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January 5, 2016 Hamilton Posted In: Featured Articles, Mosaics, Splash

Lego Mosaic of Lin Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (by Dave Ware/ Brickwares).

I’m often asked how I decide what to build, how I choose subjects for mosaics. I really don’t know how to answer that. Sometimes it’s based on who might be at a Con or show that I’m also at, and sometimes I just get an idea and go with it. IN this case, it’s the latter.

I first became aware of Hamilton after hearing two or three people speak about it on social media. I looked in to it, and discovered it was a new Broadway musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton. After listening to the recording, I was hooked. It’s brilliantly told through innovative, catchy music, and wonderful performances. It’s so addictive that even my 6 year old son started asking for it as his bedtime music.

That was enough for me. I found a image and started modifying it, playing with the light and contrast, and made a mosaic. I spend a lot of time changing things, as the original version didn’t quite work, it was too dark, or too light, or not enough hair, etc.

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, and and still figuring out how to get to New York and find tickets so I can see this brilliant show!

Lego Mosaic of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (by Dave Ware of Brickwares)

Lego Mosaic of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (by Dave Ware of Brickwares)

Lego Mosaic of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (by Dave Ware of Brickwares)

Lego Mosaic of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (by Dave Ware of Brickwares)

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Dave Ware

Dave Ware is a leading trainer/facilitator with an avid interest in the concept of "Play". He's also a Certified Lego Serious Play facilitator. Dave has 30 years of experience in improvisation with some of the leading minds in the field. Dave has been creating LEGO Mosaics since 2006. Over the last 9 years, he has created over 90 LEGO mosaics. Known for his pop culture and celebrity mosaics, Dave has built pieces for Academy Award winners, television personalities, and cultural icons. Peter Dinklage called Dave’s work “Brilliant”. Richard Taylor (CEO of Weta Workshop) called his work “Exquisite”.

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