MARYSVILLE, Ohio — It wasn't oil or canvas media Brandon Button used to create a reproduction of stars and gases in the photo \"Pillars of Creation,\" taken by the Hubble Telescope.He chose Legos.Button, who is a Mormon, used nearly 83,000 of the little plastic bricks in the mosaic.\"I have always been awestruck by the image and am deeply impressed with the beauty and order and regeneration of the universe,\" Button said of choosing \"Pillars of Creation.\"The photo — and Button's Legos mosaic — shows the \"Pillars of Creation\" portion of the Eagle Nebula, which is is 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Serpens, and the pillars are a dramatic display of the birth of new stars and the creation of new solar systems. The pillars themselves are dense columns of cool interstellar hydrogen gas and dust. As the densest regions gravitate mass unto themselves, embryonic stars are formed, which begin to emit intense light. This is most evident in the brightest areas of the photo at the tops of the pillars.Button also says he was struck by the connection to the gospel the \"Pillars of Creation\" photograph seem to represent.He says that through this photograph, \"we can realize and feel God's love for us in a more personal way and on a broader scale.\" To Button, this photograph shows order and purpose to the universe, and is evidence that our own existence is not accidental.Button serves as the first counselor in the Elders Quorum presidency of the Marysville Ward, Columbus Ohio North Stake.Creating the mosaic was no small feat for Button, who is an engineer. It is built on 36 baseplates, each 15 inches square, such that the finished picture is 7½ feet by 7½ feet. Tiny 1-by-1 Lego bricks (that have one bump on them) were used similarly to the way pixels are used to create an image on a TV or computer screen. In all, 82,944 Legos were used.Button said he first determined to do this project about two years ago. Initial work consisted of designing the image via Mosaic Maker, a computer software CAD program available on a Web site called Lugnet.\"Then,\" he says, \"came the challenge of finding and buying all of the required little Lego pieces to cover that much real estate. Finally, in February of this year, I began the actual construction. I completed the mosaic in September and estimate that it took about 100 hours of actual build time.\"Button says he is planning to do a famous National Geographic magazine cover from 1985. Button and his wife, Julie, are the parents of two children.