Playable Lego Harpsichord

Playable Lego Harpsichord

In honour of tonight’s premiere of Alessandro (and with that lego Dinosaur, the kid’s opera opening next week), here’s some Baroque fun; check out this harpsichord made of lego:

With the exception of the wire strings, this instrument is entirely constructed out of LEGO parts–the keyboard, jacks, jack rack, jack rail, plectra, soundboard, bridge, hitch pins, tuning pins, wrestplank, nut, case, legs, lid, lid stick, and music stand are all built out of interlocking ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) plastic bricks and related pieces.

And is playable.

Have a listen to this mp3 recording of the instrument.

Via Ronan Collett

What do you think?