Introduction: Lego Headphones

I decided to combine the two things that I love most: music and LEGO. This whole project took me about a month and a half, very on and off. I'm quite pleased with how the headphones turned out in the end, as they are sturdy enough to be tossed around in a bag. My favourite part is that I can take it apart any time to make repairs that may be needed on the go. No tools necessary!

The only major problem is that there is a lot of sound escaping from the headphones. What would be the best way to insulate the sound?

Any suggestions on how to make these better would be much appreciated!

If you plan on making yourself a pair of these, a few words of advice:

- Make them lighter and smaller so they don't add too much weight to your head while indulging yourself in tunes.

- Whatever adhesive you decide to use, go easy on it. The worst thing that can happen is glue gushing out from the cracks, which makes everything look... less nice.

- "Measure twice, cut once." Be very precise in all your measurements and such. It will make your final product much more professional looking.

- Customize them. Hey, it IS Lego after all. The possibilities are endless with the shapes and colours that can be combined together. Have fun!


Comments

author
Forgotten_Memories (author)2016-06-13

really creative!

author
nilved (author)2012-07-25

these are pretty amazing I m making my own pair

author
nilved (author)2012-07-25

these are pretty amazing I m making my own version check them out

author
PotatoCoffee (author)2011-12-31

Best headphones ever!

author
banane (author)2011-11-12

OH GOSH-- Best headphones... EVER? I was browsing instructables to find something to make for my GF for our anniversary and this is absolutely spot on! She would LOVE THIS. Please make a tutorial. I'll try making it myself in the meantime :).

author
Justin Lam (author)banane2011-11-17

It's relatively straightforward to make; many things were figured out through consulting Mr. and Mrs. Trial and Error. The main thing to think about is the choice of adhesive! Try it on test bricks first to see if you get the desired result, and once you hone in on the type of adhesive and perfect glue-to-surface area ratio, then you're essentially set to go.

author
badbradmx (author)Justin Lam2011-12-01

ok the main thing i need to know is how to do ear pads. im sure people have used socks or something but i cant find where i saw them. any help?

author
Justin Lam (author)badbradmx2011-12-02

I cut out the shape of the ear pad on foam and cardboard, and glued them together. Then I snipped a pair of socks, one for each pad, (not the part that goes on your foot, but the part that covers your shin) and wrapped it around the foam, starting from the interior hole of the pad.

Hope this helps!

author
badbradmx (author)Justin Lam2011-12-07

any information helps! thank you very much :)

author
monsterlego (author)2011-11-13

monsterlego WANT!

author
Timboscoops (author)2011-11-12

im gonna put these on my project to do list. good job!

author
nweare (author)2011-06-02

what kind of full-ear headphones are you looking at that are two dollars? regular earbuds are even hard to come by regularly less than 3$

author
mlau2 (author)2011-05-16

oh my oh my.... i thought i wouldn't find anything typing "lego headset" in google. some1 has actually make this happen!!! ITS totally cool!!! I wish so much to make a headset like this as my bf bday present. we both love lego and music so much. but times up... 3days countdown.

author
Chimex14 (author)2011-04-05

what did u use for the speakers?

Lego Head phones 2.jpg
author
kadaj16 (author)2010-08-08

PLEASE MAKE A TUTORIAL CUZ I REALLY WOULD LOVE A PAIR!!!!!!!

author
Chimex14 (author)kadaj162011-04-05

i agree :)

author
badbradmx (author)2011-03-24

an actual instructable on these would but awesome but thanks for sharing, you've taken enough pictures to show how you've done things which is a good thing, just i like to have a bit of an explanation an theory too.

none the less, they are so cool though and i may try to build some myself, first i need some headphones to rip apart to their new life as a cooler than usual accessory.

author
papris (author)2011-02-14

Wow. That's really awesome. Good job!!!

author
janettetsmith (author)2010-07-29

Ha!  Sooo cool!  Here, you'll need a place to stay that can relate to your headphones:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIwr-dyIsn8

author
Justin Lam (author)janettetsmith2010-10-14

I'm sure bringing a lady friend home to one of these would make them instantly fall in love with you ;)

author
janettetsmith (author)Justin Lam2010-10-14

lol

author
rubya (author)2010-07-29

These are totally neat! The therapists at our clinic fell in love with the idea... they are all wanting to jump on and make them for their therapeutic listening sessions with the kids.

author
Justin Lam (author)rubya2010-10-14

I'm sure any kid would love anything LEGO based anyway, but listening sessions with LEGO? Sweet. Just make sure to make them comfy enough so they don't squish the kids' tiny heads!

author
batvans46 (author)2010-08-18

what kind of headphones did you use for the strap? thats my only question lol.

author
Justin Lam (author)batvans462010-10-14

I used a pair of hearing protectors, the ones that are found at construction sites. If you've seen the jackhammer headphones, then you'll know kind I'm talking about.

Thanks for checking out my headphones!

author
batvans46 (author)2010-08-18

to soundproof, one could line the interior cavity with some sort of faux leather... thats what im gonna try doing on the pair im making.

author
michi_m76 (author)2010-08-09

I just love those and would like to feature them on my blog www.lounge.fm. Would it be ok to use the photos? Thanks a lot in advance for your answer and information! Best wishes from Vienna!

author
mattduvall (author)2010-07-31

I think your looking at the picture wrong. None of the legos come in contact with your head

author
pocdragon (author)2010-07-31

this is awesome! total props for this haedphone case mod! <3 5 starred it instantly

author
john henry (author)2010-07-29

awesome! would be fun to build stuff on it ^_^ those hing looking things look like it would poke ya. idk though

author
jbrowatzke (author)2010-07-29

Why are you modifying the lego, lego is sacred and must be kept pristine. But seriously tho a couple custom pieces and you could have encased the speakers just fine. All in all tho, wonderful idea!

author
ItzMeLogo (author)2010-07-29

Bomb as hell, sorry for the profanity.

author
jesuisravi (author)2010-07-29

I am not convinced of awesome until I see it on a human's head who looks like he is enjoying some great music. But I'm almost convinced. Awesome+++

author
windows7over9000 (author)2010-07-28

These look like real headphones but are Lego-based.

author
MGO_Count (author)2010-07-28

Wow I got try these out; looking at this instructable just gave me an idea xD

author
Justin Lam (author)2010-07-28

Thanks for the positive comments! They're a bit on the clunky side and they have some weight to it, so if any of you are planning on making these, I would advise you to make it a tad smaller OR hollow out the lego pieces to lighten the load. As for the sound insulation problem, is there anything other than fiberglass that I could use? What other materials would work just as well?

author
Frag (author)Justin Lam2010-07-28

how's the sound quality? would an audiophile enjoy it or is it just cool due to the AWESOME exterior?

author
Frag (author)Justin Lam2010-07-28

it will make it nearly impossible to dismantle and repair them, but you COULD go to the hardware store and buy this stuff called "great stuff" (yes that's it's real name) and spray it inside along the edges of the casing and then add your final brick. but, that's kinda difficult. other options include using a plastic sealant completely covering the outside casing, or using some kind of superglue to fill in any and all cracks, and then sand the excess down so it retains it's look. just a few suggestions. BRILLIANT idea by the way.

author
deepfriedskunk (author)2010-07-28

I'd throw some foam pipe insulation in there. You can cut it with a regular utility knife, and it's very cheap stuff that should keep the sound from leaking out.

author
mattbomb (author)2010-07-28

maybe some fiberglass insulation might work. but becarefull the the stuff gets every where and if it get in your cloth it will cause itching and will be really hard to get out. so put it into a small bag then put into your headphones. and it will keep the heat in too

author
fictus1 (author)2010-07-28

I might fill the interior cavity with hot glue, coat the legos and speaker parts with something like cooking spray so it doesn't stick forever.

author
SHIFT! (author)2010-07-28

Oooh, awesome build! I still have all of these clear plastic Lego pieces and it would be so cool this instructable!

author
tesla94 (author)2010-07-28

Love it!

author
tbone121 (author)2010-07-28

awsome, im gonna make this!! *5/5*

author
knektek (author)2010-07-28

you could try to seal up the gaps where air can flow through the module.

author
falman13 (author)2010-07-28

People would totally pay big money fro this ind of stuff!!!! I no i would>

author
bxrad (author)2010-07-28

If the sound is leaking through the cracks in the legos, would it be possible to coat the entire unit in epoxy? Although this would limit the amount of modifications/revisions you could make to them.

author
Jayceetoo (author)2010-07-28

These are amazing :D

About This Instructable

32,254views

81favorites

License:

Bio: 'A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.' - Someone famous, probably
More by Justin Lam:PerfEGGct: (Over) Engineering the Perfect Soft-Boiled EggBuilding a Carbon Fibre Bamboo Bicycle From ScratchLego Headphones
Add instructable to: