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Brick to Los Campesinos!
Made as a gift for the band Los Campesinos!
About this creation
My favorite (or favourite if you prefer) band, Los Campesinos! played at the Blue Moose Tap House in Iowa City on October 27th, 2010. I'd seen them before in Chicago, but I didn't want to miss them on this tour. I thought I'd share a little of my art with them, and though it's not much of a build, it was really fun. I combed the interwebs for reference imagery and the "group" photo you see was my initial attempt. I never actually got a chance to photograph the final product, but I'll be making another set for myself (Bricklink here I come!). I made a few changes to Gareth and Jason's figures as well as expanding the drumkit. The guitars, violin and drumsticks are Brickforge. I must say, making likenesses of real people was very stressful, but they seemed to really like how they turned out.

A few words about the band...
I honestly must say that they are eight of the most pleasant, kind and generous people I've ever met. It was wonderful meeting them and I look forward to seeing them again soon.
Oh, and they make incredible music and are a superior live performance.
Los Campesinos! site

They graciously agreed to pose with their likenesses; many tried to mimic their Lego counterpart's facial expression.


Gareth
(I promise he was more excited than his facial expression would indicate. Also, he won an old Lego Castle set when he was a lad through a coloring contest.)


Kim
(performed admirably on Tweexcore, thought you should know)


Jason
("he's so emo", according to his band mates. Also, thnx for the Blue Moon!)


Neil
(signs his name with a heart, and suggests awkward photo poses)


Tom
(said Lego was his favorite childhood toy)


Ellen
(is a huge comic fan, tried to talk her into reading some Batman)


Harriet
(will be displaying her figure on her Ikea bookshelf)


Rob
(creates zines and drew a Lego man on my signed album)


This is Kellie, who is part of a 4 person tour team. She's a painter, and also a wonderful person.


Though my British vernacular is limited, I now understand that this is a "King's Chair".




Comments

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  December 28, 2010
Hey; I'm from the Network of Minifigure Music Bands. Thanks for posting this in the group; I am completely blown away at how great this is! Brickforge is the bomb. Great going.
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  November 21, 2010
ill buy one of those guaitars and also cool
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  November 1, 2010
Wow, great figs and its so cool you could meet them. Strange enough, I've been working on a project extremely similar to this for a couple months now.... different band though ;)
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  October 30, 2010
So you say Neil signs his name with a heart, and suggests awkward photo poses? You sure he's not related to Kelso? Looks like you had a blast man! Always fun to meet one's heroes. ~ Chris.
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  October 29, 2010
that likeness is incredible! if you made the minifigures bigger nobody could tell the difference!
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  October 29, 2010
Thats such a fun idea! Its great how you got to meet them and give them their little figures! I've never heard of this band before, and the comments all say that there is a song embedded but I can't hear it... will google them and see what I can find, they look like really nice people.
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  October 29, 2010
Great song, thanks!
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  October 29, 2010
Thats a really cool way to show love for one of your favorite bands.
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  October 29, 2010
I hated to make this comment because it cuts off the music! Nice little tribute, and yeah...love the tune you've embedded. I'll have to check out more.
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  October 28, 2010
According to wiki, Ellen is da bass playa! Oh yeah!
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  October 28, 2010
wow, thats really cool dude.
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  October 28, 2010
What a wonderful way to express your admiration for them.
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  October 28, 2010
very cool!,brickforge?,the guitars really look superb,i would have liked to see your synthetiser better,as it seem to look very good as well!,very good job!,they also sound pretty good,i like the different instruments used!,reminds me of the tompson twins a little,very original sound and rithm!,good show!
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  October 28, 2010
Good likenesses! I was just wondering if you could post the command to auto play a song. I've tried before, but it only fails.
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  October 28, 2010
Nice! I'm not familiar with the band, but it looks like they really are cool dudes!
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  October 28, 2010
haha excellent idea - cool photos :-)
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  October 28, 2010
Oh wow! After the long intro and it got to the hook, I recognised the song. That's really cool they were so receptive and seem like nice down-to-earth folk.
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  October 28, 2010
Nice!!!!
 
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