Lego Wants L.S. Dunes to Take Down their Lego-Heavy Video
L.S. Dunes just got in trouble for posting a video featuring Legos, and now they want to know why.
The post-hardcore band featuring former members of Coheed & Cambria, My Chemical Romance, and Circa Survive used Legos in their video for the song “Grey Veins,” and then started receiving calls from the company with requests to remove the video.
Guitarist Frank Iero, a longtime Lego fan, was hurt by this and issued a statement to the company:
“Dear @lego, why are you having your lawyers call my record label (@fantasyrecords) and demand we take down the @LSDunes music video we made for our song Grey Veins?” wrote Iero.
“As a card carrying Lego VIP and lifelong creator and builder I am hurt and wildly confused. I have spent more hours than I can calculate, not to mention thousands upon thousands of dollars over the years, buying and building your sets as a child, a teenager, a semi-adult, and now as a dad who builds with his son. An eleven year old who loves Legos more than anyone I have ever met, and even made us dedicate a room in our house to building them. My family and I have vacationed at Legoland and my other band has been voted into your Lego Ideas program by 10k supporters as a potential future build set.
“I love your company because you gave us bricks and taught us we didn’t have to accept the world as it was, we could see what was possible and build it ourselves. I have taken that inspiration and created a universe of my own and now you want to squash it, why?
“Let Creators Create.
“Have your people stop calling my people.
“Spread kindness, spread the creativity, spread the word.
“Leggo My Lego.