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Go big or go home... :)

5 plates done. 72 to go.

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End of day 1. 22 plates done out of 77.
Speccy mug shown for scale.
I have sore thumbs.

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Is Thing T. Thing from the Addams Family helping you with this ... thing? ;)
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Saturdays work... 39 of 77 done.
Brick separator for scale.

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This is quite wonderful, hitm4n. Not only to see these beloved sprites arranged together so thoughtfully, but for them to have a real, physical presence. I wonder how wide it is in total?

The piece is so impressive, it feels like it should be a permanent fixture of some British computing museum. Perhaps you could loan it out for exhibitions? (Send it out in a big bag of pieces "to assemble" :lol: )

I was going to recommend adding a bit of FLASH, but changing the blocks would be quite demanding.
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Lee Bee wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:43 am This is quite wonderful, hitm4n. Not only to see these beloved sprites arranged together so thoughtfully, but for them to have a real, physical presence. I wonder how wide it is in total?

The piece is so impressive, it feels like it should be a permanent fixture of some British computing museum. Perhaps you could loan it out for exhibitions? (Send it out in a big bag of pieces "to assemble" :lol: )

I was going to recommend adding a bit of FLASH, but changing the blocks would be quite demanding.
FLASHing Lego blocks sounds like a cool idea. How would you sync them up though so they all invert at the same "frame" so to speak? Soon: colour-clashing Lego blocks where an area of 8x8 blocks can't have a third colour inserted, it will just violently get ejected by some kind of force whenever you try ;)
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It's looking great. I'm most impressed by the way you just said you were going to do it, and then you ruddy well did it!
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XTM wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:58 am FLASHing Lego blocks sounds like a cool idea. How would you sync them up though so they all invert at the same "frame" so to speak? Soon: colour-clashing Lego blocks where an area of 8x8 blocks can't have a third colour inserted, it will just violently get ejected by some kind of force whenever you try ;)
If you made a picture out of the "1*1 cheese wedges" pieces placed back to back like /\ then the visible picture would change with your viewing angle. Which could make a FLASH like effect, kind of...
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Had a bit of spare time at the weekend so this happened. Most of the Lego I used is probably older than the Spectrum - I stopped getting anything other than the Technical sets after I was about 11 which would have been around when I got my Spectrum.

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rich_r wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 2:35 pm Had a bit of spare time at the weekend so this happened. Most of the Lego I used is probably older than the Spectrum - I stopped getting anything other than the Technical sets after I was about 11 which would have been around when I got my Spectrum.

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Very cool. Lego is neat to make these sprites from, very versatile, but now you can see how such a small sprite on the speccy ends up huge in Lego. Try that Tir Na Nog sprite in Lego. He's massive.

Size is 1400mm wide (140cm) and will be 900mm tall (90cm). BIG. I will be adding a frame/border so its getting a little bit bigger too :)

I was lazy on Sunday and only did 2 panels but i'm doing 3 more this evening (as i type), so will have 44 of 77 done the days out. 4 rows of the 7 total.

I still have sore thumbs.
I don't have anything cool to put here, so i'll just be off now to see a priest with yeast stuck between his teeth and his friend called Keith who's a hairpiece thief...
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I've never really thought about much work it would be to be to assemble something like this. When you get arithmetic involved it's surprising how many pixels the Speccy had for a budget machine. You last mentioned aiming for lesser dimensions of 176x112 pixels? That's still 19712 blocks! My condolences to your thumbs :lol:

Keen to see the finished result, this is a really cool project.
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Yeah, just that little 22 pixel wide Sabre Man used all the black bricks I have! I deliberately made it two units thick so I could used 2x4 bricks which I have plenty of compared to 1x1 bricks.
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I will keep posting update pics. Last weekend was very lazy on the Lego, was doing other "stuff", and through the week i managed 4 plates. I'm at 45 of 77 done. Tomorrow will see more progress and i'll post an update picture then. My last batch of 300 brown bricks is now in the UK so should be with me in a day or two. I do hope i counted right and ordered right...
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Its TV and tea time, so heres where i'm up to.
55 of 77 done, 5 of 7 rows. 22 plates to go.

Brick seperator at bottom there if you squint or zoom in for scale :)

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And how are your thumbs?
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