“Thanks again, loved the wee men 🙂 Cheers"Fish“Thank you to Musical Brick for this special little version of me."Jerry Marotta“I'm a lot taller than Steve Hogarth though 🙂 "Fish“Thank you Dan. Best Regards"Steve Hogarth“I love this! Warm wishes,”Peter Gabriel“I really enjoyed the Lego ‘me’ and the Lego Lamb. All the best"Steve Hackett“Many thanks for this incomparable mini-brick! Best,”Bill Bruford"I can retire happy knowing I have been immortalised in Lego"Robert MeadTo Daniel, Nice One!Phil Collins"Absolutely wonderful gift from Musical Brick. I’m Lego!"Craig Blundell"Forget the awards & the signature model guitar - I now exist in lego!!"Jakko M Jakszyk"This has to be the album cover if a 50th Anniversary live album gets released"Pat Mastelotto"I bought this for a woman I like. It worked! We’re a couple now."Jimmy McCullough"I've always wanted to be a Lego!"Adam Holzman
Who Else Wants to Own a LEGO Mellotron?
The classic Mellotron M400 made from Lego. The iconic and ingenious proto-sampler musical instrument that gave the Progressive Rock genre it’s distinctive sound.
The Mellotron was invented in 1963 and was effectively built as a home entertainment system. It was a keyboard that played back sounds stored on magnetic tape. When a key was pressed it would trigger a tape loop of a single note played by orchestral instrument, and when you let go, it would spring back to its original position.
Although it may seem archaic today with its pre-recorded tapes, springs and motors, this big box of tricks was a forerunner of modern-day samplers. It existed at a time when synthesizers were in their infancy. This machine was totally polyphonic and was able to reproduce the sounds of violins, flutes, or a brass section. It was designed to mimic these sounds, however due to the mechanical nature of the machine (natural wobble and flutter of tapes), the output was often strange and other-worldly.
No wonder the Mellotron became popular to a whole new musical genre: Progressive rock.