Build the Ultimate LEGO Fidget Cube! | BRICK X BRICK


(hip hop music) – Friends, welcome back to Brick by Brick. I am your host, Adam Ward, and if you’re anything like me you’ve probably got a desk somewhere. And sometimes you just
don’t wanna be at that desk, you’ve got too much energy,
you wanna go outside, you wanna do something other
than what you’re working on. But sometimes we gotta stay at that desk. So there’s a lot of things
out in the world right now to help us fidget, help us play, help us take our mind off
whatever we’re working on, so I wanted to make some Lego versions. So I’ve made some spinners and I’ve also made a Lego fidget cube. Now this Lego fidget cube has six sides and each side has a different module. It’s got a turntable. (turntable scratching) It’s got a googly eyed little joystick that goes every direction. It’s got a switch, up and down, up and down. It’s got a slider, a lever, and (snapping) a very satisfying wheel. So, we’re gonna learn how to
make these awesome little toys that might make your school,
your desk, your work, whatever, just a little bit more fun. (funky music) Each side of the fidget
cube is on a four by four plate base, so we’re
gonna go side by side. First up is the joystick. So we start with our four by four base and on the sides of this
base we are going to use some of our very wonderful SNOT bricks, a stud not on top. So what we’re gonna do is
we are gonna put SNOT bricks facing away from each
other on all four sides. These SNOT bricks are gonna help this side of our fidget cube connect
all the other sides. Next up we’ve got two more SNOT bricks but these are super special
cause they’ve got studs on two sides. So what we wanna do is
we wanna turn our base and slide these SNOT bricks in so their studs are sticking
in the opposite direction as the gray SNOT bricks. Once those are in we grab two more and those are gonna go
opposite from the double. And these just have a
single stud on the side, nothing on the inside. Then to get our joystick
that really cool motion we use a ball and socket joint. So we’re gonna snap our
ball right into our socket and we’re gonna take a boat tile and put it up behind the ball joint. And we’re gonna take little
one by one rounded plates, put it right on like that. Then we’ve got this really cool piece. It is a rounded two by two jumper plate. And this goes right on top. Now I like to use an eye
just to give your fidget cube a little personality, you can name it, turn it into a character if you want, but any one by one tile will work great. And put the eye just on like that. And then what we do is we
grab two more SNOT bricks. And these SNOT bricks are gonna connect right to the back. And then on the front side
we are going to put down one one by two tile. We’re gonna slide this in to
the center of our four by four plate, and what’s cool is about
these sand green SNOT bricks is they’ve got that stud on the side and that stud pokes out just
enough to touch this tile, so our joystick is super secure in there, it’s not going anywhere. To secure it even more we grab a couple of one by two bricks,
slide those in like so, and I like to put the tiles on to give it that nice clean finish. And since it’s got a eye
let’s name it something. Let’s call our joystick Patricia is the name of this joystick. (laughs) You can call your joystick
anything you want. Joystick is done, now
it’s time for the wheel. Just like the joystick, the wheel is built on a four by four plate. And then we’re using
the SNOT bricks again. Put one by one in all of the corners. So we got one side with two facing out and another side with two facing out. Now, in between one of those SNOT bricks we are going to put a jumper plate. So that’s the plate that has
the one by one in the center and we are gonna grab a little wedge and put it right on top
of that jumper plate. Then we take that whole thing and slide it right in there. And this is the piece that gives the wheel the little bit of resistance
and makes that awesome sound. I’m a big fan of it. Alright, our ridge is in place, so now we’re gonna grab
two more SNOT bricks and put them off on the same side as this lower part of the wedge. On top of those SNOT
bricks we are going to put a one by four plate,
connect those all together, and make them nice and strong. And then on top of that is
gonna go our wheel and our axle. We’ve got this wheel,
it’s about three bricks and it’s got the really nice
tread, I love these wheels, so cool to put on cars. So we snap that on. And this wheel is gonna go right there but before we do it we wanna put down a two by two tile, keep it nice and smooth. Then our wheel pops into place, and you can just hold
it down with your thumb and give it a little test drive. (snapping) Oh, I love that noise. Then we’ve got more SNOT bricks
for this side that stick out and then we’ve got this panel. A little one by two panel,
the bottom looks like a tile but it’s got this cool ridge on the side. And that’s gonna go right in there. Then we’re just gonna make things even, so we’re gonna take a one by four plate, put it right there, and then a one by two plate, put it right on top like that
so it matches the wheel side with the non wheel side, then we’ve got these really
cool tiles, but they’re rounded, so there’s an opening in
a middle for a one by two, so over the axle and over this spot. And we put those on, and now our wheel is nice and secure, we’ve got this cool
rounded feel for our cube. (snapping) And we can just spin away all day long. I could literally do that
forever, but I won’t. Our wheel is done, we
got our joystick done. And the reason we started with those two is these are the two largest
sides of the fidget cube. We can think about these
pieces as being our north and our south, they are
gonna be opposite each other. And when we look we can see
that if we hold it like this we see all of these studs
sticking out on each side. So these are the sides where our smaller modules are gonna go. Ready for the next sides? Here we go. This one is super duper simple. All you do is get a four
by four rounded plate, and this is a four by four turntable. Take the plate, snap it on the turntable, ready to go. That’s like the easiest side in the world. Let’s put this one aside for now, and we’re also gonna do our switch. Our switch, got a four by four plate, then on top of the four by four plate we are going to put little one by fours. And we’ve got this great
90 degree one by two hinge, one of my favorite pieces, really awesome for doors or cockpits, all
sorts of different things that you can use these for. Right on top of the one by two hinge goes this one by two plate
with a bar on the side. And I’ll put that so
the bar is facing away from the opening. Now on top of the bar we are going to put a little one by two grill. These pieces are really cool and they give your finger
a little bit of resistance, it’s like a really nice
thing to hold on to, and then this whole apparatus,
how do you like that word, this whole apparatus is
going to go right there, but not yet because we’re
going to finish the perimeter by adding another level of plates and then on top of those plates we’re gonna keep the smooth train rolling, we’re gonna do tiles. So got some one by four tiles, boom and shaloom, and some one by two tiles. Then we take our switch, put it right in there
with our bar facing out. Give it a little test. Oh, that’s good, oh that sound. I’m gonna drop a beat. So now we’ve got two of the other sides. So if we take our turntable
and attach it to one side, and then our wheel and
use the SNOT bricks there to attach it, we can
see that our fidget cube is already coming together. So we still got one, two sides left. Next up we’ve got the slidey side, slider, slidey, Sir Slidesalot,
whatever you wanna call it. Again, no surprise here, we
start with a four by four plate. Then on top of the plate
we’re gonna build the surface that our piece is gonna slide across, right in the center from one side all the way to another side. Then what you’re gonna want to do is you’re going to take
some one by four plates and put them right there. Then on top of those one by four plates to keep the cool ergonomic feel going we’re gonna put some wedges. And we’re gonna put the
wedges so that the higher side of the wedge is on the inside and the lower side is on the outside. Then we have a one by two opening and a one by two opening. So this calls for some one by twos. And I stack one on top of the other, and we’re gonna put those
right in there, okay. So we’ve got the base, now it’s time for the top part that actually slides and we use a two by four tile. Now if you don’t have a two by four tile you can totally use two one by fours right next to each other. The cool thing about the two
by four is it’s just one piece so there’s fewer creases
and different pieces that the slider can get caught up on because you want your slider
to be as smooth as possible. So we’re gonna put our
one to the side right now and bring out the other pieces that we’ll build this apparatus with. We start with a one by four plate. I’m gonna put these little
rounded one by ones on each side. In between that we put
our one by two tile. I’m gonna put this right
on top of our base. I’m gonna use our two by four, snap that down, and then again we’re using our one by four curved tile,
it’s gonna go right on top and connect it. (rattling) That’s it for the slider. My friends, we have
done five of six sides, meaning we only have one side left. It’s time to get clever with the lever. So another four by four plate, and what we’re gonna do is
we’ve got these jumper plates and what’s super cool about jumper plates is they help us move
builds over by a half stud. So we are gonna put these
right in the middle, like so. And what that does is that
allows us to have a space of three bricks apart
centered on a four plate. Really cool when you need
to use some technic pieces, and here the technic pieces come. So we have got some
technic one by two bricks, we have got a technic pin
that’s three bricks long, hence the distance of these jumper plates, and then we’ve got this
technic bar connector that is at like I think 135 degree angle, yeah, about, feels about
135 degrees, give or take, it’s more than 90 cause
over 90 it would be sticking straight up. So, math city, you are welcome everybody. We’re gonna take our
three technic pin long and slide it all the way through, so we’ve got blue sticking
out of both sides, and then we’re gonna connect
that to our one by two technic bricks, and now these
bricks, one, two, three apart, fit perfectly, boom, right
on top of our jumper plates, and even though it’s
just barely sticking out you can already feel a
little bit of that motion. Movement, motion, mution, movement, making new words while
making a fidget cube and teaching math, man, a
lot of birds in one throw. Okay, now we’ve got one by four tiles, we’re gonna stick those right down there, and now we’ve got these technic pins, these are the smallest technic pin around, just two studs long,
we’re going to slide these inside of our lever. We’ve then got these
really cool little balls. They’ve got the technic pin bottom and then they’re round on top. Slide these fellas on, boop, boop, and now it’s really fun and really easy for
your thumb to catch on. And two last exposed surfaces, a tile for you, my friend,
and a tile for you, and that is the sixth side,
the last, the missing link. So we’ve got our sixth
side, we’ve got our slider, and we’ve got our fidget
cube with four of six sides, so if we add these on top, then this connection there, flip it over, just like that. So there it is friends, our
fidget cube is complete. And you might be thinking to yourself, what if I want a different order? The four that we did,
the lever, the turntable, the slider, and the
switch, you can put these in any order you want, and
if you want you can also put them in different directions. The only thing that I
recommend is starting with the two large ones and putting those on opposite ends, if you
don’t you’re gonna have to add more bricks and
your fidget cube is gonna grow and grow and grow
until it doesn’t fit in anybody’s pocket. Or what you can do if
you really want to go B A N A N A S with it is you can take one side
and make a fidget spinner of all one item. Like Steve, the director
of Brick By Brick, he loves himself a
turntable, so I made him a all turntables fidget cube, boom, boom, boom, boom,
boom, boom, boom, boom. And what’s cool about that
is you can slide it that way or that way and get
super turntabley with it. Friends, there you have it,
our fidget cube is complete, six sides of fun, six different modules, different pieces coming
together in an interesting way to bring a little bit of fun
to the boring in your life. In traffic fidget cube, even
worse in line at the DMV, fidget cube. Waiting for your friend
to meet you for the movie even though he said that
for sure he would be on time this time but you’re still
waiting and you just missed two trailers for awesome
blockbuster films coming out, Benjamin, fidget cube. Friends, thank you so much for watching. For even more Brick By
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100 thoughts on “Build the Ultimate LEGO Fidget Cube! | BRICK X BRICK

  1. I don't have most of those pieces but this video served as an inspiration to make my own unique cube. I managed to build one with what I have available in my lego bin. Thank you!

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