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Fairy Bricks Mosaics

leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
Does anyone have good photos of Fairy Bricks mosaics? I'd like to share them with my kid's school to try to get them to choose Fairy Bricks as charity of the term.

Thanks.
Lee
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  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    They're pretty much all on the twitter feed. But finding them is a bit of a mad search.

    Kev would have them but he's in Dubai at the moment and the internet is not playing nicely with attachments.
  • leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
    Yes, I had dropped Kev a note, and the Dubai delay wasn't helping, hence why I posted here in case anyone had versions on their Flickr etc.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    edited October 2016
    Had seen most of them, but great to see them in one spot, and just want to say again how amazing they are + great that people get to help make them. What happens afterwards though?@SirKevbags are you responsible for getting them all loosened with Brick Separator (I'm just curious)?
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,724
    Wow, I knew there was a lot of hard work and dedication involved in putting these together, but I had no idea they had to be stripped and rebuilt every night/day! Incredible work!
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  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    It does depend on the size of the show (and the size of the mosaic). The Halloween one was every day, but the STEAM one above (which was slightly bigger) was only built once over two days. Thankfully there are normally some very nice AFOLs around who'll help strip it down (it's by far the worst part of the process!)
    catwrangler
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited November 2016
    @cheshirecat The STEAM one this year was 130 plates smaller than the Scary Bricks, (I think!) 

    They limitation at STEAM is the number of build tables (4) So no matter how many visitors we have, only a limited number can build are once.

    Well should do a really big one........
    catwrangler
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 273
    Feel like I missed a good one. 
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  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @Calv I've around 800 but they were in the wrong place ;-) 
    Calv
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 273
    It's ace and every member of staff who saw it was amazed by it and how effective it was. As usual the mosaic was one of the most popular elements of the show. Thanks again @SirKevbags
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  • leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
    edited December 2016
    Everyone still talking about how amazing the mosaic day was. Cheers Kev

    I was absolutely aching all over the next day. Hard work.
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  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 865
    They are all so amazing. I`m not sure whether you`ve written an article on this, but I`d be interested in reading about the design process and sourcing the parts/plates for each mosaic. The images are great as well so who does your image design? 
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Design is very much a team effort and usually involves me (poorly) attempting to express what I think we need to @cheshirecat and @TheBrickLadd who actually posses artistic talent that I do not! I can sense the frustration at times but we usually get there in the end!

    Some things are relatively simple such as the Godiva image because the artwork already exists. Things like the Scary Bricks are much more complicated. Bricks and baseplates have been picked up over the years from the usual sources and it's just a case a adding to what we already have when we need say an extra 5000 dark red which happened for Birmingham this year so it was off to Brick Link.

    Once a design is completed at an event the plates are stripped and sorted, ready for the next time they are used. Ideally we don't like using the same design again but sometimes logistics dictate that we have to. 
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  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    My personal favourite is the Nexo Knight one. I enjoyed turning the knight into @SirKevbags

    ;)
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  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
     ^ Noooooooooooo. That never happened ;-)
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 4,943
    I obviously don't have a T shirt with that on...it definitely never happened....
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  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited December 2016
    ^ Exactly. If you do ever see any Fairy/Nexo cross over images their connection is completely incidental, most likely your imagination playing tricks on you. 
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  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Oh wrong thread. Doesn't matter :-)
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,340
    ^that Megablok Cat loader though, I thought you had standards! haha. Seriously, though that is awesome.
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  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @Bumblepants does slap not mean the same in Sofia? ;-)
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,340
    @Bumblepants does slap not mean the same in Sofia? ;-)
    Ah weird, didn't see that line in your text on my phone. Slap received and deserved.
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,724
    This is great - love the colourscheme!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,354
    I'm all in favour of tarts! :D
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    We are really tight for photography on this but hopefully we can resolve that over the next week or so.

  • Mandz27Mandz27 ScotlandMember Posts: 35
    edited July 2017


    Sorry short persons view of the Mosaic at Bricklive in Glasgow, The final pieces were still being built as we were leaving, Loved taking part in the build :D
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  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 836
    ^Glad you enjoyed it. That was Saturday wasn't it? Thankfully you waited until I was (mostly) out of shot!
    Mandz27
  • Mandz27Mandz27 ScotlandMember Posts: 35
    @nexander yes that was Saturday! It was awesome. 
  • Mandz27Mandz27 ScotlandMember Posts: 35
    Just checked the rest of my pics @nexander you're safe lol, that's the closest I got to having anyone in the frame.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 836
    Mandz27 said:
    Just checked the rest of my pics @nexander you're safe lol, that's the closest I got to having anyone in the frame.
    Lol. I don't have an issue, just didn't want to ruin the photo!
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 851
    Can you explain how the stripping works? I'm curious and serious.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,354
    MorkMan said:
    Can you explain how the stripping works? I'm curious and serious.
    You rope in lots of unwitting mugs enthusiastic volunteers, who then spend the next hour or two removing 2x2 bricks from baseplates with their bare hands until their thumbs hurt and their arms are knackered. :)
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    ^ maybe we should send all our extra seperators to fairy bricks got those poor volunteers ;)
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,354
    ^ Actually, it's generally quicker to use your thumbs. I can strip a baseplate of 2x2 bricks in less than 20 seconds, although I do have a different technique to most.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,732
    ^ that's impressive! I'm no good at it, takes me ages whichever method I use.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    The stripping can take a longggggg time depending on who is doing it. If you have 504 plates to be ready for the next day then you need either a massive volume of people or super quick ones like @Paperballpark

    Some people just don't find a way of doing it quickly and it takes them an age to strip a single plate. Recently in London there was myself and two other quickies working together. We took down 192 plates in around 50 minutes, the team adjacent did 48 and that was with more people. They were not being lazy, they just don't figure out a method. 
    Shib
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,354
    The only problem with my technique is that I need a large box to catch all the pieces, otherwise they fly all over...
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 602
    The BrickFest Live giant mosaic uses 4x4 plates instead of 2x2 bricks.  They have baseplates with 2x plate strips glued on, so when the 4x4 plates are placed by the kids, there is a 1 plate high channel between the baseplate and the mosaic plates.  To debrick, they use metal rods, slip them in the channels, and pop the plates off.  They can clear the mosaic and reset in about an hour.  
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  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 836
    I'm curious if I'm quick or slow :)  I was certainly getting a knack for it!
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