As an industrial designer, I love what our profession has accomplished. Every time I hold a perfectly balanced drill—go pick up a Festool TI 15, or even my crappy ten-year-old Makita—I see the weeks of work put into each compound radius, I envision the endless clay models and hand studies that resulted in the weight sitting perfectly in the crook between your thumb and forefinger, and how the trigger has been placed in the perfect location and has just the right amount of pull on it. We made these things fit us perfectly, even though our hands were originally designed to grab tree branches, not power drills.
The hands of Lego figurines were also not designed to hold power drills. But the clever folks over at Sugru have discovered that they're perfectly sized to hold something else—USB and accessory cables.Did you know that LEGO figures are the perfect match to the apple lightning cable? Actually it fits a lot more cable types. Since I discovered this by accident it's my way of organizing things @ and around my desk. The picture [above] shows my prototype version of a combined key and cable holder. I love it, since it's not just putting things were they belong but for their flexibility and the sight of the beloved LEGO pieces.
The Sugruians are enamored enough of Lego that they've got a "Sugru Loves Lego" sub-site, where you can check out a variety of ways to combine the two products. (One of our favorites: Hairstyles for Lego figures!)