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Some assembly required! wink

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I saw this on FaceBook earlier.
I thought I'd seen it here before,
but searched and couldn't find it,
so thought I'd share it.


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Reminds me of when I was younger and found harpsichord kits, only later to understand that then you have to find someone to build it for you.


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That's a real hoot.

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OK, but does it have full sostenuto?

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Looks like the assembly requires more than the standard "IKEA wrench".

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Originally Posted by SonatainfSharp
Reminds me of when I was younger and found harpsichord kits, only later to understand that then you have to find someone to build it for you.
My father built two of those. First, in a month (successfully), a Zuckermann. Then, over several years (eventually given to a university to complete the action), a Hubbard. He did love the carpentry part.

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Originally Posted by Maestro Lennie
Originally Posted by SonatainfSharp
Reminds me of when I was younger and found harpsichord kits, only later to understand that then you have to find someone to build it for you.
My father built two of those. First, in a month (successfully), a Zuckermann. Then, over several years (eventually given to a university to complete the action), a Hubbard. He did love the carpentry part.

Zuckermann is still a going concern, and you can still buy kits from them:

https://www.zhi.net/instr/index2.shtml

Maybe some day.

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Originally Posted by LarryK
Originally Posted by Maestro Lennie
Originally Posted by SonatainfSharp
Reminds me of when I was younger and found harpsichord kits, only later to understand that then you have to find someone to build it for you.
My father built two of those. First, in a month (successfully), a Zuckermann. Then, over several years (eventually given to a university to complete the action), a Hubbard. He did love the carpentry part.

Zuckermann is still a going concern, and you can still buy kits from them:

https://www.zhi.net/instr/index2.shtml

Maybe some day.
I was literally on their site then clicked my forum bookmark to come here and there is your post. That's great!

There was a harpsichord for sale locally at a dealer a few years ago from an older woman who was downsizing. It worked. It played okay. The dealer had no idea what to do with it (piano dealer) and offered it to me dirt cheap. My wife made me pass. I am still upset about that one. I have experience playing and working on them. It would have been perfect, albeit nearly 8 feet long!


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I wanted to try this, but too expensive:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/grand-piano-21323

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Originally Posted by DaEgg
I wanted to try this, but too expensive:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/grand-piano-21323

I built the Lego grand, it was a lot of fun. After that, I built the Empire State Building which was also cool. Currently, I am working on the Colosseum, which has over 9,000 pieces! It’s going to take me a while to finish that one, haha.

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Originally Posted by LarryK
Originally Posted by DaEgg
I wanted to try this, but too expensive:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/grand-piano-21323

I built the Lego grand, it was a lot of fun. After that, I built the Empire State Building which was also cool. Currently, I am working on the Colosseum, which has over 9,000 pieces! It’s going to take me a while to finish that one, haha.

Well, Larry, they say that Rome wasn't built in a day, and my guess is that the Colosseum took at least a couple of days, so you have time ...

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Originally Posted by LarryK
Originally Posted by DaEgg
I wanted to try this, but too expensive:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/grand-piano-21323

I built the Lego grand, it was a lot of fun. After that, I built the Empire State Building which was also cool. Currently, I am working on the Colosseum, which has over 9,000 pieces! It’s going to take me a while to finish that one, haha.

I planed to buy, but it immediately was out of stock when it came out, then I waited and waited... finally I lost my patience, and got a real grand with all my money... haha

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Originally Posted by LarryK
Originally Posted by Maestro Lennie
Originally Posted by SonatainfSharp
Reminds me of when I was younger and found harpsichord kits, only later to understand that then you have to find someone to build it for you.
My father built two of those. First, in a month (successfully), a Zuckermann. Then, over several years (eventually given to a university to complete the action), a Hubbard. He did love the carpentry part.

Zuckermann is still a going concern, and you can still buy kits from them:

https://www.zhi.net/instr/index2.shtml

Maybe some day.

So is Hubbard.


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Originally Posted by DaEgg
I wanted to try this, but too expensive:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/grand-piano-21323
I built that. Love it. Worth every block. I play the music on it most evenings before dinner. smile


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Originally Posted by SonatainfSharp
Originally Posted by DaEgg
I wanted to try this, but too expensive:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/grand-piano-21323
I built that. Love it. Worth every block. I play the music on it most evenings before dinner. smile

Sam Smith, one of our long-time members, and also heads up the Piano Buddies group I'm part of, has one the Lego grand piano kits that he purchased and assembled. At the last Piano Buddies event, at his home, we all got to see the Lego grand piano in action! And, it actually plays itself! I was amazed, and intrigued...

Maybe he could chime in and share a bit more info about his Lego grand piano kit. Sam is a smart guy, and as good a Classical Pianist as I've ever heard.

As for the IKea piano kit idea, yea, it might work, but not sure how many folks would want to spend that much time and effort building their own piano. Some folks would, I'm sure. smile

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You'll want to read this essay:

A FAREWELL TO HEMNES: ERNEST HEMINGWAY ASSEMBLES AN IKEA
DAYBED FRAME WITH
THREE DRAWERS
by JEFF STEINBRINK


https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles...-an-ikea-daybed-frame-with-three-drawers

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Originally Posted by BruceD
OK, but does it have full sostenuto?

Cheers!

That's a configurable option. You pick up the extra pieces in bin 39 on aisle 17. wink


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Originally Posted by c++
Looks like the assembly requires more than the standard "IKEA wrench".

Haha! I'd forgotten that each kit always comes with an odd hex key or something. thumb


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Originally Posted by Rickster
Originally Posted by SonatainfSharp
Originally Posted by DaEgg
I wanted to try this, but too expensive:

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/grand-piano-21323
I built that. Love it. Worth every block. I play the music on it most evenings before dinner. smile

Sam Smith, one of our long-time members, and also heads up the Piano Buddies group I'm part of, has one the Lego grand piano kits that he purchased and assembled. At the last Piano Buddies event, at his home, we all got to see the Lego grand piano in action! And, it actually plays itself! I was amazed, and intrigued...

Maybe he could chime in and share a bit more info about his Lego grand piano kit. Sam is a smart guy, and as good a Classical Pianist as I've ever heard.

As for the IKea piano kit idea, yea, it might work, but not sure how many folks would want to spend that much time and effort building their own piano. Some folks would, I'm sure. smile

Rick
I am just as qualified as any to share about the LEGO piano build. smile

That kit is great. It has an action which you can remove and it works. I even "regulated" it (reseating certain pieces with different pressures) so that the keys would be level in their rest position! The damper rods are there. The dampers move with the pedal. The bench is adjustable. There is one motor that turns the keys for self-playing, as well as a light sensor that gets tripped by a rod when you play yourself, thus it knows when you played a note. When you play yourself, only the next note in a given piece sounds, but you get to set the rhythm, tempo, and any nuance related to rubato through your own playing. It plays the sound through your phone via bluetooth. There is a "reset" button in the app to flatten out the keys after a piece is done. The sound quality of the recordings used for the app is stellar. It will play back 20 pieces, or you can play 9 yourself. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's actually quite a fragile build compared to most LEGO kit "rules" (LEGO designers have quite a lot of rules that they must follow), but it's an IDEAS kit, which means it was initially designed by a LEGO fan, not LEGO designer, and I can see the differences, given I have built many "adult" LEGO kits recently.

(I have a review video on my own YT channel as well as build progress videos on my super secret gaming channel.)


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I didn't realize that the LEGO piano was quite so complex and intricate! I'll have to check out your review video.


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