In 1932, a small toy company in Billund, Denmark, launched a line of plastic bricks that could be joined together to create structures and shapes. It was called Lego and it was a success that continues to this day.

But don’t think of it as a child’s toy. Lego has been adopted by adults as a device for better time management. It is used in art and design. You can create robots and IoT devices. with them. It’s really universal.

You can even use it to organize your gadgets and electronics. Here’s how.

Make a minifigure cable holder

If your desk is a chaotic mass of cables and wires? The solution may be small, yellow, made of plastic, and have dyed hair. What to expect?

Let’s slow down. I am of course talking about Lego minifigures (commonly called minifigures ). They were first invented in 1978 and allowed people not only to create buildings and structures, but also to bring them to life by adding people to them. Coincidentally, the arms on the minifig are wide enough to grab a standard USB cable.

Attach one to a Sugru drop and you can permanently attach them to a surface, thus creating your very own cable tidy. Just watch the video above for more inspiration.

Organize your DSLR lens caps

SLRs are undoubtedly expensive, but so are lenses. If they get scratched and dirty, the quality of your photos will suffer and it will be difficult to replace them. This is the reason we have lens caps.

These are, as the name suggests, small pieces of plastic that are attached to the lens when the camera is not in use. The problem is that they are easily misplaced, especially when you’re shooting outdoors or in a particularly cluttered environment.

But by attaching a Lego block to the lens cap with a bit of Sugru, you can keep it safe while shooting. The official Sugru YouTube channel shows how in the first 25 seconds of the above video.

It goes without saying that this is not the only defiant use of Sugru

Declutter your table

If you’re anything like me, your desk is a mess. Shameful, even. My work surface is littered with old cell phones, memory cards, and USB sticks. The problem is that clutter in the workplace can seriously reduce productivity.

Once again Lego comes to the rescue. Using several cubes, you can create your own organizer. YouTuber BringerOfVictory shows you how.

The best part is that you can design it to your specifications. There may be a part for your phones. Another part for your external hard drives. Another one that just contains loose Micro USB cables. You get the idea.

Turn your USB sticks into USB blocks

Once upon a time, long before DropBox and Google Drive existed, people used USB drives to move documents from one computer to another. The problem is that they are easily misplaced. Nothing drives you crazy like having an important file on your USB drive and not being able to find it when you need it most.

But here’s the interesting thing: while USB flash drives can be quite short, the vast majority of them are plastic. Actual electronics — guts — this is small. Small enough to fit in a standard sized Lego brick.

Just watch this video by Schorr31. Fair warning, though, this can cause permanent damage to your USB stick, so back up everything first. This will likely void your warranty.

Once you’ve made it into a Lego brick, it’s easy to organize. Just take a bigger piece of Lego and pin it to your desk with some Sugru. When you’re not using your memory card, simply snap it onto this large piece. Easily.

Build a phone charging station

There is no shortage of tutorials online that will show you how to build a Lego charging station for your phone. Some of them require the free use of power tools to cut holes for cables and the like. Others don’t.

If you have a current generation iPhone, you’ll want to check out this video from Modern Warrior, which shows you how to build your own Lego iPhone 6S dock.

If you have an old iPhone (iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPod Touch dock), Modern Warrior will also help you.

Finally, if you’re more of an Android lover, you’ll want to watch this video, which shows how one person made their own Nexus 6P Lego phone stand. Incredible.

Raise your tablet and laptop properly

Laptop and tablet stands — at least the good ones — tend to be very expensive. Often you have to make do with your own DIY stands. For example, my MacBook Pro is currently featured in a pile of National Geographic magazines.

A few enterprising people have created their own tablet and laptop stands using only Lego Technic. On YouTube, SuperLegoCreators123 created his own iPad stand that can even collapse.

And on, user stefan23494 has created his own lego stand. Click here to read how he did it.

Get a building!

If this post inspired you, you can get Lego on Ebay for a pretty cheap price. If you prefer buying new toys, Amazon has some good deals on Lego.

Many of the examples discussed above are related to Sugru. You can make your own quite easily. . Otherwise, you can get it cheap on Amazon.

What will you do? Let me know in the comments below.

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