So, as you've probably seen by now, the "logo" I have created is that of Blacktron Industries, the industrial corporation charged with producing all of Blacktron's war material... which is really just another way of saying everything.
OK, so here's the story on this one. I spend three days thinking about what kind of logo I should build. I have plenty of ideas, yes, but then I remember it has to be "3-D", which, really, ruins any idea I can come up with. On the fourth day, I ask the question "Does it really have to be 3D?" on the group's question thread. According to Chris, LEGO is already 3D, which makes my job 100 times easier.
Whilst slowly thanking the powers that be, I get to work on a logo, which just so happens to be this one. First, I start making some letters, which all turn out great, if not slightly deteriorating my brain with complex LEGO mathematical scales. I now have a newfound respect for people who can actually create this stuff. Unfortunately, when I get to putting all of the letters into the frame, I soon realize I'm going to need a lot more black pieces. What kind of black pieces? Effectively, anything that's smaller that a 1x1 brick. So, having already completed the "Industries" part, and being half-way through "Blacktron", I decide to do the easiest thing: redo "Blacktron".
At first, this really devastates me, as I was really proud of the cheese-slope font I'd designed, and I hated to see it all go to waste, especially with so much effort put into it. The above photo proves that, with its complexity. Then, as I was using a smaller font that wasn't my design, I began to consider the upside of this. Having two lines in the same font as a logo doesn't really give that "logo" feel, as it looks more like plain enlarged typing. But with variety, it starts looking like something unique, and that's what a logo is all about.
I was planning on adding some kind of picture, or insignia, in the upper-right space, but decided against it, as there wasn't enough time, and I was exhausted enough already. Still though, I'm quite proud of this one, as I feel that its at least legible.
And, just for you, Chris, a rear shot.
So, what did I learn from this, apart from knowing I need to order a lot more black cheese slopes? Well... that if one wishes to create a logo, STAY AWAY FROM LEGO! Just my advice.
Quoting Dave Kaleta
Great work! The only other thing I would have liked would be something small in the upper right hand corner.
As I think I wrote above, I was considering adding some kind of image in the space, but whatever I thought of was either too bad, or to large to fit into that space (I was considering adding the actual Blacktron logo, but feared it would look too much like a warped Kuat Drive Yards logo when set against the white text.