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Sade Mosaic
Sade Mosaic
About this creation
Paying tribute to the brilliant R&B and Pop singer Sade, here is a LEGO mosaic of the picture on her greatest hits CD. The mosaic uses 9 of the large gray baseplates (48 x 48 studs) and measures 45 x 45 inches (3.75 x 3.75 feet). Just under 13,000 LEGO pieces, this is a rather large project. As an added feature, on the bottom left corner, there is a LEGO frame encasing her greatest hits CD.

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   The completed mosaic on the floor, showing all nine panels. I used only 1x1 and 1x2 bricks on all nine panels. The bricks are ranged only horizontally, creating an interesting visual effect. I opted for a direct color match rather than a dithered approach. As a result, the mosaic uses just 5 colors, Black, White, Gray, Dark Gray, and Tan.

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   Here is the mosaic partially installed on the wall. Technic parts were used for the hanging assembly. To brace the 9 plates together and to try to hide the seems, I used some larger 2x4 bricks. The horizontal only brick arrangement is a unique way to create mosaics, but it creates a problem when installing. The gray plates tend to curl on the ends as the 1x2 bricks pull it towards the center. Hiding the seems became challenging.

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   Her original greatest hits CD is encased in a LEGO frame on the bottom left. Now if I could just get ahold of an autographed one...

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   Difficult to see, but a LEGO signature is located on the bottom right. The signature uses 1x1 plates.

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   The completed and installed Sade mosaic. There is a black frame around the whole piece, which uses 45 degree black slope pieces and finishing tiles.

Email comments to: John Earle Hildebrand III


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  January 30, 2009
from a distance,i can hardly tell its Legos
 I like it 
  January 20, 2009
wow.... :-O
 I like it 
  January 6, 2009
I have always loved her music, and her face. Thank you for making such a beautiful woman in Lego. 5 stars.
By John Earle Hildebrand III
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