Peter Gabriel’s Shock the Monkey Recreated in Lego

The Classic 1982 Shock the Monkey Video Recreated in Lego The music video was directed by Brian Grant, who has directed TV episodes of “Doctor Who,” “Hex,” and the film “The Immortals”. Gabriel is shown in two guises: A modern-day businessman and a spiritual shaman with white tribal markings. By the end of the video, he’s given in to his more primitive self. Grant expands “men, as time has progressed, have sort of lost their primeval instincts. As we become…

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3 Reasons Peter Gabriel is a Time Lord

1. There is a Tardis Outside Real World Studios I don’t think it’s any coincidence that there is a Police Box parked on the main road on the way into Box village, UK (Home of Real World Studios)  2. He Used to Wear a Time Lord Costume With the long cape around its shoulders and the bat wings attached to the sides of its head, the alien looked remarkably like a Time Lord in full ceremonial regalia. Of course, the…

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40th, 50th and 60th Anniversary for Lego and Genesis (2018)

It’s said now that people will be shorter in height They can fit twice as many in the same building site As the Musical Brick combines Lego and Genesis, here’s an interesting observation: 2018 is an anniversary year for both entities. 1958 On January 28 1958, the original patent for Lego the bricks was signed. Since then, the Danish construction toy has exploded to become a global brand. In fact the first ever bricks to be made in the 1950s…

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Genesis 1975 Pioneering Multimedia Stage Recreated in Lego

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway Tour Stage Complete With Slides This groundbreaking experiment in total theatre had slide projections, laser projections, costumes and kinetic stage lighting. Merged together this performance translated Peter Gabriel’s complicated musical narrative into a visceral, memorable multimedia experience for all that saw it back in 1974/75. Over the past few months I have been communicating with Michael Pellerin (Pellerin Multimedia) about his creative work on enhancing the Lego stages to incorporate lights (Hope to write…

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The Moog Sub Phatty Luxury Setup You Can Afford

Believe it or not, this is made from Lego This audio setup was created by Quy Chau, and uses so many ingenuous techniques, such as using wheels for speakers dials and subwoofers, and a steering wheel piece makes the best earphone cups. The Moog Sub Phatty is the synthesizer which sits in the middle of this scene.

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Happy New Year 2018

What an incredible year we’ve had! Two major highlights in 2017: Thanks to everyone for your continued support! Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness and prosperity for you all, happy new year!    

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Lego Minifigures Featured On Peter Gabriel’s Website

In the Beginning In 2014 I designed and created the classic bat-wings costume and but it on my personal blog and Instagram page. Later on in the year, Real World Records expressed interest in the flower-mask and bat-wings via email. Peter Gabriel wanted them for his personal archive. I was so totally blown away by this amazing recognition from the man himself, that I continued to design and build a further 12 costumes. Knowing that Peter Gabriel loved the mashup,…

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The Magical The Beautiful The Marillion

Marillion mean different things to different people. So I’m going to share one little happy anecdote about how this incredible band is a sound track to my life. I always skipped the song “Map of the World” on the CD when it was first released; to pop, to happy… However two years later as I was setting off on my backpacking adventure, this song was on my minidisc collection.”Map of the World” captures the story of my life at that…

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Peter Gabriel Live on Rockpalast TV (1978) is Now Complete

On 15 September 1978, Peter Gabriel was recorded live at Grugahalle, Essen in Germany for the now legendary Rockpalast TV programme. The band is kitted out with reflecting construction worker vests, builder’s gloves and shaven heads. The Band Peter Gabriel – vocals and piano Tony Levin – bass, vocals Jerry Marotta – drums, vocals Sid McGuiness – guitar, vocals Larry Fast – synthesiser Timmy Capello – keyboard, saxophone For Rockpalast: Technical Director – Ernst Höller Vision Engineers – Hans Breuer,…

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