I’ve done a few Madonna Lego projects in the past. She is inspiring to me today in a totally different way than when she was in her 20’s and 30’s. As she turns 60, I wanted to do a project that showed her vast scope.
Lego usually does a blind-bagged Minifigure Series a few times a year. Blind-bagged means you don’t know which character you are getting in the bag. The series are often themed and generally have 16 characters. As I started the project, I kept removing more and more from the list of looks I wanted to concur, but I couldn’t remove anymore, so the project went to 20.
I started with Madonna 1958 her birth year. In 1978, the LEGO Minifigure was introduced to the world, so I thought I would capture Madonna at that time. Working as an Art Model in her new home of NYC. I proceeded through her career up until Living For Love, her latest album. She has many iconic looks that I couldn’t fit in this series, and hopefully more looks to come.
All of the parts, including cloth and accessories, are all official LEGO parts, except the fabric I used for the bow on the Material Girl figure. I designed that in a similar way to many of the LEGO fabric pieces. The original non-moveable legs piece is used on the “Rain” Minifigure.
I enjoyed every aspect of this project, from the design of the figures, the photography, the packaging and checklist design, and the time spent listening to Madonna in the background as I worked to bring this giant icon down to childhood fantasy size. I hope she has an amazing birthday!