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Spider-Mosaic
When my dark ages finally ended in 2009, I started with my nephew’s LEGO© collection. He was too old for them and his kids yet not old enough. Several BL orders and bargain offers later, I’ve got my own collection. The timing is perfect, since his oldest son is now ready for the bricks. But before I return the old bricks, I wanted to try something that came up to my mind half a year ago: A simple but unusual mosaic.
About this creation


Still my most favourite Superhero.
You will find a picture in very high resolution over at my flickr account.



Ex Ignorantia Ad Sapientiam; E Luce Ad Tenebras



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Mr. Xenomurphy
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Dr. Monster
  July 19, 2013
The technique is very clever. Making something by not putting bricks together, bravo! And you did it so well too. I agree with your critique of the books as well. Ultimate Spidey is totally where it's at now.
  July 19, 2013
Gotta agree with Ape Fight and not rate this. Cool piece of art but as mentioned could have been done with yarn, scraps of paper etc. IMO, definitly not a MOC. But I do like it and it is very cool.
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  July 19, 2013
Congrats on MotD!
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  July 19, 2013
...Mindblowing...
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  July 19, 2013
Amazing Way to think outside the box with bricks! this is awesome!!! well deserved as MOTD. well done.
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  July 19, 2013
MOTD! WOOT!
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  July 19, 2013
Fantastic work, and congrats on MOTD!
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  July 19, 2013
I remember this. Although it appears I didn't comment! Congrats on MOTD, Mr Xenomurphy!
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  July 19, 2013
This is very cool. Definitely something I've never seen before.
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  July 19, 2013
Still my favorite too. :D (With Aqua-man, perhaps)
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  July 19, 2013
congrats on motd mr X!
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  July 19, 2013
Excellent job my friend, I never saw this! I'll have to show the kids.
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  February 27, 2013
Great job! I NEVER thought of doing this.
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  January 15, 2013
Beautiful work Mr. Xenomurphy :) It must take a lot of coordination to place the bricks in the right place to get the right shape :3
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  January 14, 2013
ART, by Mr. Xenomurphy. The idea and execution is simply brilliant. Amazing work as always.
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  January 11, 2013
Wow. Xeno "builds" nice Mosaics. What comes next? Top-notch Micro Scale?
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  January 9, 2013
What's this smell? Is it the smell of ART?
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  January 7, 2013
Is the crouch stance of Marvel vs Capcom, awesome, spidey is the best!!!!
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  January 6, 2013
Wow! It's amazing! Great idea and job!
  January 5, 2013
Holy moly! What a beautiful piece of art. You sir are very, very talented. And now for the controversial bit: I'm not going to rate this. Beautiful as it is, it could be made with anything; pasta, coins, paper clips etc etc, and thus, for me, this isn't a LEGO creation. But it is brilliant.
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  January 4, 2013
Wow, amazing!
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  January 4, 2013
Wow, I like the Lego 'spreading' technique! I never thought about this! Well done.
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  January 3, 2013
I too am disappointed with the death of spiderman but who knows no one ever truly dies in science fiction/fiction.
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  January 2, 2013
Quoting Toa Phosphorus Epic work. Incredible in it's accuracy. What do you think about the recent twist to the spiderman comics.
Thank you, Toa. Actually, I don't like how Amazing Spider-Man #700 ended. -----SPOILERS----- I still have hopes that Peter will be back one day. Doc Ock/Spidey forgot to destroy the gold octobot after it failed to sting him. And part of Peter's mind is still active in Doc Ock/Spidey's brain. I know many fans are not happy with that ending (I'm one of them), so let's wait what will happen in "Superior Spider-Man". By the way, I really enjoy the "Ultimate Spider-Man" with Miles Morales. Brilliantly written and drawn.
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  January 1, 2013
Epic work. Incredible in it's accuracy. What do you think about the recent twist to the spiderman comics.
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  January 1, 2013
Fantastic composite work. Epic idea! Cheers!
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  January 1, 2013
Very creative, especially as it's your artwork too. A stop-motion animation using this technique could be interesting ;)
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  December 30, 2012
Quoting Aidan Flynn Excellent creation! Blogged on BrickEnd ...
Thank you, Aidan, very kind.
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  December 30, 2012
Quoting Tim C ... Did you reproduce an existing picture or is this your own work? Either way, just breath-taking.
Thank you, Tim. It's no existing pic. I based my drawing on an old Spider-Man resin fig that is sitting on my desk next to my monitor.
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  December 30, 2012
Quoting Riccardo Zangelmi ... me want to try out this fantastic technique.
Thanks, Ric, I'm looking forward to it.
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  December 29, 2012
Simply spectacular, Mr. Xenomurphy. The best example of the "spill" technique I've ever seen. Normally this technique is used to create the illusion of water, but this is the first I've seen it for an actual representational picture. This is taking LEGO and making it a true artistic medium. Did you reproduce an existing picture or is this your own work? Either way, just breath-taking.
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  December 29, 2012
My friend, meybe your best work...the expressiveness, and the lines pierce the screen. Simply a work of art. I am charmed. You, you've made ​​me want to try out this fantastic technique.
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  December 29, 2012
WOW. that is impressive.
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  December 29, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
  December 28, 2012
Smart, and a great way to make use of basic bricks.
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  December 28, 2012
That is both clever and beautiful! Nice one man! ~ Chris.
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  December 28, 2012
hehe, very clever, amazing what you can do when you just know how to draw. Not one pice actually stuck together, and yet Lego art!
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  December 28, 2012
That is amazing!
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  December 28, 2012
This is one of the cleverest Lego mosaics I've seen to-date. Absolutely brilliant Mr. Xeno!
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  December 28, 2012
I am impressed that you were able to come up with a new way to create art with LEGO. Very original and well executed.
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  December 28, 2012
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  December 28, 2012
Wow! Very effectively done! I love it! Great job. Brilliant stuff. --Blast--
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  December 28, 2012
You deconstructionist, you...
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  December 28, 2012
Quoting Mark Kelso Fun idea, Thorsten. Once I splilled a container of Lego and it came out looking teffifyingly similar to Bart Simpson...does that count?
Thank you, Mark. I know for sure that you own only 3 yellow bricks (the rest of your 100000 bricks is bley), so either your accidential Bart portrait was very small or his face had an unhealthy colour ;o)
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  December 28, 2012
Fun idea, Thorsten. Once I splilled a container of Lego and it came out looking teffifyingly similar to Bart Simpson...does that count?
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  December 28, 2012
Ingenius idea.A painting with bricks as paint. You 'simply' materialize your imagination with LEGO.
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  December 28, 2012
and a new way of ART was born... wow ;-) !!! You should give this a name like Nnenn did for his Vic Vipers... Maybe "the jumbled mosaic" or something like that ;-) I'm really with El Barto - i think after that is seen, more will follow you ;-) ! amazing work ;-)
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  December 28, 2012
ooh! clever! :D
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  December 28, 2012
I love this. Awesome work Mr. Xeno,
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  December 28, 2012
Wow, really impressive!
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  December 28, 2012
This is truly beautiful and amazing on many levels! I really love how the parts are just placed down on the background and not attached, which is unusual and almost anti-build at the same time. Kinda reminds me of sand art where the grains are strewn about the surface to create an image.
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  December 28, 2012
Quoting Mike McCooey ... well done sir, well done.
Thank you, Mike, for such kind words from a person who is not only a huge superhero fan but also the builder of the best Spidey fig I've ever seen.
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  December 28, 2012
wow! great concept mr xeno, very original, and nicely done!
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  December 27, 2012
Here is one of those creations that really challenges the basic concept of what a MOC is, but it also challenges the concept of what ART is. I submit that this creation is in fact, both. It is also a really good example of both, and my favorite subject matter:) so this wins points all around. Mr. Xenomurphy I give you much respect for going outside your comfort zone personally, but also the communities comfort zone as well. well done sir, well done.
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  December 27, 2012
That is awesome!
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  December 27, 2012
Stupendous! It's amazing what you can do with bricks without even putting them together!
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  December 27, 2012
Very good! It's so detailed that I couldn't believe It was made out of lego bricks
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  December 27, 2012
Quoting Zam Himmaq Very nice. Doesn't look like a strict "build" though - no connections.
Thank you. That was the basic idea behind this creation.
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  December 27, 2012
Very nice. Doesn't look like a strict "build" though - no connections.
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  December 27, 2012
Quoting Josh B. Really nice work. Definitely the most interesting build I've seen in a while. The concept is fantastic and the execution is perfect. I'd love to see you capture more superheroes in this form, especially Batman! Great job.
Thank you, Josh. There's always a chance of more to come.
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  December 27, 2012
Really nice work. Definitely the most interesting build I've seen in a while. The concept is fantastic and the execution is perfect. I'd love to see you capture more superheroes in this form, especially Batman! Great job.
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  December 27, 2012
This is awesome! Unprecedented!
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  December 27, 2012
Amazing!
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  December 27, 2012
This shows that LEGO really can be used as a form of art.
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  December 27, 2012
great brick usage, excellent work.
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  December 27, 2012
Clever and very well done!
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  December 27, 2012
Wow. The placing of the coloured bricks is excellent but what is most impressive is the absence of bricks to create light and dark. Xeno this is absolutely beautiful and proves that Lego is a form of art.
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  December 27, 2012
Great idea!
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  December 27, 2012
Clever style.
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  December 27, 2012
A simple but ingenious mosaic. The detail is stunning!
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  December 27, 2012
Wow, He's tied with Aquaman for me! Before Mister A, though, Spidey was the best. Awesome mosaic!
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  December 27, 2012
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Awesome! I love Spider-Man! Great positioning of the parts. Did you use photo editing for the black background?
Thank you. Yes, I needed to darken the background a bit. It is black cardboard, but I couldn't use my regular set of flashlights this time, so there was some post production involved. In the original pics, the cardboard looked grey.
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  December 27, 2012
Awesome! I love Spider-Man! Great positioning of the parts. Did you use photo editing for the black background?
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  December 27, 2012
Woah! That is sweet! Awesome job!
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  December 27, 2012
Awesome idea.
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  December 27, 2012
Quoting Nick Pascale most interesting a novel approach non connecting pieces yet come together in a confetti array!
Thank you, Nick.
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  December 27, 2012
Wow! Amazing mosaic :)
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  December 27, 2012
Switch the pictures though
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  December 27, 2012
most interesting a novel approach non connecting pieces yet come together in a confetti array!
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  December 27, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Incredible work, one of the best mosaics I've seen. While I see what you're doing with the arty close-up for the main photo, I think that a picture of the whole mosaic may work a tad better ...
Thank you and you are probably right, but I like the idea of posting a main picture with just bunch of loose bricks too much. ;o)
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  December 27, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Incredible work, one of the best mosaics I've seen. While I see what you're doing with the arty close-up for the main photo, I think that a picture of the whole mosaic may work a tad better ...
Thank you and you are probably right, but I like the idea of posting a main picture with just bunch of loose bricks too much. ;o)
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  December 27, 2012
This...is...AWESOME!!!!
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  December 27, 2012
Chiaroscuro personified in LEGO, and its Spidey. Amazing!
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  December 27, 2012
It's over... beautiful rendition!
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  December 27, 2012
Chiaroscuro personified in LEGO, and itsS pidey. Amazing!
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  December 27, 2012
Oh sure... just a simple little mosaic.... NOT! Superb! :)
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  December 27, 2012
Incredible work, one of the best mosaics I've seen. While I see what you're doing with the arty close-up for the main photo, I think that a picture of the whole mosaic may work a tad better. That way people can get the entire effect when they look at the thumbnail rather that having to step back or defocus their eyes to be amazed by the realism. That said, it's no challenge to recognize the skill and time that went into this, and you've created a true work of art.
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  December 27, 2012
Fantastic realization of a unique idea. You are quite a talented artist!~H
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  December 27, 2012
Thanks everybody. Those are very kind comments.
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  December 27, 2012
It's a beauty!!! Masterpiece and yet a simple way to capture the Spider-Man look. Excellent job!!!
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  December 27, 2012
An incredibly creative and fun idea, marvelously executed. Can you get any better?
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  December 27, 2012
Okay, this is superb, and Dave commented in the fifteen seconds it took me to look at the flickr page? Wow.
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  December 27, 2012
Thor, This is really quite unique. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Ditko would be proud. ~Dave
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  December 27, 2012
WOW! Excellently accurate yet very artistic!
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  December 27, 2012
Great idea, Dude! Never seen anything quite like it, but I bet we'll be seeing more. Amazing!
 
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