Joanna on Flickr has a pair of really great LEGO album cover recreations. Here’s White Blood Cells by the White Stripes (): Black Holes and Revelations by Muse ():
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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.
I suspect that there isn’t a living person on the planet — whether they speak English as their native language or not and whether they even know who Kenny Rogers is — who doesn’t know the lyrics to “The Gambler.” Nathan Proudlove certainly does: (Now I have that song in my head for the rest Continue reading →
Why, build miniland-ish figures of the Pet Shop Boys, of course! Click the photo to see two versions (1985 and 1994) of Ochre Jelly‘s figs:
The music video for Radiohead’s “House of Cards” from In Rainbows (naturally available from ) just seemed to be begging for the LEGO treatment. Ian Mackinnon obliges with this strange and gorgeous rendition (with a hat-tip to reader wb): Ian used the 3D plotting data from the original video to do his time-lapse LEGO interpretation Continue reading →
Artist Arnold Skolnick’s famous poster for a certain “Aquarian Exposition,” billed as “3 Days of Peace & Music,” came to be so closely identified with Woodstock that many people can’t think of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, or The Grateful Dead up on that stage without thinking about Skolnick’s dove perched on a guitar. Continue reading →
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Firefly, and now Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog — everything that Joss Whedon touches turns to gold. Here’s my take on a scene from Act II of Dr. Horrible: Go watch all three episodes for yourself on DrHorrible.com (before the end of the day today, though — they’ll be gone after Continue reading →
BBC DJs Adam and Joe are hosting a “Video Wars” contest in which listeners create music videos for a pair of silly songs by Adam and Joe. Chris Salt of Oblong Pictures gets in on the action with a LEGO version of “Jane’s Brain”:
It’s not your typical brick but an actual mp3 player. Now you can listen to your favorite songs playing from a 2X4! The product page is on Homeloo, and you can also check out some other novel LEGO themed MP3 accessories. (AB: Screen shot of anythingbutipod post by Don Solo.)
Christoph! presents Los Campesinos! live and in concert.
For those of you disappointed by the fact that the downloadable version of Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows, didn’t come with any album art, woordenaar has the solution:
Steven Marshall isn’t just a guitar god, he’s also becoming quite the LEGO artist. The only studs visible on this acoustic bass are on the bridge (where the strings meet the body).
I’ve always felt that LEGO vignettes are like haiku (though maybe Bruce might have made that comparison first). Dbol actually combines the two with this great vignette of a gamer playing Guitar Hero with an unimpressed female onlooker: Rock stars preen and strut While they shout at the devil But he’s just a geek. This Continue reading →
I’ve admired Morgan19‘s minifigs ever since I noticed his great Firefly minifigs. The latest batch is a group of historical minifigs, entries for the Fine Clonier Historical Minifig Contest. I might quibble with the “historical” nature of some of these, but it’s a great collection of minifigs, presented beautifully.
Brothers Brick reader Kevin Guoh sent us a link to his Flickr photostream a few weeks ago, and I promptly lost his message in our mountain of reader submission e-mail. :-( Among his creations is this great DJ console (and don’t miss his floor lamp). Sorry, Kevin! Better late than never?
Blogger Christoph has a great photoset of LEGO’d album art inspired by indie artists like Kaiser Chiefs, Morrissey, Belle and Sebastian, and The Strokes: