There was so much buzz surrounding First Avenue’s foray into Lego culture a few months back that it only feels appropriate to see another Twin Cities music landmark follow suit.
The Electric Fetus record store has teamed up with Brickmania, a Minnesota-based group that creates and sells custom Lego sets. Brickmania was founded by designer Daniel Siskind in 1999. Earlier this year, Brickmania ran a fan expo showcasing the aforementioned First Avenue sculpture (as well as a much larger model), Landmark Center, and other well-known Twin Cities spots made completely out of Lego.
As for their partnership with Electric Fetus, inspiration came from a poster print by local artist Adam Turman, which features a woman buying records at Electric Fetus. Brickmania created the “Fetus Girl” mini-figure, which is being sold for $25. She includes a slew of mini records-all by local artists including Atmosphere, Babes in Toyland, Charlie Parr, Bob Dylan, Hippo Campus, and Sonny Knight & the Lakers.
The products have been released just in time for Record Store Day on April 21.