Build a nostalgic throwback to the ’70s with latest LEGO Ideas 10k project

In a first-time 10K project for fan designer Jimmi-DK, the iconic ’70s Sony Walkman gets the LEGO treatment in a lifesize design.

Built with many of the authentic features, such as buttons, headphone jacks and prints on several pieces, Sony Walkman looks very close to the real thing. It also has some functionality (although no sound brick) with the ability to open and insert one of three LEGO cassette tapes. It also comes with its own set of headphones, perfect for displaying as though you’ve just put it down after listening.

Although Jimmi-DK’s design doesn’t include a sound brick, the recent release of 10334 Retro Radio shows what’s possible to mimic music and sounds using the humble element. If this project is selected by the LEGO Ideas team, it could well be incorporated for an even more convincing LEGO set.

Of course, Sony Walkman still needs to win over the other 12 LEGO Ideas projects currently in the second 2024 review round. Here’s a reminder of the competition so far.

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LEGO Ideas projects in the second 2024 review

NumberLEGO Ideas projectLEGO Ideas userDate qualified
1Claw Machine2A2AMay 8, 2024
2Wallace & Gromit – A Grand Day OutVaickoMay 11, 2024
3Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus Multi PlayerTomassoMay 18, 2024
4Impression Sunrise – MonetHunshuiMOYUMay 21, 2024
5The Loneliness of the Voyage – NASA’s Voyager MissionCuteHackler036May 24, 2024
6Humpback Whale Breach2 by 4May 26, 2024
7Tintin – Space Rockettkel86June 3, 2024
8The Iron Giant in the Foresthachiroku24June 4, 2024
9Tetris Solidvictorvey300June 5, 2024
10Working Image Projector “Magic Lantern”NordersJune 8, 2024
11Popcorn MachinedimexartJune 19, 2024
12Arsenal F.C. – The InvinciblesPetaSJune 19, 2024
13Sony WalkmanJimmi-DKJune 27, 2024

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Rachael Davies
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I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

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I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

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