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Light-Up Beatles Abbey Road (Lego)

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Hi! If your a Beatles fan like me then you would know that there is not much Beatles/Lego combination's on instructables.
So, I decided I would make one on my own. And to top it off I am going to make it Light Up!

What This project is is a Lego Beatles Abbey Road replica made in Lego and can turn off and on with a flick of a switch.

The idea for this came from many Beatles/Lego replicas online but, when i saw the real abbey road with the street lamps here I got an idea to make something better and unique.

This is a tad difficult to make if its your first time with electronics (like me) so if you spot anything that could have been done better please say so in the comments.

Ok, lets get started on building this!
 
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Step 1: Getting The Materials/Lego Pieces

Picture of Getting The Materials/Lego Pieces
If you don't have pieces laying around you can just buy them off Bricklink.
Bricklink is a site where you can get new and used parts for very very cheap.
Without further ado here is the list of stuff you are going to need to make this:

Total Cost: $20-$100

Non-Lego stuff:
Thin Wire
2 3mm white LEDs
Little Switch
CR2430 Battery
Soldering Kit
Soldering Wire (Non-Lead version)
Wire Peeler
Metal Paper Clip
Sharpie (or marker)

Here is the list of Lego pieces: (With Bricklink links)

Bottom Part Of Base:
8 x 16 Baseplate (1)
1 x 4 Plate (9)
2 x 2 Corner Plate (7)
1 x 2 Plate (6)
1 x 8 Plate (4)
1 x 1 Plate (4)
1 x 1 Tile (3)
2 x 4 Plate (2)
2 x 6 Plate (2)
1 x 3 Plate (1)

Top Part Of Base:
Plain Minifig Head (2) (If you don't want to buy some, here is a great tutorial on erasing decorated Lego parts)
2 x 2 Tile (6)
1 x 1 Round Brick (Black, 4)
1 x 1 Round Brick (White, 4)
1 x 1 Brick (2)
1 x 2 Tile (2)
1 x 2 One Stud Plate (2)
2 x 8 Plate (Black, 2)
2 x 8 Plate (White, 2)

Minifigures: (In order from left to right)

George Harrison:
Hair Piece
Head Piece
Shirt Piece
Pants Piece

Paul Mccartney:
Hair Piece
Head Piece
Shirt Piece
Pants Piece

Ringo Starr:
Hair Piece
Head Piece
Shirt Piece
Pants Piece

John Lennon:
Hair Piece
Head Piece
Shirt Piece
Pants Piece

mr. 7072 years ago
this is pretty cool. i am a HUGE beatles fan, but i am not very good with wires and circuts and stuff, so i dont know if would build this
ynze3 years ago
Pretty nice, makes me smile!
ynze ynze3 years ago
BTW, what about Paul's bare feet?
yeah thats what i was thinking too.
jkister2 years ago
I love the beatles!
nice instructable by the way :)
dust_brain3 years ago
hey u know theres a totaly claer unprinted lego head i think that be better
tevers943 years ago
Pet's Challenge???
whitefedora3 years ago
Although, to cut down on the cost, and I'm just going to make it in legos, it wont be operable. I'm saving my LEDs and stuff for other things.
whitefedora3 years ago
Awesome! I plan on doing this after I get finished with my other problems, thanks for the bricklinks link too, that's going to be really helpful, and when you said they're cheap, you mean it. 8 cents for a minifig head? Awesome.
bkennelly3 years ago
I'm not sure why this is in the Pet's Challenge contest?
I agree
seriously though why is this in the pets challenge?
And I like how you put lights in it.
I hate the beatles but this is really good!
This is great! I am a huge Lego & Beatles fan. On my to-do list!