by Brooke Dowd Sacco
Anyone can have some artist paint a portrait of their good looking mugs. But not everyone has the patience to create a portrait of themselves out of tiny black and white LEGO bricks. Now that’s something to hang on your wall and brag about. Brixels is a service that allows you to create your own Pixel artworks out of LEGO bricks. Simply upload your image to the site and they will process it to determine how many LEGO blocks are needed and in which shades. Then you’ll get a digital preview of your custom piece. You choose whether you want them to create your portrait (lazy), or you can choose the lower-cost method, receiving a template and all the bricks to put it together yourself. And therein lies the masterpiece part of the process.