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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Mosaic Madness Launch!

MosaicBricks May Mosaic Madness!
Celebrating mosaics all through the month!

Hello everyone! It's May, and I'm declaring it Mosaic Month! I think it's already stroke awareness month sooooo make sure you lower your cholesterol...and make some kick butt mosaics too! I wrote out a schedule that I'm going to try my hardest to follow that will have one post a day so make sure you don't miss a thing!

But, I'm going to be hosting my very own contest! That's right! There's no real name for the contest, how about, "The First Annual MB May Mosaic Madness Challenge (32x32)!" (TFAMBMMMC for short )

Official Rules and Guidelines:
1. The creation must be a mosaic. Hello? It's a mosaic contest...
2. For this specific contest, the creation must be a 32x32 studs up mosaic (No smaller or larger). EDIT: A lot of people have been asking to do not studs, up which I've said it's perfectly fine for people to do if they wish. I'd just like to keep it very broad to all ages of people. AFOLs to KFOLs. Which brings me to my next rule...
3. Contest is open to all ages.
4. Clone branded bricks are not encouraged. Please use only Lego Bricks. If one slips through, I understand. Just try to stay away from them. ;-D
5. You can enter up to 3 times, but you are only eligible for placing once.
6. Please use only new creations.
7. I reserve the rights to change any of the prize descriptions at any time for any reason.

DON'T KNOW HOW TO BUILD A MOSAIC? NO PROBLEM!
All throughout May, I'll be doing a 5 part series on how to build your first 32x32 mosaic. It's not as hard as you think, trust me! First post is on the 4th!

Prizes:
1st Place:
-$15 Lego Store Gift Card
- Bunny and Pumpkin Polybag
- Your choice of any Two Collectible Minifigues (I'll be posting these soon)

2nd Place:
-$10 Lego Store Gift Card
- Choice of 1 of 2 Polybags (I'll be posting these soon)
- Choice of any One Collectible Minifigues (I'll be posting these soon)

3rd Place:
- $5 Lego Store Gift Card
- Default of the Polybag (I'll be posting these soon)

How you enter:
- Email me at mosaicbricks@gmail.com with either pictures directly, or a link to your Flickr pictures, MOCpages pictures, Brickshelf Gallery, etc. with a short description of your mosaic and a title for it.

Judging:
Judging will be based on these three criteria:
- Concept
- Execution
- Originality

So get building and be sure to follow MosaicBricks all during May!

Monday, April 25, 2011

May Mosaic Madness! (Woohoo!)

I'm declaring May Mosaic Month! I guess...heheheeh...

With the blog being not so active over the school year I'm going to do a massive re-start to the blog that I've been wanting to do for a while. May Mosaic Madness! One post for each day in May! I'm hoping to have around 4 interviews, tutorials, and lots of posts! Maybe a contest? I'll be updating this list from time to time, but here's the schedule: (All the "tutorials" ones/"how to"s are WIP titles)

April 30th: MMM Launch! (Contest announcements!)
Sun. May 1st: Lego Logo Mosaics Pt. 2 - Brickshelf
Mon. May 2nd: - Creation Post -
Tue. May 3rd: - Creation Post -
Wed. May 4th: How to Make a Mosaic Pt. 1: Picking a Picture and Getting it into the size you want.
Thurs. May 5th: - Creation Post -
Fri. May 6th: - Creation Post -
Sat. May 7th: Interview with ___________?
Sun. May 8th: Lego Logo Mosaics Pt. 3 - Flickr
Mon. May 9th: - Creation Post -
Tue. May 10th: - Creation Post -
Wed. May 11th: How to Make a Mosaic Pt. 2: Finalizing your Mosaic and Choosing your building Materials
Thurs. May 12th: - Creation Post -
Fri. May 13th: - Creation Post -
Sat. May 14th: Interview with ___________?
Sun. May 15th: Lego Logo Mosaics Pt. 4 - Conclusion
Mon. May 16th: - Creation Post -
Tue. May 17th: - Creation Post -
Wed. May 18th: How to Make a Mosaic Pt. 3: Finishing Building and Taking Photos/Editing Photos
Thurs. May 19th: - Creation Post -
Fri. May 20th: - Creation Post -
Sat. May 21st: How to Make a Mosaic Pt. 4: Picking a Photo Hosting Option
Sun. May 22nd: Official Lego Mosaic Sets Pt. 4: Modern Lego Mosaic Sets
Mon. May 23rd: - Creation Post -
Tue. May 24th: - Creation Post -
Wed. May 25th: How to Make a Mosaic Pt. 5: Other, Extra Things - Going Bigger and Better
Thurs. May 26th: - Creation Post -
Fri. May 27th: - Creation Post -
Sat. May 28th: Interview with ___________?
Sun. May 29th: Interview with ___________?
Mon. May 30th: Contest Winner(s) Announced!
Tue. May 31st: Thank You!
Wed. June 1st: Resuming Normal Programming...

I'm pretty excited! Stay Tuned!
~Casey~

Saturday, April 2, 2011

BW11 Plans!

So I apologize for not posting recently, but I've been getting back into building again. It's been such a long time since I sat down to actually build and stuff. I'm planning on bringing 3 mosaics and 3 other things. I'm bringing my darth vader mosaic, and two QR codes, one for MosaicBricks and one for a secret project...

Here's a preview of the one for MB:

(32x32)

If you don't know what a QR code is, it's this little picture you scan with your phone and it directs you to a website. So in theory, you could be able to scan a mosaic and it will do the same thing!

I've had a job at my school so I'm going to be putting in a nice Bricklink order soon.

Thanks for reading everyone! More mosaic to come... ;-D