The popular video game Undertale has a lot of memorable characters. You have Frisk the main character, Mettaton a robotic entertainer, Flowey the flower, and the pun loving Sans. Anthony Forsberg has built this collection of Lego Undertale characters. They started out building Mettaton and then decided to include the main cast. These brick built figures are proud of their studs, which seems fitting. In a way the studs are reminiscent of the 8-bit style graphics from the game. Frisk and Sans are wonderfully three dimensional, the faces are not just flat which complicated the models and was worth the effort. Mettaton contains fully posable hands and arms and is holding a microphone. Flowey is a charming creation, especially the petals. A few custom stickers for the face, which represent the full range of emotions during the game.
Two of the best things in the world, Guild Wars 2 and Lego, combine in this Lego Infantile Cloud. Brickstorms is celebrating the Super Adventure Box event in Guild Wars 2 by offering instructions to build your own Infantile Cloud. This tiny Lego creation represents the Super Adventure Box event very accurately. Preserving the retro, 8-bit influenced design seen in game. One could even combine this Infantile Cloud with the Lego Minecraft sets for a truly epic build.
Brickstorms is kind enough to host detailed instructions so you too can create an Infantile Cloud. As they say: “Download the instructions and build your own rainbow hovering friend today.”
Lego Mosaics are a great fit for pixel art. The standard 2×2 and 1×1 brick is a perfect match for a pixel. The constraints put onto this style of building can make for wonderful results. A great mosaic can even be created with a relatively small collection.
Hilary Leung’s Lego Mosaics started out how most projects do, as a neat side project. His inspiration is to create a book to give to his son showcasing the idea to “Make Something Cool Every Day.” At the beginning of this year, he started creating 8-bit animals and posting them on various websites.
These little 8-bit animals have so much personality. There are 31 of these in the series, ranging from a beaver, to a donkey, to a tiger, and even a snake. The key to these animal mosaics is the eyes. The theme changed slightly after a month, to creating mosaics based on Hilary Leung’s list of top 28 picture books.
These 28 mosaics are all extremely well done and instantly recognizable. Featuring such picture books as, Where the Wild Things Are, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Olivia, Curious George, the Sneetches, and many more. Ultimately being limited to a relatively small selection of colors can create interesting solutions, and these mosaics are better for it.