Ok, so the microphone isn’t included but this is still super nifty! LEGO creator and audio technician Hayarobi has created a fully-functioning and surprisingly nice-sounding turntable comprised almost entirely of LEGO pieces.
As you can see in the breakdown above, the cartridge by Audio Technica (the needle, basically) is the primary non-LEGO piece in this entire unit, save for the wiring, obviously. The battery is a LEGO kit, as are the power and speed selection buttons. This thing has speed selection! Were you to build your own, you’d be able to play your 45’s and your 33 1/3’s. It might not be quite ready for a world tour on deadmau5’s loadout, but it’s still a fine piece of DIY audio nonetheless.
Hayarobi has dubbed this brilliant LEGO labor of love “The Planet,” which makes me see the entire unit as a Super Mario Galaxy stage. It’s so easy to imagine Mario flying & hopping around something like this. Especially given the quasi-spherical shapes of the components. When you throw in the vintage vacuum tube audio unit, it especially looks ripe for the transition into Mario’s 3D interstellar adventures. I’d really be into a long play session on a stage like that.
Flickr user LoctiteGirl took the picture below with the turntable unit as well as the vacuum tube speaker system when Hayarobi displayed them at the 2014 Brick Pop Art Exhibition:
Browse the gallery below for more views of this brickin’ awesome piece of equipment. His other creations are no less amazing, so be sure to follow the BrickInside link below for more. Warning: if you don’t read Japanese, you won’t have much luck finding instructions.
IMAGES: BrickInside // Hayarobi