LEGO, being a hugely popular toy that has spanned decades, has seen its fair share of tie-ins in the past, and most recently, we brought you word on a LEGO Moleskine notebook. Well, here is another blast from the past that tech enthusiasts might remember fondly – the Sinclair ZX81 home computer which rolled out in 1981, being marketed as a low-cost introduction to home computing for the masses. Being a huge success, over 1.5 million units were sold in the UK before it took the discontinued route. The ZX81 was a role model in efficiency back then, specially designed to be compact in size, simple to use and most importantly, cheap, as it had minimal components inside to keep it affordable. There was no monitor to go with this, as your TV set is plugged into the Sinclair ZX81, while programs and data were loaded and saved onto audio tape cassettes. This LEGO makeover pays tribute to the 1981 effort, and closely resembled the original in terms of size. Definitely a walk down memory lane, but will it make its way onto the market as an official LEGO set?

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