It’s not too often that we see Lego used to create music. As a matter of fact, I could probably count how many times I’ve seen it using just the fingers on my right hand. Usually people create some mammoth or epic build of a spaceship, bust or portrait and then get it out there into the viral world. So when we stumble over something that actually does something extraordinary, that’s when we get really excited. You might think it all stops here, right? I mean, to get excited about a Lego build that plays music should be quite enough for one day. But that’s where this thing takes a step onto the awesome-path and delivers yet another “epipunch” (as in “epic punch”).
This build actually plays the Star Wars theme when rotated. The different structures on the barrel trigger each organ stroke and create a sound, which when put together in the correct order, will play the Star Wars theme. How badass is that! It must have taken the creators (Rene Hoffmeister and Axel Al-Rubaie) quite a long time to put this piece of awesomeness together, since the distance between the structures is vital for the timing of the key strokes, if you know what I mean.
It might look easy, and if we were to just look at the structures themselves, it probably was. The structures on the barrel only have to be one size in height in order to strike the keys on the organ just right, but again, it’s the placement between the structures that creates the timing and the necessary tone that the keys will strike, so there’s no doubt that was the most important part of the process when building this badboy.
It’s made up of over 20,000 Lego pieces and incorporates 4 different Star Wars worlds. That is what I call an epic build. There are so many aspects to this build that could possibly blow your mind, so instead of just reading my ramblings in this article, check out the video clip of it in action and you will instantly have your mind twisted and turned until you finally start taking it all in. Enjoy!