Damage Case

This post is about the sort of band your parents have always warned you of: Damage Case, the loudest, wildest and meanest band in the known Lego universe!

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Damage Case live on stage!

Tough and alluring front-woman Susan rocks the stage with attitude and riffs as heavy as a sledgehammer, rocket-fast soloing and lyrics about the wild side of life. The rhythmic powerhouse of the band consists of Susan’s old friend and crony Chris “The Goat” Ebbage on Drums (he has this nickname, because he is used to take the blame if something goes wrong!) and the raunchy pirate and vandalism-expert Skulljack on bass. In the background Prof. von Brickheimer plays his manically droning electric organ, usually completely lost in world-domination fantasies.

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The Prof. applying his unique hand + metal-hook technique.

A life of robbing, pillaging or attempting to take over the world (as the good old Prof. does) is by itself very interesting, but one day, they realized that it is also a quite nice thing to make a lot of noise and get cheered at by an excited crowd from time to time. And you don’t even have to steal their money – they give it to you by themselves!

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The “over the top”-view!

Both critics and fans compare the sound of the band with a burning freight train rushing with full speed through a warzone, while a hailstorm of Asteroids goes down and a volcano is erupting underneath the tracks.

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Git/voc: Susan, bass: Skull Jack, drums: Chris “The Goat” Ebbage, organ/management and world domination: Prof. Otto von Brickheimer

If they happen to play in your city, you definitely shouldn’t miss them. In good or in bad, they are an experience, you wont forget in your life. And as long they are on stage, they are too busy to rob you!

 

About the building:

Putting the stage together was – as one might expect – a pretty straightforward thing with no real surprises. Though I had to expand it a little from its originally planned dimensions (I didn’t wanted them to look too crammed together!). The keyboard was rather simple to build too, but the drum kit proved to be the real challenge of the project. I did cost me hours  of experimenting to make it compact yet stable enough, so that our drummer doesn’t looks like he is lost in an oversized kit that falls apart when you touch it. The result is – I hope – pleasant to look at and pretty stable too.

For the future I have a couple of ideas for a stage background and some more advanced lighting. Or rather some actual lighting. Let’s see how it works out!

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