Cute, or weird, or … what the heck is going on here?! The folks at musicalbrick.com appear obsessed with making Peter Gabriel into a real square—literally. For fans that might relate a bit too closely with the role Legos played in their formative years, these “must-have” mini-figures are available to indulge bouts of childhood regression that cannot be avoided.
A full range of Genesis, Gabriel and Phil Collins figures is available, along with “live stage” display sets and other progressive musos immortalized in angular plastic, including drummers Bill Bruford and Jerry Marotta plus Marillion front man Steve Hogarth, along with the Peter Gabriel Band.
For any prospective buyer on the fence, the site offers genuine testimonials. Says satisfied customer Andreas Bohme, writing from Germany: “To me this stuff is exactly what (especially the early) Genesis is about: fantasy and creativity, and by the way, very funny ... simply awesome! I bought a couple different ones and each one is just wonderful, so keep up the good work!”
No telling who might be next in line for Lego treatment, but Emerson, Lake & Palmer would seem a natural, hopefully with spinning grand piano, rotating drum riser and tiny Persian rug. John Collinge