The Minifigure Streamer is ready to broadcast live gaming from his battlestation. It is a complete setup for PC gaming, and video gaming in general. With duel monitors, PC gaming chair, microphone, camera, PC, and consoles. This streamer is not going to run out of content. Decorating the walls of this gaming room is some artwork, and a wall mounted TV. Everything a video game fan could want. There is not even any cables in sight. Perfection. This Lego Battlestation is the work of Chadopolis. Who created the ideal setup seen all over the internet. This a great Lego MOC. You can imagine this on Twitch, YouTube or even Steam. After the first reveal, they added a few more details, such as an overflowing trashcan, and a subwoofer. They even added some Mt. Dew… gamer fuel.
Wilbur is ready to fly you to your new deserted island. Tom Nook has promised New Horizons are on their way. Dodo Airlines is a new island service in the popular Animal Crossing video game. This cozy airport is run by two dodo’s, Wilbur and Orville. The pair are ready to take you Harv’s island, your friends islands, and to a variety of uncharted islands. Basically there are a lot of islands. This Lego MOC is the creation of DanielBrickSon. The character is spot on. The rotund 3D bodies are hard to recreate in Lego, but this one has achieved it well. Check out the cool sunglasses, the headphones and mic, and the detailed bird feet. So pack a bag, Delta Oscar Delta Oscar is a go!
“The Great Ball” is a Lego MOC built by Tiago Catarino. The Great Ball is a slightly better version of the Poké Ball. Which is one of most iconic items from the Pokémon video game series. It features a striking blue and white color pattern, with red highlights. Luckily all of these things can be replicated with Lego. Even the button and seam stripe are accounted for. Building a Lego sphere is a great challenge that requires a lot of little plates. To learn how to build your own Lego Poké Ball make sure to check out the video instructions below. There are a few surprises if you have never built one before!
The Doom Slayer (Doomguy) and the Imp have been working together for over 25 years. In the newest game, Doom Eternal, the fight has been brought to Earth. The demons have overrun everything and this Lego Imp and Lego Doom Slayer are ready for a new fight. These Lego MOCs have been done in the BrickHeadz style, which ends up working very well. Their low resolution history is easier to adapt to this blocky theme. Check out the Imp with all of its protruding horns, red evil eyes, and fireball abilities. It is the grunt of the demon army. Then there is the Slayer, all done up in the classic suit, and armed with a pistol. Now if only someone will build a BFG, we might just be able to take back Earth.
The Nintendo Entertainment System is an icon in video games. The original NES had some 700 or so games released. Having a collection of the whole library would take up way too much space, and cost way too much money. But the idea of playing every video game in one place is very popular. There is the official NES Classic Edition, which was never as widely available as the market wanted. It also only contained a selection of the more famous games.
The good news is that you can create your own version. A Raspberry Pi system is cheap, and easy to work with. Which is why a whole community has formed with people putting the system in all sorts of old electronics. To create a NES Raspberry Pi the hardest part is finding a shell, or old system to work with. If you have some Lego, you can even build your own.
Here the YouTube creator LGR has put together the Retro Power. A Lego NES Raspberry Pi System. If you have all the bricks, you can even put it together following along with the video. LGR goes through all the instructions and goes over everything from design to final product.
You can watch “Building a ‘Lego’ NES Mini Console (with a Raspberry Pi)” over on YouTube or below:
The Nintendo Switch is a phenomenon. It is an almost perfect blend of portability and console. Proving to be the best way to play most video games, especially indie games. The Switch even has a lot of Lego video games. (Lego Worlds, City Undercover, Marvel Superheroes 2, Ninjago Movie Videogame, The Incredibles, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Lego Movie 2, and DC Super-Villains. With many more coming!) Making a Nintendo Switch out of Lego is a fun build too. 3DS Animation has provided a few video instructions, showing how to make a Lego Switch, a Dock, and Joycons. Check them out below.
Another Lego project you can build is a working Nintendo Switch Dock. Through the top you can slot the system into the Lego Dock. Then you can attach optional Lego Joycons to finish the illusion. A cool detail is that you can build multiple Joycons in different colors. This build is also from 3DS Animation, who again provides video instructions for the Lego Dock.
Lego has revealed new details about their new theme based on Super Mario. Previously they showcased a short teaser video on MAR10 day, and now they are showing off a lot more of the theme. It is very clear in the provided details that this set is being produced for kids. The whole theme is a new direction for Lego, which they put best stating:
“Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, LEGO® Super Mario™ is a new product line that features an interactive LEGO Mario figure who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. The new line will let kids experience the playful world of Super Mario like never before. Super Mario will be brought to life in the physical LEGO world and new levels of challenge and styles of play will be part of the iconic LEGO experience enjoyed by generations.”
There is no release date or pricing details at this time. Lego did announce that more information is coming soon, with a planned release in the Summer of 2020.
This new theme seems to fit in between Duplo and the Classic System sets. They share a lot in common with the recent Lego Junior sets. A lot of big pieces and simple building techniques.
The new sets features a bluetooth enabled Mario, with interactive screens and speakers. With these new electronic abilities Mario is able to interact with the Lego set by keeping scores, playing music, and setting a timer. He features realativly few brick customizing features. It looks like only the iconic Mario hat and a few 1×1 rounds are removable.
The new Lego Super Mario theme looks a whole lot like the Mario Party video games. The sets combine to create a board game looking layout. You could say they are recreating the platforming levels from the games. As you move Lego Mario around you can stomp on Goombas, defeat Koopa Troopas, swim past Bloopers, and embarrass Shy Guys. There is even a boss at the end, this time its Baby Bowser.
Along the way Lego Mario can find some help. A brick built Lego Yoshi, a handy Warp Pipe, and even Toad’s house. Some quick notes about the theme: It seems that the interactive features are found in various new Lego pieces. The big feet piece found on Yoshi and the Shy Guy probably hides some of the electronics, as does the turtle shell on Baby Bower. There are also a lot of new plates. A very interesting design in the green plates topping the landscaping is that they are probably hiding other electronic bits.
The Lego Super Mario theme looks like a lot of fun for kids. The Mario Party design is interesting, and all the features of Bluetooth Mario could prove to be fun.
It’s MAR10 Day (March 10th), a celebration of everything Mario related. For the event Nintendo is pushing coupons and discounts on various Mario video games and products. But the surprising news is from Lego, they have announced an official Lego Super Mario theme coming soon. Not a lot of details are available, other than the announcement teaser. The short video shows off what looks like the famous Mario Mario in some sort of Lego form. Clearly not a Minifigure. It looks like a whole new type of figure. Judging by the mostly standard Lego arms, the body is much shorter and wider than normal. Perched on top is an almost square head. Not unlike the Minecraft theme, but with even less in common with the Minifig. It is also unclear if this will be a normal theme in the Classic system, or something closer to the Duplo system. Let us hope that Lego and Nintendo don’t forget about the best Mario brother… Luigi!
Hollow Knight is one of the best Metroidvania sytle video games out there. It is a mysterious story about a Knight, a little bug, exploring the ancient City of Tears. Along the way odd allies are met while deadly enemies try to stop all. So why not take a brake from all that and join the The Grimm Troupe. A circus that just happens to be town right as everything is going wrong. This is the Lego Hollow Knight which is created by Red. A great MOC that is instantly recognizable. Check out the plates used for the armor, the horns/mandibles, and the fully posable body. Then there is the Nail (the traditional weapon in Hallownest), a super simple build that is perfect. This little bug looks like they are ready to take on the world.
The Atari 2600 was one of the first popular video game consoles. Originally offered in the late 1970s, the wild success eventually led the video game crash of 1983. Recreating old retro video game consoles in lego is very popular. This lego Atari 2600, created by -derjoe-, manages to keep the most defining feature of the console: its fake wood paneling. The choice of orange for the background fits the era perfectly. Not only is the 2600 made of lego, but the joystick, power adapter, Space Invaders video game cartridge, and the Pitfall video game box are also all lego. The black vented slots are present, as are all the toggle switches. The only thing missing is an old tv to play it on.
The details present are all very well done. Check out the Pitfall box, a super complicated design of lego plates creating the famous artwork. The toggle switches on the console even have room to be pushed up or down. The Atari logo is a a great micro-build all on its own. Even the joystick controller has some amazing details. Check out this lego Atari VCS 2600 over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53163759@N04/49580879882/