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

Friday, March 25, 2011

Octopuses? Octopi? Octopodes?

Flickr user, Reasonably Clever Chris, created/creates a somewhat 3-mosaic in one. It's absolutely a great mosaic because it's made nearly out of all trans pieces that are also built sideways. Very cool. ;-D



Check out his flickr here. Or his wesbite here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

"You're mocking me, aren't you?"

Overall podcaster and cool guy, one of my roll models James Kennison built a Lego Buzz Lightyear mosaic in his church's children ministry and posted it on his creative blog "You're Mocking Me Aren't You". It's obviously not one of our eye popping super epic mosaics here, but you can see how iconic it is and it's a lot better than what I could have done just doing it freestyle.


His description is:
This Buzz happened so randomly. I was at church working elementary childcare. I pulled out some Lego bocks from a cabinet to keep the early kids busy. Soon I found myself sitting with them working on the chest piece of a Buzz Lightyear. The kids started asking if I was going to make a Buzz… I just said, “We’ll see.” and kept plugging away. After about 40 minutes I had created what you see here.
Note the attention to detail: all three buttons on our left, the big red button to the right, the yellow nameplate above. There weren’t any purple blocks so I used blue. Bet you didn’t even notice until I said something. The wings were the final touch… I laid all of the blocks down so they would be half the height as the rest of the figure. I feel it gave it a bit of a 3d look. If I had a chance to do it over again I would have made his dome half height as well.

Special thanks to Scotty, Austin, Nathan, Jewel and Jessica for their help and support. You guys make me feel like a genius.

This Buzz says, “I was made at church… so I’m automatically a religious artifact!”




Check out the blog here and the main site here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wow. I'm overhwhelmed and burned out. But BW11 rocks!

Hey there. Remember this blog? Me too! It's been roughly two weeks since I posted. Two weeks.

Wow. I've been overwhelmed recently. Like really. Let's rewind, shall we? We're going a little personal today.

Summer of '10. Fun time. I was in Two competitions, one on MOCpages, one on a Lego Star Wars forums (I got 3rd/90 and 5th/20-ish!). I entered in another competition from the Brickshow (Got 1st!), I was active in forums, posted regularly, I helped out in my church's VBS which had a Lego elective. Not to mention having one of my cousins over for a total amount of time for 1 month and also having other things to do with family and stuff.

So as school starts to roll around, I'm doing pretty good, but I'm starting to feel burned out. Like really. I've got big plans for the blog, Brickworld 11 and general stuff. School is just hard this year though. I've got nothing on Tue, I help out at church on Wed nights, I have music lessons on Thurs, and I'm generally free the rest of the weekend, just very busy with school. In Sep. my brother and I start playing Warhammer (It's extremely nerdy) and later on in the winter, I came across this game. Computer Game. Minecraft. It's amazing. Literally. Wow. I use periods. A lot. Hahaha, just kidding. ;-D

Christmas Eve Eve I have surgery, and at this point after I'm just not that in to Lego. Pieces need to be sorted, haven't posted in a while, and I'm just not in to it necessarily. Not to mention worries about getting a job, learning how to drive and all that stupid junk.

But! Recently. I've got really excited. Brickworld '11! Heck yeah! I'm signed up! My friends and I are going and I've got big plans. Plus, it has inspired me to really get back to the basics and reorganized my priorities. What's most important, and what's not.

What I'm just telling you is, the blog has been falling behind. And I'm going to change that! Finally! Conpetitions, more interviews, more mosaics!

Thanks for reading guys. Felt like I owed you an explanation.
Casey

Thursday, March 3, 2011

These pieces have actual uses?!?!

Flickr user, Legoorci finds away to use the Collectible Minifig Bases as a "part sculpture" "part mosaic" creation.

Structure by Legoorci
Structure a photo by Legoorci on Flickr.


I would have never thought of that. ;-D Looks awesome.