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Sunday, December 11, 2011

LEGO "LiteBrite"

I love to see all the different creative ways that people come up with to make LEGO mosaics. I heard someone joke about how he was going to show up to BrickCon with a mosaic made entirely out of LEGO tires, and I thought that might not be a bad idea at all.

I see that DJ Baggadonuts has come up with several interesting mosaic techniques. One of them is to stack headlight bricks into columns, and then stick jewels into the holes. Light will shine through from the back of the mosaic, creating an interesting effect. If the backlight is strong enough, it will light up, "sort of like a LEGO LiteBrite," as Mr. Baggadonuts says in his blog. (The blog archive is worth a look; in it you can find links to all sorts of entries explaining how he accomplishes his different mosaics.)

Here are two examples of this jewels-inserted-into-headlight bricks technique:

3D LEGO Mosaic v2 - #7

3D LEGO Mosaic v1, pic #1


The stability of the mosaics can cause a problem, as they are made of columns of headlight bricks and have very little cross-bracing (which only occurs in the black sections). But with persistence, it can be done.

Mr. Baggadonuts has several other interesting techniques that I would like to cover in future posts. ;-)

(Yes, yes, I love to use smileys. I can't help it! Everything seems so very serious without them. ;-) )

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great article Katie. Much appreciated.

    -doug

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  2. You're welcome! I plan to go back and cover some more of your stuff sometime in the not-too-distant future, too. ;-)

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  3. Quick update; the links to my web site are no longer valid since the closure of MobileMe. I've moved my page to http://www.legomosaicartist.com.

    The blog posts about the 3D mosaic are here:

    http://www.legomosaicartist.com/BaggadonutsLEGOArt/Blog/Entries/2009/3/19_3D_Mosaic%2C_v2.0.html

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    1. Thank you for the update! I was trying to find your site again, and it was gone. So I did some google searching and still didn't have any luck. I'm glad that it's not gone. ;-)

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