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A Blog by Casey M., Katie W., Dave W., and Sean & Steph M.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Current State of Affairs

Hello MosaicBricks readers,

The blog has very obviously slowed with posts recently due to my going back to school and preparation for college and Katie's need to go back to work as a teacher. Blogging has been a very engaging and fun activity to do in the community, but managing life and the lego world at the same time is a difficult task. MosaicBricks is not over, but is merely on hiatus. The MosaicBricks team thanks you for your understanding.

Thank you,
Casey M.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Petraea University

Sorry to have disappeared completely.  I'm working about 60 hours a week and all the rest of my time needs to be with my kids.  But somehow, miraculously, I have a moment.  And I wanted to show you this gorgeous lecture hall by Gabriel Thomson (qi_tah).  Check out the mosaic floor!

Petraea University - Grand lecture theatre and debating hall (LHS 3/4)

Honarary degree presentation

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Iridescent Flight

Hi guys, we just wanted to share our newest mosaic with you. 
This vibrant Macaw was painted for our Iron Builder against the Erickson brothers, and was initially inspired by The Horse of Rohan mosaic
by Bolt of Blue



Sometimes our Lego desk takes on a whole new look entirely... :)


And to add some finishing touches, we made a brick built signature!


Thanks for viewing :D

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lessons in Rotational Symmetry

I'm going through my old mail from when I was busy teaching and had no time for LEGO.  Ironically, my friend Susan (LegoMyMamma) sent me a link to a website that talks about how a teacher used LEGO mosaics to help teach her students about rotational symmetry.  Let's see.... a teacher who likes LEGO mosaics and rotational symmetry.  Yes.  That would be something I would definitely be interested in.  Anyway, here is the link to the write-up about it.  If you're anything like me, you might be interested in it too! 

MOC - 2013 Train Festival in Nantou

I don't see a lot of written descriptions about these mosaics, only that they seemed to be on display for the MOC - 2013 Train Festival in Nantou, Taiwan.  Lixia_1982 posted a lot of cool pictures from the festival.

Here are a few of the mosaics:

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So many of them are so stylized and cheerful. I don't normally see mosaics like those, and I really like them.

Not all bricks are created equal

Ryan H. (eldeeem) made this exciting LEGO mosaic:

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Thrilling, isn't it?  But actually, it gets much more interesting when looked at under UV light:

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All of those bricks are regular red bricks, not dark red or anything special.  It's just that some red bricks glow more under UV light than others do.  Strange, huh?  Time to start making some secret messages!

There is another comparison of colors under UV light that Ryan did here

Monday, July 8, 2013

Check out those wings!


Here's a closer look:


Aren't they beautiful?  OliveSeon posted this fun scene with this beautiful (and perhaps deadly?) butterfly.

Looking back through OliveSeon's photostream, I see some more cool mosaic work, such as on the floor of this hangar




As usual, I'm in love with mosaics used in larger models.  Check out OliveSeon's photostream for more photos of these neat dioramas.