A new video from the LEGO Group sees an entire orchestra made up of Star Wars droids, constructed using BOOST kits, play an iconic movie theme.
LEGO Star Wars BOOST 75253 Droid Commander provides fun coding opportunities, but few have taken it to the level that is featured in this video. The Droid Orchestra sees inventor and musician “Look Mum No Computer” reveal a labour of love that took 3,148 hours to get 95 LEGO Star Wars droids playing the Star Wars theme.
In the video, 46 R2-D2 droids, 26 Mouse droids and 23 Gonk droids play 10 xylophones, 10 violins, 4 chellos, 8 keyboards, 6 electric drums, 2 gongs, 2 chimes, 2 floor toms and 2 cymbals. As well as the robots themselves being made from LEGO elements, most of the mechanisms inbetween them that get them moving together are also built using bricks.
The new 1,177 piece set, used in the video many times over, builds three fan favourite droids that work with the BOOST hub – R2-D2, the Gonk Droid and the Mouse Droid. All three can be built at once, with special Star Wars software demonstrating how users can code and play.