“Ruby”

Description: This is a LEGO mosaic of a male Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). This is my first free-form (unframed) mosaic, and it definitely presented some interesting new challenges!
Inspiration: I love hummingbirds! Experiencing them as they zip around my home is one of my favorite parts of summer. These amazing birds are like brilliant flying jewels, packing so much vibrant color into tiny bodies (wingspan = 3-4 inches, mass of ~3 grams, about the same as a US penny). I knew I would need to build a very large mosaic to attempt to capture the beauty of these birds, so “Ruby” has a wingspan of about 6.5 feet.
Size: ~10,000 LEGO bricks, ~84″ from tip of beak to tail feathers
Hours to build: ~200 (completed in 2021)