Tag Archives: Video Game

Even if you’re not an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo gamer yourself, and even if you’ve never played one of the many LEGO games, it’s hard not to appreciate the strange and stunning LEGO creations inspired by video games. Look for lots of LEGO models inspired by Halo, the Legend of Zelda, Gears of War, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, and more. Game on!

Let’s build some meat! [Instructions]

DOOM is still a thing, right?! A couple of years ago I built a Miniland scale diorama of this classic videogame (there’s even a video that will take you right back to 1993). Below is a building guide for the game’s hero, commonly known as “DOOM Guy” (click here for embiggened version). This version is equipped with a basic shotgun. If you wanna kit him out with other hardware, or build him some enemies to blast, I’d suggest using photos of the original DOOM diorama as inspiration.

Build your own LEGO Tallneck from Horizon Zero Dawn [Instructions]

Since you all loved the LEGO Thunderjaw that we featured the other day, we figured you might enjoy a LEGO version of another creature from Horizon: Zero Dawn. This time it’s a Tallneck by South African builder Wayne de Beer. However, Wayne has not only recreated this majestic beast in brick form, he has also created instructions so that you can build your own!

Via makers.htxt.

Massive Thunderjaw from Horizon Zero Dawn in LEGO

Switching it up from the Titans of Titanfall, Marius Herrmann presents another massive gaming mech, the Thunderjaw from Horizon: Zero Dawn. His deceptively large model is quite accurate to his reference material – from the armor plating, to the back-mounted disc launchers, and even the arrays of eyes. Even the pose of his mechanical creature is as menacing as its in-game counterpart.

Thunderjaw (from "Horizon Zero Dawn")

See more photos of the Thunderjaw on the builder’s Flickr stream.

LEGO Guardian from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch is capturing the attention of gamers, switching up the way console games and The Legend of Zelda is played. Introduced in the game is a new six-legged ancient enemy called “Guardians,” and one has already been recreated in LEGO by Tim Schwalfenberg. The gold segmented legs, red and pink patterns, and single blue laser eye have been captured in bricks well.

The Legend of Zelda: Guardian

Being stomped on every day is the life of a Goomba

In 1985, when Super Mario Bros was all the rage, the very first enemy that approached Mario was Goomba. To this date, the fate of a Goomba has been to be stomped on again and again, for eternity. The Goomba that Cecile Fritzvold crafted is an evolution over the years, where a set of reverse fangs were introduced to give it a more menacing look for a baddie in the game. No game is complete without the Question Block, which only leaves me wondering, I’ve yet to see a decent Mario built with bricks in a long while… anyone up for the challenge?

Goomba

Standby for Titanfall! I love saying that.

Lu Sim brings the Titan FS-1041 from the Titanfall 2 single player campaign to life with LEGO bricks. In the game, the FS-1041 is a Vanguard-class Titan like the main protagonist BT-7274, but with an alternate color scheme. Lu Sim’s minifigure scale replica is full of great details in both spot-on paneling and small greeble bits, and a smart use of a Bionicle armor plate as the FS-1041’s eye/AI Core. In addition to accurate aesthetics, it is fully articulated, has two opening hatches for cockpit access, and can carry the massive and detailed Predator Cannon.

FS-1041 Vanguard Class Titan (Titanfall 2)

Build your own LEGO Mass Effect M-6 Carnifex in preparation for Andromeda [Instructions]

In the same format of the instructions for my Ronin Titan, I present the first life size weapon build in this tutorial style: the M-6 Carnifex hand cannon from the Mass Effect series. See the list of parts needed, then follow the step-by-step video below and be prepared for the challenges the Andromeda Galaxy sends your way. The video shows techniques I commonly use for working triggers and slides on weapon builds at this scale, as well as one technique I sometimes use for angled pistol grips.

Mass Effect 2 M-6 Carnifex

Always pay attention when playing Pokémon GO

Pikachu better watch the road, since the outcome of Pokémon vs car generally doesn’t end well, as illustrated by Cecilie Fritzvold. The whole scene is well done. I like the (unfortunately very flat) Pikachu next to the line in the road. The tire gets great texture from the modified 2×3 pentagonal tiles. Let this stand as a PSA: pay attention when playing or walking in traffic!

Roadkill

The first of the new Iron Lords wields the LEGO Destiny Young Wolf’s Howl

Canadian builder Nick Della Mora shows his love for Destiny with his life size LEGO replica of the Young Wolf’s Howl, an exotic tier sword first appearing in the Rise of Iron expansion. It would have been difficult to construct the engraved Iron Lords crest on the blade and still have the blade hold together when wielded, but it would also look inaccurate to skip that detail altogether. Nick’s choice to instead focus on the red-orange glow of the crest was a creative idea, and led to a neat light-up effect.

Young Wolf's Howl Exotic Sword

In the video below, Nick shows the light-up crest and the techniques used in the blade to maintain stability.


If you enjoy LEGO Destiny, you may also like Nick’s Cosmodrome diorama, or other exotic weapons such as the Khvostov 7G-0X and No Land Beyond.

Engage the enemy with caution – two tangos at 3 o’clock!

Singaporean builder Kelvin Low has put together quite an impressive construction of an Atlas Mech from Titanfall. This mech has excellent greebling, making it visually interesting and full of detail. Greebling isn’t easy; it’s a matter of using the right parts to make it work both in design and color selection. This mech does a good job on both.

atlas01

Old school and new gen gaming controllers in LEGO

A couple builders share their love for LEGO and video games with scaled-up models of controllers from past and present. First, from Cecilie Fritzvold, is the sleek PlayStation 4 controller. Cecilie shows great attention to detail, creating the D-pad with fairly new 2×3 shield pieces in black spaced out slightly, and the centered speaker with the right number and arrangement of holes.

Let the games begin

Chris Maddison takes us back 30 years before the PlayStation 4 with his classic Nintendo Entertainment System controller. Chris nails the colors and line work of the classic game pad, making it difficult to tell at first the model is made with LEGO bricks.

NES Controller

Scrolling it old school with Raptor: Call of the Shadows

I spent many hours as a kid playing 1994’s amazing vertical scrolling flight shooter Raptor: Call of the Shadows on MS-DOS, so I instantly recognized this scene by Havoc. It’s a brilliant game for its age, with an upgradeable ship and damage that has to be repaired between missions. I love that Havoc has built the entire interface into the model, including the health bar on the right side, and that explosion which looks perfectly retro.

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I hadn’t thought about this game in 20 years, but I decided to look it up again after seeing this fantastic creation and was elated—and more than a bit surprised—to discover it’s not only available on Steam but can be played for free in a browser. Guess what I just spent the last half hour doing?

Finally, builder Havoc has even recreated the pixel art from the cover.

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