At 2/24/09 12:20 PM, DJ-Keen wrote:
At 2/21/09 03:03 PM, ThoseSneakyFrench wrote:
HELP SUPPORT TSF'S HOBBY
Send me your computer, and 400-600 dollarsHOLD IT RIGHT THERE.
You want 400-600 dollars for something I could do myself in a day? AND you want me to up and just mail my computer to you, where I'd probably never see it again?'
Yeah.. I don't think so.
Here's some funky calculations for you.
The perimeter of a midtower enclosure is about 18 2x10 bricks. The height of a conventional midtower is about 75 bricks.
2x10 bricks are $0.25 from LEGO.com
75 perimeters of 2x10s is 1350 bricks.
1350 bricks costs 337.50 plus tax.
This is of course, not even including other parts that are needed, like plates for the motherboard tray and base.
Not to mention hardware which probably totaled $20.
Lets say it costs $400 in raw materials for me to start a LEGO case.
Also, the LEGO case took me a solid 3-4 days to build, as you can see from the progression of the worklog. I put in maybe 2-3 hours a day. Assuming I clocked in at 10 hours to build the case, this leaves 0-20 dollars an hour for workmanship.
So really, that figure is an undershoot.