Artist and designer Look Mom No Computer created a fully working set of DJ decks with LEGO. The masterpiece frame is LEGO bricks only, except for the circuit board and the mixer. It goes without saying that the result is quite impressive and really innovative.
4000 bricks make up the outer case, four motors control the rotation of the platters, and there’s even sample pads hooked up to sound effects. The electronics are made from LEGO Mindstorms, a programmable robotics system designed to work with LEGO products.
The set of DJ decks is composed of various LEGO products. As an illustration, the turntables were assembled using LEGO Technic and the programmable robotic system LEGO MINDSTORMS is what allows the musician to control the vinyl.
This isn’t the first time LEGO and dance music worlds have crossed over. In 2014, coder Alex Allmont made a LEGO creation that plays its own version of acid house. Berlin-based company Numode has also released custom LEGO replicas of the Technics 1200 and mixer, TB-303, MPC-2000XL and TR-808. There’s also been modular synth cases and a record store made out of LEGO.