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Bricked: Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 Built with Lego

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This is a graphics card that won't fit in your case or run Crysis.

Some people like their graphics cards; others love them; and still other people live for them. Xiaosheng Li loves his GTX 690 graphics card so much that he built one out of Legos. Yes, Legos, the Danish-made construction toy.

To build it, Xiaosheng used 11,396 Lego bricks, with the end result being a six foot long, two foot wide behemoth. The project took him three months as well as 10,000¥, equating to about $1640. To design the card, Xiaosheng used the LEGO Digital Designer software

The graphics card might not run Crysis, though it does have a working fan!

For more details on the project, read his forum post at the TechPowerUp forums.

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    cwolf78 , December 4, 2013 2:20 PM
    Funny that the Lego version of the 690 is more expensive that the real thing!
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    Jim_L9 , December 4, 2013 1:03 PM
    Weird, but cool.
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  • 15 Hide
    Jim_L9 , December 4, 2013 1:03 PM
    Weird, but cool.
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    clonazepam , December 4, 2013 1:04 PM
    "Or run crysis" ... well glad we won't see that comment question lol... I would have built a woman, myself.
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    thundervore , December 4, 2013 1:15 PM
    As a fan of both Lego and Nvidia i must say that i am impressed.
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    wikiwikiwhat , December 4, 2013 1:42 PM
    Now where's its case to fit that in.
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    xroe , December 4, 2013 1:43 PM
    Now we just need a modular case that can accommodate it *obvious cough* lego *obvious Cough*
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    cwolf78 , December 4, 2013 2:20 PM
    Funny that the Lego version of the 690 is more expensive that the real thing!
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    iknowhowtofixit , December 4, 2013 3:01 PM
    I will never understand how someone would spend that much for something like this. I guess 15 minutes is worth $1600 bucks to this guy...
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    Zachasaurs , December 4, 2013 3:34 PM
    15 minutes? i guarantee working 6 hours a day this would take at least 4 months and it would become immobile with ought breaking
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    hotroderx , December 4, 2013 4:14 PM
    If I was Nvidia I offer to not only buy the lego card but also hire him for marketing. The kid obviously has some talent for engineering even if he used a program to help design it.
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    vaughn2k , December 4, 2013 4:29 PM
    Should have bought the real one though... :D  :D  :D 
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    Pyree , December 4, 2013 4:31 PM
    My GTX 690 is bricked. :p 
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    knowom , December 4, 2013 5:15 PM
    Nvidia should give him a new top of the line graphics card just for the nice free publicity this provided them.
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    SchizoFrog , December 4, 2013 5:54 PM
    Not as impressive as first thought when you realise that he used computer software to design the model and then just follows the instructions of using what bit where and when.

    As for iknowhowtofixit's comment, if you are bored of Lego in 15 minutes then that is down to you and your lack of creative thinking, not Lego itself.
    Lego has been around for almost 65 years (1949) and has inspired generation after generation. Lego took the 'creative construction' crown from Mechano and nothing has been able to compete since.
    Now grow up, stop complaining and go play with some Lego.
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    iknowhowtofixit , December 4, 2013 6:09 PM
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    I will never understand how someone would spend that much for something like this. I guess 15 minutes is worth $1600 bucks to this guy...


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    15 minutes? i guarantee working 6 hours a day this would take at least 4 months and it would become immobile with ought breaking


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    Not as impressive as first thought when you realise that he used computer software to design the model and then just follows the instructions of using what bit where and when.

    As for iknowhowtofixit's comment, if you are bored of Lego in 15 minutes then that is down to you and your lack of creative thinking, not Lego itself.
    Lego has been around for almost 65 years (1949) and has inspired generation after generation. Lego took the 'creative construction' crown from Mechano and nothing has been able to compete since.
    Now grow up, stop complaining and go play with some Lego.


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    He meant his "15 minutes of fame", not how long it took him to make it. He is getting about 2 of those minutes from this post.


    For the record, u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya understands what I said.
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    Keith Cronhardt , December 4, 2013 6:35 PM
    Which cost more? the legos or the actual card?
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    Keith Cronhardt , December 4, 2013 6:38 PM
    sorry, I just read the headline and then commented without reading the article. :( 
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    Jake Wenta , December 4, 2013 10:16 PM
    They should make a card this big. The power and cooling ability would be outstanding. Maybe not so practical, and probably uber loud, but still awesome :) 
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    Stone Jonez , December 4, 2013 10:28 PM
    ¥10,000 doesn't equal $1640...
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    IndustryStandard , December 4, 2013 10:52 PM
    That's 10,000 yuan, not yen, which is $1,641 as of my post.
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    Chairman Ray , December 4, 2013 11:03 PM
    I am genuinely impressed
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