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Lego Demon by Magical525 Lego Demon by Magical525
So I got this crazy idea to see what it would be like to turn one of my SATW embroidery patterns into Lego. I raided my oldest son's Lego stash for the job as he was away on school camp and couldn't complain about the mess I made hehe (that youngest has less bricks has absolutely nothing to do with it ;) ).

First I built it one brick wide and counted one lengthways stud as a stitch but my son just didn't have enough black and white Lego that wasn't already in use in other projects for me to do that so I had to take it apart and start again.

I then decided to borrow one of youngest's large grey base plates and used that as the base to build on and counted one stud as one stitch and I found that I had *just* enough black and white to just about complete it :) - I would have preferred to completely cover the baseplate with white but well.. I need to top up the kids Lego bricks first lol

Artwork from this comic by :iconhumon: all I did was convert it to an embroidery pattern and make that in Lego.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
First I thought this was a pillow! Very cool creation, I love love LEGOS ^_^
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D Hehe I love Lego too - but more kids prefer to play with them more.
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ScarlettP Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
What a brilliant idea! I would never have thought to cross over these two media, but of course it works perfectly!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D

The only main difference is scale as the Demon is only a little smaller than a large baseplate so you'd need several to do say Denmark (and a gazillion bricks lol)
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Mekkababble Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moo! You even framed it...

I cannot even fathom the logistics that went into this...
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's not a frame.. it's actually the edge of the baseplate that I wasn't able to cover completely due to a lack of white bricks. :)
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Karalora Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*gasp* How could you? I'm the SatW LEGO artist around these parts! Although...you went mosaic-style instead of making custom minifigs, so you are not encroaching upon my domain just yet... ;)

Joking aside, this is cute. If I'm understanding you right, it wouldn't have worked all that well the way you originally planned to do it. Single-stud LEGO bricks are noticeably taller than they are wide, so it would have come out elongated and off-model.

Is that a Technic vehicle base I see near the upper right-hand corner? (This is just me establishing my cred.)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't worry I'll be leaving the minifigs to you :)

It was looking ok actually - I just didn't have enough bricks lol

Yes it probably is - I was getting pretty desperate for black bits at one point lol
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Karalora Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's white, actually--a rectangle of open studs up near the top right. If I'm not mistaken, that's a "frame" brick with holes all around the sides.
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Err yeah I also had an issue with the white but less of an issue compared with the black so it didn't seem as much of an issue. lol
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