Over time, headphones have evolved from a modest tool for music listening to an influential statement of fashion and status. Fancy headphones are everywhere these days, and they're expensive as hell. That's not even including the price for all the gimmick accessories to go with your already gimmicky accessory. But hey, that's fashion for you. Why not be on the cutting edge and make your own super snazzy set of headphones using your old LEGOs?
Instructables user =D (cute handle!) has uploaded a slide show of his homemade LEGO headphones and his process.
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!
Now don't be coy, I know you have a box of LEGOs that you saved from your childhood in the basement. And I know that the last time you pulled them out for a little impromptu building session wasn't even a month ago. I hold no judgements. Except against all the people who gave their LEGOs away. Boy, you guys are dumb. Anyway, I'm sure there are a few LEGOs you can spare to make your own kick ass pair.
One thing to consider that was an admitted problem was the lack of insulation for sound. You can read along the Instructables comments for some suggestions from other users, unless you have a better solution. Then by all means, share it with everyone else.
According to =D (ha!) they're durable enough to throw in your bag and drag along with you wherever you and your music go. Then again, you can probably take some more measures at home to make them super strong, or just handle them a little more delicately. Don't forget to be creative. They're LEGOs after all. Make them your own!