Building a Mini IBM ThinkPad 701C Model Kit

Putting together a 65% scale model laptop! This is an Akimitsu "Mosquito" miniature released for the 10th anniversary of the IBM Think Pad in 2002, based on the classic model 701C computer. And yes, it features the awesome Butterfly keyboard that transforms when you open it!
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  • bu kwok
    bu kwokMaand geleden

    use sandpaper or razor blade sand it down little bit that L shape thing and case too ,it will fix.

  • pattydevro
    pattydevro2 maanden geleden

    think you may be looking at this through rose tinted glasses clint, you bought a model which doesn't function the way in which it was advertised, Id be unhappy if I were you with it

  • Birch04z06
    Birch04z062 maanden geleden

    When the keyboard stretched out, it took my breath away.

  • Gabriel C
    Gabriel C2 maanden geleden

    Next step: insert raspberry pi

  • KB0OTY
    KB0OTY2 maanden geleden

    I loved my 701C.

  • patrick shubert
    patrick shubert2 maanden geleden

    I would like to see a kit for the Mini IBM ThinkPad but has a working Pi inside and everything working.

  • daemon 0vch
    daemon 0vch3 maanden geleden

    Viewing angles of this thing better than wieving angle of original display

  • B
    B3 maanden geleden

    what a shame

  • Kylo Sun
    Kylo Sun3 maanden geleden

    Please don't say lube

  • Passport To Nowhere
    Passport To Nowhere4 maanden geleden


  • Yohanan Arjoon
    Yohanan Arjoon4 maanden geleden

    LGR, It's a cute little display collector's item. How Nice. 😉👌 Stay Awesome. 😎👍

  • MustangTogunner
    MustangTogunner4 maanden geleden

    in the screen holder place the main splash intro screen of DN3D

  • Artyom Kozlov
    Artyom Kozlov4 maanden geleden

    @LGR please give us an unedited version like with your other builds!

  • hazy33
    hazy334 maanden geleden

    Nearly 20 years in storage and it turns out to be a piece of tat. Just a little out of warranty now. But that keyboard design is so great on the real thing.

  • Lightning
    Lightning5 maanden geleden

    I thought it's real computer

  • Nestor Rolon
    Nestor Rolon5 maanden geleden

    If this was an HG gundam kit you would have to partsform the computer by swapping the "closed" keyboard with an "opened" keyboard

  • ThetaReactor
    ThetaReactor5 maanden geleden

    When I first glanced at the thumbnail, I thought you had the IBM PC110 palmtop.

  • Michael Sanders
    Michael Sanders5 maanden geleden

    Ok video. Building a, non-functional, computer plastic model is not worthy.

  • Dreamy
    Dreamy5 maanden geleden

    I don’t have the delicacy or dexterity to make model kits or play with brittle plastics. I’m always just a little too forceful 😔

  • Robert Abshear
    Robert Abshear5 maanden geleden

    put a raspberry pi in it!

  • Oldbatwit
    Oldbatwit5 maanden geleden

    Blah blah, raspberry pi, blah blah. Yawn.

  • NoName
    NoName5 maanden geleden

    13:06 You're welcome

  • xD
    xD5 maanden geleden


  • Noah Paulette
    Noah Paulette5 maanden geleden

    Watching this video on my w520 and the keyboard layout is still mostly the same with some extras. Best laptop keyboard of all time imo.

  • Diamante Hernandez
    Diamante Hernandez6 maanden geleden

    Nice IBM Thinkpad Toy Laptop model!

  • Ritter Ákos
    Ritter Ákos6 maanden geleden

    1.: Will it run Crysis? 2.: On paper, yes

  • Alt T
    Alt T6 maanden geleden

    It would be really cool if this was a working model, at least at the level of 95 release. What's the point in this toy?

  • Sal T
    Sal T6 maanden geleden

    what a piece of crap

  • oncewaslost1982
    oncewaslost19826 maanden geleden

    Throw some leds in it to light up the led panel

  • Vinicius Monteiro Viana
    Vinicius Monteiro Viana6 maanden geleden

    someone could make this into a raspbery pi 4 notebook

  • MrLzender
    MrLzender6 maanden geleden

    We have identical thumbs Thumb brothers

  • PianoMan 2018
    PianoMan 20186 maanden geleden

    How many thought this would be a working model?

  • BeamNG KR TM
    BeamNG KR TM6 maanden geleden

    im having my own IBM Thinkpad R32 now. it has 512megabytes of rams and Pentium 4M

  • Surfision
    Surfision6 maanden geleden

    when i just see this intro and hear this jazz music i know that is gonna be awesome

  • Screen Apple
    Screen Apple6 maanden geleden

    has anyone tried to put raspberry pi on this?

  • David
    David6 maanden geleden

    Dude put a 5690 turbo metraborem with a Dufy pin . Works like a charm

  • Zach Adams
    Zach Adams6 maanden geleden

    Could you please post the link to buy this? I'm interested :0

  • WanderAbroad
    WanderAbroad6 maanden geleden

    Japan: Yet another cool thing they came up with China: Not an original idea since Sun Tzu's art of war in 5th century BC

  • Milan Maligec
    Milan Maligec6 maanden geleden

    Kinda wanna see if you could mod that model to put a LED screen, Raspberry Pi and make the keyboard functional

  • imark7777777
    imark77777776 maanden geleden

    Is that a butterfly mechanism that actually works cough Apple

  • undefined
    undefined6 maanden geleden

    Sigh, it’s only a model...

  • NachosElectric
    NachosElectric6 maanden geleden

    A model kit of a computer? The Japanese are light years ahead of us in nerdology.

  • Harvey Kauffman
    Harvey Kauffman6 maanden geleden

    I wonder if you could integrate a raspberry pi into that shell and make an actual mini laptop

  • dirtpipedan
    dirtpipedan6 maanden geleden

    Only the Japanese would make a model of a laptop

  • Grand Admiral Dredhawk
    Grand Admiral Dredhawk6 maanden geleden

    Only in Japan they would make a Model of a laptop computer. LOL

  • Zelious
    Zelious6 maanden geleden

    My very curious as to what kind of jazz genre LGR uses in the background. I could totally chill to this music.

  • Enrique Moreno
    Enrique Moreno6 maanden geleden

    Very nice but, can it run a Crysis model kit?

  • Elfcheg
    Elfcheg6 maanden geleden

    This is what I got after I bought an IBM ThinkPad on AliExpress.

  • Alexander Bak
    Alexander Bak6 maanden geleden

    A bit of an off topic question, but have you ever considered reviewing Fallout 3? I know it's far from the oldest game around and I wouldn't consider it retro, but considering you reviewed Oblivion recently, and that being two years older than Fallout, would you ever consider it?

  • somedeveloperblokey
    somedeveloperblokey6 maanden geleden

    Waste of time, effort and money. Now go and build this laptop from scratch, solder all of the major components onto the motherboard, balance all of the tech inside and install an OS, instead of slapping a keyboard on a pointless craptop and then advertising what a wanker you are with a clickbait titled video... You haven't built a thing here pal. Get a grip.

  • YouTube YouTube
    YouTube YouTube6 maanden geleden

    Wow laptop model kit or laptop trainer kit

  • Memo Licious
    Memo Licious6 maanden geleden

    Miss your LGR foods.

  • Worf
    Worf6 maanden geleden

    You call yourself lazy, but making in intro like that isn't lazy

  • Tobbe
    Tobbe6 maanden geleden

    You should talk too Ben Heck and do a cool bulid together!

  • SPCsevierville2501
    SPCsevierville25016 maanden geleden

    I can’t believe how often I get you and MichealMJD mixed up. Y’all need to collaborate!

  • SPCsevierville2501


    6 maanden geleden

    Y’know, if... you want to.

  • Peter Wilson
    Peter Wilson6 maanden geleden

    Cars and planes and boats and things (3:38)... "There were plants and birds and rocks and things"

  • Tyron St.Denis
    Tyron St.Denis6 maanden geleden

    It’s Small that LabTop you actually want is a Big one then that Like I Have is a Big LabTop that I Have mine is the new Acer Chromebook 15.

  • coolestuserever
    coolestuserever6 maanden geleden

    Looks like there's room for a raspberry zero and a real screen. This could be an even better display item. Maybe with a reprinted actuator/on off switch for the keyboard and an IR port for a real keyboard.

  • AGiLE-EaGLE1994
    AGiLE-EaGLE19946 maanden geleden

    It's cute x3

  • Alexander Zavras
    Alexander Zavras6 maanden geleden

    Send it to Plasmo, he'll sort it out.

  • Georgijus Pavlovas
    Georgijus Pavlovas6 maanden geleden

    And iPad mini inside.

  • theoldone22
    theoldone226 maanden geleden

    I want that model so I can mod it with a Raspberry Pi zero or compute stick and working keys and screen

  • roygalaasen
    roygalaasen6 maanden geleden

    Next time: how to install Windows 95 on it.

  • George Senda
    George Senda6 maanden geleden

    Put a tiny pc card kit in it and a display

  • Dean Mires
    Dean Mires6 maanden geleden

    Is there another Room and there to install a raspberry pi0

  • Varwin Windwalker
    Varwin Windwalker6 maanden geleden

    Love the videos, Phreak! Are we getting a GunZ special someday? ;)

  • allmerry people
    allmerry people6 maanden geleden

    Put raspberry pi zero in there :)

  • Buck Rogers
    Buck Rogers6 maanden geleden

    It could jolly well be a tablet holder with Bluetooth keyboard.

  • To the Paradise City on a NightTrain!
    To the Paradise City on a NightTrain!6 maanden geleden

    So starts LGR descent into Japanese models....especially Gunpla! XD

  • HA
    HA6 maanden geleden

    Please, add Russian subtitles. It is very interesting, but I speak English in small and it is 😔 sad.

  • Satyam Nayak
    Satyam Nayak6 maanden geleden

    If only this case could house a Raspberry Pi with a battery, screen, and a butterfly keyboard running Win 98 by which i mean a smaller IBM butterfly.

  • Milo
    Milo6 maanden geleden

    Need some grinding.

  • WR CD
    WR CD6 maanden geleden


  • LoveKnife
    LoveKnife6 maanden geleden


  • CX X64
    CX X646 maanden geleden

    I'd like to use it for a pi zero and mod it with a real small screen

  • Chris W
    Chris W6 maanden geleden

    Someone needs to model this on Thingiverse as a Raspberry Pi Case.

  • GamebroTV
    GamebroTV6 maanden geleden

    Oh how I miss the classic Pc game reviews. I could listen to lgr talk about games all day.

  • Kandi Gloss
    Kandi Gloss6 maanden geleden

    Would be cooler if there was something like that but you could put a raspberry pi or something in it so that it's actually functional.

  • MCAlexis The TCF Fan est. 2020
    MCAlexis The TCF Fan est. 20206 maanden geleden

    I wish that was sold worldwide and functional...

  • Joseph Townes
    Joseph Townes6 maanden geleden

    Rasberry pi zero fit inside ?

  • Daniel Cassidy
    Daniel Cassidy6 maanden geleden

    This is a lovely thing but the mechanism not working is so disappointing :-(.

  • Alain Pfaeffli
    Alain Pfaeffli6 maanden geleden

    Does it fit into a kinder egg? lol

  • Gae Shows
    Gae Shows6 maanden geleden

    u can read japanese

  • ZezokiPH
    ZezokiPH6 maanden geleden


  • o0julek0o
    o0julek0o6 maanden geleden

    Cool idea, terrible execution.

  • Marco Toselli
    Marco Toselli6 maanden geleden

    How much I'd love something like that but with a true keyboard and screen to put a raspberry!

  • James Dye
    James Dye6 maanden geleden

    Needs to be functional.

  • TheCoolDave
    TheCoolDave6 maanden geleden

    Crazy idea... use a PI type device with a touch screen to make it a real computer :) I'd also say to make the keyboard work but, dam, that would be a project ! Neat item though.

  • まぐろくん
    まぐろくん6 maanden geleden


  • That nutter
    That nutter6 maanden geleden

    HA! i thought this was a REAL mini laptop @ first .. lol :)

  • Adam Piasecki
    Adam Piasecki6 maanden geleden

    Cant wait till we can put a Ryzen CPU in it and watch it run Crysis!

  • Jens Schröder
    Jens Schröder6 maanden geleden

    does windows10 work?

  • Janne Boman
    Janne Boman6 maanden geleden

    4:44 OMG so cute

  • Curtis Mitchell
    Curtis Mitchell6 maanden geleden

    Man your enthusiasm for this stuff is infectious. Like I don't even really care about this laptop but the pure joy you get from it is just amazing. Thank you for sharing your interests.

    EPIC0MUSIC6 maanden geleden

    This case with a raspberry pi would be awesome

  • David Stinnett
    David Stinnett6 maanden geleden

    ThinkPads are my favorite line of computers. I have a T430 with updated ram and a few SSDs in it and that already makes it a perfectly capable production machine in 2020. Once I get my i7 to throw in there and a desperately needed display upgrade I may not update again for a decade. Hell, if I can manage to get a GPU setup through the PCI slot then I may never upgrade. They really don’t make em like that anymore. What other laptop from 2012 could you still be using today to do real production work and gaming? Not serious gaming mind you, but it can run Skyrim just fine. Once I have the GPU setup, I will be able to run anything.

  • FOnewearl
    FOnewearl6 maanden geleden

    put a PI in it, a small screen xD

  • Cauda Miller
    Cauda Miller6 maanden geleden

    pull out those springs , itll give em a bit of extra force. till its enough...

  • Itsya_boi41
    Itsya_boi416 maanden geleden

    I've haven't watched any lgr videos in a while but that intro is really nice

  • djhaloeight
    djhaloeight6 maanden geleden

    That would be sweet to throw an Arduino into with a working screen 😁