LEGO Jupiter-8

I played with LEGOs and Matchbox cars a few years later than I probably should have. I still have my entire collection safe in boxes in my mother’s basement. Rooms in the house I grew up in with blue carpet were water worlds. Asian rug’s patterns were elaborate streets. I would roll up the corners of the rug’s to make hills and mountains. For some reason my parents let me keep my worlds intact for weeks at a time. It’s hard for me to walk by LEGO stores in malls and not go in. One of the biggest reasons I want to have children someday is so I can play with my toys again. Needless to say I love this LEGO Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer from percussives. He has a few more shots on his Flickr page.

“The company’s flagship product, Lego, consists of colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears, minifigures and various other parts. Lego bricks can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct such objects as vehicles, buildings, and even working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects. The toys were originally designed in the 1940s in Denmark[1] and have achieved an international appeal, with an extensive subculture that supports Lego movies, games, video games, competitions, and four Lego themed amusement parks.” – Wikipedia

photo credit: percussives

For more info: lego.com

8 Comments

  1. I made the unfortunate decision to give away my entire Matchbox collection to my 8-year old nephew @ the time. Man they were mint! I should have done what you and Bryan have thought of to do.

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    1. Hah Brian has a box of cars? Mine aren’t mint.. well played with. If I had the time I’d take photos of them all.

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  2. Looks like GI Joe is finally going to be able to get his synth on.

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  3. Perhaps a Lego Analog synth/groove box in the future? I would never leave the house, especially if you could make it look different each time. Damn technology is overrated and I am going broke.

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  4. Not exactly Lego (it´s playmobil), but worths to watch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pXm15IXT3I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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    1. Good one…. it’s amazing what people spend time creating.

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