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Create a DIY record player out of Legos

Great hack, or greatest hack ever?


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Finally, news that appeals to music lovers, engineers, LEGO enthusiasts and total nerds all at once: a really, really cool person in Korea combined their passion for Legos and knowledge of design to put together a fully-functional record player.


In a video posted by YouTube user hayarobi over the summer, you can watch as a totally awesome turntable spins “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” by Modern Talking. NOTE: The video is no longer available to watch in the U.S., though another version can be seen here


Interested viewers who are able to see it and watch all the way to the end — as they well should, ’cause “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” is a funky German classic — will be able to learn more about the device’s design specifications. 


According to British magazine NME, more than 2,400 Legos went into the creation of the record player. Everything, from a working motor to an on/off switch, is present in the design.

It runs on batteries and is better than anything you and your little brother ever put together.

H/T NME | Photo via bdesham/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)



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