WATCH: LEGO Star Wars Droids Performs as an Orchestra

I guess by now most of you have seen this already, but I want to showcase this for everyone as proof of how cool things can happen when you combine together LEGO’s innovation and one dude’s crazy and mind-blowing vision of LEGO Star Wars Droids. After the announcement of LEGO Ideas’ next contest that challenges builders and creative thinkers to bring out their best, innovative ideas in utilizing LEGO’s brick and voice technology, I just want to share this video from LEGO’s YouTube channel to help you get inspired for that next big project of yours. Using a total number of 95 brick-built Droids as seen in the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) set, inventor, artist, and musician “Look Mum No Computer” shows us how you can push the boundaries of the LEGO brick. Watch this.

It took “Look Mum No Computer” a total of 3,148 hours to create this jaw-dropping setup including building the 95 LEGO Star Wars Droids and the coding needed to animate them. Of course, the best part is when they began playing the classic Star Wars theme. This orchestra consisted of LEGO versions of 46 R2-D2 droids, 26 Mouse droids, and 23 Gonk droids all working in unison to play an impressive number of musical instruments: 10 violins, 4 cellos, 8 keyboards, 6 electric drums, 2 gongs, 2 chimes, 2 floor toms, and 2 cymbals. I can just imagine the level of coding and attention to detail that “Look Mum No Computer” has devoted to creating this amazing ensemble.

In a follow-up video, LEGO pulls back the curtain behind this LEGO Star Wars Droid Orchestra and shows us how this marvelous technological feat was accomplished.

We may never get to replicate what this crazed inventor has done with these brick-built droids but we can surely continue to explore the many possibilities that the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) set has to offer. Be sure to check out LEGO Shop@Home for more details about this set.

Author: Albert Balanza

Teacher, student, dad, AFOL, psych geek & everything in between. :)

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