Secure Lego Safe: Harder to Break Into Than You'd Think

Secure Lego Safe: Harder to Break Into Than You'd Think

Taryn Williford
Nov 19, 2008

When you think about where you're going to place your valuable and secure documents, it's pretty much expected that you'll buy a safe and put it up on a shelf in your closet somewhere. We've watched To Catch a Thief one too many times to notice that. So when we saw this safe made from Legos, we thought the value of it would be in not looking like a traditional safe. Store it in a kid's toy trunk and a thief would be none the wiser. But apparently, this Lego safe actually uses several different security technologies for keeping your stuff under lockdown...

The Lego safe is equipped with a motion detecting alarm which goes off alerting others when it's been moved from its original position. The lock itself needs a 5 double-digit code to unlock it. This 5 double-digit code gives over 305 billion different combinations. And the numbers are shown on the electronic status display when you turn the combination dials. The safe weighs 14 pounds when it's empty, probably because it features a motorized door and motorized lock.

So it won't unlock, wow! ...But what about making it fire-proof, water-proof and bullet-proof? Is somebody manufacturing Kevlar Legos?

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