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MIT Round 2 Master Shifu Leo J vs Luke Johannesen. An entry for the 2012 MIT, Round 2
About this creation

Opponent: Luke Johannesen

Link back to the 2012 MIT

Category: "Life size object: Choose a real life object (anything you wish) and build it in brick! Please include a picture of yourself, or someone you’ve conned into helping you, with the object so that we can see the proper size."



Bob Moog has the "Little Phatty" and Dave Smith has the "MoPho". But enough of the synthesizer pioneers. I bring you the Shifu "Girth" ... on the other hand, scratch that ...





This prototype synthesizer was inspired by 25-key synths like the Arturia MiniBrute. Unfortunately, I only have enough pieces for 24 keys ... Hmmm, maybe I should call this synth "MidgetBrute" ... moving on ...





Power indicator, power switch, and master volume knob.





Sliders and buttons.





Knobs, knobs, and more knobs.





Keyboard.





Back (just for Kelso).



Oh, you want me to touch it? The synth, I mean ...





Adjusting the volume.





Pushing a button.





Setting the slider.





Fondling the knobs ... that did not come out right ...





That's F minor for y'all.





Pluggin' it (Shut it, Phippy).





Synthesizer group shot.





Mandatory pose with the MOC.





Go ahead. Tickle some ivories. XD



Comments

 I like it 
  March 17, 2013
The question is... Does it Tango?
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  December 4, 2012
really impressive! the colors, spaces, incredibly close!
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  November 18, 2012
This is AWESOME!!! Love it, it looks real. The spacing between the keys is very clever, must have taken a while to work that out?? Loving all the knobs, buttons and switches. One of my favourite creations from you it's amazing!
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  November 3, 2012
Nice keyboard! I can hardly tell it apart from a real one. The knobs and buttons are excellent! Looks like were up against each other in round three. Its probably going to be a difficult round for me. Good luck to you. :)
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  November 2, 2012
you the Man !!! Extra Cool Moc !!! All my respect
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  November 2, 2012
Wow, looks really real!
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  November 2, 2012
That's a great design. Just one question: how did you attach the sliders? Anyways great model!
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  October 31, 2012
Very Arvoish... ;-)
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  October 31, 2012
This is fantastic, on the thumbnails it looked like you had recased a real keyboard, i love the little faders and the 1/4" outs. Fantastic model.
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  October 31, 2012
Uhm, wow!
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  October 31, 2012
I'll avoid innuendo (since when do you need my help with that?) and merely point out this is stunning. Clean, detailed, convincing and well worthy of the praise it's getting here and on several blogs. And the whinging you did about this category too! You obviously need more subjects you don't really want. Well done mate, a great job.
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  October 31, 2012
Perfection...that's all I can say!
Master Shifu Leo J
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White Knight
  October 28, 2012
Clever stuff !>.....well done
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  October 28, 2012
Joel, The sliders are the final bit that really make it all work. FANTASTIC job. ~Dave
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  October 28, 2012
lol my girlfriend could not guess which one was made of Lego!
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  October 27, 2012
Absolutely brilliant. It looks so real.
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  October 27, 2012
That's amazing! looks so realistic. Can you upload a video of you playing it? Also check out my Lego City 2012
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  October 27, 2012
What were you complaining about again? =P Seriously, my brother, top 5 if not number 1 of all your creations. I never doubted you.~H
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  October 26, 2012
This looks fantastic. Even though I've been active on this site for a while now and I should be over this by now, I clicked on this to convince myself that it was built completely out of LEGO. The keys are perfect and the sliders look great. Real creative parts usage to get that look. Very well done and good luck.
 I made it 
  October 26, 2012
Quoting Michael Rutherford Master and Commander Shifo! How did you do those little slider bottons? square plate, round plate, tile? I can't figure it out. The jacks on the back are money. Attack!
Mr. Rutherford, it's this piece http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=4081b sandwiched between 2 1x1 tiles. Cheers!
 I like it 
  October 26, 2012
The level of detail on this is just stunning! You got my vote! ~ Chris.
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  October 26, 2012
Master and Commander Shifo! How did you do those little slider bottons? square plate, round plate, tile? I can't figure it out. The jacks on the back are money. Attack!
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  October 26, 2012
WOW! Every detail is finely crafted and extremely accurate. It really "pushes my buttons". HA! Ahem. You got my vote, dude!
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  October 26, 2012
I used to do the mix at my church. It looks really good. Amazing job.
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  October 26, 2012
Amazing - it looks real.
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  October 26, 2012
Glorious! I thought about making a piano a long time ago, but I couldn't ever get the scale right. Excellent work; the scale is dead on!
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  October 25, 2012
Hehehe. Cool!
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  October 25, 2012
Brillant work. I almost thought you had the real life comparison shot first.
  October 25, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I made it 
  October 25, 2012
Quoting Roger Brickjet ... If you have any links to your music I'd love to hear it! ...
I had 3 compositions posted in the internetz a few years ago. Ironically, I never used any of my hardware synths in any of these songs. Anyway they can be found here: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=250889&content=music
 I made it 
  October 25, 2012
Thanks everybody for your wonderful comments! Much appreciated!
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
Just awesome, dude! Just put any small synthesizer under the hood and it's ready for mass production :) Took me a few seconds to figure out how you did the keys. Love the outputs too! (If you have any links to your music I'd love to hear it!)
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
This looks more realistic than a real one. You fooled me several times, that's how good your creation is and how old and senile I am ;oP
Master Shifu Leo J
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Thoy Bradley
  October 24, 2012
Awesome Shifu! Then again, why would we expect any less from your leetness? I have seen this category done many times in the last few years but I have to say, this is the best life size replica I have seen done with Lego by a long shot. Its clean (apart from the write-up) and really makes me nostalgic about my own kiddie piano I had 24 years ago! A huge well done! ~Thoy
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  October 24, 2012
Oh man, this is ridiculous! I couldn't even tell it was made out of lego, and it's STILL hard to believe after seeing it! It's so perfectly shaped, it's... it's.... WOW!
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Most impressed with the photographs of your organ. I love the look of the slider controls and the keys are very well done too, with gaps between them rather than just a solid block of white.
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  October 24, 2012
Stovetop....errr Topsy really made it sound dirty....and FUN!!!! Beautiful work Shifu! That should keep people quiet about your lack of color use! This is eye popping, and one of a kind....definitely one of your best creations to date!
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Fantastic, fingering, fun! Man... It's REAL! Best of Luck! :)
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Nearly indistinguishable from the real thing, fantastic work!
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  October 24, 2012
wow, I've seen some powerbaords before, and this one replicates them exclellently! excellent job, and awesome hat :)
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  October 24, 2012
"Take a bunch of baby ducks, send them to the moon!"
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  October 24, 2012
Wow, I can hardly believe that's Lego! Excellent work Shifu, and nice hat! ;)
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  October 24, 2012
Looks like the real thing. Amazing work Shifu! I still find it hard to believe that you didn't make it to round 2 in the MO. Regardless, you've posted some amazing stuff in the MIT thus far! Cheers. -LB Senior
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  October 24, 2012
Those keys! Wow!
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  October 24, 2012
The accuracy on this bad-boy is mind-bending! You nailed this, dude!
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  October 24, 2012
Oh man that turned out better than I could ever have imagined. Are you sure that's Lego? Looks so real. Too real in fact... I think you've performed some hypnotic mind trance on us to lead us to think you built it when in fact you just went down to the local music store and bought a real keyboard...
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  October 24, 2012
Stunning work Leo, this keyboard is the best instrument i have ever seen! A piece of Lego Art!
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  October 24, 2012
fascinating, at this scale with enough time and bricks you could duplicate just about anything. great build.
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  October 24, 2012
It's truly incredible how realistic this is. Simply stunning!
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  October 24, 2012
Wow! The amount of detailed you put into this fooled me into thinking the first pic was a real (midget) keyboard! I applaud you for such accuracy! Good luck in the MIT!
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Impressive! Everything's well proportioned and clean!
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  October 24, 2012
Amazing work! The sliders and keys are perfect! And the ports on the back are icing on the cake.
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  October 24, 2012
This is absolutely awesome. From a few of those shots I wasn't entirely sure it was Lego. Mind blown
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  October 24, 2012
I really liked the shot of you handling the knobs. Excellent build here, Chief!
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  October 24, 2012
Skillfully done!! This is an excellent work, I really like how those sliders turned out!
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  October 24, 2012
The accuracy in the scale of the keyboard blew my mind. Incredibly realistic and entirely correct. Awesome job Shifu! :)
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  October 24, 2012
Dang that is good. Way to rock it!
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  October 24, 2012
Fan-tas-tic!
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  October 24, 2012
spot on!
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  October 24, 2012
Great build. The clean layout and total absence of studs give this an authentic look. The sliders are superb. You could do some serious knob twiddling on the Shifu Girth. I also never realised I had a synth named counterpart out there.
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Hey, don't post pictures of a cool keyboard on MOCpages, because... It is LEGO®??!! That's the most realistic thing in LEGO® I have ever seen! Terrific build, and good luck. (although you don't need it...) ;-)
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Just terrific. Those keys are the best I've seen so far, I like how you added that little gap in between each one, it makes it much more realistic.
  October 24, 2012
perfect. better than real one.
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  October 24, 2012
Fantastic!
 
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