[NetBehaviour] Obsessive hobbies #1: LEGO.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu May 11 12:57:41 CEST 2006
Obsessive hobbies #1: LEGO.
Eric Harshbarger is serious. About LEGO. He does “Professional LEGO
Sculpting and Mosaic Building”, with some serious building credits to
his name. He also has an obvious obsessive streak, most likely a
prerequisite for any dedicated LEGO builder.
Harshbarger’s LEGO mosaic of Calista Flockhart uses a quarter million
LEGO bricks of the diminutive Modulex variety with letters. Using
time-honored ASCII graphic techniques, he was able to turn his multiple
bags of bricks into a physical ASCII mosaic, using different letters to
create shades of gray. Modulex turns out to be a LEGO curiosity, as
One has to admire the sheer tenacity of anyone willing to assemble an
ASCII mosaic out of bricks so small they can barely be handled without
special tools. But ultimately the question should be asked: Why Calista
Flockhart? Why a photograph? The representational approach seems a waste
of (a lot of) good bricks.
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