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Put the pedal to the metal (or punk or rockabilly)

Whether you have a real electric guitar or the new LEGO one it’s only a matter of time before you start tinkering with other sound effects. It would seem that LEGO builder Rubblemaker is also astute at making music. The set came with a tiny, measly foot switch so he remedied that situation with a petal board suitable enough to turn any aspiring guitar player into a rock god. From guitar to amp we have a Cry Baby Wah Wah Pedal, a Rat distortion pedal, BOSS Chromatic Tuner, BOSS Chorus, BOSS Phaser, and lastly (my favorite) the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi providing a nice throaty fuzz.Put it all together and you’re ready to get the band back together. We’ve grooved to Rubblemaker’s tune before, Click the link to see.

Effects pedal board - Compatible with Fender Stratocaster set 21329

Yngwie Malmsteen arpeggios your face off far beyond the sun

With LEGO coming out with the official Fender Stratocaster set it was only going to be a matter of time before someone becomes inspired to build guitar legends who play the Strat. It has happened and that builder is Steven Wayne Howard and the guitar legend he has built is none other than Yngwie Malmsteen. This guitarist is so legendary that throughout the 80’s I thought his middle name was Freakin’ or some variation thereof. One of the builder’s absolute favorite performances of his was from the live show in Leningrad in 1989. He has rendered Yngwie’s resemblance nicely; his heavy metal hairdo comprises mostly tree sprigs in brown, the ruffles of his shirt use the solar deltoid part. Even his pants appear to be leather thanks to some rendering trickery and lighting. Steven tells us this creation is 2,642 pieces and is 30 inches tall.

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - FAR BEYOND THE SUN LIVE IN LENINGRAD 1989

This shot offers a close-up view of his face and those aforementioned LEGO solar panel pieces nicely mimicking a ruffled effect.

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - FAR BEYOND THE SUN LIVE IN LENINGRAD 1989

You LEGO purists may want to cover your tender ears because it’s about to get cray-cray up in here. Steven tells us that this was created digitally using Bricklink Studio, Mecabricks, Cinema4D, Octane, Greyscalegorilla, and Photoshop on a Puget Systems computer. Now that’s freakin’ metal!