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Orpheus - The Saddest Music Machine

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  • DIY assembly from laser-cut wood pieces
  • Orpheus plays a sad tune when you crank the handle
  • His cheerful exterior reveals his true feelings

We need companions in our lives. And it's always helpful to have one who needs you in return. Orpheus, a robot-shaped DIY music box that plays music and lights up, is a bit sad and melancholic. But he looks cheerful, and he has a big heart. Orpheus will be a steadfast companion to any older child or adult. Though he needs some help being his best self, right out of the box.

Assemble Orpheus yourself or with your kids from the laser-cut wood pieces, and soon you will have your own hand-cranked music box with moving gears and lights, as well as arms and legs. His melody is called "Cycle of Happiness," which you can play any time you need some inspiration, or when you feel Orpheus needs some attention. Orpheus is available in the U.S. through ThinkGeek before anyone else.

Product Specifications
  • Orpheus Hand-Cranked DIY Music Box
  • A loyal, musical robot friend
  • Available first in the U.S. through ThinkGeek
  • You put it together
  • Operated via a hand-crank
  • Turn the gears to play your music
  • Great for DIYers and music lovers
  • Assembly Time: ~6 hours
  • Total Pieces: 221
  • Materials: Wood, plywood, electric parts
  • Imported
  • Batteries: 2 LR44 / 357 / 303 button cell batteries (for the LED)
  • Dimensions: 7" tall x 8 1/2" wide x 4" deep (depending on how you position him)
  • Includes 4 sheets of pre-scored plywood, music box, electric parts, and instructions
  • WARNING - SMALL PARTS - Not intended for children under 3 years of age.

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