Grab your Awesome Mix cassette tape, a few batteries, and don’t forget your Walkman. It’s time to go on an adventure, and maybe save the galaxy. This is the Lego Walkman, specifically the Sony TPS-L2 Walkman, built by H.Y. Leung. The iconic blue, silver, and orange portable cassette player was first released in 1979. This Lego version has the clear window, all the various buttons and sliders, and even the duel headphone ports. The orange foam headphone covers stand out, a very hard shape to make with Lego. A smooth flatish oval with no studs showing. The only thing not Lego here is the headphone cord. The whole build even come with two different cassette tapes. Featuring the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from Guardians fo the Galaxy, and a blank tape ready to record whatever. Both can be inserted and removed from the Lego Walkman.
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/
This great Lego MOC is titled “A family has bought a new TV during the 70s” and is the creation of Johan Alexanderson (Jalex). They ended up using some reference photos to make sure the 1970s feeling was accurate. The end result is uncanny. Especially the old console television; I can just imagine the wooden walnut veneer. The packaging/box is also a stand out detail. It would probably take a whole Lego Minifigure family to move this TV. It also looks like a super reductive version of the famous Vincent van Gogh painting “The Starry Night” hanging on the wall.
“The idea for this creation simply came from memories when I was a kid and the exciting moment when my family came home with a brand new TV.”
Lego can be used to create anything. Most people stick to the Minifigure scale when building. But, when you go slightly larger you can create stuff that looks extremely realistic. This very retro Lego Kitchen looks like it could be at home in the 1970s. Some the details are perfect, the orange kitchen walls, the tile counter top, and old radio. Using the Lego grill piece for the mini blinds is ingenious. As is including the electrical cords for the hanging lamp, and portable radio.