YOUR PORTRAIT IN LEGO BRICKS
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 2nd May 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Lego is awesome. Not only does it encourage kids to be creative, but they also unleash your inner child as an adult. Of course, you can make just about anything with these tiny brick toys. And now, you can even build yourself. That’s right; there is a nifty Lego booth, the Mosaic Maker, that scans your face and turns it into a custom kit.
If you secretly desire to make yourself out of Lego, then prepare to celebrate. Now, there is a machine in London that will make your dreams come true.
The “Mosiac Maker” is like a photo booth and Lego vending machine all in one. For £99 it will scan your face, turn the image into a five-colour poster, and spit out your very own set of bricks to recreate yourself.
The portrait kit comes pre-boxed with 4,502 pieces. However, you’ll only need 2,304 of them to assemble your Lego portrait.
The device is quite intelligent. Although the image is a simple and pixelated, it still helps you accurately recreate yourself.
And what better home for such a machine than the world’s largest Lego store in London’s Leicester Square? In fact, there are two floors full of Legos at this place. In fact the only LEGO Mosaic Maker photo booth in the world can be found upstairs in this store.
This relatively new location has a life-size London Underground train carriage made of 637,903 bricks. Also, there’s a 20 foot replica of Big Ben that took 2,280 hours to build.
Unfortunately, the Mosiac Maker is only available at this particular store.
After all, how cool would a Lego selfie be as a profile picture?
One slight down side is that you only get three tries to perfect your image. So make sure you get it right in the first three shots.
Even the Mosaic Maker photo booth itself is made out of LEGO bricks.
You have to buy a Mosaic Maker Experience Card to tap against the booth’s contactless card reader.
The booth is like a traditional photo booth. Uncomfortable plastic stool touchscreen display, and handy, easy-to-follow instructions.
The key to a good LEGO Mosaic is lining up your eyes properly for the snap – the whole picture will be based around this as its centre.
Once you’ve settled on the photo you want, you can tweak the contrast of your image to get a picture you’re truly happy with.
When you’ve decided on the photo it’s time to exit the booth and wait while a crowd gathers to see your end result. The whole process will catch people’s attention.
Next, the machine prints your LEGO-inspired photo and feeds you the kit of bricks needed to make it a reality.
The pre-assembled Mosaic kits feature 4,502 individual pieces spread across five colours. You’ll only need 2,304 pieces to make your portrait, however.
Everything you’ll need is there, now it’s just you and the LEGO bricks.
The process of building looks very daunting, but exciting.
It takes the average Lego enthusiast about 3 hours to put the masterpiece together.
This article has been based on a DIGITAL SPY feature.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
|“Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller|
Happiness is…being creative with Lego
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Q: What is it – it has one horn and gives us milk? A: A milk truck.
TRACK OF THE DAY
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Highest Chart Position: No.1 11th September 1968