The ambitious 3,662-piece set launched in August 2020, promising to honour fan designer Donny Chen’s ‘playable piano’ concept. And while it might not be truly playable, in the sense that you can’t strike a key and hear a corresponding note, it does offer plenty of functionality through its corresponding app.
There are two modes available in the app: ‘Play’ and ‘Listen’. The former allows you to play along to a given song – within limits. Hitting any key will play the next note, rather than relying on specific presses. ‘Listen’, on the other hand, triggers a pre-programmed input of key strokes while music plays in the background.
The app’s latest update embellishes these experiences by expanding its existing music library, with four new songs to play and 10 new songs to listen to. There’s also a couple of new functions in shuffle and repeat, which will allow you to randomise the songs you play or hear, or – as you’ve probably guessed – repeat them.
Finally, the LEGO Group’s Powered Up team has given the app a design overhaul, with a brand new interface. The update is available right now through Google Play and the App Store. 21323 Grand Piano, meanwhile, is available now at LEGO.com – and you can still order in time for Christmas.