Lego has revealed a new unique Haunted House set, though just one of its parts costs several times what the publicly available Haunted House set does. After all, this one contains an RTX 3090, making it more so than any regular Lego version: it’s a fully functioning gaming PC that’s as terrifying as it is powerful.
Using over 20,000 bricks, Lego created a mansion that wouldn’t look out of place in any of the best horror movies or Scooby-Doo episodes. There’s the entrance hall filled with paintings and hunting trophies that seem to be watching you, a kitchen with a bubbling cauldron and huge organ so the set can get the sinister soundtrack it deserves.
But to find out what this house is really hiding, you’ll have to use one of its gargoyle decorations to bring your not-so-secret laboratory to life. Bright white fans will illuminate the crypt and send a chill through the air, while bubbling neon green liquid will begin to flow through the pipes of this custom water cooling system as the beast within awakens.
Just in time for Halloween 🎃 This monstrous, unique, brick-built gaming PC is giving us the chills. pic.twitter.com/0PhL05ko8gOctober 23, 2022
Because if you thought this build wasn’t impressive enough based on its design alone, Lego has equipped its PC with specs that would put most rivals to shame.
It comes with one of the best processors Intel has released in years – the Intel Core i9-12900K – and Nvidia’s ultra-powerful GeForce RTX 3090 – one of the best graphics cards money can buy. While that’s all Lego tells us directly about the PC’s specs, we get a useful look at its stats screen which reveals that this haunted house also runs on 32GB of DDR5 RAM.
And underneath those boards is plenty of storage for monsters (and the best PC games) to hide. Lego’s owned PC comes with 1TB of total storage evenly distributed across its C and D drives – the only thing we don’t know is whether it’s SSD storage or HDD storage. Given the other aspects of the PC, we were hoping it would be the first.
Opinion: Let’s be creative with our constructions
Lego toys have been inspiring creativity for several decades, and this PC version of Lego is already inspiring us to think about how we can spice up our next PC version.
While it adds to the complexity of the design—since you have to think hard about the size, component compatibility, and cooling capabilities of a custom PC case—it also gives the final design a much more personalized feel. Only our former computer writer Jessica Weatherbed could rock the glowing crystal computer she made last year.
So the next time you’re looking for how to build a PC, you might also want to think about how to make it feel like your own. This could be simple color coordination for your components, or it could be taking a page out of the brick maker’s book and turning one of your favorite Lego sets into a PC.
Or you can skip the hassle that comes with building a PC from scratch and instead just customize one of the best gaming PCs of 2022 that has ever been made for you.