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LEGO guitars & other musical instruments

by admin on January 30, 2017

in Useful Resources

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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Kevin January 30, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Don’t forget to include music sheets, records covers and DJ stuff. Why not make it into a true music / record store! Keep up the great articles.

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admin January 30, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Kevin, yes, those are also great items to add. There are three printed 2×2 round tile record pieces, and for record covers pretty much any interesting printed tile could be used. The music sheet is also a sweet piece. Thanks for mentioning them. 🙂

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OhioBricker January 30, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Another great article!
My brother had already transformed our second LEGO Store (from City Square–60097) into a music store before Assembly Square came out (selling all the things you mention above.) So, instead of a music store, we made the second floor a space for music lessons.
We were thrilled, a couple of months ago, when our LEGO Store had saxophones in the Minifig kiosk. We must have gotten 2 dozen.

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admin January 30, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Oh, that’s a nice idea as well! Music lessons on the second floor, and dance studio on the third floor. They go together well. Yes, the saxophone is a very nice piece. Did they have the standard gold saxophone at the minifig kiosk, or the one with the black tip?

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OhioBricker January 30, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Standard gold.
Yeah, in our town, the music teacher sublets the 3rd floor for the dance class (and plays piano for them, too). He’s kind of a creep, though, and we bad-mouth him constantly.

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admin January 30, 2017 at 1:35 PM

I like the black tipped sax better, but the standard gold is super nice too. The black tip just adds an extra bit of detail. Why are so many music teachers creepy? Mine was creepy too! 🙄

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brickmaster January 30, 2017 at 12:57 PM

I really like your guitar collection. Those printed brickforge guitars are nice! And they have violins too! I checked their website and I don’t see the ones you have. Where did you get them?

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admin January 30, 2017 at 1:32 PM

I got the BF guitars some time back. Their online selection changes constantly, so it is a good idea to check back to see when they restock. And yes, the violins are very nice. 🙂

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Håkan January 30, 2017 at 1:43 PM

I have the light-aqua guitar and a light brown Brickforge violin. I think I picked that violin up from a bulk at some Swedish reseller on some sci-fi con.

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Håkan January 30, 2017 at 1:45 PM

It also seems a bit unclear how the mini-dolls are holding up their instruments…

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admin January 30, 2017 at 1:48 PM

There is a peg at the back of the LEGO guitars (check your light-aqua one), that mini-dolls can hold onto. 😉

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admin January 30, 2017 at 1:48 PM

I know BrickForge works with a lot of resellers, so that’s quite possible. 🙂

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Håkan January 31, 2017 at 8:49 AM

I haven’t much of my collection in order, but I found my violin finally. The clutch isn’t very good, so you have to twist around the neck to make it fit the hand. (That came out morbid…) And then I guess you could use a stick or a tile as a bow…

For a minidoll I’d guess you could make a bow by attaching a 4599 tap to a plate or something…

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admin January 31, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Hm… the clutch on my violin is fine. However both the BF violins and guitars have flat necks (vs. the round necks of LEGO’s own guitars), which means that they have to be positioned just right in a minifig’s hand. From this perspective the BF instruments are more accurate, and the LEGO ones are easier to use. Yeah, for bows usually just a bar is used. 🙂

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Håkan January 31, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Ah yeah, the clutch is decent if the neck is aligned correctly…

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PrashBricks January 30, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Nice idea!

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