LEGO is releasing an incredible, playable grand piano

30 September 2019, 16:31 | Updated: 30 September 2019, 16:41

By Kyle Macdonald & Helena Asprou

Your next Scarlatti recital could be on a concert grand made entirely of LEGO. This looks epic.

LEGO has just announced that it will be releasing a playable piano set – and of course, we couldn’t be more excited.

The Danish toy production company shared the news during a recent live stream from the LEGO House in Billund, alerting fans to its latest product.

The bright invention was created by Donny Chen, also known as SleepyCow, who used a few pieces of our favourite building blocks to form something beautifully intricate and elegant: a grand piano.

The instrument was built using 2798 authentic LEGO bricks, and it features a keyboard with 25 independent working keys, strings, dampers and pedals. Great for playing *LEGO-arto*. Ahem.

The design is finished with some elegant casing that looks right out of a Steinway workshop, a lid that can be opened at either half or full stick, and an adjustable piano stool. Amazing detail.

This is my LEGO MOC, please support me at https://ideas.lego.com/projects/a4e4413f-8488-4551-ac9d-9e7f8c35154e to make it become an official LEGO set =]

Posted by Donny Chen on Friday, 19 October 2018

The design was initially submitted to LEGO Ideas, where creators can share their thoughts and gather supporters from the LEGO community.

Explaining his design process, Chen said: “As I wanted to make the model work as close to a real piano as possible, there were many challenges I encountered during the design process.

“Keyboard mechanism, adjustable bench, working damper, pedals and the piano player function – all these features needed to be recreated with very precise brick placements, especially in this scale.”

Watch this space for the official release date...