creates brick mosaics with its building blueprint

What is Brickaizer?

Brickaizer creates brick, bead and pearl mosaic blueprints, including all the required data to start building right away. Coloured bricks (e.g. LEGO®) are hot again! With these bricks you can now make great pieces of brick-art, and the availabily of a large selection of bricks, plates, shapes and colours allow for truly great works. A growing community of (grown-up) people rediscover the potential of these little bricks and plates to create great pieces of art. And, Brickaizer uses the renowned high speed colour matching engine of Mosaizer XVi to optimize use of amount of bricks, colours and sizes.

An example that you can make within seconds with Brickaizer (left: design mode, right: the excel blueprint)

Brickaizer is a stand-alone application that works under windows or under a windows environment in OS-X (mac). After installation you can immediately create a brick mosaic. In the first period of use the application is unrestricted and fully functional. When these grace days have expired a few professional features will be limited or locked.

Photo realistic

The Brickaizer software is capable to create perfect colour matches with every possible combination of colours and sizes. Several high-accuracy colour matching engines are used, including colour- and black & white dithering, and the Mosaizer XVi colour matching engine. Even from a close distance the beautiful photograph can be seen, no need to step away 5 meters to get rid of the mismatching colour patches.

Full control of brick choice

Several matching conditions can be set: always minimum cost, but also individual size and colours, per type of brick can be accurately preset. You can define the desired maximum amount of a certain brick because you don't have more of them. And the cost is accurately calculated. And the brick sets are completely integrated with the Bricklink data. Brickaizer can be completely tailored to your needs.

Save and re-use

Brickaizer remembers your last and favourite settings as projects, so you can resume any time with your brick mosaic. Brick mosaic creation is interactive and very easy to use, and all output is in readable and printable formats, like bitmaps and excel spreadsheet with amount, cost and position/orientation data.

Ministeck is back

Brickaizer can also create Ministeck® mosaics. It uses the full spectrum of the just 5 different shapes, including the favourite L-shape piece. Brickaizer will optimize the use of commercially available sets and parts, so your cost is minimized. Creating your own Ministeck® masterpiece has never been easier.

Beads on a plate

Brickaizer is since long also capable to also create bead (aka 'pearl') mosaics. These little pieces of plastic enjoy new attention from many enthusiasts all over the world. It's not only a child's play, huge mosaics have been made, 250 thousand beads is no exception anymore. Brickaizer can create these giant mosaic as easy as making a mosaic for a 50 x50 peg board.

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The software is free to use, is fully functional during the grace period, after which some restrictions will apply. Therefore some advanced features are only available for licensed users after the grace period has expired. Next, since some people have 125% or 150% screen resolution the application might not fit on the screen. In that case you can disable the High DPI option in the application's Preferences, so it will surely fit again (albeit with smaller font).
Important notice for Mac / OS-X users: please assure that Brickaizer works on your 'Windows-under-OS-X' system before you purchase the application. Some combinations of Windows under OS-X give errors with Brickaizer (e.g. VMWare Fusion and Windows 7/10). If this is the case, please contact us! Please be aware that none of our apps support Win XP any more, only Win 2000 and later. An exception is made for Brickaizer, but is not actively supported (download here).
The current version is fully integrated with the Bricklink price database. These databases are updated whenever it's necessary to keep your project cost estimation as realistic as possible.
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  • 2023 28 May
  • Version8.0.45
  • ChangesCode optimizations, improved Source Analysis tool, new language, improved GUI and many more.
  • Price 59 euro

Some examples of brick mosaics

Example 1: The output as you will see when just pressing the 'Create mosaic' button, right after a fresh installation. The bricks are clearly spotted. The application uses a real brick picture to create this realistic 3D effect of the stud. The brick itself is created in the software code. Fast and efficient.

Example 2: This output is the result of a colour dithering pre-processing step. Human skin is a very difficult colour to reproduce, even with the vast variety of colours.

Example 3: For children, many cute pegboard shapes are available, like this one from Artkal. We chose the butterfly shape, and found a nice image on the internet. We then used this image to recreate the butterfly, and printed the result. The image on the right is the real size print, which can be put underneath the transparent shaped pegboard. Your child will love it!

Example 4: A true piece of art made by Aaron Liepman: "2015 La Ferrari Brick Mosaic". It's an awesome example of how Brickaizer can be applied. It consists of 2900 1x1 and 1003 2x2 bricks in 16 colours, and measures 120.7 cm 44.5 cm including a handmade custom wooden frame. A little secret: start with grey 1x1 and yellow 2x2 bricks, and then make corrections by applying acrylic paints using an airbrush. Estimated value: priceless!

Example 5: Hey... Ministeck®! Ministeck® also has 'bricks' of plastic in a large variety of colours. Ministeck® only uses 5 shapes, including the much loved L-shape piece. It's all possible as you can see in this example.

Example 6: The building blueprint is an excel file, both for Ministeck® and bricks output. It provides accurate data for building the mosaic, using identification numbers for every brick, size and colour. And for group building sessions, the blueprint can be output as a series of 48x48 stud plates.

Example 7: The 'Whaam' poster build as a wall. Each brick is stacked on the other, where the brick is basically shown sideways. As can be seen in this example the brick is slightly higher then wide (9.6 versus 8 mm), and only bricks with the same stud-depth can be used in the model. This way great wall mosaics can be made in just seconds. Building itself might take a bit more time.

Example 8: The eye of the tiger in different rendering settings. Left picture: standard bricklink database. Other pictures were made with a standard paint colour database (many find this cheating ...). From left to right: direct reduction to 16 colours; iterative colour reduction down to 16 colours; direct reduction to 36 colours. Cost: 100 euro of paint cans, and only 50 euro of 1x1 and 2x2 bricks.

Example 9: A great example of a bead mosaic. Brickaizer is using standard bead colour sets from Artkal, Hama, Perler and Nabbi and put on standard peg boards it's now absolutely easy to make your own piece of art. In 2 minutes time we have made a 200 x 128 cm mosaic, containing 407,200 beads to be built on 176 peg boards.

Example 10: Mondriaan paintings: create this painting in just seconds. We have used a quite large mosaic size to show how interesteing this brand new feature (Brickaizer 5.0) is. It's cheaper than the original, and certainly more unique. This 'painting' is only 416 x 201 studs, but when on your wall it would be 3.30 x 1.60 m. The two insets are the mosaic source (left) and some detail (right). The background is in the original size mosaic.

Except for example 4, all these examples were made with the default installed data sets. Some examples were made after a few size and brick colour edits. All the bricks that were used in these examples are part of the pre-installed brick databases of bricks and Ministeck®.

Some Ministeck®, Artkal®, Hama®, Perler® and Nabbi® sets contain small parts that are NOT suitable for and may pose a hazard to children under 3 years of age. Ministeck® is a trademark of Ministeck Creativ GmbH, LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO GROUP, Perler® is a trademark of Wilton Brands LLC, Hamabeads® is a trademark of ltd, PhotoPearls® and NABBI® are registered trademarks of Munkplast AB, Artkal® is a registered trademark of artkalfusebeads, of which none of them sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.