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

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Synthinetic Toy Box

Synthinetic from alexabreu on Vimeo.

If you want to turn your child into a future button pusher Alex Abreu & Ithai Benjamin’s Synthinetic box seems more fun than most things you can get at Toys R Us. I credit the fact that my father grabbed some old synths from the music department at the school he taught at when the music dept. closed down for my lifetime obsession with electronic music. The younger you grab someone the better (don’t let your mind go too far on that statement please!).

“The little kinetic noisy synthesizer of your dreams.” – alexabreu

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