While it may seem disappointing that this Lego record player doesn't actually play vinyl records, that's actually good. Its color-coded record playback mechanism is much more awesomerester than standard record playing.

These player's records are created using a program that codifies musical notes into patches of color distributed in concentric circles. The program prints out a circular page that gets glued to an LP.

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When you put it in the player, Lego Mindstorm cameras inside detect the spinning colors, playing back the encoded notes. All while a few Lego minifigs dance to the tune. If that's not delightfully ingenious, I don't know what is. [Rebrick]