16 November 2006

The Most Brilliant Waste of Time … Ever

I started my day with this beauty, sent to me by the cousin Marni (who's psyched that she scooped me on an R.E.M. original):

LEGO’ed R.E.M.

From left: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry

There’s a gallery of musicians. Some of my favorites:

The classics:

The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin.

The new guard:

Sonic Youth, Nirvana, The Decemberists, Rilo Kiley, Death Cab for Cutie, the defunct Sleater-Kinney

Even The Village People!

Sorry, Brat, but there isn’t a LEGO’ed a-Ha; maybe you can work on that this weekend. And, Haahnster, they could use a Neil Young.

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At 11/16/2006 11:15:00 AM, Blogger haahnster said...

If I claim to have produced a Lego Neil, I'll make sure it's better than the Dylan and Zeppelin. Isn't there any lighter-shaded, curlier Lego hair? Bob Dylan and Robert Plant with dark, straight hair requires a bit too much suspension of disbelief...even in the Lego world!!!

At 11/16/2006 01:23:00 PM, Anonymous Glassmeow said...

What, no Robyn Hitchcock? (& Pete's would be more believable if they gave him a loud print shirt :P)

At 11/16/2006 01:45:00 PM, Blogger mellowlee said...

I LOVE it!!!!! Good for hours of interNets fun yay! Thanks :)

At 11/16/2006 02:02:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

HAAHNSTER: Maybe you can create a curly mophead for LEGO ... or use Garfunkel's LEGO hair.

GLASSMEOW: I guess he didn't create a Robyn Hitchcock or Scott McCaughey since y'all have them covered with the sock dolls.

MELLOWLEE: I wish I'd thought of the idea. I have a link to a LEGO porn site ... but I don't have it at the office.

At 11/16/2006 02:05:00 PM, Blogger Marni said...

I am so darn proud of myself!

I wish they had a Stray Cats one!

At 11/16/2006 02:25:00 PM, Blogger Ben Heller said...

The Michael Stipe figure looks funny. Hey you could mix and match and make your own supergroup on the mantlepiece

At 11/16/2006 02:30:00 PM, Blogger Melinda June said...

Those are awesome! And here I thought the Brick Testament was cool!

At 11/16/2006 03:17:00 PM, Anonymous m said...

i heart this so much! that and my kinky friedman talking action figure doll.

At 11/16/2006 03:24:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

MARNI: Looks like it's up to you to work on that Stray Cats set. You have some time off during Thanksgiving, so head to Toys R Us today.

BEN: You didn't know Michael had that pod bump on his head? They must airbrush it out of the UK music mags. And I am so gonna build my own supergroup! They can take the place of the manger scene come Boxing Day.

MELINDA JUNE: I forgot about the Brick Testament. I really need to get a bunch of LEGOs ...

M: Or my Tim Gunn bobblehead.

At 11/16/2006 04:00:00 PM, Anonymous DJ Cayenne said...

I guess they leave it to you to ink in Bill's eyebrows.

At 11/16/2006 10:55:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Suzanne Vega never looks that happy when I see her. Stupid restraining order.

At 11/16/2006 11:15:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

DJ CAYENNE: That's half the fun!

DALE: Were you sitting in the morning at the diner on the corner? Were you waiting at the counter for the man to pour the coffee when she slapped you with that TRO?

At 11/16/2006 11:33:00 PM, Blogger chelene said...

Those are fantastic, but Jimi looks a bit too much like James Brown for my tastes!

At 11/17/2006 12:49:00 AM, Blogger mellowlee said...

Lego Porn? haha! Excellent!

At 11/17/2006 09:47:00 AM, Blogger ziggystardust73 said...

where's david bowie!?


At 11/17/2006 01:23:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

I like cute little chachkis like that.

At 11/17/2006 06:34:00 PM, Blogger mat said...

Those are sweet! Love the 'Flav Lego (even though I can't stand the music!).

At 11/18/2006 05:13:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

CHELENE: I agree with you; I don't think Jimi himself would recognize his LEGO self.

MELLOWLEE: I have the LEGO porn link somewhere; I'll send it if I can dig it up.

ZIGGY: Pick up some LEGOs this weekend and make up ome helluva fabulous Bowie for us. Strange that there aren't Rolling Stones, either.

OLD LADY: I want my own set.

MAT: Flav's a classic, isn't he?


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