Nicola Pavan of Pavan Wood Works has taken instrument making to a whole new nerdy level by utilizing LEGO in the construction of an electric guitar.

Pavan assembled the guitar over a six day period and pointed out that the hardest part was acquiring the necessary pieces. The whole thing is held together with a bit of glue and screws (even purists will probably give him a pass in this case) and you can see it in action in the video after the jump.

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star wars bluetooth speakers

I thought we had overdosed on new Star Wars products until we saw these two iHome Bluetooth speakers shaped like Star Wars:The Force Awakens versions of the Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighter. These speakers are officially licensed and they come with their own acrylic stands, so they can be displayed with geek pride.

Features include:

-Wirelessly stream music from up to 30 ft. away
-Compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, and 2.1+EDR enabled devices
-Auto-link button for fast, easy Bluetooth setup
-Also plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack (cable included)
-Take calls from your paired device
-Frequency Response: 100Hz to 16Khz
-Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a charge lasts up to 8 hours)

See more pictures after the break.

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guitar boy

Play riffs and retro games with the Guitar Boy, an electric guitar and fully functioning Game Boy in one.

This bit of musical magic was created by a BitFixGaming boards admin with the handle fibbef. He built it for the 2015 Game Boy Classic build off, and features Raspberry Pi B+ running RetroPie v2.3, with a 5″ LCD display and custom wooden buttons/body.

You have to check it out after the break. Hearing a Mario theme through a wah wah pedal is just too cool.

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Zombies everywhere? Seems like a good time to play the piano.

The latest video from Player Piano is actually the first video they ever produced. It took this long to get the rights cleared. Fortunately, they managed to get the green light in time for the debut of Fear The Walking Dead.

The video is a wonderful tribute to The Walking Dead series and features the brilliant pianist Sonya Belousova and guest zombie violinist Eriko Tsuji. The video was produced and directed by Tom Grey.

Check out more images and the performance after the break.

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The award wining digital series Player: Piano unveiled an incredible custom NES piano with a Super Mario Bros performance by the brilliant Sonya Belousova

Directed by filmmaker Tom Grey, Belousova’s composition takes place with a backdrop of white clouds, warp pipes, brick blocks, and bubbles to represent iconic levels from the game.

Plus, Player: Piano will be giving this NES piano to one lucky subscriber after reaching the million subscriber milestone.

Check out more photos of the piano plus the amazing piano arrangement after the break.

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It turns out R2-D2’s domed head makes a fantastic Bluetooth speaker. Not only does his head function as a speaker, but he even lights up and can take calls. Features include:

-Pairs with Bluetooth®-enabled devices
-On/off button on the front conserves battery
-Plays movie sound clips when the device is switched on, when pairing is completed, and when turned off
-Speaker allows for hands-free calls or playing music
-Wireless Range: 32 ft.
-Batteries: Internal rechargeable battery
-Recharges via micro-USB cable (included)
-Dimensions: 4″ diameter

It’s the perfect way to listen to the Star Wars soundtrack over and over to get ready for Episode VI.

See Also: Darth Vader And Stormtrooper USB Car Chargers

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At a whopping $18,400+, the MusicMachine 3 just sounds like debt to me.

With an obvious passion for sci-fi, watchmakers MB&F created a TIE fighter-themed music box with an over the top level of craftsmanship. On either side there is an over-sized roller dotted with over 1,400 tiny pins that have each been assembled by hand into 1,400 tiny drill holes. The precision-tuned 72-tooth comb made from special steel alloy plays six distinct tunes including the themes from Star Wars, James Bond, Mission Impossible, The Godfather, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, and The Persuaders.

To celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2015, MB&F only issued 99 of these limited edition music makers with the tagline “A creative adult is a child who survived.” And I hope that creative, surviving child of their target market is also a rich one.

Listen to the dainty music box sounds of the Star Wars theme after the break.

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This limited edition 1:1 scale replica of Iron Man’s Mark XLIII Helmet plays all your favorite music via Bluetooth streaming, USB flash drive, or 3.5mm audio cable. Aside from the fact this is the most bassass Marvel speaker on the market, it’s got a decent set-up with two 40mm 3W midrange drivers and an 82mm 15W woofer.

If you are so bold to get this helmet (it isn’t cheap), please take a video while streaming some Black Sabbath.

Check out more images of the Iron Man speaker after the jump.

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Yes, this really is Stephen Hawking singing Monty Python’s Galaxy Song. It will be released as a 7″ vinyl that will be available only at Record Store Day events on Saturday, April 18th.

The video features some clips from Hawking’s appearance during the Monty Python Live reunion last year—like when Hawking attacked physicist Brian Cox for questioning the tune’s accuracy. There’s also a crazy site set up to promote the song where you can download the tune and play a version of Asteroids where Hawking fires missiles at the Monty Python cast and Brian Cox.

See the Hawking version and the original after the break.

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The beautiful opera scene from Final Fantasy VI featuring the song “Aria di Mezzo Carattere” has been redone by award-winning vocalist Jillian Aversa and renowned cellist Tina Guo. They collaborated to recreate the haunting measures of the song in celebration of Final Fantasy’s 21st anniversary.

The pair are no strangers to the world of gaming, having lent their talents to titles like Halo, Civilization, God of War, and Journey, Diablo III, and Call of Duty Black Ops II, respectively.

Aversa, a fan of Japanese RPG’s and of Nobuo Uematsu’s music (the original composer of the piece) notes:

“The arrangement began as a collaboration with my husband, Andrew Aversa (a.k.a. zircon), for the Final Fantasy VI: Balance & Ruin project he directed on OverClocked ReMix. We added more orchestral elements when I started performing the piece with Video Games Live, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to record with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra for our latest album, Video Games Live: Level 4!”

Check out the melodic masterpiece after the break.

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