Putting in the Final Piece
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I got back from North Carolina on monday morning and proceeded to get to work on completing the mosaic and constructing the crate at the Pollards' garage. The LEGO parts arrived over the weekend, and just in the nick of time.
Olivia came by (okay, opened the garage door) to help place the remaining white pieces. She really helped a ton, because she went around to each of the favicons in the design and assured that they were straight.
(some info for non-mosaic builders: plunking down LEGOs is pretty easy. Nothing to it. Making a mosaic though involves a bit of care, as each piece looks better when it is perfectly aligned with the board. Brickworkz mosaics are straightly aligned and I think that makes all the difference. Olivia shares my obsessive need to keep everything perfectly straight on the design. She was a HUGE help!)
Jeff came later Monday evening to help me with the woodworking. I had never made a crate before, and certainly didn't want anything to happen to "my baby" during shipping, so Jeff and I noodled some ideas together and got to work.
They stayed up with me until around 2am, which was so great- I really needed the help. With an 8am deadline for the delivery truck to arrive, I didn't bother cat-napping.
I had some work ahead of me.
The first step was completing the LEGO mosaic. Without the completed logo, I couldn't wrap the mosaic. Without a wrapped mosaic, I couldn't try out my crate ideas.
I put in the last brick around 5:45am and stepped back to admire the piece. I found a few out-of-place details and took care of those, then went back to the crate. (more in next entry...)
Posted by Brian Korte on April 9, 2007
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