Following the announcement of the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street as our next LEGO Ideas set, the First 2019 Review Results also included another set that eventually received the thumbs up from the LEGO Ideas Design Team. If you recall earlier in May this year, the LEGO Ideas Playable Piano project by Donny Chen (aka SleepyCow over at LEGO Ideas) required further review due to the intricate details and sheer complexity in building the project’s various moving parts and features. Now after four months of waiting, I’m glad that this LEGO Ideas project finally got the green light in becoming an official LEGO set.
The LEGO Ideas Playable Piano is clearly a work of passion for Donny. Being a piano teacher himself, he designed the Playable Piano with expert knowledge on its various moving parts and complex internal mechanism. The attention to detail that Donny devoted to this set is impressive in itself. The original design is made up of 2,798 LEGO pieces that recreate a working grand piano. Here’s a brief description of this set, followed by a brief video that shows us some of the play features on this upcoming set.
The Concert Grand Piano, one of the most complex instruments of all time, is now in Lego form.
Built entirely from 2798 authentic LEGO bricks, it accurately captures the mechanical details of a real piano, featuring:
- Removable keyboard with 25 independent working keys, each key connects to its own hammer.
- Working damper and pedal function.
- 25 strings.
- Realistic piano lid which can be open either half stick of full stick.
- Realistic fallboard with a soft close.
- Removable music stand.
- Height adjustable piano bench.
- Self-playing function enabled by adding PowerFunction, which allows keys to play at different tempos and rhythms.
- Realistic piano wheels.
The LEGO Ideas Playable Piano is set to be released sometime next year, with the LEGO Ideas Design Team working hard to perfect this masterpiece. Congratulations Donny Chen, and I can’t wait to build this next superb LEGO Ideas set.