Hey All, I’m back from a self-inflicted hiatus/exile and just stumbled across this. Hope you all enjoy it! While I haven’t heard of this builder before, X-Speed seems to specialize in miniland vehicles. Pretty nifty!
LEGO Music models on The Brothers Brick | Page 4
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.
Taka Hamada‘s latest album cover should be immediately recognizable to fans of The Beatles. After all, haven’t we all wanted to live in a Yellow Submarine at some point in our lives?
Jeremy van Bedijk built and photographed the scene above to use as album art for Life Against Us a band in The Netherlands.
You can also compare Woordenaar‘s creation to the original album art.
Classic-Castler Maedhros may not listen to the same music I listen to, but the minifig versions of his favorite bands are really rather cool. The mohawk on this guy in Diary of Dreams is awesome: Goth rockers Bauhaus: Fields of the Nephilim: And finally, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes: See all of Maedhros’ musical minifigs Continue reading →
I love building musical minifigs, but my taste in music generally runs to indie and alternative rock, and those bands pretty much all look alike in minifig form (white guys in T-shirts and blue jeans). Thankfully, I was chatting with Nelson Yrizarry and he suggested using Voldemort’s face for Alice Cooper. Hurray! :twisted: How could Continue reading →
I’ve featured LEGO album art by Digger Digger Dogstar and minifig, I don’t think I’ve ever highlighted Taka Hamada’s extensive collection. Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell (1994): Mr. Big’s self-titled debut (1989): Björk’s Medúlla (2004):
Digger Digger Dogstar does it again! Here’s his version of Please Please Me:
Thus said Paul McCartney on take 1 of “I’m Down” — the phrase that inspired the album title Rubber Soul, here recreated through the genius that is Digger Digger Dogstar: Plastic soul indeed.
I love music. I love LEGO. For at least the last couple of years, the “Interactive Playpen” at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas has featured LEGO. Here’s a cool shot from last year by Flickr user alykat: And the Flickr new user icon, built and photographed by naelyn: The festival this year started Continue reading →
I don’t know about you, but I feel fine: Thanks to Flickrite crissycri for the heads-up that my R.E.M. minifigs have appeared on the home page of the official R.E.M. Web site. Sweet! Full size version:
My latest musical minifig is the late, great Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock:
minifig and I share a deep appreciation for music and minifigs. His latest band is a group from Montreal, Canada called Arcade Fire:
Indie-rockers TV on the Radio:
Singer Cee-Lo Green and DJ Danger Mouse as the dynamic duo Gnarls Barkley (rhymes with “Charles Barkley”):