Star Wars Barrel Organ - Music Making With LEGOs
A barrel organ that's made of 20,000 LEGOs and plays the Star Wars theme song? you can't get better than that! Serviceplan and LEGO-certified professional (yes, there is such thing), Rene Hoffmeister, built the fantastical organ for the 3D premiere of Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. Thousands of LEGO bricks were meticulously arranged into the theme song's musical composition, and when the barrel spins, the bricks push the mechanical sensors connected to a built-in keyboard to play the song. While the premiere of Phantom Menace has long passed, the organ will be permanently on display at LEGOLAND Germany later this year.
You can see, feel and touch architecture, but what if you could hear it too? Innovative architects and designers across the globe are finding inspiration in music to create sound-producing structures that aim to heighten our senses and open our minds to the finer details that make up the world around us. From a cargo container that mimics the experience of being inside a guitar, to a multi-faceted building facade that produces an aqueous resonance on rainy days, to a towering hands-on pavilion that visitors can touch and play like a keyboard, see 6 of our favorite sustainable structures that have been inspired by music!