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Serious Bricks… Live in Lego

13 April 2024 Integration of Lighting Effects: Successfully added lighting effects to the Lego replica of the Phil Collins’ Serious Hits tour stage, enhancing the dynamic and immersive aspects of the model. This addition not only brings the model closer to the original’s visual spectacle but also accentuates the detailed features. Selected appropriate Lego-compatible lights to simulate the stage lighting. Utilized a variety of light colors and intensities to create mood and contrast, mirroring the concert’s lighting cues that contributed…

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Two Bricks in Spain

Searching for the Missing Piece Step into the captivating world of progressive rock with this stunning LEGO recreation of Gentle Giant’s iconic “The Sight and The Sound” concert from 1978. Paying homage to one of the most ambitious and musically intricate bands of the era, this LEGO build faithfully captures the essence of Gentle Giant’s mesmerizing performance. The band members themselves, rendered in LEGO form, stand ready to take the audience on a musical journey like no other. With their…

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Rorke’s Drift “Zulus, Thousands of ‘Em” in LEGO

Unitedbricks.com stock a large variety of custom minifigures and it was in their historical section that I found two British Soldiers from the Anglo-Zulu War period. The minifigures really stood out and reminded me of the 1964 movie ‘Zulu’ starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine. The movie is another of my favourites and these little minifigures certainly deserved to be showcased in some way. Suitably inspired I began to wonder how that could be done. The scene I planned required…

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Full Metal Jacket ‘Animal Mother & Private Joker’ In LEGO

The design team over at Brickmania.com have created some amazing minifigures and pretty much everything else in Lego that a military enthusiast could wish for. From aeroplanes and helicopters to landing craft and tanks, they’ve got it. Being impressed with their range of Vietnam War USMC minifigures inspired me to recreate Animal Mother and Private Joker, two central characters from the 1987 movie ‘Full Metal Jacket’ which is a personal favourite of mine. Animal Mother has not been altered, but…

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Graeme K – ElectroCafe

Graeme K, a name synonymous with sonic journeys that transcend the dance floor and catapult you into the heart of an electrifying trance odyssey. Hailing from the esteemed platform of Electrocafe.co.uk, Graeme K is not just a DJ; he’s a musical architect, meticulously crafting soundscapes that blend the gritty intensity of acid trance with the hypnotic pulse of house and techno. His domain is a sonic labyrinth where pulsating basslines intertwine with soaring melodies, each track a carefully chosen brick…

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AI-Enhanced Lego Dioramas: Elevate Your Creations with the Power of Artificial Intelligence

Lego dioramas are a great way to use your creativity and build something that is both fun and visually appealing. They can be simple or complex, and there are no rules when it comes to what you can create. Collect and organize your Lego pieces. This is the first and most important step. You will need to gather a variety of Lego pieces in order to create your diorama. You can find Lego pieces at your local toy store, online…

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Blackadder Goes Forth ‘Goodbyeee’ in LEGO

‘Goodbyeee’, or ‘Plan F: Goodbyeee’, is the sixth and final episode of ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’, the fourth and final series of the British historical sitcom Blackadder. The episode was first broadcast on BBC1 in the United Kingdom on 2nd November 1989, shortly before Armistice Day. Apart from the one-off short film ‘Blackadder: Back & Forth’ made a decade later, it was the very last episode of Blackadder to be produced and transmitted. Being a big fan of the television sitcom…

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Fear of a Brick Planet – Porcupine Tree

As a devoted fan of both LEGO and Porcupine Tree, I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of recreating their iconic live stage from the Fear of a Blank Planet Tour (2008) in LEGO form. Titled “Fear of a Brick Planet,” my LEGO creation is a labor of love that captures the essence of the band’s captivating performances. Standing center stage are the four members of Porcupine Tree. Steven Wilson, the band’s frontman, stands tall, his fingers poised ready to…

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Ondes Martenot in Lego

The Ondes Martenot is one of the earliest electronic musical instruments. It was invented by Maurice Martenot in 1928. He built 7 different versions of the instrument over almost 60 years, but the exact number of instruments built is unknown. Martenot was inspired by the unexpected and harmonious sounds created by the overlapping of tones from military radio oscillators, and he wanted to create an instrument that could produce sounds as beautiful and expressive as the cello. Original Martenot instruments…

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John Lennon ‘Some Time in New York City’ in LEGO

On 29th August 1974 John Lennon asked Bob Gruen, his friend and well-known photographer, to come over to his penthouse apartment in Manhattan and take a series of photos for his ‘Walls and Bridges’ album. When they were done, John said, “Let’s take some publicity photos.” They started thinking about the roof, as it was surrounded by the New York skyline. Bob wondered if John still had the T-Shirt he gave to him a year earlier. Back then some guys…

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