Sunday, January 30, 2022

January 30 - Lego Elvis

Lego presented a new mosaic set that we have been waiting for in this series for a long time follows today: a mosaic by Elvis Presley called Lego Art 31204 Elvis Presley - The King. The finished mosaic measures 50 x 50 nubs and thus has the typical dimensions of for the series 40x40cm. As a special detail, one is installed in the lower right corner of the picture 2 x 4 tile printed with Elvis’ signature.

Publicity stated: As always with Lego Art, you can build different motifs from the parts of this set. Lego has opted for some of the most well-known recordings of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, with the third individual motif in particular underlining his legendary status: It shows Elvis in white overalls with a red flower necklace, which he wore in 1973 at his 'Aloha from Hawaii' in Honolulu - the first concert in history to be broadcast live via satellite in many countries and which finally made him a superstar. 

The set Lego Elvis Presley - The King is already the tenth mosaic of the Lego Art series. After the rumors about the set have been circulating for about a year and a half, it will now start on March 1, 2022 finally on sale - but first exclusive at Lego. 

The set, whose recommended age is again at 18+, contains a total of 3445 parts and has the usual manufacturer's suggested retail price for Lego Art individual portraits of 119.99 euros. The parts price is therefore just under 3.5 cents per stone, which, however, is only of limited significance in the case of a mosaic. 

Note: Lego has provided the official pictures and a description of the set today, but has not yet activated the product in the Lego online shop. The button is currently still nowhere, but it can only be a matter of hours before the set also appears in the shop and additional pictures are added there if necessary. We’ll keep you up to date.

For those who want to delve a little deeper into the world of Elvis and the origins of the set while building, Lego is once again offering an online soundtrack for this mosaic, to which a link in the form of a QR code is located in the set.

Hargus Robbins Died

Grammy Award winning session pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins died, he was 84.

Robbins, a Country Music Hall of Famer and session pianist was one of the go-to pianists of the Nashville’s A-Team. His only / last recordings for Elvis Presley was on the 2008 'Christmas Duets' album on the tracks 'Blue Christmas', 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' and 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem'.

Fellow Nashville A-Teamer Charlie McCoy once noted, “Pig Robbins is the best session man I’ve ever known. Anytime Pig’s on a session everyone else plays better.”

(Source: FECC / News-In-24 / Lego / Country Music Hall of Fame)