Spinning This Giant Lego Diorama Also Plays the Star Wars Theme

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Designed and assembled with the assistance of professional Lego builder Rene Hoffmeister, this giant Star Wars-themed barrel organ was created to celebrate the 3D re-release of The Phantom Menace in Germany.

The barrel is covered with four large Star Wars dioramas including Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, and the Death Star, and as it's spun the taller structures press against mechanical sensors which in turn hit notes on an electronic keyboard playing back the movie's main theme. The organ toured theaters all around the country while The Phantom Menace was playing, but will eventually become a permanent installation at Legoland Germany. [Lorenz Lnggrtnr via Dvice via Laughing Squid]