Leggo Of My LEGO-Inspired Radio Alarm Clock and Boombox
These days, I just can't seem to get enough of LEGO-inspired toys, games, and electronics. The latest gadgets to add to that list would be the LEGO Boombox and the LEGO Radio Alarm Clock.
Music a huge part of my day and quite possibly, my life. There are some songs that just take me back to an experience or a special occasion whenever I hear them and then a huge wave of nostalgia just washes over me.
So if you happen to be a music fan and a mega-LEGO-maniac, then maybe these latest gadgetry finds are right up your aisle.
The fun thing about these LEGO goodies are that they are also technically giant LEGO bricks. That means that you can connect them with one another (although I'm not sure that's a very good idea just in case some blocks fall off. But the point is, it's cool that you can actually use them as LEGO blocks, if you wanted to.)
Anyway, the LEGO Radio Alarm Clock comes in fiery red. Like the LEGO Boombox, it also comes ten times larger than your regular LEGO brick. It's got a clear digital display showing the time plus the volume and radio tuner can be toggled by the two knobs on top of it. You can choose to power it up by plugging it into your power socket or using batteries if that's your preference.
Here are some of its features:
- Adjustable backlit display
- 12/24 hour clock
- Alarm function (alarm can either be buzzer or radio station)
- Volume dial doubles as snooze button
It's huge, it's blue, and it looks like a giant LEGO block, only it's not. The LEGO Boombox is set for release on May 20th but you can actually pre-order it now on Firebox if you want to get first dibs.
The LEGO Boombox can play your favorite CDs as well as tune in to your favorite AM/FM radio stations and programs. It might be a bold assumption to make, but I'm assuming that a huge majority of the people of the world already have an MP3 player of some sort, be it an iPod, a Zune, or a Cody. So what kind of gadget would the LEGO Boombox be if you can't hook up your MP3 player to play your most recent LSS songs, right? Not a very good one, which is why it is because it can connect to your MP3 player.
The fun thing is that you can twist and turn the pegs on top of the boombox to toggle the volume and adjust the AM/FM tuner. (Update: The Lego Boombox is no longer being manufactured. We've linked to used ones still available. In addition to the alarm clock, there is still a Lego AM/FM Radio available here.)
Here are some more features for the LEGO Boombox:
- 10 times larger than a standard 8 stud LEGO brick Plays CDs, CDRs, CDRWs and AM/FM Radio
- Program play can be programmed up to 20 tracks
- AM/FM Radio, Analogue Tuning, Digital LCD Tuning Display
And here are its specifications:
- 1.1 inch LCD display with backlight
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 3.5 mm aux in jack (MP3 connection capability)
- 2x 1W 2 Channel Speakers
- Dynamic Bass Boost
So what do you think of these latest LEGO gadgets that Firebox is churning out? I don't know about you but I'd love to give that big old dial on the LEGO Radio Alarm Clock a bit fat wallop every time I wake up in the morning.