My search for the perfect Apple Watch stand hasn’t gone well. There are lots of options, some of which are sort of close to shipping, others are a longways off. Some companies are shipping early orders, but for the most part the Apple Watch accessory market is at a standstill. Maybe it has something to do with the two different styles of charges Apple ended up shipping or just the fact that it’s a brand new product. Either way, my Apple Watch still lays on my nightstand longing for a proper stand.
Then a Reddit poster inspired me to put my old LEGO bricks to use and make an Apple Watch stand. Here’s how you can do it too…
Once I scrounged up some old LEGO bricks from around my house it really wasn’t that hard to build. I started with a 6×12 base and built 2, 2×4 pillars with 4 spaces in-between each other. These 13 brick tall pillars are where the Apple Watch sits while charging or syncing. If you’re going to make one yourself, make sure you criss-cross the bricks to make it more sturdy.
Then I connected the two towers with 2 thinner 2×4 bricks. I used 2 thinner 1×4 bricks to stabilize the cross-bridge. And that was it for the main part of the stand.
The key to this stand is the Star Wars Snowspeeder Pilot. Miraculously, LEGO minifigure’s hands are the perfect size to grip an Apple Watch USB cable. I placed the charging puck on the far side of the top of the stand and then guided the cable through the Pilot’s hands. The weight of the puck along with the Pilot’s Kung Foo grip keeps the charger in place.
I took the liberty of decorating my stand with some turret guns from my LEGO Star Wars microfighter. If you make one yourself you should add some flair too. Or go all-out and buy color coordinated bricks and your favorite LEGO minifigure.
Here’s some more inspiration via Reddit:
And an incredible one made of white LEGO bricks from the Architecture Studio Set (via Clifford):
Apple Watch stands should become readily available soon, but until then my Apple Watch is going to sleep on this homemade LEGO stand.