Beethoven
"...and tell Tchaikovsky the news"
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Here is my rendition of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) done in monochromatic light grey.  This bust is approximately 3 ft. tall and is quite unheavy being nearly hollow.  Most of the grey pieces were acquired from LEGO Shop At Home (80 service packs).  The rest of the pieces, namely the plates (around the eyes, mouth, and the entire collar) were accumulated from various sets.  The collar is attached with hinges.  I found it challenging to limit myself to only one colour in that facial details had to be expressed through shadows.  For research, I consulted "The Changing Image of Beethoven: A Study in Mythmaking" by Alessandra Comini.
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