Monday, February 15, 2010

Two Dimensional Photos

Wonderful creations this week, 20 in total, with some of our newest creators submitting all the way from England!

As you may remember, our quest was to build a two dimensional design, let's have a look.

by Hetty, age 7, West Midlands, England
This cool design looks like it could be a representation of any of these flags because of the colour scheme. Do I see the letter 'H' in there, for your name by any chance? Nice, bold creation, beautifully balanced by the repetition of lines. Perhaps this could be the new flag for a yet to be discovered place on Earth? Fantastic, Hetty!

by Ben, age 6, West Midlands, England
Fantastic pattern you made for your base by alternating red, yellow, and blue. True primary palette gives this design an interesting, strong look. I love that you wrote out your name. The red, curved pieces you used to make your 'B' and all the single pieces for your 'N' make this a really neat name plaque. Wonderful creation, Ben!

"A Snowy City at Night, with a Church and a House" by Nico, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada
There is so much about this that's cool. I love how the title really says it all. Great church steeple, and wonderful red stained glass windows. The black base gives a perfect 'night' feel and the few falling snow flakes really tops it off. Really great, Nico!

"Our Garden in the Spring" by Keira, age 3, Saskatchewan, Canada
Lovely garden! I see yellow daffodils, red tulips, blue crocuses and little patches of spring grass. Beautiful abstract interpretation of a garden, Keira. I just love it.

"Two-Headed Monster with a Flaming Sword Standing on top of a Mountain" by Finnegan, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada
That is one amazing mountain! I can tell this is a very large creation by how many floor boards it spans. I want to know how the monster got to the top!? I love how the mountain widens, then narrows several times. Great title and creation, Finnegan!

"2D Explosion" by Tal, age 11, California, USA
Tal says, "there was once a solar system of 2D planets: Planets that were actually flat. Two of these planets collided! There was a massive explosion, so large, it could be felt solar systems away! An alien managed to take a picture of it. THIS is the picture..." You are a great story teller, I want to hear more of this interesting tale. Nice use of Lego Digital Designer, which you introduced us to last week. Great explosion! I love that I can see the other, more distant planets. Very intriguing story, Tal!

"Speeder Bike" by Issac, age 8, Pennsylvania, USA
Speeder bike indeed. Are those rocket packs underneath? It looks like a super fast machine, almost like a snowmobile. I like how you took the 3rd dimension out, by laying it flat, smart thinking. Great design, Issac!

"Castle" by Rachel, age 12, Pennsylvania, USA
This is brilliant! I never would have thought to approach two dimensional in this way. Stacked on top of each other, but showing the edge of the design, much like sand art. Your brain has to think in a totally different way in order for this to work out. So awesome, Rachel!

"Checkers or Chess Board" by Justan, age 6, Illinois, USA
Perfect representation of a game board. The use of primary red and blue colours is a great contrast. I like how you used a combination of 4's an 2's bricks to create this design. I wonder if you could use Lego people as Chess players, and have a real game? Really cool creation Justan!

"Abstract" by Sophie, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada
This reminds me so much of the De Stijl art movement. Must be the colours and shapes. What I love about this piece is the fact that one little square space is left open to let the sun shine through it. It was made on a clear flat base, so this worked beautifully. So cool, Sophie!

"Panel of Panels" by Simon, age 7, Saskatchewan, Canada
Most impressive assembly. I feel like I am seeing a bunch of advertisements all at once, like in a large metropolis city where billboards overload your senses. A very busy, energetic design. There's no place for the eye to rest. Great use of all those interesting pieces, Simon!

by Lyn, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada
This is a fantastic, classic piece of two dimensional artwork, with such a great frame! Nice representation of a tall house, complete with sky and ground. I would love to have this hanging on my walls. Just wonderful, Lyn!

by Angus, age 6, Saskatchewan, Canada
Angus, your geometric patterning is so sophisticated. This reminds me of a hand crafted quilt. The bands of colour that progressively get smaller draws the eye into the center, to the red bulls eye. Impressive Angus!

"Rocketship" by Isaac, age 5, Saskatchewan, Canada
Isaac says there are "yellow and red rocket boosters at the bottom, the black door with a white handle and the window above the door." This is such a cool design, I like how the rocketship spans the entire height of this piece. The red and yellow bands across this creation give it nice balance and weight. Way to go, Isaac!

"Tulips and Dragons", by Ethan, age 8, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ethan says this was "done with Lego Digital Designer! (Thanks from us to Tal for the intro to LDD!)" I love the juxtaposition between beautiful delicate flowers and ferocious dragons! The repetition of same shapes brings wonderful balance to this fine creation. So great, Ethan!

"An Alligator" by Lennon, 9 years old, Ontario, Canada
I really am attracted to the liberties you took with colour. I enjoy the non-local choices you've used, giving your own, unique interpretation of an alligator. He looks as if he has gotten up on hind legs and is running through the swamps. Fantastic, Lennon!

"Man Trap Door House" by Islove, 3 years old, Ontario, Canada
The title makes this design so intriguing and open to interpretation in many ways. I like that you used only the bottom third, creating a sense of weight. Reminiscent of "a gunner" that you created in Quest #2. Similar kind of structure. Islove, you seem to have a "style" of your own, already, at 3 years old. Way to go!

"A dolphin" by Faenin, 5 years old, Ontario, Canada
Very nice mosaic of a dolphin. I love how soft and curved this looks even though the shapes used are hard and edged. Wonderful personal splashes of colour here and there. Fantastic, Faenin!

"The Building" by Nathan, age 7, Arizona, USA
Wonderful two dimensional representation of a building. Is it an airplane tower, skyscraper or lighthouse? I am reminded of all three. I like how you kept this design very low profile by using flat pieces. Great picture, Nathan!

"Number 14" by Gavin, age 3, Arizona, USA
I first thought the title told how many pieces of Lego were used, but that's not the case. This looks like the high diving board at the Olympics. Great idea to lay your final invention on its side to remove the 3rd dimension. Nice creation, Gavin!

You guys are amazing creators!