LEGO is appealing more and more to adult builders these days – it has to, now that every other set costs north of $300. But you won’t find its latest creation on a Target toy shelf. The company took to Twitter this weekend to show off an enormous custom haunted house design, filled to the brim with creepy touches and monster mini-figs. But the coolest part is hiding right behind the brickwork: a fully functional gaming PC, complete with a custom cooling loop that would make any mad scientist proud.
The way the parts are integrated into the decor is ingenious. Cooling fans are inserted into decorative arches, reservoirs hide LEGO spiders in “conservative”, and every inch of the exterior and interior is touched with creepy little details. Open the case with its integrated hinges and you’ll find a huge Frankenstein monster, various balconies for minifigs to hang (or from), a pipe organ for Dracula, and even a tiny LED showing system temperatures with custom brick graphics. Some of the minifigs are even integrated as party guides for cable routing.
The massive creation is larger than any retail set, made of more than 20,000 LEGO bricks. Hardware specs include a Core i9-12900KF processor and a GeForce RTX 3090 GPU, all triggered by a switch cunningly hidden under a gargoyle on the outside of the housing. Unfortunately, this is a completely promotional design: although there are many LEGO computers out there, this one will remain a unique masterpiece.