Here at GP, we've seen Les Pauls of just about every variation and mod over the years, but never one quite like this.
An intrepid builder going by the name of morimorilego (opens in new tab) has managed to construct a full-sized, 1:1 scale Les Paul entirely of Legos. The detail on the build, from top to bottom, is simply astonishing - with layers of red, orange and yellow tile and brick forming the body, with some white for the pickguard.
According to The Brothers Brick (opens in new tab), the tuners use Technic pins and 2×2 round plates, the frets consist of 1×6 tiles, while the headstock was built with “cheese slope” bricks. Elsewhere, a system wheel rim was used for the output jack, while transparent yellow 2x2 round brick and golden dishes were used for the control knobs.
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Well, @gibsonguitar would probably want to rock out with this LEGO version too 😉 #RebuildTheWorld 📸 Thanks to Flickr user morimorilego for the stunning creation! #LEGO #Gibson #Guitar LEGO (opens in new tab)
A photo posted by @lego on Aug 25, 2020 at 7:02am PDT
“Looking at the back of the headstock, you can see more Technic construction to mimic the real-world shaping,” The Brothers Brick wrote.
“The tuning keys might not adjust the string tension in reality, but they sure look like they would really like to. The use of curved slopes makes the back of the neck look solid and functional, too.”
You can read more about the build at brothers-brick.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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