A couple of shots of my first "3d" lego mosaic project.
About this creation
This is my first attempt at a "3D" mosaic using modified 1x1 bricks ["angular" or "headlight" brick] and mini-figure jewels. This is fairly small and sits on a 32x32 base and is about 60 bricks high. It is totally free-standing with no support behind it so you can imagine it's a little unstable. :-)
The idea here was to create a sort of "light brite" thing with the jewels illuminated from the rear like a sort of LEGO light-brite. It actually worked pretty well although there's 1000 watts behind that thing! :)
I created the image using photoshop by reducing to greyscale and then to black and white. It took a little fiddling with the image's contract and brightness to get a decent amount of detail to show up in the B&W image.
Construction is fairly simple - a plain 1x1 brick where there's a black dot and the special 1x1+jewel where there's a "white" dot. I simply built from bottom to top stacking these 1x1 bricks row by row. For a little strength, if there was two or more consecutive black bricks I would use 1x2, 1x3, etc. Some columns though have no adjoining black bricks so there are columns almost 60 bricks tall with no support either side.
You can see more of this project at the link below. I've completed the second "3D" mosaic using the same tools. The 2nd one is much larger.
Baggadonuts' Art: 3D Moasic: http://web.me.com/doughill303/BaggadonutsLEGOArt/Project_Photos/Pages/2009-01-22_Mosaic-3d_v1.0.html