Google and LEGO have a fun and special history... The Google company founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are both avid lovers of LEGO toys, as are many of the company's employees.
This is the second LEGO Google sculpture that I've made for Google, and is installed in the lobby of their new office building in Copenhagen, Denmark. (The other one is installed in Google's New York office.)
To translate the two-dimensional logo into a three-dimensional sculpture, I decided to do a few interesting things. In Google's logo, the lettering is always shown on a white background, with a light grey "drop shadow". And the letters themselves are made to look like they have a bit of depth and roundness.
First, I opted to hang the logo on a white wall, so that the wall itself becomes the negative space around the logo. Next, I suspended the letters outwards so they seem to float in mid-air above their little grey shadows. And the letters themselves have a subtle bit of depth and curvature to them, so that when lit correctly, they appear to have the same highlights and shadows in the logo.
It was important that the elegant, thin lines of Google's logo not be distracted by the structural supports; I think this design is very clean-looking and subtle, yet very sturdy.
The sculpture extends about 4 inches (10 cm) from the wall and is 40 inches (1 meter) in length.
awesome.does google pay you?Or for your giant nintendo DS thing did they pay you?Because that would be a pretty cool way to make a living.if you possibly have the time it would be really cool if you could comment on one of my creations, I'd appreciate it a lot. Keep building!(as if anything could stop you)
Thanks, everyone.. :) Mark -- There are some strategically placed 1x2 technic bricks built into the grey shadow, allowing you to drill screws through and fasten it to the wall. And double-sided mounting tape helps too. :)
Right the friggin' split-second when I saw this on the homepage I had just finished asking the person next to me why they used msn search instead of google. Freaky coincidence, but beautiful moc all the same
Very well done Sean! I don't know why you build Google so much, but you're very good at recreating it! PS: I was if you can take a ook at my 2nd newest MOC's comments. It has been severely spammed. I do still have the repost up, but I really want the spammer gone for good, so he can't do anymore harm. On the spammed version of the Micro-Scale Blue Eagle, there are a bunch of 1 smiley comments with a guy going by the name "." who duplicated his comments to intensify the spam. Anyway, I was wondering if you can possibly ban his Internet from accessing MOCpages. Please delete this comment as soon as you get back to me. Thank you for your time. ~Phong Chang