Currently I'm hoping that I can modify the case this weekend to fulfill my needs.
As something intended to be used by kids to learn about computing I do wonder how many are going to get hurt fingers from the heat output by accidentally maxing the cpu and/or touching the USB ports, etc.
Sounds like one of the unexpected lessons will be heat dissipation :)
Probably outside of the realm of weekend hacking, but I wonder if something like this would work for you: https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-4-case
Best of luck!