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Doors of Durin

Postby Bruce N H » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:58 am

Hey all,

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

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Re: Doors of Durin

Postby Blego7 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:46 pm

The texturing and detail is exceptionally done.
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Re: Doors of Durin

Postby Hoboman » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:58 pm

I know I am going to really date myself here, but this reminds me of the old ASCII art. :mrgreen:
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Re: Doors of Durin

Postby Jacks100 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:30 pm

I actually saw this at brick magic in Raleigh. Very impresive.
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Re: Doors of Durin

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:30 am

Thanks for pointing this out, Bruce. It is very impressive!

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Re: Doors of Durin

Postby footsteps » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:57 pm

Awesome door.

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

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:53 pm

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.
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Re: Doors of Durin

Postby TheBohrok » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:38 pm

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.
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Re: Doors of Durin

Postby Firefox » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:39 pm

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.
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