Yesterday, LEGO teased an upcoming Ideas Grand Piano project, but now it̵7;s official. LEGO Ideas Grand Piano arrives on August 1 for $ 350, and it has some tricks up its sleeve. You can pull out the keyboard to see the hammer work or pair it with your phone to play music.
LEGO is announced via Twitter today and plans to release the playable Grand Piano on August 1 on its website and in LEGO stores. If you have been paying attention to the submission process, you will notice some changes in the construction.
Across space, time, age and culture, music unites us together and can change the world. LEGO Ideas Grand Piano has arrived … 🎶https: //t.co/Cpmdhgmzq5 pic.twitter.com/O3Xoyjql2k
– LEGO (@LEGO_Group) July 23, 2020
The original piano concept had actual strings and wires to mimic piano strings. LEGO replaced it with bricks, which should be much easier to assemble. The 25-key keyboard also requires a few more steps to remove than the original submission, which can give the piano stability.
In his video submission, fan designer Donny Chen composed an original piece for a soundtrack. The final design includes that piece in notes, with Donny’s name attached. When you lift the lid, you also see a LEGO logo that looks vintage, a new addition to this building.
The piano has a motor so you can turn on a “player piano” mode and let the keys play themselves. And you can pair it with the LEGO Powered Up app to either play music or let the piano play ten preset songs. LEGO Ideas Grand Piano is the first LEGO piano set with the ability to play music.
Both the keyboard cover and the piano cover lift to reveal the keys and the piano inverters, and the seat has an adjustable height mechanism. In addition, the piano’s pedals work, you can press them to activate dampers.
You can get $ 350 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano from the LEGO website or in LEGO stores from August 1st.