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The Wall – Lego Stage

The stage production of Pink Floyd’s live concert The Wall in 1980 was a groundbreaking and immersive experience for audiences. The concept for the stage show was developed by Pink Floyd bassist and lead songwriter Roger Waters, who drew inspiration from his own experiences growing up in post-war Britain and his tumultuous relationships with his father and bandmates. The stage design for The Wall was elaborate and visually stunning, featuring a giant wall that was built brick by brick during…

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Who Has Sampled Genesis?

Tracks that have sampled Genesis songs Here is a small list of tracks from various genres (Hip-hop, dance, trance, techno) that have sampled Genesis songs. There seems to be quite a lot of Hip-Hop artists sampling Genesis. However, this should not come as a surprise as the world of hip-hop has been taken with Phil Collins for years. I enjoy the idea of artists sampling Genesis songs into other genres. To me it’s progressive. It’s similar to the original wave…

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The Return of The Giant Hogweed

HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANI The song tells us about the giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianium), originally from Southern Russia and Georgia, being introduced to Britain in the early nineteenth century by a Victorian explorer. However, Peter Gabriel uses poetic licence as it was introduced before the reign of Queen Victoria. The so-called Toxic Giant Hogweed, which can cause massive blisters and ulcers if it comes into contact with the skin or blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes. The song went…

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We Nominate Phil Collins for his Awesomeness… And you can too

Podcast Updates #getphilvotedin, The Podcast – Episode 1 Leland Sklar #getphilvotedin, The Podcast – Episode 2 Lamont Van Hook   Driving Force Traci Baker is the driving force behind the campaign, #getphilvotedin, a multipronged effort to raise awareness, and encourage the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee to nominate Phil Collins (for his significant contribution to music as a solo artist) on their next ballot. She hopes the campaign will help influence members of the voting body, because…

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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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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 eight official popular music/musical related LEGO building…

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