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Working cello made from LEGO

LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya built this awesome functional cello out of LEGO bricks.

Watching his build progress reminded me of how the 3d printing process looks. I hadn’t really made the connection before, but if home printing really does become ubiquitous, will it obsolete our coveted LEGOs and erector sets? I can almost imagine some distant future where I explain to my grandchildren about these archaic pieces that we used to have to snap together in order to make our inventions. Strange.

Update: It seems pretty clear that this cello doesn’t actually work. Thanks to Phil and tiorbinist for the in-depth analysis.

[via neatorama]