For the guitarist who has everything?

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Fender Strat - buildable in red or black, with amp, from Lego.
 

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Or this!

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Both the typewriter and piano work, BTW, though IIRC the typewriter only has two typebars that actually move.
 

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The best part is that both the piano and the typewriter were designed by people who don't work for Lego.
 

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Legos have come a long way since my sister and I got a set for Christmas, probably around 1966 or so. It's incredible what some people can do with those tiny building bricks. My Lego imagination pales in comparison.
 

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How about duplicating this kit on your 3D printer? Might be a fun weekend project.

I get asked this a lot. Lego has incredibly high tolerances on the order of .002mm which is freaking crazy for injection molded ABS - forget about 3D printing. If we scaled it up to Duplo sized blocks then maybe, but at that point I’d probably just print a freaking piano. :cool:
 

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There's a few retirement projects right there!

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Here at Princeton Community Retirement Homes your loved ones will be assured of hours of relaxing enjoyment in the Community Room, which features a large assortment of Lego models for builders of every taste, as well as Human Chess Games on Tuesdays and Square Dancing on Fridays.
 

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A recent Lego catalog had a whole section of kits aimed at adult interests and budgets. I'm sure their research indicated retirees as a potentially profitable demographic.
Oughta run a giveaway promo of Lego prizes in random cartons of Depends and Underalls.

And if the adults don't want 'em maybe the gradkids'll get 'em. Win win.
 

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Here at Princeton Community Retirement Homes your loved ones will be assured of hours of relaxing enjoyment in the Community Room, which features a large assortment of Lego models for builders of every taste, as well as Human Chess Games on Tuesdays and Square Dancing on Fridays.
Human Chess Games!

 

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I remember way back when Lego first started introducing software controlled kits. They started experiencing an alarming number of very skilled security penetrations of their networks. No damage was done. There seemed to be no interest on the part of the hackers in Lego's financial or personnel information. All that was wanted was the source code for the software controlled kits. To their credit, the Lego people weren't dumb. They quickly figured out that many computer nerds still loved Lego ... and well .... Lego and computers ... like what could be better? So they took a risk with their investment in software development and made their code Open Source. They were paid back big time with a lot of free and highly skilled programming done for them for free. The hackers wanted the code to play with and mod. They gave their work back.
 
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