Guitar Made of Legos Is Completely Functional — Demo Video

The Lego guitar shown in the top video below was made by Italian luthier Nicola Pavan.

And apart from the neck, electronics and hardware, it is made of nothing but Lego blocks, with only their own interlocking parts to hold them together.

“You might be thinking that under that layer of Lego there is some type of wood that forms the support, but you are wrong,” Pavan writes on his website. “The body is made entirely of Lego and without any kind of glue between the various blocks.

“Before arriving at the final model it was built a first prototype that allowed us to test the stability of Lego.”

Pavan notes that the guitar is fully functional, although, he writes, the tuning starts to give out “after a couple of songs.”

Pavan doesn’t say what inspired him to build a guitar out of Lego, but we suspect it came from the White Stripes’ video for “Fell in Love with a Girl” (bottom video). On September 4, Pavan posted a link to the video on his Facebook page with the message, “Because with the Lego, imagination has no limits!”

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.