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I'll throw in the black keys for free.
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"I'll throw in the black keys for free"

Ray's Music Exchange in Calumet City, Illinois has the best electric piano in the city of Chicago. It can be yours for the low price of $2000 bucks and you could take it home with you and Ray will throw in the black keys for free.

The Blues Brothers has stood the test of time as it is one of the most entertaining movies filled with great music including the late great Ray Charles.

Ray's includes a fully stocked showroom with guitars, amps, mics, tv's, and toasters. Don't mind the bullet holes next to the guitar hanging on the wall - it breaks everyone's hearts when a boy that young goes bad. Although some say the best piano in the city of Chicago has no action left in the keyboard; Ray disagreed and the patrons break out into a spirited rendition of the classic Shake A Tail Feather.

When I set out to build Ray's Music Exchange it had to have the mural of the great blue's legends but with a LEGO flair. One artist that I knew possessed the skills and quality required is the incredibly talented Greg Hyland ( www.lethargiclad.com/). I knew Greg from attending Brickworld in Chicago over the years and when I emailed him with my vision - he was instantly on board and he didn't disappoint. The mural was spot on and was everything that I had hoped.

The next step was printing Greg's art onto the brick. I didn't want to use a sticker or decal - it needed to be printed so the colors would shine. I had long been a fan of Terry Akuna's printing on LEGO and he was also excited for the project and took extra time to get it perfect printed onto the bricks. (www.bricklink.com/store/home.page?p=terryakuna#/shop?o={"showHomeItems":1})

The build was powered up with lights from www.lifelites.com

Finally my 14 year old daughter had become a pro at cutting vinyl and was able to reproduce Ray's signs with her expert font and lettering skills. She has been able to reproduce my LUG's logo for car window decals, coffee cups, shirts, and new lettering on my steam engines. macismonograms.blogspot.com/

If you are unfamiliar with The Blues Brothers - stop reading this and go watch Jake and Elwood try and get the band back together!

I put it up on IDEAS after getting more requests than I could count on my Facebook. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/167206

...for more pictures since MOC says they can't upload them - go here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51492892@N02/albums/72157679898243936 - I mostly post onto flickr nowdays...














Comments

 I made it 
  May 13, 2017
Quoting Lo var Lachland Hello. Are you "I build Big Planes," from Flickr?
My flickr name is Nebraska's MOC. You can see my albums here including the original LEGO Witchcraft B-24 which was built in 2012/2013... ;) Gotta love the internet and copy cats. Also check out (google) Nick Dean's LEGO Constellation that was built in 2010. It's amazing compared to the copies.. :) https://www.flickr.com/photos/51492892@N02/albums
 I like it 
  May 13, 2017
amazing work!:D
 I made it 
  May 13, 2017
Quoting Lo var Lachland Hello. Are you "I build Big Planes," from Flickr?
No that is not me.
 I like it 
  May 12, 2017
Hello. Are you "I build Big Planes," from Flickr?
 I like it 
  February 11, 2017
nice art work
 I made it 
  February 8, 2017
With many requests on Facebook to put it up on Ideas - I went ahead and put it up to see what happens - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/167206
 I like it 
  February 5, 2017
Awesome building. Great backstory, sweet mural artwork. Brick on!
 
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