We've praised dozens of fascinating mechanical devices over the last year, but this here truly has to be among the cream of the crop. Certainly, it's the most ambitious. A 17-pound, 21-inch spaceship music box, the MB&F MusicMachine 2 is an incredible bit of gears and springs, brought to you by none other than our extremely punctual friends at Hodinkee.
Hodinkee collaborated with MB&F and an ancient music box maker from Switzerland to create this extremely unique device. Using 1,400 hand-applied pins, it plays six songs, one of which is, of course, "Stairway to Heaven."