This LEGO turntable originally surfaced in 2015 but we thought it was mad enough to talk about again in 2019… Hayarobi, a LEGO lover and member of the Korean LEGO-enthusiast club Brickinside, took things to a new LEGO level by creating a functional record player made almost entirely from the plastic blocks.
Hayrobi’s creation “The Planet” consists of over 2400 LEGO pieces and just one non-LEGO component: an Audio Technica phono cartridge. The record player is powered by a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box and a Lego Power Functions M-Motor. Otherwise, it’s made out of commonly found LEGO blocks from various sets. It has the ability to play at both 33 1/3 rpm and 45 rpm, so it will even play those old 7-inches from your parents’ generation.
The futuristic record player is certainly more creative than that boring predictable one in your house. In addition to the sci-fi turntable platter’s four plastic “satellites,” it features a tonearm with LEGO tires used as counterweights and a 4-turret design that does look rather impressive.
Hayarobi does not have a huge online presence but we assume from his record collection in videos that he’s a bit of a vinyl nut which we love here at Decoded Magazine.
While the LEGO record player certainly won’t be for sale anytime soon, it may spark some innovative ideas for those LEGO bricks in your loft. We also imagine that other LEGO enthusiasts may get some creative ideas from this unique device.
Even though you cannot buy this, we can stare at it in amazement and wonder why? Also, it may inspire some of you to get the bricks out and build your own LEGO turntable.