Gigglebit: a hack that combines Lego and Sugru to keep your desk tidy (video)

14 Jul 2014

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Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we have a helpful treat for you in the form of a hack discovered by a member of the Sugru community. If you don’t already know it, Sugru is a fantastic malleable material invented by Irishwoman Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, which cures at room temperature and can be used for all manner of fixes and fabrications.

In the video below, it’s used to stick a Lego Minifigure in place in order to hold on to various cables and cords. That’s right: Minifigs’ tiny clasping hands are just the right size for most of these!


This little life hack works because Lego’s Minifigs are made from ABS plastic, a material to which Sugru easily bonds. In fact, Sugru-ers have combined the two in a number of helpful ways, more of which are demonstrated below.


Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.