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Getting creative with your Nokia Wireless Charger and a pile of Legos

Nokia Lumia 920

Every now and again we run across a discussion over in the Windows Phone Central Forums that reminds us how creative our readers can be. WPCentral member TheKinkajou has created a stand for the Nokia Qi Wireless charger out of Legos.

It is the latest of such creations that we have seen over the past year or so in the forums and appears to fit the bill rather nicely.

Photo Courtesy TheKinkajou

The core of the stand is your standard Nokia DT-900 charger and while there is more than one way to build such a stand, TheKinkajou is working on getting parts list together for all the Lego pieces used. 

If you have younger kids who dabble with Lego construction or are a Lego aficionado yourself, building a stand should be a more economical option to consider than picking up the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910).

Have you discovered a creative way to prop up your Nokia Wireless Charger? If you have or just curious about the Lego builds, head on over to this WPCentral Forums discussion and share your thoughts.

Thanks, Kyle, for the tip!

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5tephen says:

+920

Everything is awesomeeeeeeeee

Chi28n2k says:

He used The Piece Of Requirement!

pankaj981 says:

That phone...at the very first instant looked like a 900 till I saw the WP8 logo

The 900 also has metallic buttons on the side. That's something I actually liked in the design...and Zune of course

simphf says:

*LEGO. Yeah, I'm one of those guys.

wpn00b says:

LOL. Or is it "lol"?

I'm with you... "Legos" is an abomination.

schlubadub says:

+1 the plural of Lego is Lego... uppercase or not doesn't bother me

WPnewbie90 says:

Not to be confused with "Lehgo!"

stjimmie says:

Too much cool here !!

bleargh says:

It's just Lego - even in plural ;-)

But proper in all caps.

jasonxz says:

OK.  I'm building one of these when I get home.

Genius!

Yup, I saw this on the forums, and was amazed by it! :D

I still wonder why they don't sell custom kits at the store that could be made real quick and are stylish!

UncleGrandpa says:

Slow news day..?..

Chef316 says:

I wonder if the writers of these articles ever get tired if this comment.....@George_Ponder

Jeffrey Fox says:

I wonder that when I see a "Someone in our forums said" news story, but its nice to have more articles to read during the day. Its like a highlight of the day thing.

Talbot690 says:

At least its not about android

TechFreak1 says:

Niice, shame I longer have my K'nex sets lol... gave them away to my nephews and neices.

TR3MBLETT says:

Would love to see a build sheet for this, I have (my son has) lots of Lego, but I can guarantee that if I try it will not come out as good. LOL

HaibaneReki says:

I cut mine from left over polystyrene from packaging. :)

cjallan417 says:

Nice work. It immediately made me think of the end of Star Wars episode III. I picture your Lumia waking up every morning, checking for an elusive update from AT&T.  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

 

http://youtu.be/c6bEs3dxjPg?t=3m31s

moc426 says:

lol funny thing is, I used pieces from my lego star wars tie fighter to make it.

Since we're talking wireless charging....
Somebody please recommend accessories (charger, case etc) for my New 925 coming early next week.

The Nokia Qi adapter for the phone (Capt. Obvious here) and the DT-900 are what I use and they work perfectly. I've read that the Nokia car stand Qi adapter is crap (they don't even list it on their website anymore) but I've never used it so can't confirm. I'm looking into some third-party Qi car chargers  so hope to have a review in the near future.

Jack Larson1 says:

The JBL power up speaker has blutooth and NFC/wirless charging, available from Nokia.com

Younger kids tsss.. I'll buy me some Lego to build this, doesn't matter how old I am :D!

b0blight says:

Everything is awesome !! 

mango.lover says:

Going retro with that Lumia 800.

Aniket Bhat says:

You're kidding right? 800 doesn't have Qi charging..

Edmond Gozo says:

I made mine out of two acrylic stands and some handyman leftovers -- duct tape, rubber pads, a cable clip, and a pair of L-brackets (for a weighted base).

lippidp says:

I thought about doing that, but didn't like the idea of the wire coming out the top. I bought the Tylt and am happy with it.

digorykirke says:

:D Everything is awesome!!! :)

Lloytron says:

The plural of LEGO is LEGO! Not Legos.

THIS. Many times over. Lego is like grass and sand - it's an entity comprising of many parts yet its plural stays the same. Damn Yanks, bastardising language.

grasses and sands are also words though normally used when referring to different types of. Back in the day, I remember the company Lego wanting to refer to their toys as Lego bricks or Lego toys, not Lego's. They didn't want to be like Kleenex (brand) tissues. Whatever. Just be glad you're popular and don't try to nickname yourself or get mad at others for what they call you or your products if it's not meant to be derogatory.

Talbot690 says:

The plural of Moose is Meese.

schlubadub says:

Well... "grasses" and "sands" are correct i.e. desert sands, many grasses. "Lego" is more like saying "sheep" i.e. Legos and Sheeps are both incorrect

jleebiker says:

www.buildwithchrome.com
I've literally spent hours on there. ;-)

 

xrs22 says:

Death toys is what they are.

Petucky says:

I've built it into the table next to my bed, LED light included:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8W38zqyk0c

felickz says:

Are there instructions or build list for this?

holysocks says:

this is boring and uncreative

I only had this box of legos: http://i.imgur.com/hFdpIPJ.jpg

and used it to make this: http://i.imgur.com/bcTYu4a.jpg

AskaLangly says:

Any plan? I could use my brother-in-law's buckets and make one right now. Love my 900 be a 910 right now...

Corkers100 says:

I've made a stand with some old tape cassette cases and cut a hole in one case to fit the charger and the cable runs through underneath. Works great, looks like a load of plastic and glue with a phone on top.

PeadarWagon says:

Lego is already plural

Talbot690 says:

Omg if you hadn't have said that I would have missed where 100 other people have said it before you...

Ben Kolo says:

I built one of these over a year ago, I use it every single day on my desk at work!

I made a Lego wireless charging stand last year, there's a thread we made about it for those interested.

I made a LEGO charging stand for my 920 about a week after it was launched. Includes 3-sided enclosure to make sure the 920 is properly positioned with access to the power button, 4-position angled stand with spring-loaded shock absorbers, cable conduit with strain relief. Perfect for charging the 920 or to use it while it charges.

sht00 says:

For the sake of those of us with grammatical OCD, please singularise "Legos". Here it is from the horses mouth. :) https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/434428087548538880

PurpleOmen says:

What does it say? for those of us who haven't stooped to twitter.

sht00 says:

It was the official Lego twitter account saying:

LEGO is an abbreviation of the Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well". b/c its our brand name it shouldnt be pluralized :)

waded says:

Speaking of that DT-900 charger: does anyone know where to get the cable for it? I lost the cable in a freak accident.

Kniphe says:

I made one for my phone as well, a little rough

 

http://i.imgur.com/IrtAirX.jpg

 

I really need something to keep my 1520 stable on the wireless charger lol

splash112 says:

Love this

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DavidinCT says:

I gota get a 3-D printer...this could be fun !

Here's my build.  The kid wouldn't let me break any sets, so I had to use spare parts.  I tried to keep it black/yellow because yellow would be the phone I got if I had to replace the black 1020. - http://imgur.com/a/3kwE6