Build Your Own Lego NES Pi Case

WayGroovy Lego NES Pi

The Nintendo NES Classic has proven to be more popular then anyone planned. Months after the release the NES Classic is still extremely rare. The other down side is that it only 30 games. You can wait around to buy one of these, or you can build your own (which some people might consider better). You just need a Raspberry Pi B+ and some technical knowledge. Best of all you can even build your own NES case out of Lego. WayGroovy has done just that. This MOC is based on the work by Chris McVeigh. With a few modifications WayGroovy was able to fit the whole thing in an amazingly small package.

The best part is that they documented the process, so you can build one yourself. Check out the Lego NES Pi Case here: http://imgur.com/a/8EeyD

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Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, (Start)

Chris Maddison Lego NES Controller, Up, Up, Down, Down…

The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) controller is the most iconic design of video gaming. The grey, black, and red are instantly recognizable. This Lego version is the creation of Chris Maddison. Who built this MOC for the Iron Builder 5.0 competition. The challenge piece is the new Nexo Knights shield. You can find them being used to recreate the D-Pad. The Start and Select buttons are another perfect recreation. The whole thing makes you want to try out the famous Konomi code: Up, Up, Down, Down…

Check out this Lego NES Controller, by Chris Maddison, over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmaddison/32564599751/

We Love Lego Katamari Damacy

Matt De Lanoy Lego Katamari Damacy Prince

The King of All Cosmos has been drinking again and has made a mess. Destroying the universe. Good thing the little Prince is there to clean everything up. He starts by rolling everything up into a Katamari, a sticky ball. Katamari Damacy is known for its weird art style, concept, and gameplay. But, the game is most famous for its awesome soundtrack. It is weird that this video game series has been struggling to find a place with the newer gaming systems. For now we can just create our own adventures. Matt De Lanoy has created a Lego Katamari Damancy MOC. Featuring the ball and the Prince. This was part of an Iron Builder competition. Check this project out here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepa_quin/19712401213/

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The World Needs Heroes – A Lego Overwatch Collection

shm03337 Lego Overwatch Project

The super popular video game Overwatch has at least 23 characters, and that number is growing. With the newest being Sombra. Many people have been building Lego Overwatch MOCs based on these characters for a while now. Lego builder shm03337 has been creating a whole collection of Overwatch heroes. They have currently built nine, which seems like a lot but is not even half of them. This is a huge project.

The group consists of Lego versions of D.Va, Bastion, Torbjorn, Soldier 76, Mercy, Reaper, Pharah, Reinhardt, and Genji. The D.Va stands out for just how much work went into it. Not only did shm03337 build the character but they also built her mech suit. D.Va can also fit inside the suit, with some “slight” modifications to the Lego figure (removing legs). Then there is Bastion who has his Lego bird, Torbjorn with his awesome beard, Mercy’s wingspan, and Reinhardt’s huge hammer. There are so many characters, so if you do not see your favorite it might be added at a later time.

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Begin Your Watch With These Videos

There is also a good 6 minute video that shows off all the little details for these Lego Overwatch characters. This was put together after the first 7 heroes where built, so a few of the newer ones are missing. It is a must watch video, especially to see how they all work.

There are also a lot of videos documenting each Lego MOC hero. You can find the D.Va video embedded below. It covers the design, and features of the build. And even shows how D.Va fits inside the mech. Check out their YouTube channel for all the videos.

Fight For The Future With Lego Overwatch

You can read a lot more (in Korean) about these Overwatch Lego figures, created by shm03337, over here: http://blog.naver.com/

Also stay tuned to the Overwatch section on LegoGenre here, you might even find Tracer: http://legogenre.com/?s=overwatch

This Nintendo Game Boy Has Gone Game Bad

JBF Lego Nintendo Game Bad

Sometimes Nintendo Game Boys go bad. Throwing cartridges around, and burning through batteries. This Lego Game Bad is the creation of J.B.F. The whole MOC is works well, but the buttons are especially nice. Check out the 1×2 flat bricks wedged between 1×1 wedges. The D-Pad control looks spot on too. The Nintendo Game Bad plays only the worst games, which is no problem. The Game Boy library is full of junk, although it has a few gems. Just make sure to keep it fed with AA batteries.

JBF Lego Nintendo Game Bad Detail

Check out J.B.F’s Lego Nintendo Game Bad here: http://jimmybforte.wixsite.com/jbf-creations/single-post/2017/01/20/Nintendo-GAME-BAD

Lego City Undercover Coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, XBox One, & Steam

Lego City Undercover Trailer Nintendo Switch

Lego City Undercover is one of the best Lego video games made. Too bad lot of people haven’t had the chance to play it seeing as it was an exclusive to the Nintendo WiiU. The good news is that TT Games has released some details about the upcoming rerelease. Lego City Undercover will feature improved graphics. It also sounds like the controls and UI will be modified to suit the new platforms. Speaking of which, the game will be released on the new Nintendo Switch, along with the Playstation 4, XBox One, and Steam. That pretty much covers everyone!

Oh yeah, the Switch version will be full of secret Nintendo cameos. I sure hope that means you can ride Yoshi.

Video Game Or Lego? – The Last Of Us Lego MOC

Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego

You can build anything out of Lego. Even huge dioramas based on zombie/apocalypse video games. Such as this MOC which is based on the The Last of Us. The game is easily one of the best of the last decade, and a sequel has recently been announced. The ruined buildings have been detailed down to the smallest piece. The whole creation is 3 1/2 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. It uses thousands and thousand of bricks. Interestingly enough, it sounds like one of the buildings here is made up of custom 3D printed bricks. Can you guess which one?

The buildings contain some incredible work creating the rundown walls of the buildings. A few of the techniques used can be seen over here. The Lego buildings even have plants and vines growing out of them. The whole overgrown feeling captures the game exactly. You can find some other details too: a ruined bus, a military vehicle, and even Minifigures of Ellie and Joel.

An interesting detail are the broken windows. Each building has a different way of creating these. There are stacked 1×2 clear bricks, overlapping multiple small Lego windows, unevenly stacked windows, and a combination of the other three.

Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego Detail

The Last Of Us Lego Interiors.

“It was a challenge to create rundown interiors where furniture and other fixtures were still identifiable, but I think they turned out well.” — Tim Schwalfenberg

Each building contains fully customized and detailed interiors. Each floor is different which means there are a lot of hidden features in these buildings. A few of the scenes created contain ruined toilets, rundown kitchens, pillaged stores, and broken bars.

The only thing missing is a pack of Clickers, crazy Militias, or some Fireflies.

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More info about The Last of Us Lego MOC, by Tim Schwalfenberg, can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112058573@N02/31897740690/

Robin Brings The Thunder With This Lego Fire Emblem Figure

Eero Okkonen Lego Fire Emblem Robin

Fire Emblem is the perfect game to get lost in. You can find yourself spending hundreds of hours battling, and developing your characters. Each video game has a huge cast, which can make it hard to stand out in the series. Robin is one of the more recognizable characters from Fire Emblem Awakening. Probably because the character represents the player avatar. Most people renamed Robin, which is the default name in English (Reflet, ルフレ in Japanese). The default name became famous when the character debuted in Super Smash Bros. The character is a Tactician which allows them to use swords and tomes (magic) in battle. But, weak to amnesia.

This Robin MOC, created by Eero Okkonen, depicts the female choice for the character. One great detail is that the hands hold weapons, and can also swap them in and out depending on the pose. Robin comes equipped with a Levin sword, Archfire Tome, and Thunder Tome. Another stand out feature here is the jacket. The buttons and hem have been carefully put together.

Eero Okkonen Lego Fire Emblem Robin Battle

Check out this Lego Fire Emblem Robin figure over here: http://cyclopicbricks.blogspot.fi/2017/01/moc-robin.html

These Lego Classic Sega Arcade Machines Are Radical!

SpacySmoke Lego Classic Sega Arcade

Some of the most impressive Arcade Machines in the 1980s and 1990s were from Sega. They were the masters of the oversized deluxe cabinets. SpacySmoke has recreated some of the iconic cabinets in their Lego Sega Classic Arcade Machines series. These are built in scale for Minifigures. They would fit right in with the Lego Dimensions Midway Retro Gamer. A whole Lego arcade could be put built, where your Minifigs can spend Saturday nights.

There are four Sega Arcade machines. They are all based on the deluxe versions. One awesome detail is that these Lego MOCs replicate the movements of the real life cabinets. Out Run (one of the most famous racing games) features a Lego model that moves left and right. Just like the real game. Space Harrier (a weird shooter game) can move up, down, left, right and tilt. Thunder Blade (a helicopter game) can rotate. While Hang-On (a motorcycle game) tilts left and right.

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Sega Arcade Machines Lego Ideas:

The Lego Sega Classic Arcade Machines, created by SpacySmoke, are up on Lego Ideas. So if you want to read more about them, and vote in support of the project check out this link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96810

Lego Island: A 3D Action Adventure CD-ROM Game. Reviewed!

Lego Island Review LGR

Lego Island was the first PC Lego game way back in 1997. It proved a success with over 1 million copies sold and multiple awards. The game described itself as: “There is so much to do on Lego Island: building, racing, flying, water jetting, skateboarding, and just kickin’ with your firends… unless you accidentally let the Brickster out of jail.” The video game had a small cast of characters. The police officer Nick Brick, police officer Laura Brick, the pizza delivery dude Pepper, the pizza chef Papa Brickolini, music and pizza fan Mama Brickolini, and finally the Infomaniac. This game oozes with mid 90’s attitude. The forced attitude that only companies at the time thought was cool.

Check out this review, by Lazy Game Reviews (LGR) of Lego Island. It is a very unique piece of Lego history.