Synthesizers and Drum Machines Numbers 1-10 in LEGO

  Just for fun, we have listed some classic synthesizers and drum machines in their model number order. This was originally compiled into a children’s numbers chart to mashup the LEGO toy, learning numbers and Synthesizers. It was interesting to see that most of the famous synths fit into a 1 to 10 sequence. Although we had to apply some ‘artistic licence’ for 4 and 9. A Roland TR909 could have been used for number 9!   1) Linn LM-1…

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LEGO Genesis 1992 Live stage

We are really impressed with this amazing Genesis live stage model created by Christophe Andrieu and his son, Félix. The extra bonus is that it was on the 1992 tour that we saw Genesis for the first time. (specifically Knebworth, UK. 2 August 1992.) When Christophe posted  the Lego model stage to Facebook a month ago, we decided to send over some updated minifigures to match the 90s era. So now we have some new images of Phil Collins, Tony…

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LEGO Linn Drum Machine

Linn LM-1 The Linn LM-1 Drum Machine was manufactured by Linn Electronics and released in 1980. It was one of the first programmable drum machines and the first to use samples of real acoustic drums. Designed by Roger Linn The Drum Machine That Changed Everything It was widely used in 1980s pop music and its early adopters included: Genesis Peter Gabriel Prince Plus: Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Human League, Gary Numan, Mecano, Icehouse, and Michael Jackson. LinnDrum The LinnDrum,…

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Differences between Music Genres

Sentence – I saw a flower.   Acid Rock – In empty fields where nothing grew but weeds I saw a flower, And it turned into a dragon Barbershop Quartet – I saw a flower (I saw a flower) It smelled so fine (It smelled so fine) Calypso – Down Jamaica way, mon, I saw de flower a-growing by de road. Country – I was ridin’ a tractor and I was drinkin’ a beer, but then I saw a purty…

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Gabriel Era Genesis Sculptured models by Kirt Doke

Doke recently created 11 amazing sculptures of Peter Gabriel in Genesis era costumes. Doke is an award-winning artist and has exhibited his paintings, sculptures and drawings for over 40 years. The sculptures were created in clay and painted with acrylic paint. The figures are solid giving them a good deal of weight. Doke’s interest in the subject can be traced to his childhood hobby of building Glow in the Dark Aurora model kits. His style is loosely based in the…

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Lego Genesis Tribute as BrickHeadz (by DankSide2112)

BrickHeadz is a theme released in March 2017 which brings you a brand new way to collect, build and display. There are many different themes available and can be seen here. A reddit user named DankSide2112 has created these cool Genesis BrickHeadz. Another builder (IRowland) has created this Peter Gabriel BrickHeadz.

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Lego version of Sutton Hoo treasure

A father and daughter who built a Lego replica of a helmet found at Sutton Hoo have been told their creation could go on display at the historical site. Andrew Webb, 45, and his daughter Matilda, 11, from Essex, spent lockdown making the likeness of the Anglo Saxon treasure found in Suffolk in 1939. Continue reading here… Mr Webb, who lives in Saffron Walden, said their version was made up of about 1,000 Lego pieces.

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Lego Fairlight CMI Synthesizer Sampler

The impact of sampling in music is enormous and it’s thanks to machines like the Fairlight CMI that this musical journey all started. The Fairlight could offer a polyphonic, keyboard-based interface. The Fairlight was one of the most prominent synths of the early to mid ’80s. It helped set the way for: Sampling, graphic sequencers, software‑based synthesis and the concept of the ‘workstation’. The creator, Peter Vogel, brought an early CMI to the UK in person. One of the first…

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