San Diego Comic Con 2014 is upon us and my LEGO Store in Fashion Valley has gotten into the mood as well with their latest community window change out. This month’s window is centered towards the geekiness that is Comic Con with contributions by fellow SandLUG members Jason and Mariann. Jason, known for his CubeDudes creations, has built a number of pop culture characters from different TV series and movies including Batman: The Animated Series, Doctor Who, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Avengers, and Star Wars. If you look closely, you can also see Baymax from the upcoming Walt Disney animated movie, Big Hero 6. As you can see, he has done an amazing job on all the characters and it shows with a bit of imagination and creativity, you can build almost anything.
Mariann’s contribution to the window is her mosaic portrait of Doctor Who’s 11th Doctor, Matt Smith. In this type of mosaic, she is able to capture the portrait using the sides of the LEGO elements rather than the traditional studs up method of creating a mosaic. You can check out how Mariann created the portrait on her Flickr where she shows a blueprint of the complicated process. I’ve seen images of the mosaic before but to see it in person makes it even cooler.
If you’re going to be here for SDCC 2014, I highly recommend checking out the community window at the LEGO Store here in Fashion Valley Mall. You can easily take the trolley from the convention center to the mall trolley station and back in less than 30 minutes while riding the Green Line.