20 Iconic Bands Recreated in LEGO
March 19, 2014 6:44 PM   Subscribe

"Self-proclaimed knowledge, music, LEGO and die-cast car junkie, Adly Syairi Ramly presents a collection of 20 iconic bands that he’s taken the time to recreate with everyone’s favorite building blocks."

The images have all been taken and edited strictly on the iPhone 5. No desktop editing was involved.
posted by juliplease (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Needless to say, #17 is the most fitting.
posted by NoxAeternum at 6:47 PM on March 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

I love these type of LEGO projects to see how they use certain torsos and other body parts. For example: The guitarist for No Doubt apparently went to Hogwarts.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 7:09 PM on March 19, 2014

#2 is kinda racist.

(Or, at least it would be if I was sure the one on the right was supposed to be James Iha; it looks more like Paula Poundstone with jaundice.)
posted by Sys Rq at 7:14 PM on March 19, 2014

posted by turbid dahlia at 7:25 PM on March 19, 2014

It's mostly "Yeah, that's kinda neat" until you get to Lego Mozzer.
posted by Gronk at 7:40 PM on March 19, 2014 [2 favorites]

Reminds me of minipops
posted by mkb at 8:38 PM on March 19, 2014

Oh, it's with minifigs? They need to do one with blocks.
posted by sourwookie at 8:47 PM on March 19, 2014

Somewhat like this.
posted by sourwookie at 8:51 PM on March 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

Bernard Sumner looks upset about something.
posted by 4ster at 8:51 PM on March 19, 2014

Presumably the Beasties should have been made with Goldiblocks.
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:19 PM on March 19, 2014 [4 favorites]

There's one I've been meaning to build for ages. I'm relieved not to see it here. I'd better get crackin'!
posted by Songdog at 10:33 PM on March 19, 2014

Mark Mothersbaugh went to the trouble of doing the music for The Lego movie and these guys can't even be bothered to do up Lego Devo?
posted by JHarris at 10:47 PM on March 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

Before a certain moment rock music history was divided between The Beatles and The Sex Pistols.
posted by telstar at 1:04 AM on March 20, 2014

Sys Rq: I'm pretty sure the one all the way on the right is supposed to be Jimmy Chamberlin, and James is to his left. Though I'm not really sure which "era" Ramly was going for there. Judging from their outfits, they look vaguely Adore-era, but Jimmy wasn't there for that album/tour. And if it's Machina-era, D'Arcy should be replaced with Melissa Auf dur Maur. Should've done Mellon Collie era - they'd be a lot more instantly recognizable with Billy's iconic ZERO shirt, D'Arcy's blue hair, and James's blond streaks. But I don't want to be a backseat LEGOer...
posted by Anyamatopoeia at 4:38 AM on March 20, 2014

"Iconic" is kinda overstating it for many of these bands, don'tcha think?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:54 AM on March 20, 2014 [3 favorites]

Opening with the Beastie Boys almost won me over instantly, but when I saw The Smiths cover, I knew these were my guys. The Tegan and Sara cover is awesome as well.

That being said, I'm awfully sad that this is the closest thing we're gonna see to a Beastie Boys reunion.
posted by Sphinx at 6:42 AM on March 20, 2014

posted by BlackPebble at 8:49 AM on March 20, 2014

But...but...I've been assured that Legos can only build the models on the box because of all the specialized pieces...
posted by Legomancer at 8:53 AM on March 20, 2014

i hate to be all salon about it, but if they were going to throw in some token women, they had way more to draw on than tegan and sara.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 8:58 AM on March 20, 2014

That Flying V would be great for a Hüsker Dü Lego set. Appropriate considering that Hüsker Dü is named after a Scandinavian toy.
posted by larrybob at 12:32 PM on March 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

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