Hey everyone. I'm planning on creating a Lego version of our company logo for a new office. (A bit more detail in this thread
). I need some ideas/advice for mounting it to the wall, specifically how to design/build the backside of it to allow for easy mounting. I don't have an LDD model yet (am working on it over the next couple of days) but I can give some details of what I'm thinking. Note: I've never built anything like this before, so if there's a glaringly obvious flaw in my plan, please make yourself heard!
- Logo design can be seen on above-linked thread
- Constructing out of mostly 2x4 bricks, with some slopes and curves
- I'm planing on making it 2 studs deep (one layer of bricks).
- I will have some led lighting strips behind stuck to the wall for an backlit effect similar to this sign so it will have to hang off the wall by ~4 studs
- Ideally it's removable from the wall so we can make tweaks to the sign over time, like adding minifigs and some architectural elements. For this to happen the sign may need to break into a few horizontal sections.
I have one idea for how to build the mounting system so far:
At strategic points throughout the sign — maybe near each corner of the hexagon — I'll have some 2x6 bricks pointing directly backwards giving me my 4 stud clearance from the wall. These six "prongs" will simply rest on six matching hardware brackets I put into the wall, maybe with a 2x2 plate glued to them so the 2x6 bricks can 'lock' onto the wall bracket and not easily slide forward. I may need more of these brackets along the bottom edge to act as a sort of shelf holding the majority of the weight.
To counter the 2x6 brick sagging under the weight I'll need to create some technic-like braces with black axle-plug pieces running up and down the backside of the sign. If done correctly and with the appropriate amount, these should reduce the amount of flex and sag. <-- but I'm really not sure of this yet because I don't know how much it'll weigh yet.
I will link LDD files or upload images when I have them over the next couple of days.
if anyone has any advice or ideas on how this can be done better, please let me know. Better still, if you've come across something like this before and can provide some links for me to check out, that would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for reading my long post.