For my NMD102 final I went ahead and soldered together a led cube containing 512 LEDs. The cube is constructed in such a manner that each LED can be toggled separately. The construction of the project required fabrication of the wooden base to support the bottom of the cube. This was done in Adobe Illustrator and then cut with a laser cutter. The construction of the led cube took 3 precise bends of each led on the anode and cathode. From there it was adding steal wire to the cube and soldering it all together. In total it took just over 3,600 points to complete.
Photos of it running.