pop Culture
With the responsive touch screen and similar size, there's more than a few things that the iPad and Wii U have in common, but those commonalities clearly weren't enough for this LEGO Maniac.

The LEGO Maniac in question is YouTube user Kooberz, who felt the need to upgrade his existing (but sadly non-functional replica) LEGO Wii. In the video, he takes apart his LEGO Wii and updates it using a ton of sorted LEGO bricks to reflect the new design of Nintendo's latest console.

The most impressive part of the video is how he essentially makes the world's coolest iPad case by replicating the touch screen controller by building a LEGO Wii U case around it. The results are very cool and surprisingly accurate to the original design.

By the way, if you recognize the music in the video and can't put your finger as to where, it's from the Super Nintendo classic, Donkey Kong Country.
Trend Themes
1. Toy Block Tablet Hybrids - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the market potential for integrating LEGO blocks into tablet devices to create unique, customizable tablet cases.
2. Lego-based Customization - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Build on the idea of LEGO-based customization by creating a platform that allows consumers to personalize and modify existing products using LEGO bricks.
3. Replicating Real-life Objects - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop technologies or methods that enable users to replicate real-life objects, such as gaming consoles, using LEGO or other building blocks.
Industry Implications
1. Toys - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with toy manufacturers to create tablet accessories that combine the playfulness of LEGO with the functionality of modern technology.
2. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore partnerships with consumer electronics companies to integrate LEGO or similar building blocks into their products, allowing for greater customization and personalization.
3. Product Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Challenge traditional product design practices by incorporating LEGO or other building blocks as a medium for creating unique and customizable consumer goods.
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