The Dark Knight Rises Lego Poster

You might think that since we posted very little in past few months our LEGO passion had to be put aside or life got better of us.

In truth we had a BIG project going on behind the scenes which we could not openly write about until it was completed.

Lego Dark Knigh Rises Poster_byBrickForest

Now, 18000 bricks later, Double Negative – a vfx studio from London, has a new artwork on their wall.And it’s nothing more or less than a LEGO version of “The Dark Knight Rises” movie poster.

So how did this come about?

We had the idea for quite a while. We chose this poster over others to keep the colour pallet to a minimum. With the large orders we would have to put through, it made it that much easier to manage.

While we scouted the market for pieces we approached the vfx studio with the idea.  Our plan was to get the employees involved in the crowd-funding and the building of the mosaic. Once finished it would stay as permanent display.

The project received green light from management and the crowd-funding got under way. We hit our target and peoples interest and enthusiasm exceeded our hopes (Thanks Carlos!). Moreover, everyone that sponsored a plate was keen to build their bit!

RaceCarlos (left) organised the biggest fund-raising event, a Mini-Z Race.

We put the orders through for the bricks and sat down to determine how we would manage the eager beckers.

We ended with two weeks of one hour lunchtime sessions, during which sponsors could build their plates. Everyone got their backplates with a set of printed instructions, after which they had to pick and choose appropriate bricks form containers provided.

LegoDarkKnighRisesPoster_byBrickForest_2All bricks were separated into boxes by colour and type.

All in all – the beckers built around half of the mosaic. The remaining plates and the frame was assembled by us over two weekend afternoons.

LegoDarkKnighRisesPoster_byBrickForest_6(click to enlarge) Left: Time to put the pieces together. Will they fit? | Right: They fit!

LegoDarkKnighRisesPoster_byBrickForest_7The finished piece was glued onto plyboard.

LegoDarkKnighRisesPoster_byBrickForest_9My wife, Ewa, in front of the finished TDKR mosaic in Double Negative.

The Stats

Size: 2m high and 1,5m wide.

Bricks: ~18000

Studs: 49512

Do you have any questions about the project or the process? Just ask in the comments below.

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