Really? Yeah, I know; ANOTHER LEGO-related story on The PractitioNERD. But hey, I only post the LEGO-related stories that I consider nerdy and awesome, right? So, on that note, here we have a device that looks like a real keyboard, operates as a true-to-life working keyboard, and has a “Home” button in the shape of a little house (as shown above). Builder Jason Allemann’s keyboard is built entirely of the current and existing LEGO pieces, meaning that while most of the letter keys are essentially basic, many of the keys that serve as special functions are hilariously ad-libbed in their representation. Be sure to check out that “Caps Lock” button; it is AWESOME!
Allemann is well-known for the presence of both form and function in many of his custom LEGO creations. This, his latest work, is even more impressive for the fact that he took the LEGO pieces and constructed them around an existing circuit board from a standard, average keyboard. The main picture below showcases a closer look for all the interesting substitutions that Allemann had to make for the special function keys (i.e., the aforementioned caps lock button, windows, print screen, etc.). Check out the video above that explains the construction of this awesome project.