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The Week in iPhone Cases: Bricks

Everyone’s favorite construction toy makes an appearance in this week’s iPhone-case roundup, alongside a selection of new cases ranging from minimalist to ultra-tough...with a few grains of fashion sense thrown in for good measure.

Bricks

Everyone’s favorite construction toy makes an appearance in this week’s iPhone-case roundup, alongside a selection of new cases ranging from minimalist to ultra-tough...with a few grains of fashion sense thrown in for good measure.

Belkin

The Lego Builder (iPhone 5; $40) is exactly what it sounds like: a case on which you can build Lego models. The hard-shell back sports familiar dimples that fit standard Lego bricks.

Naturally, the Builder also offers solid protection, thanks to a full wraparound frame that keeps the edges of your iPhone safe from dents and scratches.

CrowdCases

The Army Fatigue (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; $30) is made from tough, durable polycarbonate that keeps your iPhone safe during active use without interfering with your ability to access its every function.

The case sports a military camo motif—perfect if you like to hunt, or even if you just want to show support for the troops.

Diff

The PhoGo (iPhone 5; $35) brings the joy of being a shutterbug to a whole new level, thanks to a built-in mount that fits any standard tripod, as well as a host of available accessories that include a stand and a set of magnetic lenses capable of extending your camera’s range and capabilities.

The PhoGo comes in a variety of colors and textures, including black, grey, purple, red, or steel.

iLuv

The Camera Case (iPhone 5; $45) is made from premium synthetic leather and shaped to look just like a vintage camera case from the point-and-shoot era.

The case features a carrying strap and a suede interior that keeps your iPhone safe and cozy. As an added bonus, the hollow area that simulates the presence of a lens doubles as a carrying space for a Lightning-connector-to-USB cable or a set of earbuds.

PureGear

The Retro Gaming Collection (iPhone 5; $30) features a set of vintage games that will bring you right back to your childhood (assuming that you’re, uh, mature enough).

Each case sports a different game and a unique color combination—and, of course, it keeps your iPhone safe from the travails of everyday life.

Rockflowerpaper

The Crete Blue (iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; price unavailable) brings a splash of fashion sense to your handset, with a raised pattern that enhances grip while allowing the iPhone to slip easily in and out of your pocket.

The case’s matte finish helps keep fingerprints and smudges at bay, and high-quality packaging makes it a wonderful gift for a loved one.

Spigen SGP

The Neo Hybrid (iPhone 5; $30) takes a minimalist approach to protection, covering your phone’s back and sides with a simple, but efficient, shock-absorbing shell that also provides an improved grip.

The case is available in black with a red, metal, teal, yellow, or grey frame.

Targus

The SafePort (iPhone 5; $35) is made from tough polycarbonate to offer superior protection on the go, with a shock-absorbing silicone lining and a reapplicable transparent screen protector that keeps your screen safe without affecting its touch interface.

Available in black, the case also features dust-repellent filters over the headphone and dock-connector ports.

If you enjoyed this week's roundup of iPhone cases, check out the previous edition, Hogtown.