|Name of Model: The Beatles|
|Created by: Henry Lim|
|Found at: http://www.henrylim.org/Beatles.html|
For those of you who aren't Beatles fans (or otherwise are unfamiliar with the image this mosaic is based on) - this picture is of John, Paul, George, and Ringo in the famous Sgt. Pepper's costumes. A number of shots like this can be found in the liner notes of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - if you poke around on that Amazon listing, you can see the original graphic. This spectacular LEGO model is based on a scan of the smaller graphic from the liner notes to the CD version - but it does make an effort to recapture the original picture quality and colors. That might not seem much more difficult than any other mosaic, but some of these colors are hard to find LEGO parts in - tan and orange are used heavily in addition to the common dithering techniques used to make high-quality LEGO mosaics. A good deal of time and money went into obtaining just the right parts so that this model would be perfect. I'd recommend reading Lim's own description of this model - it explains all of this very well and very concisely, and he has a few more photos of this model there too.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Posted by Dan at 10:32 AM