Rock out on this Star Wars Lego barrel organ

One hand crank, one keyboard, and more than 20,000 bricks. This is the coolest thing about "The Phantom Menace" in 3D.

Serviceplan Campaign

Some people send Lego men spaceward on rockets , while others can only dream. Or build giant Lego barrel organs dedicated to Star Wars.

To promote the 3D version of " The Phantom Menace ," German ad agency Serviceplan Campaign turned heads and arms with this mammoth instrument created from more than 20,000 Lego bricks.

When it's rotated with a hand crank, the barrel's many trees, buildings, and other Lego structures trigger levers that strike keys on a keyboard. That, in turn, plays the series' main theme.

Constructed by pro Lego builders Rene Hoffmeister and Axel Al-Rubaie, the barrel highlights settings from the films -- the Death Star, Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor.

The organ has made the rounds of German theaters to promote related Lego kits in conjunction with the film's release.

It bears a QR code linked to www.starwars.lego.com so that moviegoers can order the kits that were used to build it.

Check out the close-up pics and video below, as well as this vid, which shows part of the assembly process.

If only the film itself was this cool.

(Via The Verge)

 

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