Turn your selfies into vanity artworks — made from LEGO! (Wired UK)

Brick-a-Pic lets
you convert your photos into Lego artworks. Upload a picture, and
the company will send you a brick mosaic picture with precisely the
right pieces selected from the Lego colour palette. You can then
assemble the pictures according to a handy guide.

Clearly it’s already possible to create pictures from Lego if
you have the brick skillz. But Brick-a-Pic automates the process.
It has developed a piece of software that converts your image into
appropriately sized pixels using only official Lego colours and
those colours that Lego used to produce but has discontinued. It
then sends you the correct number of bricks of the different
colours you need to produce your artwork.

Kits come in a range of sizes, from 16×16 pixels (up to 256 Lego
bricks) through to 48×48 pixels (up to 2,304 bricks). If you are
feeling really extravagant you can go all out with a custom mosaic
which can be any size and comes with up to 5,000 bricks. 

Brick-a-Pic is seeking $50,000 in funding on Kickstarter in order to buy a load of Lego bricks — around
90,000 — and develop an online editor so you can manually tweak
your picture after uploading your image of choice.

You can play around with making Lego pics on the company’s website.

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24 July 2014 | 4:10 pm – Source: wired.co.uk

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