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
Beastie Boys: Licensed To Ill
Blondie: Parallel Lines
Blur: Best Of
David Bowie: Aladdin Sane
The Clash: London Calling
De La Soul: 3 Feet High and Rising
Fatboy Slim: You've Come A Long Way, Baby
Hard-Fi: Stars of CCTV
Michael Jackson: Thriller
John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Unfinished Music No1 - Two Virgins
Madness: One Step Beyond...
Madonna: True Blue
Pet Shop Boys: Yes
Pulp: This Is Hardcore
Queen: Queen II
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico
(Images: Aaron Savage)