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Keep Your Phone Charging With This LEGO Minifig Life Hack

Keep Your Phone Charging With This LEGO Minifig Life Hack

A LEGO-adjacent life hack emerged on Twitter this week after a professor of microbiology figured out the true value of minifigs.

When Shapiro’s ingenious observation went viral, LEGO enthusiasts the world over shared photos of their own cord-carrying buddies. As it turns out, all sorts of minifigs, from the unsung hero of The LEGO Movie to the god of thunder, are willing to lend a helping hand.

After seeing all this, I knew I had to get in on the fun. But I soon realized the minifigs I had on hand—Batman and the Joker, both from the Dark Knight trilogy Tumbler set—didn’t possess the strength of the minifig in Shapiro’s tweet.


I was about to dismiss the life hack as ineffectual. Then I noticed what Shapiro had that I didn’t: a base strong enough to anchor both the minifig and the charging cable. Neither the Caped Crusader nor the Clown Prince of Crime came with such a base to support them. (Batman, by the way, does not look psyched about joining forces with the Joker to help power my MacBook, but then, Batman’s never looked psyched about anything in his life.)

Anyway, that’s when I brought in the big guns.

As it turns out, WALL•E has the strength to carry cords (including heavy ones!), and he looks cute doing it.

In conclusion, you can never have too many LEGO sets lying around, because you can and will find a way to use one piece or another someday.

Which minifig do you trust with your cords? Let us know in the comments!

Images: Christy Admiraal

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