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Choosing a Subject

For this section, I tried to find a subject that would be familiar and yet still offer interesting ways in which to build it as a LEGO brick sculpture. I chose the famous Great Sphinx of Giza. It has overlooked the sands of Egypt for thousands of years. The real Sphinx is itself a sculpture, so this model is then a sculpture of a sculpture. You can see the model I created in Figure 7-19.

The Sphinx combines the head of a pharaoh with the body of a lion.

Figure 7-19. The Sphinx combines the head of a pharaoh with the body of a lion.

As with the Empire State Building example from Chapter 6, the first thing I did was look on the Internet to find pictures of the Sphinx. Unlike what I did with that micro model, I did not use the design grids for planning the construction of the Sphinx. Rather, I went on the look and feel of the work as it progressed. Remember, there is no right way or wrong way to tackle a project like this. If you prefer to use the grids to help plot your design, that is perfectly acceptable.


  

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