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Olivia Stock
17 July 2023, 14:00

LEGO Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus creator showcases playable features in build video: Watch

The build, which contains 2628 pieces, is now completed with manoeuvrable parts

Photo of a Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus made of Lego

A LEGO version of Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus, which was submitted to the brand’s Ideas platform last month, has now been built. Watch a video in which its designer Tamás Borján demonstrates some of its playable features below.

The design, which contains 2628 pieces, incorporates several playable features, including a tempo fader, a USB stick that can be placed in and out of the socket, and two replaceable LED panels. If the submission for the idea reaches 10,000 supporters, it may be made into an official LEGO set.

As demonstrated in the video shared today (17th July), the waveform can also be adjusted using a jogwheel on the LED panel, just like on a real CDJ. Builders can also insert and remove CDs, as well as scroll through music tracks using a knob on the second LED panel.

The Hungarian designer originally proposed the build last month on LEGO’s Ideas platform. The website allows users to submit ideas for LEGO products to be turned into potential sets available commercially, with the original designer receiving 1% of the royalties.

“This new-age classic piece plays a significant role in the life of clubs and parties,” reads the build’s official blurb. “DJs are playing the best music on this, mixing the songs together with great precision.”

At the time of writing, the submission has 3,291 supporters. Show your support for the idea here.

Last year, creator Eliot O'Brien submitted an idea to the Ideas platform to create Daft Punk's iconic shiny helmets as LEGO collectibles. Back in 2021, inventor and musician Look Mum No Computer also designed a fully functioning set of DJ decks made of LEGO, which even had two LEGO slipmats.

AlphaTheta Corporation, the company that oversees Pioneer DJ along with rekordbox, announced its acquisition of Serato Audio Research Limited last week. Serato’s popular DJ software was first made compatible with Pioneer DJ hardware in 2012 with the release of the DDJ-SX controller.

Watch the LEGO Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus build showcase below.