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Nostalgic Interfaces - Classic Space Computers

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This submission is based on the classic designs of five of my favorite LEGO Space computers from the 1980s!

These computers are a staple for me when building MOCs. Nothing beats their simplistic and compelling designs. I initially built these to hang on my wall in my LEGO Room, but thought they were super effective with their UCS-like display stands which showcase the original LEGO elements these builds are based on. 

After building these, I've found that with a little imagination, you can stick them almost anywhere to "secure" your belongings with a computer interface too!

I think this would make a great LEGO set for the following reasons:
  • Nostalgia Value
    • Everyone loves harking back to their favorite moments, and these large-scale representations of Classic Space computers scratches that itch for me.
  • Attractive Display Objects
    • Even if you don't have the history with these designs, you can appreciate their beauty as-is when displayed on a wall or desk.
  • Build Options
    • I think this would make a great multi-build set, like the 3-in-1 sets, etc. Many of the same pieces can be used in unique ways to build different designs.
    • Including parts of different colors, you could make these in any color you wish. I chose blue backgrounds, but most of these computers came in other colors as well, so you could include parts to make grey, white, etc.
  • Simple, but Elegant
    • The vast majority of parts used to build these computers are "standard" LEGO elements, so these are not intimidating or overly complex builds.

If you're like me, and have a great fondness for Classic Space, I can imagine that having a couple of these hanging on your wall would be pretty satisfying.

If this submission makes it to 10,000 supporters, I will freak right out. 

PS: As far as I can tell, LEGO doesn't make round 1x1 tiles in Green, which is why I had to use Lime ones for some of my buttons. If this submission got turned into a set and we got Green 1x1s out of it, that alone would be worth it! Am I right or am I right!?