Category: Custom Lego Models

Lego Star Wars Barrel Organ

Lego Star Wars Barrel Organ – Weird But Cool!

Lego Star Wars Barrel OrganI love Lego dioramas and Star Wars has been a favorite since childhood, but I have to admit this Lego Star Wars Diorama made into a working barrel organ took some getting used to.

I certainly appreciate the effort that went into the creation, a work of Lego master builder Rene Hoffmeister, but it just seems a little sacrilegious to strap anything this beautiful to a barrel.

The diorama was designed and created to celebrate the release of the Phantom Menace in 3D and contains scenes from all movies and includes the worlds of Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, Naboo and the Death Star.

The feature which sets this creation apart is that by rolling the barrel, strategically positioned raised structures on the diorama hit piano keys which in turn play, you guessed it… John Williams’ famous Star Wars theme.

Wow! 100 points for originality…what will Lego fans think of next (I’m almost afraid to ask!)?

The Lego Star Wars Barrel Organ will be moved to Legoland Germany after it’s tour of European cinemas.


ReBrick – The Lego Sharing Community

RebrickReBrick is described as a social media platform where adult users (ie above 13 years) can share and discuss user-created LEGO content online.

So, if a Lego fan creates a video on Youtube or uploads a photo of their creation to Flickr, it can be featured on ReBrick, shared and talked about.

ReBrick is a not a place to upload images and videos too, rather a location for LEGO fans to share their wonderful models and creations with the world – through commenting, rating, bookmarking, etc.

ReBrick is a Lego owned site but is not intended for commercial use, rather as a place for fans of the medium to gather.

Lego recently released an interview with Peter Espersen, the company’s online community lead and the man in charge of ReBrick. He gives a great outline of the community, why it exists and how it can be useful to fans.

Check out (and sign up to) ReBrick to be a bigger part of the Lego community.