Coming Soon: MOSAICK

Calling for more baseplates, plates and tiles

by BrickLink Team | 2017-05-24 EST

Dear BrickLink Sellers,

 

Mosaick's beta release is just around the corner! As we make the finishing touches on this awesome new tool, we want to share with you exactly what this feature is and how you can prepare for its release.

 

What is Mosaick?

Mosaick is our brand new tool which enables the average AFOL or amateur designer to turn any image into a digital LEGO mosaic. Users can adjust settings like resolution & size to meet their individual preference and price constraints, then source the parts right on BrickLink! Designing and purchasing your own LEGO mosaic has never been easier.

 

Mosaick examples

 

 

Original image

Mosaick result

 

Original image

Mosaick result

 

Why is this important to me as a seller?

We expect Mosaick to bring in a host of new users to the community. Since we've made purchasing the parts for mosaics so simple, we expect sales to significantly increase (for typical mosaic pieces in particular). We want to make sure you are stocked up and ready for the release. With our combined effort, we expect this tool to be a great success!

 

Sounds great! When will this tool become available?

Open Beta release is currently scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2017. We will be premiering Mosaick to the public at the BrickWorld 2017 Convention in Chicago, Illinois. We're less than a month away, which is why stocking up on baseplates, plates, and tiles is super important right now!

 

What are the plate dimensions needed?

The following are the dimensions of the plates that are needed for the Mosaick creations in all colors:

 

 

1 x 1 1 x 2 1 x 3 1 x 6 1 x 8 1 x 10 1 x 12    
2 x 2 2 x 3 2 x 4 2 x 6 2 x 8 2 x 10 2 x 12 2 x 14 2 x 16
3 x 3                
4 x 4 4 x 6 4 x 8 4 x 10 4 x 12        
6 x 6 6 x 8 6 x 10 6 x 12 6 x 14 6 x 16 6 x 24    
8 x 8 8 x 11 8 x 16            
 

What are the tile dimensions needed?

The following are the dimensions of the tiles that are needed for the Mosaick creations in all colors:

 

 

1 x 1 1 x 2 1 x 3 1 x 4 1 x 6 1 x 8
2 x 2 2 x 4        
6 x 6          
8 x 16          
 

What are the baseplate dimensions needed?

 

The following are the baseplates that are needed for the Mosaick creations:

Since the color of the baseplate is not important for these mosaics, our algorithms will always recommend the lowest priced baseplate(s) in the result.

 

Is there anything else I should know?

We'll keep you updated with any important information in the next few weeks. For now, you can ask questions and discuss Mosaick on this forum thread.

We appreciate you using BrickLink to host your LEGO business and look forward to a fun and successful summer together.

 

- BrickLink Team

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This News Has 21 Replies
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   Cob(2121)
Neat feature, I would love to be able to use the instant checkout feature to purchase my LEGO. When is instant checkout going to happen? Obviously it was not a top priority (as mentioned ...
(419 days ago, 2017-05-24, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   crazylegoman(916)
Why aren't 1X4 plates allowed? David
(419 days ago, 2017-05-24, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   Brickwilbo(1412)
Mosaic Makers programs to Legoaizer a picture into a mosaic already exist. ;) Together with Stud.Io Bricklink re-invents another already existing program. A shortage on tiles and plates lea...
(419 days ago, 2017-05-25, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   WoutR(648)
[...] Does LEGO still make all the required baseplate sizes? Does the program check if the required parts were ever released (used in an inventory) Is is possible to filter the color...
(419 days ago, 2017-05-25, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   WoutR(648)
[...] In my personal opinion, most Mosaics are very boring, but there are a few building styles that blew my mind. Will you be adding different building styles? For example - studs forward &#...
(419 days ago, 2017-05-25, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   brickbrowser(5573)
[...] Won't all these new users expect an instant checkout function like every other website on the internet that they'll ever have visited? We have a phrase in Scotland that describes...
(418 days ago, 2017-05-25, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   Brick.Door(4342)
Sigh... As a seller I can tell you that plates and tiles already sell very well. This isn't going to motivate sellers. And there are already several programs available to create LEGO mos...
(418 days ago, 2017-05-25, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   rikitikitaviguy(657)
BTW...June 02 is next Friday... LM [...]
(418 days ago, 2017-05-25, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   speshy(952)
Very cool! Will there be a tool to choose how many colors an image gets subdivided into, and also an option to exclude / include specific colors at the creator's whim? K [...]
(418 days ago, 2017-05-25, to Announce)
View Thread (Cancelled)   -   TheBrickHutt(218)
Cancelled
(418 days ago, 2017-05-25, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   TheBrickHutt(218)
[...]
(418 days ago, 2017-05-25, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   DagsBricks(850)
Experienced mosaic builders recommend using bricks instead of plates to create a mosaic. They're easier to manipulate even if they don't have the full variety that plates do. But good ...
(418 days ago, 2017-05-26, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   PIEZAS(0)
And the instructions to build it? Is there anything planned?
(418 days ago, 2017-05-26, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   Miffy.(921)
Just to give us an idea - using BrickLink Mosaick - what is the lowest cost (shipping to USA) to piece together the Mona Lisa mosaic you illustrated your announcement with? Thanks! ...
(417 days ago, 2017-05-26, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   BRWA(489)
Hi, This should be an opt in or opt out service for sellers. I will be opting out by advising buyers they will have their order cancelled and be black listed if they buy tiles or such for their ...
(417 days ago, 2017-05-26, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   pitz8008(6147)
[...] Two thoughts: 1). I think this is a pretty cool idea. 2). The Bricklink forum community is an extremely hard group to please.
(417 days ago, 2017-05-26, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   igor79(5986)
I understand that Mosaick important, but I ask to delete NSS many days ago and still irritating red sign on my page, the package come back and I refunded the money ...maybe one of your worker can...
(415 days ago, 2017-05-28, to Administrative)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   1001bricks(37401)
[...] In 2017, we need: * At least Buyer's buttons and interface in THEIR (major) languages (not Catalog, too complicated for now). It's a Worldwide site for God's ...
(415 days ago, 2017-05-28, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   youngerandson(1078)
[...] This has to be a calendar error. Most recently, I've seen this updated to say "Monday, June 5, 2017". But Monday June 5 is here, and I'm wondering if there's any update. ...
(407 days ago, 2017-06-05, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   bricksnorthwest(1809)
When can we use it.... [...]
(406 days ago, 2017-06-06, to General)
View Thread Re: Coming Soon: MOSAICK   -   _legoloco_(1728)
[...] Ok, it's bin a while since the last post about this new thing. I've been active in the beta forum with some input to improve the mazaick. Posted suggestions along with other peop...
(367 days ago, 2017-07-16, to General)
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