20 Album Covers Recreated in LEGO

Author avatar Danny Ashton

The opportunity for creativity with LEGO is endless. With a few colorful bricks and a bit of imagination, these album cover artists gave some of our favourite albums a LEGO makeover — from the iconic tailored Beatles crossing Abbey Road to Nivarna’s famous Nevermind baby swimming underwater. We hope you enjoy them!

1. The Strokes – Is This It

Released in 2001, “Is This It” was American rock band’s debut album. The LEGO version captures the simple design with a black plastic arm instead of the glove, and is aptly renamed “Is This Brick”.

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2. Cradle Of Filth – Cruelty and The Beast

The cover of 1998s “Cruelty and the Beast” depicts the legend of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory. The LEGO version shows the “Blood Countess” bathing in the LEGO blood of her LEGO victims.

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3. The Beatles – Abbey Road

The eleventh studio album for The Beatles, “Abbey Road” has become one of the most imitated covers in popular music. The LEGO Fab four stroll across the infamous zebra crossing outside the studio the record was named after.

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4. The Beatles – Hard Days Night

For The Beatles third studio album, artist Robert Freeman wanted a concept of “movement” like the frames in a movie. The LEGO version copies each playful expression from the band and is released in the original mono format, and the LEGO hair styles seem to match perfectly!

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5. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico

The iconic cover artwork by Andy Warhol makes The Velvet Undergrounds’ debut album instantly recognizable. The LEGO version is as simple as the original, with a single LEGO plastic banana and Warhols’ signature.

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6. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

The 1999 single by Aphex Twin was designed by artist Chris Cunningham. The cover shows the musicians face pasted onto a female body. Somehow the LEGO version captures the unique cover pretty well — with a little help of some plastic wire to create a makeshift bikini!

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7. Belle and Sebastian – Push Barman to Open Old Wounds

Belle and Sebastians’ 2005 LP is a compilation of singles and EPs was described as “25 charming tales of shy girls dabbling in photography and bookish boys dabbling in shy girls.” The LEGO version is cleverly retitled “Push Brickman to Open Old Wounds.”

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8. Kaiser Chiefs – Yours Truly, Angry Mob

The second album from English rock band Kaiser Chiefs was released in 2007. The LEGO members of the band look pensive for the cover shot dressed all in black with accurately drawn-on facial hair and shapely hairstyles.

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9. The Beatles – Let it Be

The legendary group’s twelfth studio album released in 1970 marked the break up of The Beatles. “LEGO It Be” has Ringo and George sporting the best of ‘70s mustaches and John Lennons’ famous round glasses.

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10. The Beatles – Revolver

The cover art for 1966 album “Revolver” was designed by friend of the band Klaus Vormann. It represents the radical departure of the group’s signature sound. This classic album has been given the LEGO makeover using some original pieces of the cover combined with new happy LEGO faces.

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11. The Beatles – Please Please Me

The Beatles first studio album cover was taken at record label, EMIs Headquarters in London in 1963. The LEGO album has a fresh faced band looking down from the stairway and contains the hit song “LEGO Me Do”.

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12. Morrissey – You are the Quarry

Morrisseys’ 2004 album “You are the Quarry” depicts a gangster Morrissey with classic pin striped suit and Tommy gun. The LEGO alternative has (a version of) Morrisseys’ signature hair and is released on LEGO record label Brick Records.

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13. Muse – Black holes and Revelations

The cover artwork for the 2006 album by British rockers Muse was taken at Bardenas Reales in southwest Navarre. This new LEGO version represents a contemporary vision of The Four HorseLEGOmen of the Apocalypse in the desert.

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14. Nirvana – Nevermind

Four Month old Spencer chases a one-dollar-bill for Nirvanas’ 1991 album “Nevermind”. This LEGO alternative of the now iconic baby has a little more incentive to swim as there’s 99 more LEGOdollars at stake.

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15 – The Beatles – Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Designed by pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, The Beatles’ 1967 release portrays the imaginary band, post performance, watched by a crowd of some of the most famous faces throughout history. The LEGO band wears the same “in vogue” military costumes with amazing mustaches.

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16. The Beatles – Yellow Submarine

“Yellow Submarine” was released in 1969 to accompany the animated film of the same name. The LEGO version shows the portholes of the sub and a little plastic periscope for each member of the group.

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17. The Offspring – Americana

The cover for The Offspring’s 1998 “Americana”, reflects the glossy innocence of 1950s America with a twisted aspect. The blond LEGO boy plays on a swing with his large pet bug and added LEGO tentacle creeping in.

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18. Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A

The best selling album of 1985 and the first compact disk manufactured for commercial release in the US, the iconic image of Springsteens’ derriere was a big hit with fans. “Born In The L.E.G.O.” captures the same racy aesthetic complete with the red cap in his back pocket.

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19. Pink Floyd – The Division Bell

Marking Pink Floyds’ fourteenth release, these two metal statues stood as tall as a double decker bus. The LEGO faces might not be quite as tall, but they still capture the menacing eyes of the original.

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20. Norah Jones – Not Too Late

This 2007 album cover has Norah Jones sitting on the floor wearing an amazing striped dress. The LEGO version shows how creative you can get with this iconic building block, using Jailbreak Joe’s prison vest and extra black and white pieces to simulate the flow of her dress.

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The possibilities of LEGO are endless. Since 1932 people have been interlocking these little Danish born pieces of plastic together to create buildings, vehicles, animals and artwork, and of course, fabulous album remakes. What favorite album would you want remaking in LEGO?

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