“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 Mead
To Daniel, Nice One!Phil Collins

The lighted Genesis ’73 stage

by Michael Pellerin (Pellerin Multimedia, Inc. )

I have customised the Live 1973 stage set to include lights! Here are photos of the current version of his stage and the process to complete it:

For display purposes, I decided to create a case for the entire stage and ordered a custom 13”W x 8.5”H x 8.5”D acrylic case and used its base as the bottom layer to build on top of, adhering the Lego bricks to it. Then, I constructed a base using Legos to create a housing space for the lighting electronics and wiring below the stage.

For the lighting itself, I used products from Lemax – a company that specializes in dollhouse and miniature display props and lighting accessories. They make a specific lighting component using UV (blacklight) LEDs – which I needed to recreate the “Watcher of the Skies” set effect (which used extensive purple black-lighting). These would react well with the Gabriel Watcher character figure, causing his make-up to glow, like in that show. The specific units I used were 2 sets of Lemax Spooky Town Halloween Purple Lights. Shown here is their wiring and power supplies now contained within the base I’d built:

Then I added another layer on top of the power supply and wiring to contain it. I also built another layer of bricks on top of that to put the stage itself on top of on a layer higher then the lights illuminating it. The reason for this is that the lights, though miniatures, are actually quite large when compared to the Lego figures, so I needed to have them lower in order to not obscure the band members, but still be able to under-light the stage from below:

This is the Musical Brick stage now added onto the top of the base. In the construction of the base I included spaces in the bricks for the four wires leading to the lighting units themselves, as well as the power cord in the rear of the stage. I also built in flat tile pieces that I glued the lighting unit bases onto.:

For the backdrop, provided by Musical Brick I had it dry-mounted onto foam-core and then built a black Lego frame around it on the top, back and sides that it could mount into. And, of course, the acrylic outer-case itself was added:

And here’s the final effect, with the lighting properly positioned. You can see the “glow in the dark effect” especially on the white areas of set and Gabriel’s make-up, as well as the purple/blue glow from that performance of “Watcher in the Skies.” Also, the silhouette shadows of the band and Peter’s Watcher wings are a nice touch as well. The whole project was a gift to my wife (huge early Genesis fan) and she uses it as a night light! Next up, I’m widening the stage, adding stage lighting rigs and a few other details, so stay tuned for the evolution in the next iteration!