Giant LEGO Mosaic Of Dungeons & Dragons Book Cover

May 7, 2015


This is the 6-foot x 7.5-foot tall mosaic that Eric Harshbarger created using 50,000 LEGO bricks and two months time. The mosaic is a giant version of the cover of the 1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set book (closeup of the book after the jump). Obviously, Eric did a great job and it looks pretty sweet. Still, I can't help but feel that the dragon from the original painting looks a little...what's the word I'm looking for? "ITS WINGS ARE TOO F***ING SMALL FOR ITS BODY AND I'M MAD AS HELL ABOUT IT." Yes -- disproportionate! That's the word I was looking for you crazy person. Now just calm down and drink this. "What is it?" Bathroom cleaner.

Keep going for a shot of the mosaic laid out in Eric's living room, and a closeup of the original book.



Thanks to Gilliam, who once laid on a bed made out of LEGO bricks for so long that you could actually attach pieces to him afterwards. Sick!

  • John Whatmeworry

    Man, that's so cool. His D&D character must be swimming in pussy.

  • drouu

    all the real geeks know its a box set, not a book. D&D forever.

  • Bling Nye

    It's amazing what you can accomplish without sex.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Just have the DM roll for initiative... everyone should at least get a first try!

  • I'm sorry I just can't grasp that concept.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    'The Man With the Golden Gun' taught me that even bull fighters can get sex...

  • Meh

    What a nerd!

  • Richard H Sanford

    Totally. It's very inspiring!

  • TalonDesigns

    As a recovered D&D addict, I wish I could be excited about this... Unfortunately, a scan of the magazine cover, reduced to a likely candidate (pixel size, etc) to recreate it with LEGO?

    I mean, he didn't even bother to fix the corners of the image that were obscured with notes and things from the cover.

    A bit half-assed & meh to me.

  • raz0rh00f

    Yeah, you fucking build something like this and see if you can half ass it. It would look terrible if he did not care. It's pretty spot on to me. It was probably a pain in the dick to build. I personally thought he did a good job at the corners, considering there was something there that isn't in his finished product. But then again, you're the fucking pro. We should take your word for it. It's too easy to scoff at an image without taking the amount of time and dedication it required into consideration. Of course it has to be reduced to a pixel size, otherwise how else would you map out which colors to use, especially when using Legos? You're too meta man, take a step back and appreciate. (I am not a dungeons and dragons fan, but I can appreciate the effort put forth.)

  • TalonDesigns

    Wow.. Did I hit a nerve?

    If I did something like this, I wouldn't half ass it. Why do something, if you don't want to do it right? I am a professional graphics designer, so yes - I would have taken more time to fix the corners. It's part of being creative.

    My point, is that there is no originality in this. It's way overdone, and nothing new. You can spend as much time doing something like this as you want, but if it's still not original, it's still a bit "meh" to me. This is my opinion, and that I am entitled to.

    Most of these are cool, I don't deny that. This one falls into the same category. This person spent a lot of time doing it. It's just like the last 300 of these that I have seen though. A LEGO mosaic. Nothing more.

    Time spent does not impress me. I can spend a day building a square flower garden that holds two plants. Not too impressive. But if I spent that day building a solar powered waterfall, some sort of rock garden with things all over it to make it unique? That could be impressive.

    I never said that it wasn't cool. I just said that it didn't get me as excited as the bunch that it put your panties in.

  • steve holt

    His wife said it consumed his time and energy quite a bit.

    HAHAHA! WIFE!! Phewwwwww *wipes away tear of laughter* Wife....

    Seriously though, pretty handy work.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Waifu... wife... sometimes it's hard for the desperate to tell the difference!

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