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Steamboat Willie
Steamboat Willie
About this creation
The only photo taken of this mosaic before crumbling into hundreds of parts.

This was my first attempt at a studs-up mosaic. Here's what I learned:
1. Studs-up mosaics require an enormous amount of parts.
2. Building a studs-up mosaic vertically is foolish at best.
3. Building a studs-up mosaic without some sort of support in the rear is equally foolish.
4. Stacking 48 1x1 plates (Mickey's shorts) is not as sturdy as I would have hoped.

Good News: I have lots of white, grey, and black parts to use for future endeavors.



Comments

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  September 13, 2011
Wow, and wow! Excuse me... Sorry if I loose my vocab!
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  October 1, 2010
Sad to here it didn't stay up for long..... but great creation!!!
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  August 29, 2010
I love the details to Steamboat Willie. i like that its done in the original color of the cartoon, black and white and grey
  June 17, 2010
Very nice job...I have a number of big mosaics all built studs up...Building this way makes, in my eyes, for a much better shape or detail. BUT they are very flimsy....I build 2 rows wide to stiffen them up, but they are rather heavy....Keep building and enjoy
Arthur Gugick
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FOX McCLOUD
  March 5, 2010
every time i see this, i always think of that one song he whistles.
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  February 6, 2010
Many things to say. No time. Cool, what a pity.
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  February 6, 2010
Once again, you're setting a new standard of excellence here, Arthur! Although Steamboat Willie is historically significant (and iconic), it's also a fantastic cartoon. This was a stunning achievement and I know take off my virtual cap to mourn its loss.
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  February 6, 2010
I had a smaller brick mosaic on top of my TV which fell off and shattered (or exploded more accurately) everywhere so I can imagine the effect of something larger! That'll teach you for trying something original and creative ;)
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  February 5, 2010
great job, lovly to look at.
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  February 5, 2010
Nice creation! I like the black and white.
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  February 5, 2010
lol, steamboat willy, i love that little cartoon. Awesome job!
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  February 5, 2010
lol, steamboat willy, i love that little cartoon. Awesome job!
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  February 5, 2010
Outstanding work! you've got the perspective perfect! and the grey fading work on the edges really gives it more realism that a drawing would have! Anyways, this is one of the most impressive LEGO mosiacs I've ever seen! maybe the best!
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  February 5, 2010
wow thats really good. Do you mind checking out some of my mocs? This is one of them http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182030 . P.S. I can see how mickeys shorts would be an issue. I would probably have lost patience before I finished 1/4 of that.
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  February 5, 2010
That is freaking awesome. First cartoon, wasn't it? Well, one can NEVER have enough of black, white, and gray bricks. Good day
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  February 5, 2010
This is an excellent build! My daughters absolutely adore Mickey, so I will be sure to show them tonight. I'm sorry that it collapsed on you....but sometimes the hardest lessons are the ones best learned.
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  February 5, 2010
Nice work all around. You captured the look of Mickey really well. Great work. -Dylan
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  February 5, 2010
All of my mosaics are studs up and I think they have come out quite well. Nice job on mickey, by the way!
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  February 5, 2010
It really fooled me when I saw the thumbnail on the notification window. I thought it was a cartoon you had drawn and I said "This isn't Lego!" But it WAS, and it was a good mosaic. I'm just sorry that it crumbled but as you say, you have plenty of them for future use. Mickey looks great and the curves are really excellent. I think ol' Walt would have enjoyed this tremendously. My hat is off to a great job. I've got a suggestion, next time you build one of these; use bricks for a backing "sheet" and stack them together as you go. Every two or three levels, put in some 1x2's to connect them, about 6 or eight studs apart. That should give you plenty of support and keep it from crumbling. The bricks, as I'm sure you're aware, can be any color because they won't show. You could even leave gaps in the bricks, as long as the gaps don't coincide, to stretch out your supply.
 
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