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Industrial Designer Turns Regular Shoe Into A Self-Lacing Shoe With LEGO

Not everyone can afford to dish out $200K for a high-tech self-lacing shoe. Hell, even 720 bucks is overly excessive for a pair of sneakers however high-tech it may be. So, what do you do when you really want a Back to the Future II self-lacing shoe? Cobble up one with LEGO, of course. Wait, what? Is that even possible? Well, as it turns out, it can be done by combining some LEGO elements with other materials – as demonstrated by industrial designer, Vimal Patel. Armed with a dremel and a hot glue, he managed to retrofit a LEGO-powered self-lacing mechanism onto a worn out shoe and had it working like the real-deal, albeit a little slower. Continue reading Industrial Designer Turns Regular Shoe Into A Self-Lacing Shoe With LEGO