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Grayscale Mosaics
Photo realistic grayscale mosaics
About this creation
A year ago I saw the large Mona Lisa LEGO mosaic in person. I really wanted to be able to create something like that... without printing out an image and creating a LEGO mosaic pixel for stud. I was just never satisfied with computer programs that would create a mosaic from an image. Recently, it occurred to me that there was a way to simulate a large number of colors / shades with LEGO. I decided to start with just grayscale pieces. Using only black, white, and the gray shade pieces, I was able to create a much larger number of discernable shades in a relatively small mosaic. In the below picture, the same image was used to create LEGO mosaics. Images 1 and 2 were made with Bricksaic, 3 was made with the LEGO mosaic maker at, 4,5,and 6 were made with the lugnet mosaic maker, and the last one was made using my method of simulating shades. All are 15 inche wide mosaics.

I was pleased with the result. Close-up, the mosaic is obviously LEGO pieces. From a few feet away, your brain puts all those shades together and the result is a very smooth-looking picture.


  September 3, 2010
How about actually building the mosaic? Forget the computer junk.
  March 17, 2009
Excellent wok. how long are the sides by the astronaut-mosaic?
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  May 25, 2007
Excellent. These look almost like pictures!
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  April 3, 2006
...Holy ..... It looks so real!!! omg! great Job! -jason
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  February 6, 2005
Here's to looking at your mocs, kid ;p Wow. -Josh
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  January 3, 2005
That is sweet! Personally I like the Darth Maul mosaic.
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  January 3, 2005
As a fellow artist, I must say you do excellent work.
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