Man Creates Celebrity Portraits From Leggos

Sources: The Mirror – By Kelly Williams | All Things Michael


A father and self-confessed ‘big kid’ has come up with a novel way of turning pictures into Lego portraits.

Paul Millett has recreated iconic pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger as The Joker from the Batman film, The Dark Knight.


He has even used the toy bricks to create an image of the famous Mona Lisa – and all just for the fun of it, reports the Daily Post.

The 46-year-old said: “I first started doing portraits about two years ago, having seen similar online and thinking why not.

Here’s how he does it:

“I get a photo on my iPad, then I use an app that converts the picture into squares. I then take a screen shot and go into images where I can blow the picture up. I try to fit the picture into a 48×48 pin Lego base plate. I then write down 48 lines and on each line I mark a colour for each of the coloured squares, so I then have 48 lines of code such as, B for black, DB for dark Brown etc etc. Finally, after separating colours, I assemble the picture according to the code, once I have made the code the picture takes around two to three hours to complete.”

He added: “I’m a big kid really. For my birthday, my mum just buys me Lego, I have thousands of pieces now.

“I find it really therapeutic, it takes me back to my childhood.”


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