September 2018 LEGO® Challenge – Mosaic Challenge

Under the Sea LEGO Challenge

The September 2018 LEGO® Challenge is here! If you want to find out more about how these challenges work, you can read more about it on the LEGO® Challenge page.

You can download the printable sheet for this month and use it to record your build.  When you’re done, put it in your school portfolio, in your LEGO idea book, on the fridge, or wherever you want people to see it.

They date back to ancient Mesopotamia.  Their popularity continued on into the Byzantine Empire, and they even could be seen in ancient Greece and Rome. These pieces of art are intricate and gorgeous art and have adorned the walls and floors of buildings throughout the world and through time.  This month’s challenge is mosaics.

If you thought there were possibilities with the other challenges, you haven’t seen anything yet!  Mosaics can be abstract (meaning they’re not really a formal design at all), geometric, or a recognizable design such as a person, an animal, flowers, etc.

Here’s a brief video about a very old Roman mosaic that was found.

 

This is a great video on the history of mosaic floors in ancient times.

 

For some added inspiration, here my mosaic.  Good luck and have fun!  I can’t wait to see all your mosaics!

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