Do you have fond memories of Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Zaxxon, and Street Fighter 2? BreaksBricks does, and has created an amazingly rad Lego Arcade over on Lego Ideas. Their Lego “Arcade Machines 1980!” contains all the pieces to create your own Arcade. These would also fit in at any Pizzeria or Movie Theater. These Coin-Ops even include a money changer and gumball machine. These machines have been created for maximum nostalgia but an interesting proposal makes them sticker friendly. Meaning you could create your own stickers to transform these cabinets into your favorite games. Surprisingly Lego and the classic Arcade Machines go together pretty well. There are many different creations out there.
Lego Arcade Machines 1980 includes:
- Stand up arcade machine with joystick control
- Stand up arcade machine with driving wheel control
- Cocktail arcade machine with stools for seated playing
- Classic change machine with dollar slot and coin tray
- Classic gumball machine filled with 1×1 round plate gumballs!
“These machines would really stand out on display shelves and attract a lot of attention from Lego enthusiasts of all ages. Many Lego builders like myself grew up obsessed with video games and would naturally gravitate towards kits that feature nostalgic arcade machines from their childhood.”
Go vote for Lego “Arcade Machines 1980!” over on Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/88635
Ready your plastic Lego coins. A new arcade is about to open. Joshua Drake has created a whole series of Lego Arcade Machines. These video game machines have been sized to fit the Lego Technic Figures. These figures were featured in some of the Technic sets between 1986 and 2001. Their taller stature is a perfect match. If you look closely enough you can see that the hands line up perfectly with the arcade joystick and buttons. These are not the clean cabinets made today, these arcade machines are dirty, with some scuff marks and scrapes applied to the Lego pieces. Even the studs-on-top design help the cabinets achieve their 1980s retro look.
Check out Joshua Drake’s Lego Arcade Machines over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106083641@N02/15551395198/
Nintendo wowed the world with the release of Super Mario 64. Defining the genre for 3D platform video games. The very first “level” is the Bob-omb Battlefield. It can be accessed by jumping into the first painting in Princess Peach’s Castle. Featuring a grassy hill with a dry refine that Mario must traverse in order to defeat the boss, “Big Bob-omb.” The Battlefield has many memorable moments, the canon transportation system, the scary Chain Chomp tied up in the center, the boulder chase up the hill, and even a floating island.
All of these details are present in Pepa Quin’s Bob-omb Battlefield. Amazingly, the relatively simple polygon based graphics make the translation into Lego surprisingly well. Although simple looking this is actually a very complicated build. Getting the Lego bricks and plates to fit into the desired angles and looking correct is very difficult. The details are so well done that you may not even notice that the scale of the Bob-omb Battlefield has been reduced.
The Battlefield is littered with Mario’s trademarked enemies. All of which are looking good in Lego. The Chain Chomp and Goombas are oozing charm. Their spherical shape is usually difficult to capture in Lego, but here it has been accomplished. Just look at those Goombas…
Check out Pepa Quin’s Lego Bob-omb Battlefield on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepa_quin/11355375564/