Photo via bdesham/Flickr

Create a DIY record player out of Legos

Great hack, or greatest hack ever?

Mar 1, 2020, 3:56 pm*

Tech

BY SOPHY ZISS

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.

YouTube/hayarobi

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

YouTube/hayarobi

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. 

YouTube/hayarobi

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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*First Published: Nov 29, 2014, 1:30 pm