Allan Bedford, author of The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide, (a book I highly recommend), presents instructions for building this tool in his book, though he calls it a “presser.” While I’ve used it for pressing, I also use it for poking, and extracting. And I don’t really like the name, “presser,” — sounds more like a piece of dry-cleaning equipment, whereas with “poker,” I think of a fire-place tool, since I’ve had fireplaces in most homes I’ve lived in. Although that term isn’t completely satisfactory either. So, for now I’ve settled on a “Presser-Poker.”

Allan offered a basic design, and mentioned that you could use just about any number of designs. Here are a few of mine:

my original color design
My original design
I wanted something translucent and cool.
The Zebra
The Zebra
Need I say more?
The Patriot
The Patriot
Red, White, and Blue. I’m an American, but I suppose these colors could be patriotic for a number of countries. :)
Midnight Magic
Midnight Magic
I liked the idea of black with a subtle bit of standard green in there.
The Basic Eight
The Basic Eight
I thought it would be neat to touch on some of the colors that are most common in LEGO. These are the most common eight, as far as I can tell.