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She's here! A Brickmania creation inspired by the famous print by Adam Turman, this custom-printed LEGO® minifigure lets you bring home your very own "Fetus Girl" and a piece of history from The Electric Fetus. She comes with a printed record crate and 4 blank records for you to customize with album cover stickers from six Minnesota artists: Atmosphere, Babes in Toyland, Charlie Parr, Bob Dylan, Hippo Campus and Sonny Knight & The Lakers.
Available in the Minneapolis and Duluth store and online now.
Depending on quantity available, orders may take 4-6 weeks to fill. We will update via email. U.S. orders of two or more receive free shipping.
Electric Fetus Photography by Tom Smith
Magic Marc and Fetus Girl with Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks / Electric Fetus / Minneapolis, Minnesota / April 13th, 2018 / Photos by Dawn Novak
Available in the Minneapolis and Duluth stores and online now, this Brickmania "Retro Turntable" creation contains 76 LEGO® elements plus printed instructions.
U.S. orders of two or more receive free shipping.
Electric Fetus Photography by Tom Smith
RETRO TURNTABLE with Electric Fetus Girl and Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks / Minneapolis, Minnesota / April 14th, 2018 / Photos by Marc Percansky
About the First Avenue kit:
What happens when the iconic Minneapolis, MN rock ‘n’ roll venue First Avenue teams up with local LEGO legends Brickmania? This miniature kit brings to life the celebrated venue in Downtown Minneapolis, and the building that has hosted thousands of famous (and infamous) musicians over its storied past.
Key character-defining features of this iconic club that we’ve included are the terrazzo floor, the 7th St Entry awning, the curved main marquee, and the star-adorned walls. It’s fans that have made First Avenue what it is today—now it’s your turn to make your very own!
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The First Avenue kit comes with the following features
- Designed by Daniel Siskind
- Sticker sheet
- Custom-printed tiles
- Iconic facade includes iconic gold memorial "Prince" star
- Includes 98 genuine new-condition LEGO® elements
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Sophomore skill level (2-4 years with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
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FIRST AVENUE & 7th St entry with Electric Fetus Girl and Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks / Minneapolis, Minnesota / April 21st, 2018 / Photo by Marc Percansky
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Part of Electric Fetus' 50th anniversary celebration includes the release of another fun Brickmania LEGO® collaboration. Take home a mini version of your favorite indie record shop with this 76-piece set. Choose your billboards with any of seven sticker choices inside. $49.99 (Free shipping in the U.S.)
Minneapolis' iconic record store takes shape in this Brickmania 76-piece LEGO® creation. Take home a mini version of your favorite indie record store and celebrate 50 years of The Electric Fetus in Minnesota.
Our friends at Brickmania have done it again! This 76-piece LEGO® set lets you take home your very own 50-year-old Minneapolis record store. Sticker sheet includes several options for the billboards. $49.99 (Free US shipping) / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - It's been a gathering place for music lovers and the Twin Cities' counterculture since 1968, and even though technology has changed substantially in that half-century the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis has always seemed to play the right tune for its customers.
The record shop hosted a 50th anniversary party this weekend, complete with First Avenue show and rotating cast of high-profile customers who stopped by to celebrate the occasion.
"To me, it’s as historic in Minneapolis as anything else," said Marc Percansky while perusing the Electric Fetus' extensive collection of vinyl Sunday afternoon. "When I leave--About an hour after I leave--I figure there’s something I want to go back for."
It was even a favorite for Minneapolis superstar Prince, who used to be a regular. Now, people flock to the store in an effort to walk in his footsteps.
"He would get the things he liked and people would let him shop in peace. That was important," said Bob Fuchs, the Fetus' retail and music manager. "Now we get quite a few people almost daily coming in from around the country and around the world to see the places Prince visited regularly."
The spacious record shop at the corner of Franklin and 4th Avenues in Minneapolis has lived through some of the most tumultuous times in the music industry, losing revenue with the advent of streaming services but buoyed in recent years by a renewed interest in vinyl.
"Once the internet thing started happening, with Amazon and iTunes, it really changed the game. We saw sales drop by as much as 50 percent and we thought well this is the end of the ride." Fuchs said. He was pleasantly surprised to see the business not only survive those tough times, but thrive into the internet age. "In maybe the year 2000 one percent of our sales were LPs, and currently it’s 50 percent of our sales."
For regulars like Percansky, it's important to support the store that's been there over the years with old favorites and new tunes alike. He, along with many others, is hoping the store can survive another 50 years, but understands the odds facing an old-fashioned record shop in the 21st century.
"If we’re on our game you hope to be around a while, but there’s always another challenge so you just never know with this business," Fuchs said.
Paul Metsa Just did an hour "man on the street" interviews with a dozen people at the 50th Anniversary (to the day!) of the Electric Fetus for an upcoming Wall of Power Radio Hour episode. Great people-fun interviews-best damn record store in America and one that has been selling local and independent musicians like myself for as long as they've been open. Long may they run!
Paul Metsa On this Wall of Power Radio Hour I was at Electric Fetus on 6/10/2018 and interviewed a dozen folks from MN to Memphis, from 17 to 73 yrs old. Great history-great store. Tonight on AM 950 in the Twin Cities or stream it at http://www.am950radio.com/events/wall-of-power/ 6pm Saturday and replayed at 4pm Sunday.
Paul Metsa Replay of my man on the street interviews with customers and employees of Electric Fetus on AM 950 today at 4pm CST. Great chat with Marc Percansky of Magic Marc Productions (15:15 - 19:12) among others. Stream it at http://www.am950radio.com/wall-of-power-radio-hour-june-16-2018/.
Paul Metsa Replay of my man on the street interview at the Electric Fetus last Sunday as they celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Chatted with customers, 17 to 73 years old, out of staters in for the Prince events, and a couple of employees. On today at 4pm CST on AM 950 or stream it at http://www.am950radio.com/.