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Cache County Man Creates LEGO Tie Bars

Oct 31, 2020, 4:08 PM | Updated: Nov 2, 2020, 12:17 pm

CACHE COUNTY, Utah — A Cache County man has taken his childhood passion and built it into something bigger.

If you visit the Somers Cache Valley home on any given night, you’ll probably hear lots of laughs and see lots of LEGOs. The Somers family has a special piece that no one else has. 

“It’s different, it’s unique. You don’t see these anywhere else,” said inventor James Somers.

Toys that parade as tie bars.

“You can build stuff on them and it’s really cool,” said James’ daughter.

“You can customize them, personalize them, go as mild or as wild as you want,” said James. 

“It’s so you can sneak a toy into church without really being caught,” laughed the daughter.

With the stainless steel tie bars, you can connect your custom Lego creations, then wear them as an accessory.

They were created by James Somers.

James said he’s loved building with LEGOs since he was a kid. His passion for blocks influenced his decision to become a mechanical engineer.

“I love to create something from just an idea (and) make it a reality,” he said. “These just started out in my head.”

With his latest idea, Somers said he’s not looking to make a fortune, rather give other families the chance to be creative and have fun together.

“I know how much enjoyment we get out of them, and I’m sure other people will as well,” said Somers.

While the Somers’ daughters are excited about the tie clips, they are already looking to expand the family business.

“He’s hoping to make some other things like necklaces and earrings,” the inventor’s daughter said.

The Somers said they want to keep building their LEGO-like invention, but they could use a little help. 

Anyone that’s interested in ordering or donating to their cause can check out their Kickstarter campaign. 

So far, the family has raised about $1,200.

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