Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hello Kitty Sculpture

Name of Model: hellokitty
Created by: car_mp
Found at:
While most of us are used to seeing sculptures built out of LEGO bricks in a straightforward manner, I think it takes a bit more effort to build with the studs facing in every direction. This technique gets much better resolution, allowing for round shapes to look rounder. It also is very effective on smaller creations - after all, the idea is to capture the likeness of something, not to show off how many pieces you have. This model of Hello Kitty perfectly captures the character. The studs-out-in-all-directions technique is difficult enough (and used to great effect here), but what really makes this Hello Kitty is the way other parts were used for details. Levers make perfect whiskers, and the 1x1 "cheese" slopes make the frill of the dress. Elsewhere, curved slopes round ears, arms, and even legs. Even the angled 2x2 corner plates and round 2x2 plate that make up the bow stand out as a great use of a technique.


Anonymous said...

Do you have the instruction manual for this?

Dan said...

I don't know if readily-usable instructions were ever made for this model. However, you can try using the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) version of this model that the builder posted. You can find that at:

Here's a direct link to the LDD file: