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The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide (Now in Color), 2nd Edition by Allan Bedford

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Chapter 8. Mosaics: Patterns and Pictures in Bricks

The term mosaic describes artwork consisting of patterns or pictures created with tiles, bricks, glass, or even stone, like the example shown in Figure 8-1. As you’ll learn in this chapter, LEGO pieces are a perfect medium for creating mosaics.

LEGO elements offer you two ways to create mosaics. The first, studs-out, is formed by attaching smaller bricks or plates (often 1×1s or 1×2s) to a baseplate with their studs exposed, or “out,” like the mosaic shown in Figure 8-2.

Studs-out mosaics tend to look blocky, but they’re fairly easy to plan and build. I’ll show you a couple of simple ways to turn an image into a mosaic in Creating Photo Mosaics in Creating Photo Mosaics.

Figure 8-1. A Roman-style ...

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