7 Real World album covers re-created with Lego

Check out these wonderful album covers recreated with Lego. 11 year old twins Colm and Noah combined two of their favourite things —Lego and world music— in this wonderful rainy day project.

Filtering through their huge collection of Lego pieces and figurines, they recreated some iconic album covers from the Real World catalogue. Well done boys! If anyone else thinks they have the resources and creativity to add to this collection, we welcome further submissions.

1. 9Bach – Tincian

The cover image for 9Bach‘s 2014 album Tincian features lead vocalist Lisa Jen Brown and was photographed by Dewi Glyn Jones.  Tincian is an atmospheric, emotional record that reflects the band’s home environment of Gerlan, North Wales.

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2. Les Amazones d’Afrique – République Amazone

The cover image for West African female group Les Amazones d’Afrique‘s debut album was created by Laura Ferreira and is called ‘Night Woman’. République Amazone was featured in The Guardian’s top 50 albums of 2017 and President Barack Obama selected the track ‘La Dame et ses Valises’ as one of his favourite songs of that year.

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3. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Shahen Shah

Dave Peabody’s iconic photograph of the late Qawwali master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan captures the essence of his famous live performances. It was the first of nine albums he released on Real World Records.

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4. The Gloaming – 2

The Gloaming‘s first two album covers draw from a photography collection by Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison. The work used on the cover of the second album is called ‘Flying Lesson’.

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5. Ashkhabad – City Of Love

Ashkhabad‘s City Of Love was recorded at Real World Recording Week 1992 and produced by John Leckie. It is an album of traditional Turkmenian music infused with elements from Persia, Azerbeidjan and Turkey. The photograph used on the album cover features vocalist Atabai Charykuliev, photographed by Stephen Lovell-Davis.

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6. Yungchen Lhamo – Coming Home

Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo released her second album on Real World Records in 1998. Art direction for the record was by Martha Ladly and Michael Coulson, and the cover photograph was shot by Andrew Catlin.

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7. Iarla Ó Lionáird – I Could Read The Sky

I Could Read The Sky is an album of music written for and inspired by the film of the same name. Based on a novel by Timothy O’Grady, it tells the story of an Irish emigrant’s experience in London. The cover image was taken by Steve Pyke and belongs to a collection of photos which also featured in the novel.

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By Oran Mullan

Published on Thu, 05 April 18

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