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.
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.
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.