Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to make a bold and sweeping statement.
99.9% of the time “bling” looks ridiculous.
We’ve all seen the greasy youths hanging around shopping centres dripping in cubic zirconium. Their ghastly medallions sparkling like broken glass, not diamond, and their ears drooping from the weight of the glittery pebbles they’ve ill-advisedly attached.
These poor lost souls lurk in packs in dark corners, lording it over their urine-scented urban kingdoms. Their Lizzie Duke bling marking them out as overlords of the doorway of the abandoned Woolies.
Somewhere, hidden from public view, a brave 0.1% are doing bling properly. They are “blinging” the LEGO way.
There’s plenty of LEGO jewellery out there (just have a look on etsy.com) but LEGO bling, that’s a different matter. Full-on bling should have diamonds or gold or lashings of silver at the very least. Those materials are generally not included in your standard LEGO box so some clever folks have done some very outside the box thinking. BEHOLD!
1) The Golden Memory Stick of LEGO Goodness
Apparently when LEGO celebrated 50 years of interlocking plastic brick madness they released special gold coloured bricks. Creative folk leapt upon these shiny blocks and made all manner of wonderful LEGO creations, the best of these being the LEGO memory stick.
As a rule, you can NEVER have enough memory sticks. I have them littered all over my house, a few on my desk, one in the car and one in my man-bag, just in case. These days you never know when you’ll need to shift photos or music or work around the place to it pays to have lots of portable storage and if said storage can be made of golden LEGO then well, everybody wins.
Surprisingly for something so shiny, this LEGO techno-bling only costs around £19.
2) Jacqueline Sanchez’s Hinge Bracelet
Jacqueline Sanchez is BRILLIANT. She makes proper LEGO bling, she even adds the occasional diamond. The only downside is that her creations cost a fair amount, this particular bracelet (that I totally want, just so you know) costs $750.
There’s not much else I can say about this particular little gem, the price is something of a sticking point but I guess that class costs $750.
3) Mario LEGO Mega Bling
Mario is cool. LEGO is cool. Which means that when you combine the two you can be pretty sure that the result is going to be pretty sweet and lo, it is.
This stylin’ gentleman has taken the Flava Flav look and run with it. I have no idea if he made this beautiful creation or if he just bought it but either way, double thumbs up! Note the coordinated necklace, earring and sweater, now THAT’S attention to detail!