“Emporer”

Description: this is a LEGO mosaic of an Emporer penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), the largest extant penguin species, standing ~4 ft in height. These penguins thrive in the harsh conditions of Antarctica. Amazing!
Inspiration: My children love penguins, so how could I resist making one the subject of a LEGO mosaic? This was one of the first LEGO mosaics that I ever created.
Size: ~2,400 LEGO bricks, 22″ x 22″
Hours to build: ~30 (completed in 2014)