Famous album covers rendered in Lego
01.10.2014
06:16 am

Topics:
Amusing
Music

Tags:
Lego
album covers

Roxy Music, Country Life
 
Someone’s created a Tumblr of famous record albums that have been “pixelated” and turned into 40"x40” Lego grids. They’re quite nice.

These Lego albums are so well—one might say perfectly—executed that I find myself wondering about the color choices available to Lego users—these covers appear to use every color in the Pantone universe. I suppose if you’re using Lego Digital Designer, you can use these colors.

Which begs the question: Are these actual Lego constructions or were they made in Lego Digital Designer? And if they were made in Lego Digital Designer, does that make them any less real?

The albums pictured here are so well known that I’m not going to bother identifying them—the Tumblr itself ranges more widely across the musical spectrum.
 
The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
 
Talking Heads, Remain in Light
 
Michael Jackson, Thriller
 
Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
 
Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Airplane Over the Sea
 
The Velvet Underground, Loaded
 
Inevitably, here’s The White Stripes, “Fell in Love with a Girl”:

 
via Ufunk

Written by Martin Schneider | Discussion
Lego: A 2001 Space Odyssey

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These fabulous Lego models of spacecraft and scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact, were painstakingly made by Jason Allemann. The models include a 3,873-piece, 1:60 scale model of the Discovery One (above), and a 3,670-piece model of the Leonov vessel from 2010 (below).

Details of how to build the Leonov can found here, and a selection of photographs of Jason’s models can be found here.
 
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More Lego pics, after the jump….
 
Via i09
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Lego: Minimalist cartoon characters
04.02.2012
06:05 am

Topics:
Advertising
Amusing
Design

Tags:
Toys
cartoons
Lego

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Lego. Cartoons. Imagination. What’s not to like?

Clever advertising campaign for Lego by German advertising agency Jung von Matt.
 
With thanks to VĂ­tor Rua
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Lego: Basic Building Set Poster
10.06.2011
07:12 am

Topics:
Amusing

Tags:
Design
Lego
Building Blocks

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I find this poster for Lego‘s “Basic Building Set” quite pleasing and rather beautiful, with its simple presentation of Lego bricks as color, geometry, mathematics, proportion and possibility.
 
With thanks to Tombolare
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Lego For Adults
11.29.2010
12:26 pm

Topics:
Amusing

Tags:
Adverts
Advertorial
Lego

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Ah, Lego for Adults - there’s an idea to get older males playing with their bricks, even though this stuff might be on the top shelf of the local toy store.
 
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Via Kciuk
 
More Lego porn after the jump…
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion