This past weekend was Brickworld 2013 in Schaumberg, Illinois, and Chris and I attended. I attended for the first time; it was fun being a “newbie” for once, despite this being my 11th LEGO convention. This was my first event outside of the Pacific Northwest! Though really, Chicago, the tornados were a bit much. Really. Continue reading →
LEGO Mosaic models on The Brothers Brick
Diamond Dave Shaddix and his co-conspirator Stephen Lanyi recently finsihed a 40″ x 30″ mosaic of maybe the best-loved starship engineer in the galaxy this side of Scotty. Also, unlike Jimmy Doohan, she’s not missing a finger. I’m talking of course about Firefly’s Kaylee Frye, played by actress Jewel Staite and now immortalized in ABS. Continue reading →
When I first encountered the work of Sean and Steph Mayo I thought to myself “Who are these new-age musician weirdos and what do they want from us?” I looked up articles on how to identify cults…you know, just to be ready. This mosaic is titled Once Upon a Time…which to be honest doesn’t do Continue reading →
Hong Kong’s Andy Hung (andybear) has created a striking mosaic to honor the birthday of the Buddha (Prince Siddhartha Gautama) on today this seventeenth of May, a national holiday in many parts of the world. I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the birthday boy. “Three things cannot be long hidden: Continue reading →
Does this count as a mosaic? Regardless, this creation by diegoboy is flippin’ rad! I totally have revolution909 in my head now…and that is a good thing.
Many of you may have missed it, but it was hard to miss in the Netherlands, my home country: since yesterday we have a new king and queen: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima (yes, that is the name given to her by her parents). This momentous occasion prompted Paul Toxopeus (P@u! +ox) to build these Continue reading →
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I have not yet made it to the third installment of Mr. Martin’s epic tale. I cannot claim to have seen any of this season yet, either (which I assure you is very sad). I can, however, tell you that I’ve been flickr-stalking Dave Ware (Brickwares) since Continue reading →
I thought this was a fitting follow-up post to Andrew’s, considering John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace. The appropriateness of the subject matter aside, Arthur Gugik’s use of printed tiles is a really unique technique to create a LEGO mosaic, and one that adds a subtle colour variation.
I’ve seen a lot of unusual things built out of LEGO, but I do believe this is the first time I’ve seen a scientific diagram. TheBrickAvenger made this lovely illustration demonstrating the way the greenhouse effect works, and I must say, I’d probably have paid more attention in science classes if all the illustrations were Continue reading →
Admittedly, I’m not a big David Bowie fan (the extent of my knowledge involves puppets and tight pants). This mosaic by Adam Myers, though, caught my eye. I liked the simplicity of the image itself, with the high-contrast in black and white. And I LOVE the technique using layered clear plates!
OneLUG is already known for incredible Lord of the Rings creations. Our readers may remember The Last March of the Ents that they did last year. These three mosaics, depicting the heraldry of Gondor, Rohan and the Uruk-hai, are exceptional.
Dave Shaddix just finished this mosaic in honor of Buzz Aldrin’s recenly celebrated 83rd birthday. This is a great rendition of an iconic photograph. For the few who don’t know who or what is in the picture, it is a picture that Neil Armstrong took of Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 moon landing in Continue reading →
To most of us a pile of bricks is just a mess that needs to be cleaned up, but Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy) rearranged a pile of bricks into an artistic depiction of Spider-Man.
Sean and Steph Mayo are ever so innovative in their builds. They created a mosaic of Cortana from Halo featuring spinning columns of 1×1 transparent round plates. You have to see the video for the incredible effect. You can read more about this building technique on MosaicBricks.
Well, she is at it again. Katie Walker has been incredibly busy this year but now she is back to doing what she does best…blowing my mind. This mosaic is merely a “study”, by which she probably means that she is going to do something even more incredible with this later on. Awesome!