The Glastonbury Festival is legendary in the UK festival world; founded in 1970, the five-day event has become the premiere music event of the year, held annually the last weekend of June. For those who couldn’t wait for their yearly helping of great music and acres of mud, Martin Audio commissioned a fantastic Lego recreation of the iconic Pyramid Stage, which it displayed at ProLight+Sound 2015.
Measuring nearly four feet square, the Lego Glasto highlights the company’s MLA line array hangs and MLX subwoofers, which are used at the real-life event by pro audio vendor RG Jones Sound Engineering, which has fielded Martin Audio PAs at the Pyramid Stage since 2007.
Martin Audio commissioned Bright Bricks, a professional Lego building company, to create the 12,500-brick replica; the effort took 120 man-hours to build. While the audience depicted isn’t quite as big as the real thing (175,000 people annually), the model still features an accurate representation of the agonizingly long line for the portable toilets.
Building on the model’s coolness factor, Martin Audio also commissioned 500 limited edition, Lego-Certified professional 4.7-inch-tall MLA Mini models, complete with instructions and custom stickers for decorating them.