Jimi Hendrix ‘Kiss The Sky’ in LEGO

In 1966, feeling restricted by his experiences as an R&B sideman and struggling to earn a living wage, Jimi Hendrix moved to New York City’s Greenwich Village. There he was offered a residency at the Cafe Wha? nightclub. Chas Chandler, The Animals bass player, saw Jimi play in Cafe Wha? and was impressed with his version of the Billy Roberts song ‘Hey Joe’. Convinced he could create a hit single with the right artist, he brought Jimi to London on…

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The Beatles ‘Lennon & McCartney’ in LEGO

The EMI Recording Studios in Abbey Road, London is where The Beatles worked with producer George Martin and where the majority of their songs were recorded. ‘Studio Two’ is my tribute to the talents of Lennon and McCartney. During the fifty-week period from 24th November 1966 to 7th November 1967 The Beatles wrote and recorded a total of twenty-seven songs. George Harrison wrote four, ‘Flying’ is credited to all four Beatles and the remaining twenty-two were written by John Lennon…

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12 Lego Minifigure Music Icons

Lego have teamed up with movies and TV shows, plus have their own line of themed sets, but what about music? There are a number of general pop, rock music themed sets and minifigures. However there are not many actual rock and pop icons that have been immortalised in Lego (officially that is). Here we list 12 official and non-official Lego rock and pop Minifigure icons: 1. The Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo Top of the list is the…

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Lego – Dark Side of The Moon and The Wizard of Oz

Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and its connection to “The Wizard of Oz” This is old news and has been around for more than 20 years. It was first brought to the public’s attention by Charles Savage, who penned an article for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 1 Aug, 1995. However when creating the Dark Side of the Moon album cover in LEGO, and seeing that I had just purchased the new 2019 LEGO movie minifigures —…

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King Crimson: 21st Century Schizoid Brick

50th Anniversary of In the Court of the Crimson King An Observation by King Crimson King Crimson’s iconic In The Court Of The Crimson King has been called “the true point at which progressive rock was born”. Peter Sinfield, the lyricist had commissioned his friend Barry Godber to come up with something for the cover for what would be King Crimson’s debut album. Godber, who was an artist and a computer programmer, died in February 1970 at the age of…

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The Beatles ‘London Palladium’ in LEGO

The Beatles made their debut on the television show ‘Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium’ on Sunday 13th October 1963. Three months later they made their return. ‘London Palladium’ is based on those performances. I gave The Beatles matching hair, added guitars made by Brickforge.com and Lego string with end studs for the ‘electric cables’ looped across the stage. The amplifiers were adapted from designs by Firestartoys.com. Ringo’s drums were copied from his Ludwig setup, the drum skin…

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‘Imagine’ John & Yoko in LEGO

‘Imagine’ was inspired by several different photographs of John & Yoko inside their Tittenhurst Park home. I wanted to feature the couple in another mini-set, but it needed to be sufficiently different to make the project worthwhile. In the photos John was wearing a sleeveless Fair Isle jumper and those images gave me a starting point. Minifigs.me designed a simplified version of John’s jumper, although weeks later this was still the only part I had acquired. To stay true to…

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John Lennon & Yoko Ono in LEGO

On Friday 22nd August 1969 The Beatles gathered at Tittenhurst Park, the new home of John & Yoko. The photos taken that day turned out to be their last photo shoot together. This mini-set is based on a photograph of John & Yoko standing outside their home. Not wishing to build a Lego version of Tittenhurst Park, I simplified things by placing John & Yoko on the pavement in Abbey Road. Two weeks earlier, during the photo shoot for the…

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The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ in LEGO

I’ve seen quite a few attempts at recreating the Abbey Road album cover in LEGO, some are better than others and one adventurous guy has even electrified his version of this iconic image so the Belisha Beacons flash! However, the problem with using LEGO as a medium is that no matter how clever you are with the base work, you can only get so close to recreating how The Beatles looked for the 1969 photo shoot with standard off-the-shelf LEGO…

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