Posts Tagged ‘Pac Man’

Wreck it Ralph Mosaic

November 12, 2012

Queens LUG Showcase November 2012

Ever since I saw the first promo posters for Wreck it Ralph I figured it would be simple to turn it into a LEGO mosaic. So it was bound to happen sooner or later, I’m just bummed I hadn’t done it first. 😀

Of course there’s more than just the Wreck it Ralph in this LEGO Store Showcase display by Notenoughbricks. Pac Man, Scrooge McDuck,Mega Man and Mario also make an appearance. As well as the kind of random Mets logo (I only say random because it doesn’t seem to fit the theme). 😉

8-bit characters are practically made for LEGO mosaics and this is a great example of them.

Oh, and if you haven’t seen Wreck it Ralph, I highly recommend it. No LEGO references, just a great movie that brings back all those great retro video games and fun for even non-gamers.

Bricks by the Bay 2011 Recap

April 1, 2011

As I mentioned in an earlier post I was preparing for Bricks by the Bay so my posts would be spotty. I really am sorry I’ve been so bad at posting lately, I was pretty tired after I got back from this last LEGO convention and I’ve been fighting a cold for about two weeks, not fun! So I should be much more on the ball with posting from now on.

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So Bricks by the Bay. This year was an excellent improvement on top of an already great convention from last year. Most notable was the venue change. Having the convention in a larger hotel and convention space allowed for a much roomier feeling convention, as well as lending to growth in the future.

There were a lot of awesome creations this year, including several new-to-me builders. My brother Mike (somewhat of a closet AFOL) even came along to his first LEGO Con ever. Not only did he come and help me out with my vendor table, but he also brought along a couple MOCs of his own.

Here you can see the set of Chameleons that he crafted for the Art section. He actually ended up winning “Best Little Thing” in the Art category. 🙂
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He also brought along his Incredible Hulk
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And he even participated in the Catapult Launch
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I brought along a new mosaic that I decided to make the week before the convention, my Pac Man Mosaic
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Fun Fact: The Pac Man Mosaic took 20 hours to build and the score is the day and year that Pac Man was introduced in Japan. 😉

One of the largest and most impressive displays was created by Roninlug and friends that had all kinds of lights and sound effects
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The really interesting thing was that there was a Steampunk convention going on at the same time. So, naturally some of our resident LEGO steampunkers Guy Himber and Iain Heath just had to join in 🙂
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There are many more pictures on my Flickr photostream.

LEGO Pac Man

January 11, 2011

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I thought I’d go on a bit of a retro blast from the past, so I created these earrings for my Etsy shop.

But then I thought, you can’t have Pac Man without his eternal, ever regenerating enemies the Ghosts so I sat down an thought okay, well how do I best create them?  Obviously the scale would have to be different though.

 

So then I started from scratch and came up with these:

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But then of course the earring version of Pac Man was too small and I needed a larger one so I created this:
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You can find both the earrings and the keychains on my Folded Fancy Creations Etsy Shop.

Now I’m thinking I need to make the whole gameboard. 😀

Pac Man Fever

May 17, 2010

Ben Fleskes has way too many bricks and time. Just kidding. 😀 Being a child of the 80s myself, I actually think this is pretty cool.

I don’t get as much time to build as I used to, but here is one thing I came up with: A table top arcade game with a Jamma 48-1 printed circuit board, ATX power supply and Samsung 19” flat panel monitor. It plays many of the classic 80s arcade games like Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Xevious, Space Invaders and many others.

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The inside mechanics look almost as interesting.

Going Retro — The 8-bit Basement

January 7, 2010

Ah the memories . . .:D

Just looking at this brings me back to my childhood. I can here the pitchy music, feel the controller in my hand, and all those games we thought were so awesome.

Alex Eylar aka Profound Whatever created this:

It began as a graffiti-style project illustrating my first name (there is still a vague A-L-E-X pattern to it), and turned into a smorgasbord of 80s references.

I think my favorite part is how the digital figures seem to be breaking through a wall. Perhaps there’s some deep message . . . or maybe its just cool looking. 😉

LEGO Arcade — Classic 80’s games

August 7, 2009

A friend of mine on Facebook linked me to these stop motion LEGO movies made by Michael Hickox. All of the classics are represented from Pac-Man to Galaga. They remind me of my video gaming childhood. 😀