A special Glastonbury Festival LEGO model, complete with Martin Audio MLA system, has been commissioned by the manufacturer's director of marketing James King.
The company has released images of the plastic recreation, which will go on show at Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt on the Martin Audio stand (Hall 8, booth F60).
Built by Bright Bricks, a professional LEGO building company, the model required over 120 man hours and 12,500 bricks to complete, and sits on a base measuring 1.2m x 1.2m.
Featuring the iconic Pyramid Stage, the model has full replica MLA hangs and MLX subwoofers in place, while a flag-waving crowd listen on. There is even a queue for the toilets.
“We wanted to celebrate our involvement in arguably the most prestigious festival in the world and the record breaking success of MLA last year. We thought as a bit of theatre for this year’s Prolight+Sound it would garner lots of attention,” said King.
Courtesy of RG Jones Sound Engineering, Martin Audio has been the main PA of the Pyramid Stage since 2007, and in 2014 its MLA system broke records with the loudest recorded sound levels at FOH whilst still maintaining the strict off site noise pollution levels, according to the firm.
King continued: “It’s one of the projects that you get a real kick out of: LEGO, loudspeakers, Glastonbury… what more is there to life?!
“We’ve had many people asking whether we will mass produce these, but this will definitely be a one-off. We have, however, produced 500 Limited Edition LEGO Certified Professional MLA Mini models that are sure to be seen on many of our partners’ desks in the coming weeks.”
Standing at nearly 12cm tall, the MLA Mini model is gift boxed with instructions, and comes with decorating stickers.
“It doesn’t make any sound, but it’s sure to create quite a stir,” King concluded.