Check iPhone 12 mini's size by building it out of LEGO at home

Iphone 12 Mini
Iphone 12 Mini (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple's iPhone 12 mini will go up for pre-order soon.
  • You might want to get a feel for its size before ordering.
  • Turns out you can use LEGO to build one.

Apple will put iPhone 12 mini up for pre-order on November 6 and the miniature handset is one that a ton of people are looking forward to. But what if it's too small? You might want to check before ordering and, turns out, you can build something out of LEGO to do just that.

Found over on Reddit – because of course – we have the formula needed to make this happen. And there's a handy picture for you to follow, too.

Iphone 12 Mini Lego

Iphone 12 Mini Lego (Image credit: u/ExcessiveGravitas)

Want to know the size of an iPhone mini in your hand and have a bunch of Legos? This is accurate to the millimetre! 8 studs across, one stud deep, 13⅔ bricks high.

This might just be the best thing I've ever seen. Anyone wondering whether they should buy Apple's smallest iPhone 12 should probably take this for a spin before placing that pre-order. You know, just to make sure.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.