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LEGO Ukulele Perfect for Geeky Hawaiians

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I took guitar lessons when I was a kid, but I never practiced because practicing anything wasn’t for me. The instructor kicked me out of class, and I moved on with my life. I have never seen a ukulele in real life, but I always thing of big Hawaiian dudes playing them as people get off a ship. I think Bugs Bunny might have smashed a few on Elmer during Saturday cartoons too.

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Ross Crawford has taken a few boxes of LEGO bricks and used them to build his own ukulele. The instrument is playable and can even be tuned. Crawford says that there were a bunch of challenges during the build process with getting the shape right, making the instrument strong enough, and tuning it correctly.

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The instrument apparently doesn’t sound like your average ukulele either. A normal instrument is tuned to G-C-E-A and the LEGO version is tuned to C-F-A-D. I’m not sure what that means honestly, but it will sound different. Crawford even built a stand for the instrument out of LEGOs. The tuning head is the most impressive part of the build to me. You can take a listen to Ross’ LEGO uke here.

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[via Brothers-Brick]







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