Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Beatles Bearbrick

A week and a day ago on Saturday, October 9, was John Lennon’s 70th birthday. And there were birthday celebrations around the globe. Who wouldn’t forget such a musical legend?

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were The Beatles. Also known as the Fab Four. They were formed in 1960 in Liverpool, England and became one of the most successful bands in music. I don’t think I need to say more. The rest is music history.

In 1968, an animated feature film ‘Yellow Submarine’ was released based on the music of The Beatles. And based on this film, you have The Beatles Yellow Submarine Bearbrick Set.

What I like about this set is the packing. The box is designed like a submarine and you have the Fab Four looking out the round windows.

The bearbricks are also designed just like the costumes the Fab Four are wearing in the film.

Another Beatles Bearbrick Set is the ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’, based on their eighth album release in 1967. On this album cover, you will see images of items and several celebrities.

As for the Beatles themselves, they are dressed in marching band attire:
- Ringo Starr is in magenta,
- John Lennon in yellow,
- Paul McCartney in blue, and
- George Harrison in orange.


I do not know if Medicom noticed a big, big flaw in the packaging of this Bearbrick set. On the packing, there is a spelling mistake. Instead of 'Hearts', it is spelled 'Heats'. So you get ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heats Club Band’.

We also have a 400% and 100% The Beatles Bearbrick in black with their logo on the front and a green apple on the back.

What’s this green apple? The green apple is actually ‘Apple Records’. ‘Apple Records’ is a record label founded by the Beatles in 1968. 

When the Beatles broke up in 1970, each of them went on with their solo careers. John Lennon became a peace activist and wrote songs that are anti-war, like ‘Give Peace A Chance’ and ‘Imagine’.

Sadly, in December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City. He is an absolute legend and will never be forgotten.


Featured Bearbricks:
- The Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ Bearbrick Set 100%
- The Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Bearbrick Set 100%
- The Beatles ‘Apple Records’ 400% and 100% Bearbrick Set

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