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#1 NotoriousPYG

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

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Hey Guys,

Here are a couple of Hurricane tracking maps I designed for the Weather Research Center in Houston Texas to gets kids more interested in weather. The big one cost a fortune. This was my first mosaic, there is a lot I would do differently if I were to do it again. Live and learn.

Here is the small scale map (my little hurricane symbol was later improved with a 2x2 flat black round):

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Here is the giant map (a work in progress with an apple for scale):

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The final Product!:

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Here are some smaller models I ordered as freebies for the kiddies.

Cloudy (clear bricks support the cloud despite looking white):
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Hurricane:
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Snowflake:
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Sunny:
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Sunny with Cloudy Periods:
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Thunderstorm:
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Tornado:
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Wave:

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#2 Cancerkitty

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:49 PM

Wow, this is really clever. Florida is impressively put together.

#3 JackJonespaw

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

Very clever! I love the tornado symbol!

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#4 woolie

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:32 PM

This is on Caroline, right? It's on the bike path to my office :) I've never been inside, but now I have a good reason. I really like your use of wedge pieces for the difficult angles of the Gulf Coast.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:12 AM

View Postwoolie, on 30 January 2012 - 11:32 PM, said:

This is on Caroline, right? It's on the bike path to my office :) I've never been inside, but now I have a good reason. I really like your use of wedge pieces for the difficult angles of the Gulf Coast.

That's the one!

#6 Rufus

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

Great, original idea!  :thumbup:

But I'm moving it to Special Themes...

#7 CallMePie

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

Pfft. There's no need for a snowflake in this area... :tongue:

This is a great idea and fantastic execution. You captured Florida spot-on - most people just add a little blob in the corner and call it a state.  :laugh_hard: Very nice hurricane symbol too.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

View PostCallMePieOrDie, on 01 February 2012 - 10:35 PM, said:

Pfft. There's no need for a snowflake in this area... :tongue:

Well, sometimes it gets down into the 40s...

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:49 PM

View Postwoolie, on 01 February 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:

Well, sometimes it gets down into the 40s...

In the dead of night in the winter. But never the 30s.
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