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Lego NASA Spacecraft Signed by Astronauts

Jonathan Lim had the amazing opportunity to meet his heroes at the annual ‘Mission Discovery‘ held in Singapore. This organisation has teamed up with NASA, SpaceX, King’s College London and University of Oxford to motivate and inspire young people to realise their potential. For over 20 years they have worked in partnership with some of the world’s leading space organisations to deliver unique opportunities that equip learners with the tools necessary for a successful future. What a fantastic way to…

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LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet 21334

The winning LEGO ideas based on Hsinwei Chi‘s ‘Jazz Quartet will be released on October. However, we have some pictures of the box via Instagram user Theaddshot. This will make a very cool display set. The set comes with a full jazz quartet along with brick built instruments like the piano, trumpet, cello and drum set. It consists of 1606pcs and had a street date of October 1st 2022.

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Synthesizers used on Transformers The Movie (1986)

With the release of the official LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime I thought I would find out what synthesizers were used on the original movie from 1986.   Music composed and performed by Vince DiCola. Synthesizer programming by Casey Young The synths/gear used in the making of this soundtrack include the following! Moog Modular system 55 Moog Minimoog E-MU Modular (huge system comprising of 5 cabinets, the largest E-mu system I’ve ever seen!) E-MU Blue Box 16 voice polyphonic synthesizer E-MU…

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A Brief History of Synthesizers

    Synthetic sounds dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when manufacturers used electricity for making string instruments as a means of direct control and creation. Early versions included the Theremin (1922), the Ondes Martenot (1928), and the Trautonium (1930). Hammond Organ Clock Company – 1935 The 1930s were marked by electromechanical and electroacoustic instruments. Introduced mechanical devices with electronic components into the instrument, similar to the Hammond organ. Modular synthesizer – 1965 Attempts to resynthesize traditional…

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Official LEGO Music themed Sets

Currently the music related output from Lego themselves is very limited. Which is strange given the huge amount of revenue that music and various spin-offs could potentially make. Think about all the popular musical artists current and past that could be legofied into a stage or other set. I really hope that there will be more music related spinoffs by LEGO in the near future. In the mean time, here are the only seven official popular music/musical related LEGO building…

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‘Who’s Better, Who’s Best’ – Pete Townshend in LEGO

‘Who’s Better, Who’s Best’ is my tribute to Pete Townshend, guitarist with The Who and driving force behind the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia. This mini-set is the first to feature two identical versions of the same character and as such is something just a little different. The ideas behind my two Pete scene may be new, but the build itself was straightforward enough and looking through The Who archives I soon found pictures of Pete’s fancy jacket, Pete smashing…

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Complete Genesis Reunion Interviews 2014

John Edginton Documentaries On March 17th 2014, former and current GENESIS band members met for a filmed discussion about their story. These are edited rushes/outtakes from CAMERA A , the principal camera.

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