Giant LEGO Star Wars Barrel Organ Plays Movie Theme

April 13, 2012


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.









Huge Lego organ is galaxy's geekiest, plays the Star Wars theme [dvice]

  • Maybe she is turning the handle in the wrong direction?

  • I don't know.  Its kind of like listening to some kid play starwars on a kazoo.

  • One of the coolest things ever....I want one!

  • painweaver

    It sounds like their organ is dying a slow and painful death.

  • kevin dijkshoorn

    It doesn`t even sound like the star wars theme assholes

  • Wyatt Shedd-Stewart

    Hate to be the super nerd but that is Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo, and the Death Star. Endor is nto there...

  • Grue

    I believe this qualifies as rad to the power of sick.  Judges?

  • Adam Birkner

    That's a pretty cool idea. I'd like to see a Batman or Indiana Jones theme.

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