When I was a kid, LEGOs came in big boxes and there were very few special bricks. There were no kits. You didn’t have exact designs for X-Wing Fighters or fire stations. You had to make that stuff from scratch out of 2 x 2, 2 x 6, and 1 x 1 plastic connectable bricks. If you were lucky, you had a couple of windows and a handful of wheels, but special pieces were a rarity. Now days, kids can recreate the Carbonite freezer scene from Empire Strikes Back, complete with frozen LEGO Han.
Things may never go back to the way they were when I was a kid, but sometimes, that is a good thing. Especially when it comes to mixing my two favorite things, technology and toys. Today, Belkin has announced an official partnership with LEGO to create cases for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
“The LEGO company is a renowned global brand, synonymous with quality, design and most importantly, fun,” said Patrick Sullivan, director of product management at Belkin. “This partnership opens up a whole new audience for Belkin and we are extremely excited to work together on a line of cases based on iconic LEGO toys that will inspire creativity and promote individuality in people of all ages.”
You bet it will inspire creativity in people of all ages. I have a feeling that parents will be a lot more likely to turn their iPads into castles than their kids will. I know I’ll be recreating LEGO Sarlacc Pit with mine.