LA artist builds an entire record store out of Lego

LA artist builds an entire record store out of Lego

This is truly epic.

A LA-based illustrator and artist, Chris Cooper – aka COOP – has built an entire record store out of Lego called Brick City Records, featuring vinyl-hunting customers and detailed recreations of classic records.


LA-based illustrator and artist Chris Coop – aka COOP – has built an absolutely epic model of a record store, made entirely out of Lego.

“I’ve been getting back into Lego since my son was born, and I’ve been doing these little buildings that Lego sells as sets,” Cooper told Thump. “I wanted to try to build a custom one, and a record store was my first choice, since that’s where I spend a lot of my time.”

The store is apparently modeled off Permanent Records in LA’s. “It’s one of my favourite stores in town, and always has a fantastic selection of cool stuff—they’ve got great taste,” Cooper said.

The records on the walls include The Jesus and Mary Chain‘s Psychocandy, The Velvet Underground‘s seminal debut The Velvet Underground & Nico (complete with Andy Warhol’s famous banana) and Big Star’s # 1 Record. The store even features a goth girl shopping about and lumberjack hipster manning the counter.

“I had to spend some time online hunting down Lego mini [figurines] that looked like typical record store hipster customers—luckily they made a lumberjack figure and a goth girl.”

Check out the store and figurines below: