I’ve been wondering for a while if I could represent a picture with Duplo pixels in a way that would do it justice.
Introducing the Duplogrifier!
Duplogrifier will take any JPEG and turn it into an arrangement of 2×2 Duplo bricks. Now truth be told, the answer to my original question is “no”. There are not enough colors available and it would take a obscene amount of bricks to build something visually acceptable. However it leads to some fairly cool results.
2015-04-15: added 6 more “pixel” colors.
You can play with it here:
While this is not the tallest Lego tower in the World, I couldn’t find a taller Duplo Tower. Hence, I hereby proclaim this to be the Tallest Duplo Tower in the World. We can advertise this fact on the town signs to attract tourism “Home of the Tallest Duplo Tower in the World”. Tourists looooooove Duplo Towers.
We actually built 3 of them, the tallest was approximately 5.3 meters (17.4′) high and weighed close to 5kg (11lb).
The OCD is strong in this scene
I bumped into it while setting up the pull string : Sorry random guy who happened to stumble upon tower apocalypse.
The tallest & heaviest, unfortunately the felling method of yanking a feet out with the pull string did not produce the usual result of the tower leaning to its doom. Instead its weight made it come crashing straight down.
The last and successful attempt at a good fell
to the helpers and the town’s elementary school
We are dangerously entering the realm of projectiles.
I MacGyver’d a sling with rubber bands & a rubber balloon.
I’m helping the counterweight a bit since Duplos don’t have much mass; there is definitely room for improvement in other regards, the sling release specifically. currently it takes a few trials to get a good trajectory.
Medieval warfare? More like Medieval fun times.