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26 album sleeves recreated in Lego

  • Never let it be said we don't cover the important stuff on NME.COM. The design website Speckyboy has gathered together loads of album sleeves rendered in Lego - and here are a few of the best, starting with The White Stripes, 'White Blood Cells'. Remember them this way.

    Photo: Joanna Bartkowiak

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • The Smiths, 'Meat Is Murder'. No Lego men were harmed in the making of this photo gallery.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Oasis, 'Definitely Maybe'. Nice attention to detail - note the scene from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly on the TV screen and a Lego Burt Bacharach poster. Not sure they've captured Bonehead's bald spot though.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Lily Allen, 'It's Not Me, It's You'. She's one 'L' of a pop star etc etc.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Moby, 'Play'. Aww, look at little Lego Moby... hang on, why is there a massive gun in shot? It's a video camera in the original.

    Photo: Jonni Jonasson

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Morrissey, 'You Are The Quarry'. Who'd have thought a Lego man could look like such a stone cold pimp?

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Kate Nash, 'Made Of Bricks'. Woah... an album called 'Made Of Bricks' recreated by a house made out of bricks. That's so meta.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • The Strokes - 'Is This It'. The original cover was replaced in some markets for being too risqué. But this? This is utter filth.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Madness, 'One Step Beyond'. They'll never be able to stand up without assistance. Much like the band themselves these days.

    Photo: Obiuan01

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Belle and Sebastian, 'The Boy With The Arab Strap'. We didn't think it was possible, but this album just got more indie.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Maximo Park, 'Our Earthly Pleasures'. Have you ever seen Lego men and women having sex? It's pretty hot.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Sky Larkin, 'The Golden Spike'. And the original for reference.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Kasier Chiefs, 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'. We can only assume the Lego version of this album was just as piss-poor as the real version.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Los Campesinos! - 'Romance is Boring'. If you're not familiar with the original, it's a close-up of a wound on a woman's leg. This looks more like a chunk of yellow plastic with a sliver of a gummy worm glued to it.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • The Futureheads, 'This Is Not The World'. Sinister... yet strangely erotic.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Does it count when you don't use Lego men? Anyway, here's The xx's self-titled debut. Many of these images (and more) can be found over at speckyboy.com.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Franz Ferdinand, 'Tonight...'. If only the album itself had as much personality as these little guys.

    Photo: Christoph

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Bob Dylan, 'Love And Theft'. You remember that period when Dylan sported a pudding bowl hairdo and Hitler moustache, right? Of course you do.

    Photo: Alan Saunders

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • U2, 'The Joshua Tree'. Is Indiana Jones in the band now?

    Photo: Tim Norris

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Kiss, 'Dynasty'. Rumour has it Lego Gene Simmons has slept with thousands of Lego groupies.

    Photo: Antifaa

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Motorhead, 'Ace of Spades'. The thunderous, gravel-voiced punk-metal power of Lemmy's band is in no way diminished by them being yellow and two inches tall.

    Photo: Lorenz Jehs

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • N.W.A., 'Straight Outta Compton'. Or should that be S.W.A. - Stormtroopers With Attitude? No, we're not sure why, either.

    Photo: Tim Norris

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'. Again with the Lego storm troopers. Were they on special offer or something?

    Photo: Tim Norris

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Queen, 'Queen II'. Hmm, not sure about this one. They didn't wear helmets in the original, did they?

    Photo: Tim Norris

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Peter Gabriel - 'Peter Gabriel'. The album's often referred to as 'Melt' - which makes sense once you see the original cover artwork.

    Photo: Tim Norris

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • And here's Nirvana, 'Nevermind'. Really captures the visceral emotional power of songs like 'Polly' and 'Territorial Pissings', don't you think?

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    Added: 10 Feb 2011