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Boy in Red

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Here’s a recent portrait I was commissioned to do for this young man’s bar mitzvah. He is a big fan of LEGO, and will very soon enter the world of “TFOLs” (teen fans of LEGO). This project was a bit different in that he wanted to be able to build the mosaic himself. So I […]

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LEGO Portraits: Pinned Heads

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pinhead* –noun 1. the head of a pin. 2. something very small or insignificant. 3. Slang . a stupid person; nitwit. pinned head -noun 1. the face of a minifig appearing “pinned” on a backboard, particularly as portrayed in the form of a LEGO mosaic I recently wondered how it would look to do a […]

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The Wicked sMartans

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LEGO has an amazing product line called Mindstorms — programmable robots that you design and build with LEGO parts.  And there are actually quite a few organized competitions and leagues where kids work together to build and program these LEGO mindstorms robots to manage specific challenges. These events are great contributors to kids’ understanding of […]

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LEGO Mosaic: National Geoplastic

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National Geoplastic, a LEGO Mosaic by Duckingham Design
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Sometimes the job of friends is to remind you of your own epic fails in life. This one may not be *quite* as epic, but it has been a year since I built this mosaic, not to mention displaying it at BrickMagic 2011, so … mildly epic fail, at least. 🙂 So, thank you, Sue, […]

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BrickMagic 2012 is Coming Up!

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BrickMagic LEGO Festival 2012
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The 3rd annual BrickMagic LEGO festival is coming up this May. The public days are Saturday & Sunday May 19-20 at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown. Public days are for those who want to come and see what others have built. If you would like to build something for display and come early for a few […]

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A LEGO Basset Wedding Cake Topper? “I like the Basset you built out of LEGO. Could you make one for a Wedding Cake Topper?” That was the question posed to me by a client recently. The client had seen my previous LEGO basset sculpture, (a quarter of life-size), and was engaged to a man who […]

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LEGO Mosaic: DuckJournal Magazine

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DuckJournal Magazine: For LEGO Duck enthusiasts everywhere!   All good AFOLs (Adult fans of LEGO) know about BrickJournal magazine. After I built my Mime Magazine mosaic, I started brainstorming about other magazine titles that would be fun to cover as LEGO. BrickJournal seemed to be an obvious choice, and mixing it up with a Duck […]

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LEGO Mosaic: Mime Magazine

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Building a LEGO magazine cover Mime Magazine is the first in a series of 3 LEGO mosaics I built and displayed for BrickMagic 2011. Each of the 3 mosaics is a parody of a popular magazine. Playing on the popularity of the new LEGO Mime minifig, I thought it appropriate to announce a “Mime of […]

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The Life and Death of a Logo (LEGO, or otherwise)

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The specification for HTML is one of those rare things that is the successful result of being run by committee. Or two. Considering the tens of thousands (if not millions) of HTML coders worldwide, we accept that a committee (or two) is superior than a democracy. But, as something being run by a committee (or […]

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LEGO Dog Sculptures: Basset Hounds

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These LEGO Basset Hounds were a recent commission I did for someone who really likes Basset Hounds and was looking for a unique gift for his wife (who also really likes Bassets). He was looking for something similar to the Basset out in front of the LEGO Store in Orlando, but not as costly to […]

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