Phonebloks concept lets you build your own phone

Well, it would if it was real

Lego is fun. People love smartphones. So the Phonebloks concept sounds like a winner - a smartphone which allows you to really easily replace broken parts or upgrade to newer technology with simple blocks.

Fancy a faster processor? No problem, just pop out the old one and stick in a faster block. Broken the camera? Just buy a new one and replace. Easy, right?

If only someone knew how to make it. For now, it's just a good idea and nothing more. But if you have the answer, get in touch!

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John (Twitter, Google+) got his first phone aged 12 and since then he's been fixated on all things mobile, churning his way through a multitude of handsets, tablets and operating systems. Signalling his arrival at TechRadar by becoming a Guinness World Record holder in his first week (for the highest score on Super Mario Bros using a giant controller), John hasn't looked back since.