In 1997, U2 had this insane idea to build a 12 meter high mirror ball Lemon for the Popmart Tour… what’s even more insane is that it was not just a giant Lemon… the thing was motorized and could fit the entire band! I’m sure anyone who has seen 1 of these concerts remembers the climax when they come out of it and when Bono starts to sing Discotheque.
I now give you the Lego version.
Ok, so I know it’s a long shot but I would like to offer this MOC to the band (actually not really give it for free but I’d like to exchange if for a donation to Amnesty, Greenpeace or One.org).
My way to thank them for all the good times they gave me so far…so… if you happen to be a member of U2 or you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows a member of U2… please spread the word!
This build is just as insane as the original idea…
Here are a couple of fun facts:
- the Lemon is a modified Bran’ sphere with a 10 studs wide core design http://lego.bldesign.org/sphere/
- the damned thing weighs +-800gr (only the Lemon)
- +- 30cm height (with stand)
- +- 1000 yellow plates
- the lemon can be closed with the figs inside standing up just like the real deal
Here’s a making-off shot…
Now, unless you actually saw one of these concerts you must think that I am completely mad…so here is a reference picture to show you that they really did it.
Thanks for watching, and please check my other U2 MOCs!
Edited by Rufus, 19 July 2011 - 05:34 PM.