Posts Tagged ‘cheese slope’

Useful Shapes for Cheese Slope Mosaics

June 25, 2012

Wow, two weeks of no posts. That’s what happens when you go to three conventions in four weeks! It was a little much, but thankfully I have a few weeks to take a breather before the San Diego Comic Con and then a couple more weeks before BrickFair. I’m glad that I’m busy, but it does take a lot out of a person!

Useful Shapes for Cheese Slope Mosaics

Any how, Katie Walker has come up with an awesome how to on cheese slope mosaic techniques.

Rectangle Dimensions (for Cheese Slope Mosaics)

I may be an expert mosaic maker, but I have nothing on Katie when it comes to cheese slopes!

I like seeing people’s fantastic techniques, but I really like when they share how they do it. That’s why I called my company Model Building Secrets, so that I could share the “secrets” of LEGO building with the world.

Now that I’m back, I plan on posting about Phoenix Comicon, BricksCascade, and BrickWorld and finally what I did back in Florida.

Perfect Little Egg

April 19, 2011

Katie Walker has done it again with this imperfect perfect little egg.

Imperfect little egg (with a side of chit chat)

She calls it imperfect, while I disagree. This is a perfectly fine looking egg and with Easter just around the corner, a perfectly timed model too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What she calls imperfections I call working with a fixed element. She has stunned us all in the past with her cheese wedge mosaics going above and beyond others who have dabbled with the 1×1 slope. I love seeing her creations, especially because I love mosaics. And seeing a fellow FFOL (Female Fan of LEGO) share her creations makes it even that more cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tiny Taj

February 8, 2011

Recently I was asked to make a birthday cake topper. It was for a LEGO fan and his wife asked me what I could make. I told her I could create him building and she said that sounded great. He just happened to be building the LEGO Taj Mahal model at the same time so she asked if I could make him building with white bricks. I figured I could do something even better:

Guy building Taj Mahal 1

I want to say it was a challenge, but in actuality, once I thought about it, it came together rather quickly. The inspiration was the cheese slopes. I can not tell you how much I love that element!!! It was the only way to create the eight sided building at that tiny of a scale.

Guy building Taj Mahal 2

I was even happier when I realized that it was almost exactly to scale with the Miniland figure. The real Taj Mahal model really is about that size to a person. Hopefully he had a wonderful birthday (it was yesterday) and loved his totally unique birthday present. ๐Ÿ™‚

10214 Tower Bridge

August 6, 2010

In the same vein of the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal the 10214 Tower Bridge promises to be a great addition to the large scale building series.

At first glance this model doesn’t seem quite as impressive as the Taj Mahal, in fact it almost looks like a fan created MOC (my own creation), that is until you take a closer look at the Hi-Res picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

This model is teaming with lots of small details and new elements, the most notable in my mind as well as many others is the Tan cheese slopes! Up until this set cheese slopes in tan (which come in virtually every other color) have been but only a much requested dream element of LEGO fans. But of course its not just the cheese slopes. There are multiples of tiles, technic wheels, windows, and if I am not mistaken (which I might be ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) baseplates in medium blue.

Although there is no official word, with the part count at over four thousand pieces this will not be a cheap set. It will most likely be in the $300 range like the two previous Building sets. The Tower Bridge is slated to be available this October, at least from what I can find on BrickSet. There is also a forum on Eurobricks discussing the set.

A Portrait of Dorian Bley

February 11, 2010

A Portrait of Dorian Bley, originally uploaded by Reasonably Clever Chris.

Chris Doyle of has created a very different type of LEGO mosaic image. An experiment in Lenticular LEGO building, this play on the classic Oscar Wilde novel The Picture of Dorian Grey

Created with 2,816 cheese slopes this model is trip-y on so many levels.

You can see more photos and test builds on Chris’ Flickr Photostream.