Hi all. Here is my most recent creation. Warner Brothers Interactive commissioned me make this mosaic for the LEGO Batman the Video Game Launch Party Event that was held at the Natural History Museum in New York City on September 23rd, 2008.
It was one of my most challenging mosaics so far, but it was also really fun to build. Because of all the shading and color variations, there are 14 different colors in this model. I also used a lot of twisting at turning of bricks to get all the curves right. The background bats, Batman's Bat logo, and Robin's logo and belt are all stickers that my brother Mike Asanuma made for me, he is a graphic and special effects artist in LA. Although I could have made those parts out of LEGO, it wouldn't have had the same impact, so I decided to go with vinyl stickers.
You can read more about this model on my blog . Also if you are going to BrickCon up in Seattle, you can see the prototype on display there.
Here I am working on my mosaic at the Event. It took me two weeks to build and design this model, but during the event I "built" the model in sections over four hours.
Although this is not LEGO, this cake made by Confetti Cakes is truely amazing and I just thought that it had to be shared.
Here's the original image that I based the mosaic off of.
Here's a picture of the original prototype half built at my LEGO studio. I actually ended up taking out the trans-clear because it ended up not adding the effect that I wanted.
It's great how you used such a tremendous amount of "brick manipulation" to reproduce the image--a terrific rendition! (It would've been nice, however, if you hadn't needed to use the custom stickers, though they certainly add to the model.) I enjoyed seeing and reading about it in Brickjournal.
awsome awsome awsome awsome ect your realy good way better than me soon illl post my jesus on the cross mircro sized so good job i live 6 hours away from seattle during spring brake i visited there but never saw the store bye
commander bacara wiles, thank for liking my model, but I can't send you the instructions because:
1. This was a commissioned model for Warner Brothers
2. The model is very big - 2 feet square.
3. The model is very complicated with lots of SNOT techniques that are hard to make in instructions or LDD.
As a LEGO Artist I don't generally make instructions for my large models. This model alone took 2 and a half weeks to make, instructions for that would take far longer.
Great work as always, Mariann! Hand-designed mosaics always come out with so much more character, I think. I love the way you used the little "cheese wedges" for their eyes. :) I didn't know you were here in New York for the event... Give a buzz next time you're around! :)