To celebrate the release of 3D Star Wars: Phantom Menace, the LEGO corporation, along with certified German LEGO professional Rene Hoffmeister, developed and constructed a way to turn LEGO bricks into music using the basic concept of a barrel organ.
We took the iconic Star Wars Main Theme, rearranged it and translated it into a matrix – the construction blueprint for the organ. Then, we took the four most famous Star Wars worlds – Hoth, Tatooine, Endor and the Death Star – and built them on to the barrel, accordingly to the musical composition. When the organ is turned, the bricks touch mechanical sensors – these strike the keys of a built-in keyboard and play the Star Wars Main Theme
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