Impressive Acts of Nerdery, Redefined

This is a massive cylindrical Lego Star Wars diorama in Germany, which also plays the Star Wars main theme on a organ. No, seriously — it’s like an old-school music box, albeit hand-cranked and ridiculously nerdy; the diorama is built so that certain objects built as part of the diorama also work as tines, which hit sensors as the diorama is turned in such a way that the organ’s keys are pressed, which plays the music. If you moved some of the bricks, at least at the height where they touch the sensors, it would fail to play the theme (or more specifically it would play it less accurately). That… that is fucking insane. And awesome. But mostly insane. There are some pics over at io9 if you’re interested in seeing it while it’s still.