Tag Archives: Music

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.

The sweet sounds of Michael Jasper’s musical instruments

Michael Jasper showcased some cool string bass and saxophone designs played by his Some Like it Hot characters last week, but he’s just added some more amazing musical instrument designs.

Not only do these Scotsmen carry ingenious bagpipes, but they’re also wearing kilts (made from minifig torsos):

This design for an electric guitar rocks my world:

Rock on, Michael Jasper, rock on.

Andy finds a new way to make Billy eat his fruits & veggies

Kitchen scenes that include refrigerators seem to be all the rage these days.

Dr. X finds inspiration in Weird Al Yankovic’s “Eat It.” Note the sticker on the fridge — a cut-up version of the “I Love Hamburgers” sticker from a SpongeBob SquarePants set, if I’m not mistaken.

Belle and Sebastian LEGO album covers by Christoph

I don’t quite have Belle and Sebastian figured out, but maybe that’s why I like them so much. Perhaps I’m arriving at the B&S party a bit late, but I got started with The Life Pursuit and keep working my way backward through their catalog.

Christoph (Flickr) has been recreating their album art in LEGO for a while. His latest is Step into My Office, Baby (Belle & Sebastian - Step Into My Office, Baby - EP):

He also recently built a LEGO version of the vaguely disturbing cover for Tigermilk (Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk):

Check out Christoph’s other Belle and Sebastian album covers on Flickr (also featured here on The Brothers Brick last year).

Nathan Proudlove knows when to walk away, knows when to run

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 of the evening. Better than the Chocobo’s Dungeon soundtrack, I guess…)

Radiohead’s House of Cards video in LEGO by Ian Mackinnon

The music video for Radiohead’s “House of Cards” from In Rainbows (naturally available from Radiohead - In Rainbows) 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 of “House of Cards”. The result is sheer brilliance.

And here’s the original video for “House of Cards”, for comparison:

Previous LEGO + Radiohead on The Brothers Brick: