The newly released #10255 LEGO Creator Assembly Square features a music store on the second floor of one of the buildings, however the store only carries a few musical instruments: a drum set, a saxophone, and a couple of guitars. Since there is plenty more room in the store, this is a perfect place for customization. So I did a bit of research on what other instruments could be added to the store. 🙂
Some musical instruments can be brick-built, like a piano or drum kit. In fact, there is a gorgeously designed upright piano in the dance studio, right above the music store in the same set. If you are looking for brick-built minifig-size musical instruments, the LEGO Friends line is a particularly good source, as one of the main characters, Andrea, is really into music. Then there are also small sets like the #850486 LEGO Rock Band set (pictured below), that got some nice instruments.
LEGO also makes moulded musical instrument. This includes a saxophone, maracas, a chrome-gold bugle (no longer in production, but can be found on BrickLink.com), and a bagpipe. There is also a shorter and longer flute – both regular LEGO bar pieces with printed flute holes. And there is a violin case, but no violin…
And LEGO also makes four types of guitars. An acoustic guitar that is already included with the LEGO Creator Assembly Square, and also comes with the LEGO Minifigures Series 16 Serenader. The second mould looks like a Gipson Flying V electric guitar, and is available in two versions; black with white and silver print (comes with the LEGO Minifigures Series 4 Punk Rocker), and white with black and hot-pink print (comes with the LEGO Minifigures Series 7 Rocker Girl). The third mould is also an electric guitar, shaped like a Dean ML, and is available in two versions; red with black and silver print (comes with the LEGO Minifigures Series 12 Rock Star), and black with silver print (comes with the LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Glam Metal Batman). The last guitar mould resembles the iconic Fender Stratocaster, and comes in four versions; a gorgeous purple with gold and white print, a light-aqua with hot-pink and silver print, and a dark-azure with white and hot-pink print all appear in LEGO Friends sets, and the red with black and silver print version comes with the LEGO Minifigures Series 14 Monster Rocker. Plain, unprinted varieties of these guitars are also available.
If you want to get more musical instruments, LEGO customizers offer some other designs as well. BrickForge.com, in particular, has a really good selection of guitars and violins. Below is a picture of my collection of musical instruments from BrickForge.
BrickWarriors.com also has some interesting pieces, like a tribal drum, battle horn, reed pipes, lyre and an ancient Roman horn. I particularly like the reed pipes and the lyre.
The last set of guitars pictured below is from Amazing Armory. I got them a few years ago when they were available in a number of different colors. They are very nice quality, and faithfully replicate pretty much every real world electric guitar variety. Amazing Armory also made a guitar-case, which fits all the guitars nicely. Unfortunately Amazing Armory is no longer in business, but their custom pieces can still be found at resellers.
As you can see, if you want to expand the selection of minifig-size musical instruments at the LEGO Creator Assembly Square music store, or if you want to open another music shop for your minifigures, there are plenty of options. Other items you can put in the music store are vinyl records (printed 2×2 round and square tiles), boom boxes (in three different colors), radios (1×2 printed tiles), music sheets, and posters (printed or stickered tiles).
Hope this list helps you to find some instruments for your minifigs who want to start a band or open a music store. What do you think? Are you planning to expand the LEGO Creator Assembly Square music store, or another music store in your LEGO city? And how about starting a minifig band? Feel free to share your own findings for the best LEGO musical instruments in the comment section below! 😉
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