Welcome to Minifigure Monday, a weekly celebration of the amazing LEGO® Minifigure. In the past, I have taken photos, drawn pictures, and written poetry inspired by actual minifigs. However, recently I have undertaken a new experiment. I am designing my own fantasy Minifigure series. Each character in this series is an entertainer from the music industry whom I like or have been a fan of at some point in time. This is purely for fun. The first was Build On, followed by #FreeBRICKney. This week’s entry is Brick It Up, featuring the Stud Child.
I vaguely knew about KISS growing up. It was that that “metal band” that breathed fire and drank blood while wearing makeup. I could not have named a song. However, that all changed in 1998. KISS released the Psycho Circus album. I had not heard a single song off it, but I got it for Christmas. I popped the CD into my stereo, and I loved it. Detroit Rock City hit theaters the following year, and my teenage mind thought it was the funniest movie ever. Consequently, I bought a few more KISS albums. In 2000, they performed in town on my 18th birthday. The show blew me away. To this day, it remains one of the best concerts I have ever seen. Years later, I read Paul Stanley’s autobiography, and thought it was humanizing and honest. Consequently, he now earns a place in my fantasy Minifigure series.
For my tribute, I took inspiration from the Star Child stage look Paul Stanley uses, and the shape of his signature guitar. Additionally, I aimed for a level of detail that could feature on an actual Minifigure. Since he wears platform boots, I drew 1×1 tiles attached to his feet. I call the tribute “Stud Child”, a play on Stanley’s stage persona and the LEGO® stud. Finally, I took my favorite KISS song, Lick It Up, and made a slogan AFOLs will appreciate.
That concludes this week’s Minifigure Monday, Brick It Up edition. Tune in next week for the latest character in my Fantasy Minifigures series. For a teaser, catch the end of the YouTube video above. Do you have characters or personas you would like to see in Minifigure form? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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