The awesome new LEGO Stratocaster guitar makes you want to crank up your amp
If you build it, they will scratch. The Fender Stratocaster guitar, made popular by musicians from Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen to Cory Wong, is the quintessential rock ‘n roll guitar, and now it’s a 1074 piece LEGO puzzle it is the envy of adults who click on bricks everywhere.
Released this month with an age range of 18 and over, the 1970s-style Fender Stratocaster comes with the option to build it in either red or black, and with details so lifelike and meticulous you can. almost hear that moan of beauty finished. The LEGO Strat costs $ 99.
The Stratocaster electric guitar first hit the market in 1954, and it didn’t take long for the Strat to become a global icon. Buddy Holly played one. George Harrison and John Lennon too. Today, it is a mainstay of concert stages, recording studios and dormitories, and remains one of the most influential instruments in music.
The LEGO version comes equipped with six ropes, movable tuning pegs, and a signature warp arm for pretending to scream and dive “whammy”. The set also includes a collapsible display stand, accompaniment pedal, and an incredibly realistic Princeton Reverb amplifier. The amp covers open to show the wiring, tubes, speaker, and motherboard. I think my favorite part of the set are the cables that run from the gee-tar to the amp. It makes it all real.
The set is part of a new wave of LEGO products designed by super fans. In this case, TomÃ¡Å¡ Letenay, a Slovakian fan designer, participated in the Strat design as part of the LEGO Ideas Music to Our Ears competition. The company liked the design so much that they commissioned it. Letenay said he always dreamed of owning a Stratocaster but never could afford it (they start at around $ 800). Instead, he designed one out of bricks.
Personally, I love these LEGO collections for adults, but they are also great for teenage builders. By the time the box arrived with us, my 18 year old grabbed it and started clicking and clicking the pieces together. Like the LEGO grand piano we built last year, the joy here lies in the product’s fidelity to the original object. The guitar’s vibrato bar, pickup switch, tuning pegs, even the stickers and the Fender logo strap are all perfect recreations of the real deal. I mean, the thing even comes with a five-way selector switch and a three-part control layout. The amplifier is an unexpected bonus, with its interior details, Fender logos and foot switch.
To be honest, I’m kind of glad my kid took the LEGO box and ran with it. I guess it would have taken me all day to put it all together. My son and two of his musician friends built the Strat in about an hour and a half. It is now sitting in our music room like a work of art. Guitar measures over 14 inches long, four inches wide and one inch deep. As for the freshness factor? To get a full picture, you will probably need – wait! – a staircase to heaven.