Straight from the 1970’s, Jason Cichon provides us a LEGO-built gaming machine with a bit of extra character. I’m immediately transported back to my grandpa’s basement, playing games via 8″ floppy on his revived IBM. The standard tan casing I remember is brought back here in this build, now sculpted into an anthropomorphic visage complete with an 8-bit face. I love the plate work used in the monitor’s simple smile, and the washed out baby blue panel on the body of the computer-bot. But the highlights for me are the bright joystick hands on this retro gaming steward. The red and orange color palette feels perfect for the products of the age, and the use of carrot parts for the sticks themselves is inspired. Now, if you’ll excuse me, they need me back on the Oregon Trail.
Just on the border of your waking mind, there lies another time, where darkness and light are one. This LEGO computer figure by Sandro Quattrini fits right into 1981 sci-fi. He’s probably got an IQ of 1001. This build is so full of great techniques and part usages and the poses it’s capable of achieving are wonderful! Some of the more interesting techniques used are the handcuffs used to replicate laces on the boots and the dots line bracelet used here as a belt. The star of the show would have to be the amazing zippered jacket using an ice skate as the zipper pull and roller skates for each side. The classic-styled computer head is phenomenal and really provides a ton of character and life to this build.