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Classic album covers get the Lego treatment

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Hey ho, Lego. Ok, that’s not quite what fallen rock’n’roll idol Joey Ramone sang in Blitzkrieg Bop, but after casting our beady little eyes upon this collection of iconic album covers rendered in every schoolboy’s favourite colourful plastic bricks from Denmark, we like to think The Ramones frontman would forgive us our deliberate misquote.

The work of British artist Aaron Savage, the idea is a simple one: reconstruct a host of music’s finest album covers – and Muse’s Absolution – using only Lego. Pleasingly, it all works, the endearing simplicity of Lego chiming with rock’n’roll’s playful immediacy.

The stylistic range and chronology are suitably varied, so that means Elvis Presley’s seminal self-titled debut album rubbing plastic with more recent classics like Dizzee Rascal’s Boy In Da Corner and Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, it’s You.

For more on Aaron Savage visit his website savagearrow.co.uk

Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You

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Beastie Boys: Licensed To Ill

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Blondie: Parallel Lines

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Blur: Best Of

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David Bowie: Aladdin Sane

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The Clash: London Calling

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De La Soul: 3 Feet High and Rising

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Fatboy Slim: You've Come A Long Way, Baby

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Hard-Fi: Stars of CCTV

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Michael Jackson: Thriller

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Kiss: Dynasty

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Unfinished Music No1 - Two Virgins

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Madness: One Step Beyond...

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Madonna: True Blue

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Muse: Absolution

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Pet Shop Boys: Yes

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Pulp: This Is Hardcore

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Queen: Queen II

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico

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(Images: Aaron Savage)

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