0 comments / Posted by Vince Ng


Not all folio cases are created equal, and this is especially true with the Brickcase by SmallWorks. The small Texas-based mobile device case-maker is committed to developing Lego®-compatible accessories for Apple smart phones and tablets. And Smallworks’ laser sharp focus shines through in this well-built folio made to fit the Apple iPad Mini cases. While its functionality is quite basic, the Brickcase’s coolness factor is through the roof!

Editor's Rating 

What happens if your kid remarks that your mobile device case is boring and at the same time serves up a suggestion? Well if you are a receptive parent, then you end up with the Brickcase. This is exactly how SmallWorks got into producing nothing but Lego®-compatible cases and surefire conversation starters that will likely break the ice even with a tough as nails building inspector. Users of the Brickcase should be careful not to drop it, as to preserve to preserve both their LEGO creation and Mini tablet. Although the case offers surefire protection against small bumps and hits, its lack of comprehensive edge protection and reliable front cover closure may lead to device damage in the event of an ill-fated drop to the floor. While the Brickcase is mainly about its unique toy-friendly feature, the lack of a built-in tablet stand is still a bit of letdown. The case does automatically sleep/wake the tablet upon opening and closing the cover. But that's about it. If you are content to have just the basic – albeit very durable and reliable – protection that is offered here, and find the playful character more game than gimmick, then the Brickcase may certainly be your best case scenario


  • Unique toy-friendly design
  • Hard, durable back and front panels
  • Overall high quality
  • Excellent conversation starter

            Overall: GOOD

            In the Brickcase, hard plastic and soft lining are combined to create a classic folio that is excellent at providing everyday protection for the iPad Mini. The case will also activate the device’s built-in auto sleep/wake. But the lack of positive closure and stand features do take away from the overall functionality charisma. But if you like playthings, then the Brickcase is surely any Lego®-lover’s best case scenario.


            • Made to exclusively fit the Apple iPad Mini
            • Made entirely of hard plastic
            • Soft micro-poly lining
            • Magnetic cover lock
            • Automatic sleep/wake function
            • Clear access to all Mini buttons, ports and rear-camera
            • Compatible with LEGO, Mega Bloks®, Kre-O® and other brick systems
            • Build your own creation (bricks sold separately)
            • Available in three choice colors: Blue, Green or Red


                          Tablet Apple iPad Mini, Apple iPad Mini 2, Apple iPad Mini 3
                          Style Folio, Play
                          Brand SmallWorks
                          Function Kids, Themed
                          Price Great Value $40-$79
                          Dimensions 5.4 X .59 X 7.9 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Plastic
                          Closure Magnetic
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover