Lego replica of 1984 Mac an iPad dock

The Full Circle 1984 Macintosh Lego replica. (Jason Kinsella and Charlotte Bakken / all credits)

The Full Circle 1984 Macintosh Lego replica. (Jason Kinsella and Charlotte Bakken / all credits)

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Trendy iPad docks have saturated the design scene, but this Lego reconstruction of a 1984 Macintosh computer is wittier than most.

Designed by Oslo creative duo Charlotte Bakken and Jason Kinsella, 'The Full Circle' is a to-scale replica that references the meteoric rise of Apple over the past three decades, functioning as a holding dock for the brand's famous tablet.

Made from over 1,400 Lego pieces, the model needed only minor adjustments to its design to be able to function as an iPad dock.

"The product is testament to how a brand can sometimes move in a full circle," according to Bakken.

Kinsella was inspired to create the replica whilst creating Lego models with his children.

"I love it because it brings a cool piece of Apple nostalgia back to life with an unexpected twist that fuses the past and the present of Apple's design history," he told Relaxnews. 

The model was designed with the simple objective of "creating a shareable self-promotional piece," so is unlikely to be going into production any time soon.

Yet thanks to Bakken and Kinsella's accompanying stop-motion video, Apple fans can recreate the concept themselves, with the duo planning to publish the schematic instructions for the model's construction in January. 

2014 will mark the 30th birthday of the iconic Macintosh, and the design is not the first Lego accessory to pay homage to Apple's beginnings.

Early in 2013, Canadian designer Chris McVeigh unveiled his Lego replica of the classic computer, complete with keyboard and mouse, pictured exactly as it was in the first advertisement shot.


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