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Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
The Dark Side Of The Moon, I finally made it!
About this creation
The Dark Side Of The Moon, what a great album. I remember, as a kid, it was the first album I heard (or I can remember have heard) alongside with Led Zeppelin II and Manu Chaos Radio Bemba Live.

Summary




History


Well, this is for you, if you never heard about this album. Let’s not forget it is Pink Floyds most famous album, with approximatively 45 to 50 million sold, which makes it the third most sold album on earth after “Back in Black” from AC/DC (2nd) and M. Jacksons “Thriller”.
Being the eighth album of Pink Floyd, it was released the 1st of March 1973, even if it was played live before.
It built on ideas explored in the band's earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the departure in 1968 of founder member, principal composer, and lyricist, Syd Barrett. It explores themes including conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state.
The group used some of the most advanced recording techniques of the time including multitrack recording and tape loops. Engineer Alan Parsons (Alan Parson Project) was responsible for some of the album's most notable sonic aspects.
The Dark Side of the Moon was an immediate success; it topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. It is Pink Floyd's most popular album among fans and critics, and has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Lego - The Dark Side Of The Moon

Album Cover


One of the album’s most famous feature is it’s rather simple but effective cover. Being designed by Storm Thorgerson, it shows a prism dispersing light into color and represents Pink Floyd’s stage lighting, the record's lyrical themes, and keyboardist Richard Wright's request for a "simple and bold" design.



My Interpretation Of The Album Cover


In a first time, I didn’t wanted to do the album, in the thought that too many persons knows it and partly because the cover seemed a little bit too easy to make.
And then I remembered some illusion seen on the internet and decided to make it has an illusion, which was a little bit more a challenge.

The illusion is described below in pictures by rotating the album cover, or if you are too lazy, just count the number of studs on each side of the prism. Normally, you have 12, 12.5 and 13 studs. Or download the file for more.

Illusion Explanation




Conclusion



As a conclusion, I would say this: if you never listened to “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, then do, just do. It is genuinely a masterpiece. It goes from nice rock/pop songs like “Money” to prog-rock perfection like “On The Run”; from calm ballades like “Us And Them” to highly political oriented songs like “Brain Damage”. And also do not forget “Time”, “The Great Gig In The Sky”, “Speak To Me/Breathe”, “Any Color You like” and “Eclipse”.




Thanks a lot for watching, commenting, liking, sharing, etc … and I hope you liked it!
If you have any ideas for futures album covers, suggest them below in the comment section.

Greetings
Yann



Building instructions
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Comments

 I like it 
  May 20, 2016
I learnt many things reading you. Beautiful work, simple and so efficient.
 I like it 
  May 1, 2016
Nicely done. Now I think I'll pop it on :-)
 I like it 
  April 24, 2016
Wonderful made! It sure is one of the best albums and bands ever on earth. I don´t know how many times i played the album, must be a million or so but i will play it even more.Wish you where here is a second super album. Thanks for this creation.Oh, by the way, if the moon is totally dark there is a dark side, more than one to choose from.
 I made it 
  April 24, 2016
Quoting jim mcdonough classic album,also worth mentioning the words music etc is in sync to the wizard of oz scary !!!!! great work on album cover
Thank you Jim!
 I made it 
  April 24, 2016
Quoting Oliver Becker Great you don't wanted to persist in your viewpoint, Yann! ;) So we all can share this fine illusion! :)
Thanks Oliver!
 I made it 
  April 24, 2016
Quoting Scott Bourgeois Best. Album. Ever. Awesome job on recreating the cover!
Thanks Scott! Yes, it may be!
 I made it 
  April 24, 2016
Quoting Sven J. Very well done work my friend :) Like how the cover turned out in Lego.
Thanks Sven :-)
 I made it 
  April 24, 2016
Quoting Mister Lego ~ Great work, dead on accurate. Now I gotta listen to some Pink Floyd :)
haha, thanks for the kind words!
 I made it 
  April 24, 2016
Quoting Per Bonde Well done. Must hear the album later.
Thanks! Yes, just do it!;-)
 I made it 
  April 24, 2016
Quoting David Roberts Elegantly simple and totally effective! Disappointingly, a recent spaceship from Llwyngwril Space Systems has discovered that there is no dark side of the Moon really. Matter of fact, it's all dark.
Oh no! XD Thanks David!
 I like it 
  April 24, 2016
classic album,also worth mentioning the words music etc is in sync to the wizard of oz scary !!!!! great work on album cover
 I like it 
  April 23, 2016
Great you don't wanted to persist in your viewpoint, Yann! ;) So we all can share this fine illusion! :)
  April 23, 2016
Best. Album. Ever. Awesome job on recreating the cover!
 I like it 
  April 23, 2016
Very well done work my friend :) Like how the cover turned out in Lego.
 I like it 
  April 23, 2016
Great work, dead on accurate. Now I gotta listen to some Pink Floyd :)
 I like it 
  April 23, 2016
Well done. Must hear the album later.
 I like it 
  April 23, 2016
Elegantly simple and totally effective! Disappointingly, a recent spaceship from Llwyngwril Space Systems has discovered that there is no dark side of the Moon really. Matter of fact, it's all dark.
 
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