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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The Beatles ‘With the Beatles’ in LEGO

‘With The Beatles’ is based on one of the numerous photos of The Beatles, behind microphones and in front of the worlds press. I’ve added a few props to that scene, the mini With The Beatles album and The Beatles drum skin, being courtesy of Minifigs.me. The microphones are standard Lego, the bass drum was made by shortening a Lego 2x2x2 robot body and the ‘plug’ for the top of the bass drum, was made by removing the top of…

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The Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’ in LEGO

‘Sgt. Pepper’ is my very small homage to that album’s iconic artwork. I changed The Beatles hair, to make them more in keeping with their actual hairstyles of the time. In addition I gave Ringo and Paul props. The fancy bass drum is a standard Lego piece and the drum skin was custom printed by Minifigs.me, as was the mini White Album. At first I used a mini Sgt. Pepper album, but that looked too busy. The White Album, although…

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Quit Smoking With the Help of Lego

Keep a record of your achievement with Lego! I quit smoking cigarettes (cold-turkey) on 15 November 2011. After a habit of 20 a day and two failed attempts, it was third time lucky! I’ve now been smoke free for over eight years. It was back in 2012 that my interest in Lego started. At that time I decided to start a physical record of my achievements by creating a growing Lego cigarette stick. Each Lego stick would represent one year…

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