HOW TO – Make a LEGO mosaic

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HOW TO – Make a LEGO mosaic

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John made his own LEGO “Brick-o-lizer”, he writes – “When my oldest son was born in 2001 LEGO offered a cool online “Brick-o-lizer” that would take an uploaded photo and turn it into a five-tone grayscale grid of 1×1 bricks from which you could create a wall-hanging mosaic. LEGO would send you the exact right amount of bricks in bulk. Putting it together was as easy as paint-by-numbers…My daughter was born a few weeks ago and so naturally I went back to the Brick-o-lizer to create her mosaic. Imagine my horror to find out that it isn’t available anymore. How could I deprive my baby girl of her LEGO mosaic? Well. Obviously. I couldn’t.” [via] – Link.

Related:

  • Self Portrait as organized plastic – Link.
  • LEGO projects! – Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a LEGO mosaic

  1. Unomi says:

    I dunno if this is what you meant:

    http://shop.lego.com/shopmosaic/default_s.asp

    But it seems still online…. Good howto anyway!

    – Unomi –

  2. rfries says:

    The ‘bricksaic’ program makes this really easy:
    http://www.fial.com/bob/partscatalog/aboutbricksaic.php

    It’s got some cool options, such as choosing to use plates or bricks, with the studs up or studs out, choosing the color palette, etc.

    There’s also an “Instructables” on Lego Mosaics here:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/EES6KKILT3EP287HCT/

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