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

Monday, October 29, 2012

ToroLUG Follow-Up

Here's the final Hard Rock Cafe mosaic done by ToroLUG, as described in a previous post:

Hard Rock Cafe - LEGO style

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hard at work

I notice that Dave (BrickWares) hasn't posted any of his new mosaics to the blog, so I thought I would post them here for him, since they're quite nice. 

First, we have a Jim Lee Superman Lego Mosaic, made for the 2012 Calgary Expo:



Then we have a Scott Pilgrim Lego Mosaic, also made for the Calgary Expo:


That one's done with a nice, SNOT-ty approach, to allow for greater detail.  The predominantly black-and-white color theme, with small colored highlights, also makes for an interesting effect.

Next we have my personal favorite, LEGO Iron Giant, which was recently exhibited at the Endeavor Gallery in Calgary:


And finally, we have a mosaic built on commission for the retirement of SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) President Irene Lewis:


Although Dave didn't make it to BrickCon this year, I can see that he's been quite busy creating many fantastic mosaics.  Hopefully we'll see some of them in person at BrickCon next year. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ToroLUG Rocks!

ToroLUG will be hosting an event at the Toronto Hard Rock Cafe for Pinktober.  As part of the event they will have some LEGO recreations of album covers on display:





Since Simon explained everything so well on his post, I will suggest you visit it to find out all the details.  It sounds like a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fun!

I have been a bit slow getting to the BrickCon mosaics.  They'll be coming along, I promise.  But first, here is a BrickCon entry from a different category:  The "Fun Haus" by Paul Hetherington (Brickbaron) was awarded the "Best in Town" award this year.  I know it was in the town category, but look at all the mosaic work!  It's fantastic.

FUN HAUS!


Here's a close-up of the snake mosaic: 

 
FUN HAUS!
 

Check out the ornamentation on the side of the building:

FUN HAUS!

 
Here is a photo of the "Day of the Dead" flower mosaic on the ground, without the rest of the model:

Day of the Dead Mosaic
 
 I love how precisely those butterflies fit together. 
 
 
Here's a close-up of another small bit of ornamentation:
 
FUN HAUS!
 
 
The rotational symmetry makes my heart happy.  When I grow up, I want to build like Paul!  ;-)

P.S.  It moves!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Get some sunglasses before looking at this one

Jacob Unterreiner (4estFeller 2.0) has made a re-appearance on flickr, sporting a striking new buddy icon.  The bright colors and bold background lines make it really appealing to me.  I also love how each of the four characters of his nickname are done in one of the background colors, but none of them touch the area of the background that has the matching color. 




It's brilliant in more ways than one!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Un-Convention-al Mosaics

I got back from BrickCon this afternoon.  It was lots of fun.  I got to be there for almost three days, and it was so much better.  I can hardly believe what a difference it made. The past two years I just drove over for the day (which is a 3.5 hour trip, one-way), and that was really hard.   I know this is a blog for mosaics, but I think I might want to write a bit about other things, too, like conventions in general.  But that will have to wait for another day. 

I also learned that there are people (I'm looking at you, Josh) who actually read this blog.  So I suppose I should make an effort to post a bit more regularly.  ;-)

I have many photos from the convention, but first I want to feature this mosaic (which was not at BrickCon) from tikitikitembo, made from unsorted LEGO:

Lego Mosaic

It looks great! 

[This also reminds me about the stats for this MosaicBricks blog.  The most common search term, by far, that leads to this blog, is for "LEGO logo", which leads to this entry which Casey did in 2010.  This photo would fit right in!]

And since the LEGO logo was posted, I noticed that tikitikitembo has posted another mosaic, in the form of a spider lightbox, just in time for Halloween:

Lego spider light box mosaic

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BrickCon Presentation

I've been busy preparing for BrickCon (instead of working on updating this blog).  I'm giving a presentation on how to make cheese slope mosaics on Sunday morning.  I have posted the PowerPoint part of the presentation online.  You can find it here:  https://dl.dropbox.com/u/74076182/Cheese%20slope%20mosaics%20power%20point.pptx

Let me kinow if it doesn't work out right.