Yesterday morning, my oldest came upstairs to show me a unique LEGO creation of his own design: a “record player”. I don’t know if he’s ever seen an old record player anywhere except in a random Shaun the Sheep episode, but this creation was pretty realistic! It had a spinning platter and a tonearm, but it needed some improvements to get the platter turning without direct contact.
Of course, this LEGO-engineering challenge immediately captivated my attention, so we hurried down to the basement and spent a few minutes figuring out how to attach some gears so that he could use a “crank” mechanism to turn the platter.
It’s obviously not the most amazing work of art1, but it’s incredibly imaginative, given the limited supply of lego at his disposal. Really cool!
Here’s a quick GIF of the turntable in motion: