BOOST Droid Commander orchestra!

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LEGO has produced some unusual promotional videos previously but their latest creation, which contains models from 75253 Droid Commander, seems particularly impressive!

95 droids were gathered for this orchestra and the entire process took 3148 hours, resulting in an unusual band which plays their own version of the famed Star Wars theme.

Listen to their musical creation and view further images after the break...

The orchestra comprises the following droids and musical instruments:

  • 46 LEGO Star Wars BOOST R2-D2 Droids
  • 26 LEGO Star Wars BOOST Mouse Droids
  • 23 LEGO Star Wars BOOST Gonk Droids
  • 10 Xylophones
  • 10 Violins
  • 4 Cellos
  • 8 Keyboards
  • 6 Electric Drums
  • 2 Gongs
  • 2 Chimes
  • 2 Floor Toms (Drums)
  • 2 Cymbals

Look Mum No Computer, a musician known for designing inventive instruments, created the Droid orchestra.

Carl Merriam, the designer of 75253 Droid Commander, oversaw the performance.


Look out for another Star Wars announcement on the 5th of September.

21 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Honestly this is incredible. The stuff that some can do with LEGO bricks just astounds me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wonderful!

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By in United Kingdom,

I remember his Furby organ.

What does a conductor of a robot orchestra do, about from wave his arms about?

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By in United Kingdom,

reminds me of the life size Lego Bugatti Chiron they did in Technic pieces. just the scale and complexity is astounding.

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By in Netherlands,

And it only costed $19000 worth of Lego SW Boost sets.

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By in Canada,

Very cool! Love how people get creative with LEGO! Music and LEGO what a great mix!

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By in United States,

At first I thought this was a new set. I’m less excited now. : (

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By in United Kingdom,

They could have used the Ideas Piano to round it off with all things Lego.

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By in Puerto Rico,

LEGO and SW rules.

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By in United Kingdom,

So that's a working week's worth of work done for every second of music played. Crikey!

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By in United States,

LEGO Compressorhead.

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By in United States,

Very Amazing, but dang, that must’ve been expensive.

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By in United States,

I always wondered what Howard Jones has been doing lately!

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By in Switzerland,

Absolutely love this!

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By in France,

Incredible. Fantastic idea and work!

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By in Netherlands,

This was more entertaining than the last Star Wars movies. Those droids have more personality than many of the new characters in those films. ;-)

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By in United States,

Yeah my own experience getting the Boost ecosystem to perform basic coordinated tasks with some form of time sensitivity was really frustrating due to the various delays, lack of precision of sensors, and wide variance of performance between any two supposedly identical motors. I'm not at all surprised he offloaded such a huge amount of the critical work away from Boost to his own computer and a giant bank of servos operating the iPads for timing. I wonder how many hubs he rejected before finding one with motors well enough matched to make the wind chime "hero" R2 drive so straight!

That work tally though! I mean, 3,148 hours sounds immense, but I didn't comprehend it until I converted it to 8 hour days, working 5 days/week. It's 1.5 person-YEARS!

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By in United States,

Alas this orchestra also appears to show off the limitations of Boost, as apparently he needs droids to trigger tablet actions due to the limitations of Boost programming. Or so it seems to me from limited experience

Edit: as theJang already said above

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By in Canada,

Is it impressive?
Yes, yes it is.
Was it ultimately worth it?
No, no it was not.

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By in United States,

Videos like this drive me crazy. I'd love to see an uninterrupted overhead shot of the whole song. As it is, the video and audio is so slickly edited that you can't tell how well the system actually works.

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