LEGO MOC- Led Zeppelin Minifigures
Do you like to listen to rock music? If so, what kind? Blues Rock? Heavy Metal Rock? Classic Rock? No matter what kind you like, you need a band to play it! Many people have favorite bands, so what’s yours? The Beatles? Rush? Lynyrd Skynyrd? How about Led Zeppelin? Started in 1968, this English band has made songs like Ramble On, a song with many Tolkien references in it, to The Immigrant Song, which became a very popular hit in Japan, to Stairway To Heaven, the most requested FM radio song of all time. In fact, Led Zeppelin is the sixth top-selling artist of all time, selling more than three-million records! Well, with how popular Led Zeppelin is, don’t you think someone would eventually be inspired to make a Led Zeppelin MOC? Well, I did. I recently decided to make minifigure versions of the band members. Interested? Check them out below! 😉
Well, how do you like them? From left to right they are Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones.
Want to see pictures of each member? then just scroll down below!
➡ Robert Plant
To make Robert Plant, I used a brown girl’s hair piece with hair that goes down to his shoulders. I then used a minifigure face with orange-brown eyebrows and a grin. For his torso, I gave him my extra Bilbo Baggins shirt from The Hobbit theme, and changed the hands to yellow ones. For the pants, I used dark brown ones. Here is some info on Robert Plant:
Robert Anthony Plant CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career. Plant’s 2007 album Raising Sand, which he co-wrote with Alison Krauss, won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Plant is regarded as one of the most significant singers in the history of rock music, and has influenced contemporaries and later singers such as Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose and Chris Cornell. In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. In 2009, Plant was voted “the greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011, readers of the same magazine placed Plant in first place of the magazine’s list of the best lead singers of all time.
➡ John Bonham
For my John Bonham minifigure, I used Thorin Oakenshield’s hair (which is also Kili’s hair, with both characters being in The Hobbit theme). I used the Thespian’s face from the Series 8 CMF. For the torso, I used black sleeveless shirt. For the pants, I just used plain black ones. Here is some info on John Bonham:
John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast right foot, distinctive sound, and “feel” for the groove. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music. Over 30 years after his death, Bonham continues to garner awards and praise, including a Rolling Stone readers’ pick in 2011 placing him in first place of the magazine’s “best drummers of all time”.
➡ Jimmy Page
For Jimmy Page’s hair, I used Frodo Baggin’s hair. For his face, I used Zane’s face from the Ninjago theme. For his torso, I used Frank Rock’s shirt from the Monster Fighters theme, but I gave him sleeves. For his pants, I once again used black ones. Here is some info on Jimmy Page:
James Patrick “Jimmy” Page OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, songwriter and record producer. Page began his career as a studio session musician in London and by the mid-1960s, had become the most sought-after session guitarist in the UK. He was a member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968. He achieved worldwide fame as the lead guitarist, record producer and founder of the English rock band Led Zeppelin beginning in late 1968.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. Rolling Stone magazine has described Page as “the pontiff of power riffing” and ranked him number 3 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 2010, he was ranked number two in Gibson’s list of “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time” and, in 2007, number four on Classic Rock Magazine’s “100 Wildest Guitar Heroes”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and once as a member of Led Zeppelin (1995).
➡ John Paul Jones
For John Paul Jones’ hair, I used Anakin Skywalker’s hair from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars theme. For his head, I used a minifigure head that can be found in City sets, usually on police or firemen. For his torso, I used a navy blue shirt with faint red stripes and button, which can also be found in many city sets. His pants are just minifigure blue jeans. Here is some info on John Paul Jones:
John Paul Jones (born John Baldwin; 3 January 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. Best known as the bassist, keyboardist, and co-songwriter for English rock band Led Zeppelin, Jones has since developed a solo career. A versatile musician, Jones also plays guitar, koto, lap steel guitars, mandolin, autoharp, violin, ukulele, sitar, cello, continuum and the three over-dubbed recorder parts heard on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”.
According to Allmusic, Jones “has left his mark on rock & roll music history as an innovative musician, arranger, and director.” Many notable rock bassists have been influenced by John Paul Jones, including John Deacon, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Flea, Gene Simmons, and Krist Novoselic. Jones is currently part of the band Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme and Dave Grohl, in which he plays bass guitar, keyboards, and other instruments.
So, how do you like them? One thing I realized is that unlike the others, I based my John Paul Jones minifigure on what he looked like in the late 70’s/early 80’s, unlike the others, whose minifigs were based off them in the early 70’s/mid 70’s. Also, did you like how I used Bilbo’s red coat torso for Robert Plant’s shirt? I got the idea from the picture below (Plant is on the bottom right). It’s kinda funny, as Robert Plant was a fan of Tolkien’s works, which made songs like Misty Mountain Hop get their name. 😀
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