LEGO® Logo Mosaic
A while back, I built the LEGO® Art World Map. I found the process to be enjoyable. Consequently, I have been itching to try my hand at another Art set. However, I decided the next set I bought would be on sale. It just so happened that I found the Mickey Mouse kit on sale at the LEGO® Store. It was not a major discount, only 15%. I went for it anyway, but not because I have any interest in building Mickey Mouse. The kit contains a lot of white, black, and red 1×1 round tiles. Additionally, it comes with a lot of blue. These are colors I might need for custom projects. Incidentally, we will discuss the first of those today. I want a custom LEGO® logo mosaic for my LEGO® room.
My mosaic began by purchasing the LEGO® Art Mickey Mouse set on sale.
Let me begin by saying I did not design this logo. I found the instructions for free on Rebrickable. Initially, I intended to design my own. However, I figured why reinvent the wheel? Someone out there undoubtedly had the idea before me. Sure enough, I was right. The ready-made design requires 2491 bricks total. That includes the standard nine baseplates and frame bricks. Additionally, the LEGO® logo mosaic uses 1406 red, round, 1×1 tiles, 406 more in white, 265 in black, and 227 in yellow. I did make minute adjustments to the design as I went. Consequently, my version does not uses exactly those same brick counts. However, it is pretty close. The end product is 48×48 studs, plus the frame.
The Mickey Mouse set provides the base plates and frame. Also, you acquire 213 in red 1×1 tiles, as well as all the black and white that you need for the LEGO® logo. Sadly, there is no yellow. In terms of percentage, Mickey Mouse provides 42% of the LEGO® logo design. That is 1056 bricks. Since I paid $127.49 CAD for Mickey, each brick cost me $0.05 CAD. Therefore, the parts from this kit needed for my LEGO® logo cost $49.63 CAD. However, that still left me quite a few pieces short.
The LEGO® Art Mickey Mouse set provides 42% of the logo bricks, including all the white and black you need.
During the first day of building, I assembled as much as I could using only the Mickey Mouse kit parts. However, the set lacked an additional 1193 red and 227 yellow tiles. My initial thought was to order them all from Bricks and Pieces. However, I wanted the pieces faster than they typically deliver. Consequently, I found myself on BrickLink. I spent $85.71 on parts ($0.06/brick). In total, that brings the cost of my LEGO® logo project up to $135.34 CAD. That is still cheaper than buying a new Art set at full price, though not by much. If you can wait, it is cheaper to go through Bricks and Pieces.
LEGO® Art Project provides a good parts alternative to the Mickey Mouse set.
The LEGO® Art Mickey Mouse set is retiring soon. Consequently, if you want to build your own LEGO® logo, you may need find an alternate source for parts. Interestingly, a decent alternative already exists. If you pick up Art Project (21226), it includes all the yellow and white tiles you need. Additionally, you get almost all the black tiles required. Art Project falls 11 black tiles short of completing the LEGO® logo. However, you can order those while you order all the red tiles. Similar to Mickey Mouse, Art project does not come with nearly enough red. You will still have to order 1216 red pieces after buying Art Project.
What about the other bricks from Mickey Mouse, you ask? I have another Art-style project in mind that requires a lot of blue, among other colors. The parts will be used in good time along with those from the Art Project set. Since the Mickey Mouse set was on sale, the cost of my second project goes down a little too. That project will take longer to produce because it will be a true MOC, fully designed my myself. This LEGO® logo was more of a fun side-project. What do you think? Will you build your own LEGO® logo mosaic, or have you done so already? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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