Working LEGO piano build goes viral

In the past few days, a working LEGO piano has taken the Internet by storm.

A LEGO builder has constructed a working piano, that can be combined with Power Functions for an impressive moving display piece. SleepyCow has submitted the project to LEGO Ideas and seems to be having success, with the product idea heading towards the requisite support. To vote for the product idea, head over to the LEGO Ideas website and log in.

While it doesn’t play music, the build does include a removable keyboard with 25 independent working keys, working damper and pedal function and a realistic piano lid which can be open either half stick or full stick.

The model is based on a Concert Grand Piano and uses 2,798 pieces. One of the builder’s intentions when building the model was to have something physical to demonstrate to children how the inner mechanisms in a piano operate.

The most recent LEGO Ideas releases are 21315 Pop-up Book and 21311 Voltron, demonstrating the variety of types of build that can succeed on the LEGO Ideas platform, which is celebrating 10 years since it was launched.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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