This project was a lot of fun. Everyone loves lego minifigures. I asked my fourth grade students to create a self-portrait minifigure style. They had to include things that represent themselves into their picture. We used cardboard to create layers and give some dimension. The relief made it easy to talk about foreground, middleground and background. We also talked about value. Students created value scales and then tried to color the foreground the darkest value, middleground a medium value and the background the lightest.