As we enter the 21st century it’s getting more and more important to understand that robots will start taking over for us. To wit: this tiny robot band can now safely replace the members of Kraftwerk becuase they can easily reproduce their song Tour de France using drum machines, synths, and percussion instruments.

The whole thing is delightfully silly and you can see more of their work here.

Toa Mata Band is known as the first LEGO® music #robots orchestra made of #Bionicle figures. Each band member is built using Lego Bionicle and Technic pieces. It’s a system of electric motors, rubber bands and pulleys connected to the figures arms that allows them to play an array of different touchable synthesizers, drum machines, smartphones and electronic percussions.

As a special bonus check out the little robots playing Rockit.

By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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