A full-size Lego controller for the game Guitar Hero (PS2). Using real electronics, it actually works with the game!
About this creation
By now, the Guitar Hero franchise is ubiquitous in the video game arena, so I won't explain it other than the fact you play it with a guitar-shaped controller.
I gutted the real controller, taking out the electronic boards and special working components, and placed them inside a Lego chassis that I designed,modeled after a Gibson Explorer guitar (renamed X-Plorer a few years ago). Check my Brickshelf or Google "Explorer guitar" for a reference picture.
The Lego guitar controller works just as well as the real controller. All of the components work correctly, from the Strum Bar to the Whammy Bar to the seven buttons on the guitar. This controller has been designed for the PS2 versions of the Guitar Hero games. It was disassembled before I could create a video for it, but I should have videos on my next electronic MOCs coming up.
Original Guitar and Lego Guitar
The real guitar, the Lego guitar, and the Guitar Hero Game case.
The two guitars side-by-side to show just how small the real controller is.
Down the Guitar
The Strum Bar, the Whammy Bar, the pick-ups, the scratch-plate (or pick guard, it's called both), and the Start, Select, and the fake pickups and button.
Comparing the fret buttons of the real and Lego controllers. The Lego buttons are just a little bit narrower.
The headstock shape, with the functionless detail of colored pegs for the non-existent "guitar strings."
The electric board for the fret buttons.
The wiring and boards for the whole guitar.
Wiring, the Whammy Bar mechanism, the tilt sensor, and the Start/Select board.
wow! its cool you build you own but you should have got another guitar just in case the Lego one brakes the wires or circuit boards. do you still have it build? i would like to see more of the in-side and how you keep the boards & wires in place. great moc.
ok, i am a big fan of guitar hero 2 and ever since i saw this its taken over my view of the game____im going to guess that this guitar is fully functional just like your other one. that is awsome____the little guitar the game gives you is too small for me to be confortable with and i need a bigger guitar to finish the game____so, i want to build one of your creation guitars myself now, and was wondering if you could walk me through it or at least help me with some tips____ i'd make it a defferent color so it wouldnt look like yours and i'd post it on this site____thanks a bunch, please email me back if you can
very good job, when i look for good creations (this being one of them), i look for functionality, and man did u go above and beyond, one queston though, did u model it after a Gibson X-Plorer or a Gibson X-Plorer New Century, because on normal X-Plorers, they dont have a pick guard that big, but if u make a pick guard for the whole body, u can call it a New Century, and a couple of white plates on the head, on top of the nut, just go to the Gibson web site and look at it for reference, but if u got some chrome plates, that would be even better since the Gibson New Century guitar line use mirror pick guards instead of regular white ones, try it