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.

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:

Arnold Skolnick’s Woodstock poster in LEGO by Noddy

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.

Noddy/V1 recreates this iconic poster in LEGO:

Via Klocki.

It’s a brand new day for Dr. Horrible

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:

Dr. Horrible LEGO vignette on Flickr

Go watch all three episodes for yourself on DrHorrible.com (before the end of the day today, though — they’ll be gone after midnight, July 20).

UPDATE: For those of you who missed the free viewing, you can download all three episodes of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog from the Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Acts 1, 2 & 3 Music Store:

Apple iTunes

LEGO creations inspired by Joss Whedon previously featured on The Brothers Brick: