Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beatles Mosaics

Name of Model: The Beatles in legos
Photo by: Tracy Lee
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I've featured a Beatles mosaic before, but since today (9/9/9 - the last time in our lifetimes we'll be able to write the date with only single digit numbers) is apparently Beatles day (Number 9...Number 9...Number 9 - trust me, it makes sense if you've heard the "White Album"), there's a need to feature another Beatles creation. Much like the last Beatles mosaic I featured here, this one uses dithering to get the LEGO colors to more closely resemble photo colors. That's where the comparisons stop, though - rather than trying to track down rarer colors, the builder of this one focused on using the 6 basic colors that have been widely available since the late 1990's - red, yellow, green, blue, black, and white. Rather than trying to track down plates for the studs-up approach, a studs-out approach was used (that is to say, the bricks are arranged flat on a baseplate instead of built into a large wall). For a really good look, check out the original size image of the mosaics - it's clear enough to count as building instructions.

Regrettably, I didn't prepare this far enough in advance to get proper information on the builder, methods or inspiration photographs. Based on comments on other LEGO mosaic photos from the same photographer on flickr, I believe that this was built by the photographer's husband.

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