Fun pencil holder hack for Lego Moleskine


In the latest episode of the Gweek podcast (Number 45), I talked about the new line of limited edition Lego Moleskine notebooks. The front cover has a Lego plate built into it. When I brought up this feature, my co-host Michael Pusateri had a great idea -- attach a pencil to a Lego brick so you can stick a pencil on the cover!

After the show, Michael went to work on the idea and made it! Here's a photo (above). I believe he had to pull the ferrule off the pencil and shave down the end of the pencil a bit, because the pencil's diameter is a little too large for the allowable hole you can drill into a Lego brick. (Read the comments where Michael explains how he made it.)

Below, some photos of the Lego Moleskine that I took. (figure not included.)




  1. I didn’t have to pull the ferule off.  I was able to make the hole wide enough to slide the pencil in.  But the pencil interfered with with the Lego fully snapping into place.  So I shaved down the pencil just under a millimeter to let the male side of the Lego fully engage.

  2. Another slightly different idea would be to attach (Super Glue?) single “male” Lego inserts onto the pencil (perhaps 3 or 4) – all the sliding and pencil shaving seems a bit over the top to me. Plus I wonder how the Lego brick will affect the balance of a pencil? Seems like one Lego brick might weigh as much as an entire pencil. Nice mod, anyway!

  3. And how long is that piece of Lego going to stay attached, jostling around with other books? It’d be bumped off every time you shoved it in your bag… which is also a good place to keep a pencil (don’t these $50 notebooks have a little sleeve for pencils anyway?) If that’s a “great hack” I must be Julian Assange.

  4. Nice notebooks, shame about the price.

    I’ll be the one sellotaping PlayMobil onto a Faber-Castell notebook.

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