The only photo taken of this mosaic before crumbling into hundreds of parts.
This was my first attempt at a studs-up mosaic. Here's what I learned:
1. Studs-up mosaics require an enormous amount of parts.
2. Building a studs-up mosaic vertically is foolish at best.
3. Building a studs-up mosaic without some sort of support in the rear is equally foolish.
4. Stacking 48 1x1 plates (Mickey's shorts) is not as sturdy as I would have hoped.
Good News: I have lots of white, grey, and black parts to use for future endeavors.
Very nice job...I have a number of big mosaics all built studs up...Building this way makes, in my eyes, for a much better shape or detail. BUT they are very flimsy....I build 2 rows wide to stiffen them up, but they are rather heavy....Keep building and enjoy
I like it
March 5, 2010
every time i see this, i always think of that one song he whistles.
Once again, you're setting a new standard of excellence here, Arthur! Although Steamboat Willie is historically significant (and iconic), it's also a fantastic cartoon. This was a stunning achievement and I know take off my virtual cap to mourn its loss.
I had a smaller brick mosaic on top of my TV which fell off and shattered (or exploded more accurately) everywhere so I can imagine the effect of something larger! That'll teach you for trying something original and creative ;)
Outstanding work! you've got the perspective perfect! and the grey fading work on the edges really gives it more realism that a drawing would have! Anyways, this is one of the most impressive LEGO mosiacs I've ever seen! maybe the best!
wow thats really good. Do you mind checking out some of my mocs? This is one of them http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182030 .
P.S. I can see how mickeys shorts would be an issue. I would probably have lost patience before I finished 1/4 of that.
This is an excellent build! My daughters absolutely adore Mickey, so I will be sure to show them tonight. I'm sorry that it collapsed on you....but sometimes the hardest lessons are the ones best learned.
It really fooled me when I saw the thumbnail on the notification window. I thought it was a cartoon you had drawn and I said "This isn't Lego!" But it WAS, and it was a good mosaic. I'm just sorry that it crumbled but as you say, you have plenty of them for future use. Mickey looks great and the curves are really excellent. I think ol' Walt would have enjoyed this tremendously. My hat is off to a great job.
I've got a suggestion, next time you build one of these; use bricks for a backing "sheet" and stack them together as you go. Every two or three levels, put in some 1x2's to connect them, about 6 or eight studs apart. That should give you plenty of support and keep it from crumbling. The bricks, as I'm sure you're aware, can be any color because they won't show. You could even leave gaps in the bricks, as long as the gaps don't coincide, to stretch out your supply.