Intel shows off Arc graphics card made out of LEGO

Published: Jan 29th 2023, 13:15 GMT   Comments

This Arc GPU is the most detailed LEGO graphics card yet

Intel Arc fans recently had an opportunity to see a unique project by one of the employees.

A life-sized LEGO model of the ARC desktop GPU is currently being developed by one of the tech marketing execs, Zach Hill. The aim of this project is to create a replica of a real-life desktop Arc A750 graphics card using LEGO bricks. Zach has been developing this project using available 3D building tools developed by LEGO.

The project was presented during Intel Creators Office Hours, where typically Blender, 3D graphics or AI art is discussed, but this time a different kind of project was shown. One important thing to note is that this project is not yet completed, and not yet ready to be published. In its current state, the project took 6 months to finish and has seen numerous changes over this time.

Intel ARC desktop GPU LEGO project in 3D, Source: Intel/Zach Hill

Zach has been involved with LEGO designs for many years and even writes for a blog that reviews new sets and parts. He has extensive knowledge of available bricks and how to put them together, which means that once the project is finished, it will look as good as it is even possible with LEGOs.

Intel ARC desktop GPU LEGO project in 3D, Source: Intel/Zach Hill

The inspiration for Arc GPU made from LEGOs came from similar and official sets like Atari and Nintendo consoles, which are ‘almost’ a real-life representations of the popular gaming consoles from the past.

The closest we got to LEGO graphics card was this project by Colorful. They developed this RTX 4090 Vulcan graphics card as part of their gaming PC made of LEGOs experience. It goes without saying, but it is a much less detailed project than the Arc.

RTX 4090 Vulcan, Source: Colorful

Once finished, Zach’s project could end up on public BrickLink site, which would allow others to order and build the project on their own. Alternatively, it could become the official LEGO project, should Intel green light and promote the project on LEGO Ideas page, but this would require 10,000 votes within 6 months from the community.

Source: Zach Hill via Tom’s Hardware

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