They lost the patent suit, so I think they are fair game now.  My kids have Megablocks or whatever they are called, they are indistinguishable from Lego now.

Cheers,

Mike

Glyn Davies wrote:
You'd probably better have a chat to the people at Lego first.
I believe they are rather keen on protecting the brick layout.

Also, they just launched a new mindstorms brick, 32bit, USB2.0 and
bluetooth.
http://www.lego.com/eng/info/default.asp?page=pressdetail&contentid=17278&countrycode=2057&yearcode=&archive=false

Glyn

On 1/4/06, Gordon Kruberg <gordon@gumstix.com> wrote:
  
First, I absolutely love the GumBrix!
Second, we would gladly undertake to build and sell these.  We are just
now working on case-designs for the netCF and we could fit this into the
production plans easily.  I think it's a fantastic idea.
Gordon

    
On 1/4/06, *Keith Olson* <ksoftconsulting@gmail.com
<mailto:ksoftconsulting@gmail.com>> wrote:
[deletia]

    You know, as crazy as it sounds, if Gordon & Co. were to market the
    GumBrix case to retailers who sell MindStorms, that could be a
    *great*
    new vector for sales, especially if it came with BrickOS installed
      
and
    
    an LCDBrix display.


Keith, I think you're on to something!

How about a range of E-Ink display bricks?  Use them as interactive
displays, or plug them into a GumBrix or standard desktop to
(re)program in a static image.  Holly, you readin'? ;-)

The recent win by Mega Bloks (here in Canada) with respect to
manufacturing and selling implicitly Lego-compatible blocks opens up
some interesting possibilities, business and otherwise.

Andrew.

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