Giant LEGO Star Wars Barrel Organ Plays Movie Theme
This is a giant barrel organ decorated in Star Wars LEGO scenes that, when hand-cranked, has pieces that hit little metal fingers that in turn push organ keys and play the Star Wars theme. That's pretty cool. Granted not as cool as my gerbil, but he died last year and I keep his little corpse in a jewelry box in the freezer.
We took the iconic Star Wars Main Theme, rearranged it and translated it into a matrix - the constrution [sic] 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 little mechanical sensors - which strike the keys of a keyboard and play the Star Wars Main Theme.
The organ is currently making its rounds through German movie theaters to celebrate the release of The Phantom Menace in 3-D, which is way too far to travel to see such a shitty movie. *cranks organ so hard the barrel breaks off and rolls through the lobby like the boulder in Raiders of the Lost Ark* You suck so hard, George.
Hit the jump for a couple more closeups and a worthwhile (albeit taped by a spaz) video of the thing in action.