Five Homemade Music Videos That Will Help You Celebrate The Lego

Jan 28th, 2009 // 11 Comments

On this day in 1958, the patent for the Lego brick was filed. Of course, pop music’s most important use of the toy brick came when Michel Gondry released his video for the White Stripes‘ “Fell In Love With A Girl,” but what about the amateur Lego artistes? The guys toiling over each frame in their basements to perfectly sync their efforts up with a Rammstein track? Today is their day to shine.

“Thriller,” Michael Jackson:

“Goody Two Shoes,” Adam Ant:

“Video Killed The Radio Star,” The Buggles:

“Little Sister,” Queens Of The Stone Age:

This one’s just awful, but I feel like I should include it out of my allegiance to Christian rock…

“Youth of the Nation,” P.O.D.:

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  1. Marth

    Dammit. Just when I was about to reach the 5 year anniversary of the last time I was cognizant of P.O.D’s existence. Thanks a lot.

  2. Barry White Stripes, Office LW

    @Marth: Be happy you almost made it 5 years.

    Damn…I still love Lego.

  3. NeverEnough

    My husband and I just found out yesterday that we’re having a boy. One of the first things I thought of is how f*&^ing much I’m going to enjoy buying him Legos. Have you seen how elaborate the sets are these days? [] Holy hell!

  4. Dan Gibson

    @NeverEnough: Congrats!

    I’m glad my son enjoys the vaguely educational fun of Legos, but the constant fight to keep them off every square foot of our floor space is another issue.

  5. Anonymous

    @Marth: I don’t know, of all those bands Payable On Death seemed the least offensive.

  6. Anonymous

    @goldsounds: in that genre, not above…

  7. NeverEnough

    @Dan Gibson: Thanks! I can just see it now, “Let mommy play with the goddamn Indian Jones lego set. YOU’VE GOT TO SHARE!” :)

  8. Clare

    @NeverEnough: Girls like Legos too, you know.

    /digs giant tupperware bin of Legos out of parents’ attic
    /builds fort

  9. Anonymous

    I can’t believe this amazing Lego version of Todd Rundgren’s “Property” didn’t even get a mention:

  10. DrWorm

    This one for Ween’s The Mollusk is a classic. It was one of the first wave of fan videos that came out immediately after the White Stripes video:

  11. NeverEnough

    @Clare: That’s entirely true– I did. It’s just a relief not to have to deal with buying Barbies and the whole unrealistic body image thing.

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