This is one of the most iconic turntables ever build. Technics manufactured this piece of history from 1972 to 2010 and is well known within the DJ community. Producers, DJs & MCs refer to the Technics turntable as the "Tec 12's", "Wheels of Steel" and the "Ones & Twos". Since 1972, more than 3 million units have been sold. It is widely regarded as one of the most durable and reliable turntables ever produced.
I used to use two of these beauties to mix and scratch, not professionally as DJ, but more like a hobby. I got these as a present when I became 16. 25 Years later I still have one of them (and it is working perfectly).
A couple of months back, I decided to try to create this icon in the equally iconic Lego bricks. I used LDD and rendered the image, because I don't have all the bricks yet available to me and I didn't want to wait any longer posting it on Ideas.
The model is 32 studs wide, approx 24 studs deep and counts 854 bricks. This particular model can't fit a 7" record, but if this model ever becomes a real model, I would prefer to change the scale a little bit, so the plateau actually would fit a 7" record. This would make it even more real! The arm was a little bit of a challenge. I wanted this to have a more solid look, but the very specific shape was difficult to recreate with the pieces I had available in LDD.
Hopefully you like this model as much as I do and support me to reach the 10.000 votes!
Wim van der Heijden