I’ve seen ukuleles made of cigar boxes, cookie tins and gourds, but this the first ukulele that I’ve seen made from LEGO bricks. And the thing is that it’s not just a one of a kind novelty instrument. It’s a real ukulele sold by Elderly Instruments with a patent pending design. They have three of them right now that are made from a colorful assortment of bricks. They are soprano sized and feature a fretless fingerboard, Grover friction pegs & Aquila strings. Would you pay $275 for a ukulele made of LEGO bricks? I guess the answer would depend on how it feels to play it (it looks pretty uncomfortable and challenging to me, especially since it doesn’t have any frets) and even more important, how it sounds. Click through to see a video of the designer playing it.
Cute, but I think I’ll stick with my Kiwaya and Bugsgear Aqulele ukes!