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LEGO Mosaic: Flickr Logo

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I enjoy using Flickr for a number of things. Recently I found the “Flickr fan art” group and couldn’t find any logos built with LEGO. So I built one.

There are 731 LEGO bricks in the mosaic: 46 pink, 303 blue, and 382 white.

LEGO Mosaic of the Flickr logo by Duckingham Design

I discovered that having all that white in there makes it really tricky to get a decent photo. So I had to add some props into the background. 🙂 Here are a couple more shots. Tried to give a close up perspective in the first one, and then an angled shot in the next.

LEGO Mosaic Close-up of the Flickr logo by Duckingham Design LEGO Mosaic of the Flickr logo by Duckingham Design

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LEGO Art: Can You Hop? (on St. Patrick’s Day)

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For St. Patrick’s day I wanted to do something green, but a little out-of-the-ordinary. This mosaic is based on the cover of one of our favorite books for kids, Can You Hop? written by Lisa Lawston and illustrated by Ed Vere. I love Ed’s simple style and Lisa’s elegant little story. Unfortunately the book is out of print right now, but you might find a copy at your local library. When I checked there were also some acceptable used copies listed on Amazon.

This one the boys actually helped a lot on. I mapped out the dimensions of the frog, and filled in his outlines. Then the boys filled in the rest of the colors with a little help from mom & dad.

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LEGO Art: A Wicked Smile

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I’ve not seen the musical Wicked , but when I saw a poster recently I was struck at the similarity of the green on the poster and LEGO’s shade of lime green. And it seemed that the Ides of March was a good day to post something “wicked.” So, here is a bit of an iconic stylization of part of the poster. I think Wicked and Broadway fans will find it recognizable.

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LEGO Art: Really Simple Syndication, anyone?

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What is that orange thing with wavy lines?

This symbol appears ubiquitously on the world wide web. It’s supposed to be an easy concept, but for many, “really simple syndication” may seem not so simple. Most explanations that I read when I was first getting my feet wet in the concept made it sound a lot more difficult than it really needs to be.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.

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Bert, Side-Scroller Wannabe

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Who is Bert? Okay, bit of a long story here. We’re going to take a trip back to the late ’80’s. Yes, I’m a child of he 80’s. Okay, born in 1976, but Ronald Reagan is still the first president I remember. And a good one at that. But that’s not what we’re here for…

Do you remember, “A Different World” — that Cosby Show spinoff that ran in the late 80’s and early 90’s? There was an episode where one of the main characters Dwayne Wayne was talking about how he was going  to be a famous video game designer. The running gag throughout