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Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:58 am
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

Check out this great mosaic, made of Modulex, the Doors of Durin, by ktraphagen:

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Bruce

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:46 pm
by Blego7
The texturing and detail is exceptionally done.

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:58 pm
by Hoboman
I know I am going to really date myself here, but this reminds me of the old ASCII art. :mrgreen:

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:30 pm
by Jacks100
I actually saw this at brick magic in Raleigh. Very impresive.

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:30 am
by JoshWedin
Thanks for pointing this out, Bruce. It is very impressive!

Josh

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:57 pm
by footsteps
Awesome door.

Silly question: What is Lego modulex, and how is it different from Lego regulex? Okay, I made that last bit up.

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:53 pm
by Bruce N H
Modulex was a spin-off company from LEGO. They made these bricks at a smaller scale, and different width/height ratio. You can compare them in this picture:
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The brick on the left is normal LEGO. My understanding is that the Modulex bricks were initially made for architects, to build models of their designs.
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Later, they started producing signage - basically a huge baseplate mounted vertically then with letter printed tiles so you could make a sign (for instance, I used to work in a building where the building directory in the entryway was Modulex).
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In the 60s(?) Modulex broke off as a separate company, and now makes all kinds of sign products.

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:38 pm
by TheBohrok
That's a lovely mosaic. Instantly recognizable and faithful to the illustration as well. I noticed it's near the top of the search results for "Doors of Durin." :)
I must confess that I didn't know what Modulex was either.

Re: Doors of Durin

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:39 pm
by Firefox
Very, very nice mosaic. The colors make it seem as if the door was glowing; I admire your patience to recreate those intricate designs with smaller pieces. Beautiful creation.