Black Ark in Lego: Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Famed Studio Recreated

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Black Ark in Lego

A while back we announced an open call for Lee “Scratch” Perry-inspired art, with a box set edition of Perry’s classic Blackboard Jungle Dub  from Get On Down Records as a prize. One submission stood out above all of the rest: a recreation of Perry’s famed Black Ark Studios, site of the legendary producer’s sessions with the Congos, the Heptones, the Clash, Wings and (in it’s early days) Bob Marley, made entirely from Legos by Cristiano Marinho of Rio de Janeiro. With Lee celebrating his 77th birthday today, we thought we’d share Cristiano’s creation. See the above flick for four different angles of the toy facility. LargeUp and congrats, Cristiano! Check out more of his unique Lego art pieces at