Lego Recreates Album Covers From Common, De La Soul & More
In anticipation of the forthcoming Lego Batman Movie, Lego has remade a collection of rap album covers in Lego form.
The project is similar to Marvel's variant comic book covers that are inspired by rap albums. The last batch that the entertainment company released were the following: Mighty Captain Marvel #1, which is based off of The Life Of Pablo; Elektra #1, which is based off of American Gangster; and Bullseye, which is based off of There’s Alot Going On.
Among other specialty Lego collections created, there was one proposed last year that celebrated the women of NASA.
The set, proposed by Maia Weinstock (deputy editor of MIT News and a self-proclaimed "Lego tinkerer"), would feature five figurines representing five important NASA pioneers: Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, Nancy Grace Roman, Mae Jemison and Sally Ride.
"Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program…yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated — especially as women have historically struggled to gain acceptance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)," Weinstock wrote in her Lego Ideas proposal.
NASA has already voiced their support of the set, as well as artist and space enthusiast Pharrell Williams.
Each proposal has to meet a certain criteria in order to be reviewed, approved and ultimately produced, with the biggest part of the process being support. The proposals have to get 10,000 supporters in order to be considered for review. The project ultimately received the 10,000 supporters necessary to move forward, and is currently in the "review" process to get approved and ultimately sold in stores.
Check out the collection of rap album covers reimagined in Lego form, above.