Spin your LPs On these LEGO Turntables
When remembering our childhood some of us have at least a few memories of our days as LEGO architects – creating worlds filled with spaceships, buildings, and, if you were fortunate enough, even a recreation of the Millennium Falcon. Most of us left the glorious LEGO days in the past, but for Korean enthusiast Hayarobi, the bricks are the prime material for a fully functional turntable.
That’s right; Technics move aside – the future of sound ironically comes from a construction toy created in 1949. Called ‘The Planet,’ the record player is comprised of 2,405 pieces and plays records at 33 1/3 rpm and 45 rpm, and if that isn’t impressive enough the product is even powered with LEGO Power Functions Battery Box and uses a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor – leaving the needle as the only non-LEGO piece.
If that still isn’t impressive enough Hayarobi also created a matching tube amp and speaker cases as a part of the 2014 Seoul Brick Pop Art Exhibition. If only we could find our LEGOs in our parents’ storage maybe we’ll would be able to build our own version…ok probably not, but it doesn’t hurt to dream.
Photos via LoctiteGirl