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LEGO flower mosaics for backdrops & more!

Last year, I shared with you some really beautiful three-dimensional mosaics and pretty patterns made with LEGO jewels, flowers, and other interesting pieces built by LEGO fan Azurekingfisher (see: LEGO Flower Mosaics & Other Pretty Patterns). Today, I wanted to show you some of Azurekingfisher’s latest creations, taking some of the earlier ideas to a whole new level. Enjoy! 🙂

The diorama above was inspired by an old French illustrated children’s book from the 1930s titled Panache l’écureuil, one of the books in the Pere Castor’s Wild Animal Books series (available in English under the title Mischief the Squirrel, or Pompom The Little Red Squirrel). The diorama is made of three parts; one with a squirrel family, one with two bunnies, and a third one with a red fox.

The brick-built animals are very cute themselves, but the most outstanding feature – at least in my opinion – is the backdrop. Large plates are placed perpendicular to the foreground and decorated with three-dimensional flower mosaics to mimic vegetation. Even the sun is included! This is where Azurekingfisher uses all their experience with creating flower mosaics. The technique gives the whole layout a magical, storybook-like look and feel.

It is interesting to note that you don’t often see LEGO fans using mosaic-type backgrounds, but it is actually a very effective technique that doesn’t take up much space or require a lot of parts. It is an especially useful technique when you have a diorama displayed on a shelf or against a wall; just slide some baseplates behind the display, and decorate them the way that matches your layout. Forests, mountains, clouds, city skylines, etc. can frame your display nicely, while giving it extra dimension.

For most backgrounds, you can use traditional LEGO mosaic building techniques with simple LEGO plates, bricks and tiles. And, if you want to create a magical atmosphere, like the one demonstrated here, I recommend checking out all the beautiful three-dimensional mosaic examples at Azurekingfisher’s flickr gallery.

If you don’t have enough leaves and other decorative pieces, you can get them from LEGO resellers via the BrickLink marketplace, or directly from LEGO at the Pick-A-Brick section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the idea of using three-dimensional mosaics to create backgrounds for your LEGO creations? Would you like to try building some yourself? Or have you made some already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own design ideas below! 😉

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  • DavidH October 15, 2018, 12:12 PM

    This is a beautiful technique! And you are right, I haven’t really seen anything like this before. I will have to consider adding something like this to my shelves.

  • jabber-baby-wocky October 15, 2018, 2:20 PM

    Very pretty! I like both the patterns and the idea of putting mosaic backgrounds behind mocs. It looks very nice.

  • SPMom October 15, 2018, 3:00 PM

    This is more than just building with legos. This is art! Very beautiful!

  • LEGOJeff October 15, 2018, 3:22 PM

    Those balls made of leaves are amazing! It’s always great to see when someone plays with pieces like this!

  • Oldtimer October 15, 2018, 3:32 PM

    It’s wonderful to see what people are building these days. I mean, look at that bird and owl! Thanks for sharing these. I’m going to check out their other builds.

  • Tony October 15, 2018, 3:44 PM

    These are very cool! I agree with SPMom that these are more like art pieces than just ordinary legos. But nonetheless, they are made with pieces we all have. Off topic, but I’m seeing a double vip points banner at the top of the page! Is that right? Didn’t lego cancel that?

    • admin October 15, 2018, 8:54 PM

      It was something that was just announced today. Looks like LEGO had a change of heart. We will talk more about it tomorrow. But yeah, it’s Double VIP Points on everything until the end of the month. 😀

  • brickmaster October 15, 2018, 4:08 PM

    I love these so much! I also like that the mosaics are not just a square, but they are nicely rounded at the top. This makes them look more natural.

  • Håkan October 16, 2018, 9:39 AM

    That build there with the black and white rabbit and their flowers, is probably a reference to a classic American children’s book, “The Rabbits’ Wedding” by Garth Williams. (I had to google it, since I forgot the name.)

    • Håkan October 16, 2018, 10:52 AM

      I see now that it’s mentioned on the Flickr account…

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