We have posted a lot of album covers over the years but this particular one, by Isaac Mazer is one of the best. The fact that he was able to get the perspective so perfect is amazing. It is so good that I didn’t realize it was actually a mosaic…incredible! Many thanks to Katie Walker Continue reading →
LEGO Music models on The Brothers Brick
Just like many other artists, LEGO builders find inspiration in the music they listen to as they create the wonderful models you see here on The Brothers Brick. It’s no surprise, then, that music inspires many LEGO models more directly, from minifig musicians to album art recreated with bricks.
Joel Midgley (Greybrick) just posted a LEGO version of the cover art from U2′s 1983 album War. This is a “studs up” rather than the usual “studs out” LEGO mosaic, which allows Joel to have finer control over diagonal angles in places like the lettering, as well as a samller “pixel” with the side of Continue reading →
I’m on a bit of a blogging hiatus lately thanks to a massive work overload, but when Moritz Nolting (nolnet) linked me to this LEGO tenori-on I absolutely had to break my break and share it. Some help to make your own can be found here. Beat Bricks – A LEGO Step Sequencer from superquadratic Continue reading →
Death Cab for Cutie are one of my favorite bands, and I’ve enjoyed seeing them live (including opening for the Seattle Mariners a couple year ago). L D M has recently been posting DCFC album art recreated in LEGO. His rendition of Narrow Stairs is pixel-perfect. Though it’s a less-sophisticated LEGO build, I also like Continue reading →
Though we’ve mainly featured the Discworld creations by Amacher Sylvain (captainsmog), he’s also quite the accomplished steampunk builder, as he demonstrates with this behemoth of a monowheel. While we’re at it, don’t miss his awesome and atmospheric rock concert scene:
Chris Rozek recently recreated a striking Rickenbacker 4001 “Lefty” from the anime series FLCL. I have become rather a fan of full-size LEGO models and this one is quite impressive. It is fully wearable and unglued. Well played, Chris!
That old cliché doesn’t really work when minifigs are all shaped the same. Anyway, this operatic scene by Seth Christie includes a great backdrop, complete with curtains and a viking ship. Although I prefer Bizet and Puccini, I certainly appreciate the Wagner reference, as well as inspiration taken from classical music in general.
Okay, so this cassette player by Angus MacLane may not actually play your favorite 80′s tunes, but it’s equally portable and no less nostalgic. The pressed switch is a nice touch.
On the whole I’m used to seeing one thing pop up in Ross Crawford’s (RoscoHead) photostream: cranes. So spotting a LEGO ukulele there this morning was somewhat of a surprise. Discovering it worked was less of a surprise after the initial shock. To quote Ross: Realising I’ve never owned a uke, I decided I’d try Continue reading →
The NinjaGo theme song has been generating a lot of talk recently and I, for one, like it. The NinjaGo website has been up for a while now on LEGO.com, playing “The Weekend Whip” by The Fold (thanks to Paul Lee for identifying the artist and song name). For those of you who think the Continue reading →
I think I should hate Cade Roster for building this, but I can’t. His rendition of the “Artist Formerly Known As…” is really good. Like a good train wreck, I can’t stop looking at it, so I’m inflicting it on our loyal readers. Misery loves company and all of that. By the way, he says Continue reading →
For our 13th installment, we join Keith Goldman as he interviews Dave Shaddix, usually one of the first to comment on these very interviews. As with Soren, Dave uses a few words that our more sensitive readers may find offensive. Once again, you’ve been warned. Take it away, Keith! Unlike previous entries, this week’s builder Continue reading →
UK builder Justin Ramsden has earned a bit of well-deserved fame in the British press recently for his bust of singer Amy Winehouse. From her beehive hairdo to the cigarette dangling from her lips, Justin has captured every detail of this notorious English character. Check out all the photos on Flickr.
The new OK Go video for “This Too Shall Pass” only includes a few seconds of LEGO, but the non-stop Rube Goldberg awesomeness is too, well, awesome to pass up.
Proximity to Valentine’s Day seems appropriate enough for the Halloween/Christmas hybrid that is The Nightmare Before Christmas. This vignette by Stefan (brainbikerider) featuring Jack Skellington singing beneath the full moon won a recent vignette contest among Austrian LEGO fans.