A mosaic that’s 487,080 pieces of Mmm-mmm good

Photo-realism is something that many builders strive for in their LEGO mosaics, but the limitations of the real-life scale of even the smallest LEGO tile makes pixelization and grain just a fact of life. While that’s (Usually!) the case for physical LEGO creations, this digital work by Jim James shows just how¬† far you can take things in the realm of pure imagination. But Jim has done more than build big (81,180 pieces in each label!) – he’s built clever – curling a flat mosaic into a tube to create a truly stunning rendition of the mundane world. Then, because why not, he went the extra mile and replicated the first can into a Warhol-eque display of truly grand scale. 81,180 x 6 = 487,080 elements!

Flattened out, you can see Jim’s work as a more “traditional” mosaic. Still looks mmm-mmm good!

And here’s the technique to allow for the curved shape. Another plus of digital construction is that you don’t have to worry about these panels coming apart!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t invite you to take a scroll through our archives for even more wonderful mosaic creations and artists. Do you have a favorite style? Sound off in the comments!

2 comments on “A mosaic that’s 487,080 pieces of Mmm-mmm good

  1. hntrains

    Half a million tiny plastic parts! It would have been so much cheaper, and productive, to go for any other medium. But, no, it must be LEGO bricks!
    To each, their own!
    The result is worth looking at.

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