Tag Archives: Typewriter

A type back to the 1930s, down memory lane

A while ago we featured an excellent set of instructions for a tiny typewriter. While that was amazing build in its own right, this build by Steve Guinness is quite impressive! The details such as the ribbon spool, the carriage return lever, the type bar and colour somehow remind me of an old school Remington Junior styled from the 1930s. I did spot something unusual though, the space bar seems to be missing!

Tiny types of builds are the best [Instructions]

It was love at first type when I looked at this. Niklas Rosén built a nostalgic machine that’s almost extinct now with the advent of the new era of computers. You now get to build this right at home because it is just the type of build where you probably could find the parts for if you search hard enough in your stash of parts. And to make it fun, don’t stereotype the choice of colours to just black or red. Be adventurous and perhaps you’d want to make some modifications to your own prototype!

Old typewriter

Click to get the instructions and start building

Tiny retro typewriter goes clickity clack

Here’s another old-fashioned writing instrument to follow up my last one.

The building team calling themselves BricksBen (Benjamin Cheh & Jeffrey Kong have built an adorable little typewriter, not just with a great retro look but full of novel parts uses and solid building techniques.

BricksBen - LEGO Typewriter - 0

To achieve the even slope of the keys within the case, Benjamin and Jeffrey used headlight bricks:

BricksBen - LEGO Typewriter - Cross Section

See more photos on BricksBen.com.

And since this isn’t something inspired by a movie or video game, I’m happy to suggest you head on over to LEGO CUUSOO and support this project. In the meantime, I may need to build one of these for myself…