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Things We Saw Today: Commission a Lego Mosaic of Your Face, Like the Roman Empress You Are


When it’s time to take your self-obsession to the next level, head to the LEGO store in London. Their LEGO Mosaic Maker will take your picture and then print out a brick-ified version that serves as the building template for a custom mosaic of your face. With a kit of 4500 LEGO pieces, you can render yourself in glorious, grayscale (alas!) plastic bricks with about three hours work. The kit costs £99 (approximately $125 USD). (via Nerdist)

  • BBC Click posted a cool featurette about how Rogue One‘s very hands-on director, Gareth Edwards, used a real-time virtual reality system to direct the movie’s digital effects scenes. (via Polygon)
  • Moonlight swept the Independent Spirit Awards last night, winning six awards: Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and the Robert Altman Award for the best ensemble cast. Past winners of Best Feature have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, but a number of the films that constitute Moonlight‘s biggest competitors, including La La Land, were not competing at the Spirit Awards. (via Reuters)
  • Fairly Oddparents and Danny Phantom creator Butch Hartman has posted a “Deadpool meets Disney” video, which is pretty much what it sounds like. He draws Deadpool into iconic Disney scenes, to comedic effect. (via io9)

(Image via screengrab of CNET’s video)

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