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Possibly, I didn't do it that way though, maybe next time I will try that way.
 
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Possibly, I didn't do it that way though, maybe next time I will try that way.

looks awesome! how did you end up doing it?
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looks awesome! how did you end up doing it?
I used my trusty method of modding many things. I got a paper clip, a lighter, heated the paper clip till it was orange and began to cut away at the legos inner stem. That took multiple goes, until I finally got it all the way cut down, then I heated the paper clip and cut down the keycap to just the stem and the 4(or 2) cross sections off. Got some 60 grit sandpaper and sanded it down flat. Attached the stem with its little 4 points attached and put it on a mx switch laying around. superglued it to the inside of the lego and held it there until it dried.

I just now added more super glue to the inside of the key and then I will fill the inside with some hot glue to tidy it up and make it more sturdy. It was already sturdy though, I was able to pull it off of a key with a puller multiple times without any problems.
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I wonder who has spent the most, _AKIMbO_ would probably be a good guess.

A lot of hardcore keyboard users aren't registered on OCN. There are guys from Deskthority, GH, and Korean forums that spend thousands on keyboards and keycaps. Tsangan recently sold his CC collection for....$3K+? Not sure, but he also sold around $4K worth in keyboards. Glod is another GH member who has a pretty big keyboard collection, he has 2 ErgoDox sets, an HHKB and a bunch of other MX boards. eth0s has a huge CC collection and a Realforce, HHKB, and Leopold FC660C.

Sorry if I'm not naming members of OCN, but many of those guys don't post regularly here.
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Don't forget Boost, DanGWanG and others who have sold massive collections as well. And don't even get started on Korean stuff if you value your cash. There are people who could have bought a car with what they dropped on keyboards after getting into the Koreans and, to a lesser extent, Topre. It's why I prefer to get the cheaper custom PCBs then make my own case for them instead of dropping $300-800 for the case et al.
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That Lego keycap is amazing, very well done smile.gif I would have a full lego keyboard if I didn't think it would kill my fingertips smile.gif

And FYI NEO I am in the UK and bought my keyboard from Banggood did not have any charges, they say on their site they have a uk warehouse so I wonder if they ship through that somehow. Anyway service was ok.
    
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And FYI NEO I am in the UK and bought my keyboard from Banggood did not have any charges, they say on their site they have a uk warehouse so I wonder if they ship through that somehow. Anyway service was ok.

Thanks man. smile.gif The blank caps I was looking at only had the Chinese wearhouse, but I'm guessing (and from dutycalculator) a package of £10 value won't get import charged... I'm guessing.
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I used my trusty method of modding many things. I got a paper clip, a lighter, heated the paper clip till it was orange and began to cut away at the legos inner stem. That took multiple goes, until I finally got it all the way cut down, then I heated the paper clip and cut down the keycap to just the stem and the 4(or 2) cross sections off. Got some 60 grit sandpaper and sanded it down flat. Attached the stem with its little 4 points attached and put it on a mx switch laying around. superglued it to the inside of the lego and held it there until it dried.

I just now added more super glue to the inside of the key and then I will fill the inside with some hot glue to tidy it up and make it more sturdy. It was already sturdy though, I was able to pull it off of a key with a puller multiple times without any problems.
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very nice. I think I will definitely have to give it a try.
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Hay guys, I am the prowed owner of a CM Storm Trigger, W/Cherry Blues (my personal favorite... anyone arround who complains about the clickyness can shove it...lol) I love the size and layout of the keyboard(W/out the wrist wrest), its prefect, and the onboard memory is perfect, (no worries about windows or the software for my macros) and the software CP is rock stable, I have no need for more than 6KRO so no worries there, but... but i use it on my lap... frown.gif no desk for me... which is where the problems are! Due to the crappy detachable mini usb plug it uses, it constantly comes unpluged and its annoying as can be. So I Ask is there any keybord out there that stands up to the quality, layout, and functionality of this bord with out a removable usb cable and cherry blues? I have looked at the Razer line, especially the Black Widdow U 2013, it has the same layout, but no onborad memory for the macros, plus I will avoid Razer at all costs, because synapsys is the worst most unstable POS software I have seen sinse ATIs pre AMD drivers XD... any suggestions?
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a filco.

fyi, the quality of the triggers is crap, the only CM boards to get are the rapid and the XT
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