Posts Tagged ‘Space Needle’

Newest Mosaic — Emerald City Comicon Logo

February 23, 2013

So you’ve probably noticed I have been absent for the past week. But as there is a little less than a week till the Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) and two weeks till BricksCascade, I’ve been very, very busy getting ready for both shows stocking up on hundreds of keychains, necklaces, etc.

I also wanted to create something specifically for ECCC. And what better than the ECCC logo?

ECCC logo mosaic

As always with my mosaics I incorporated a lot of tricks to get just the look I wanted and even invented a few new ones. 😉

If you look at the close ups, you can see parts that are upside-down and sideways

ECCC logo mosaic close up

ECCC logo mosaic close up

And though it looks like they are just stuck on, the letters do have at least one connection point. Now since this is not glued, the letters also have some double stick tape to make sure they keep in place. Especially as I travel — handy tip, double stick tape is your friend. 😀

Of course I will be bubble wrapping this tightly as well. 😉

For those that are wondering, the mosaic is 2 x 2 ft square. So not on the small side. And it took me about a week to design and build.

I also came up with another Doctor Who design — his ever present sonic screwdriver.

Blue Sonic Screwdriver Necklace

LEGO Green Sonic Screwdriver Earrings

Since they revived the show there have been two variations — a blue one and a green one. Now they of course do look more different than just the tips, but when you are going for one that is only an inch long you can only do so much. For those who can’t make it to either show they are available online at my Folded Fancy Creations Etsy shop.

I find it somewhat ironic that a lightsaber handle is used for the design. Who knows, maybe the Doctor is also a Jedi. 😎

The LEGO Architecture does it Wright

May 18, 2009

You can read the whole press release here or just the highlight:

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that The LEGO Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO Architecture sets.

The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc. officially introduced the LEGO Architecture line in 2008. The line currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater.”

After seeing this on Brothers Brick I just had to put my two cents in. To be honest, I’m not really into the LEGO Architecture line. The main reason is the price. At $20 each, the original four buildings are all way over-priced for the amount of LEGO you get. The only one that I even really liked the design on was the Space Needle. The new “Fallingwater” one looks interesting, but by looking at the amount of pieces, it looks like it will be even more than $20.

The general idea of the LEGO Architecture sets is good, and I understand why people like them. I just can’t justify spending that much for so few LEGO bricks. Especially when I can design my own LEGO microscale buildings for way less.
😉

Space Needle Inspired

October 2, 2008

Being right near the Space Needle inspired me tonight. Although I don’t have my full compliment of bricks, just a couple small cases actually. I was inspired to create this mini mosaic of Seattle’s Space Needle.

It took me about three hours total to design this model and make a glued version. It will be on display at my vendor booth at BrickCon. I will also be raffling it off at the end of the convention.

The Eve of BrickCon 08

October 1, 2008

Model Gal once again has gone on the road for BrickCon 08

On the road again . . .

On the road again . . .

Driving all the way from San Diego to Seattle took four days. My hotel is in the shadow of the Space Needle and I look forward to all the LEGO festivities this weekend! Who knows what fantastic creations and building insights I will gain from this event. And for all of you that are going, I look forward to seeing you there! 😉