What's nerdier than a giant mosaic made of Lego, depicting all these classic game characters?
Try the fact that the 1 x 1 lime green Lego piece is apparently unique to one Lego set that has been discontinued - and the artist tracked down a whole mess of them rather than settle for a less-than-perfect shade (or dying white pieces lime green). In all, the tab came out to around $2190 - and it's going for $4,800 on Etsy, with the proceeds going to fund a UK class' school trip to Africa.
Logically, assuming this sells and subtracting the cost of materials, the class won't come out that much further ahead than if the artist had simply given them $2190 upfront. Logic, however, fails in the face of lime-green Lego in the service of gaming art. Just as everything else does. You could be all Vulcan and say, "Sir, the construction of this item is not logical," and I'd be all, "Lime green Lego mosaic. Your argument is invalid."
Try it sometime.
(Apologies if this was anywhere in the weekend thread. I didn't see it in there, but, you know...)
Even a guy like me who wasn't the movie's hugest fan practically wants to see it all over again after looking at this poster by Metal Gear artist Yoji Shinkawa.
Legendary is giving four of these away via their Twitter page. As a former employee of one of their subsidiaries I'm pretty much ineligible, but I'd suggest you go there right now. While you're there, laugh at the fact that the page still calls them partners with Warner Bros.
Artist Jon Little, who also goes by the amusingly mashed-up moniker "Leprikhan," has a thing for far-East takes on pop-culture icons. In his latest series of images, he gives familiar superhero actors a Chinese opera makeup job that reconceives them with an antique flavor:
He also has a thing for koi:
I say give this guy an Elseworlds-style (yes, I know Elseworlds proper is DC) title of his own, stat. Even if he can't write more than "see koi swim," it'll be fun to look at. Check out more on his deviantart and Society 6 pages.
Technically most of them are heroines, but Syfy picked the right names, among them Yaya Han, Holly Conrad and Chloe Dykstra. It'll pair up appropriately with Face Off starting August 13th, although unlike that show, Heroes of Cosplay won't be a competition series in and of itself - it'll just focus on various convention contests. Already this appears to be causing controversy among cosplayers who don't see the hobby as a contest, but c'mon, folks - TV has to create drama somehow, and it's either that or make them live together and get drunk and hostile.
Wasn't Holly supposed to be working on an official Mass Effect movie by now? I'm sure she's not sick of being asked that.
UPDATE: I guess she isn't, because she responded!
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Can't get the old cartridge to work? You could just download an emulator.
Or...you could painstakingly recreate each level using Perler beads, and shoot it frame-by-frame, as French geek vlogger GuizDP did.
I could do without the slow build-up, but the final result makes me wanna Jump, Man. For joy, that is.
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The last time Patton Oswalt enlisted the services of acclaimed toy customizer Sillof, it was to make a line of Russ Meyer/Star Wars hybrids as a tribute to Roger Ebert. They got along so well that Oswalt decided to commission another series from the artist - this time mixing two classic sci-fi trilogies to create Road Wars, a Mad Max version of Star Wars.
As always, Sillof has also come up with a storyline for the imaginary movie. Check out the rest of his images for a gander at how it breaks down.
It seems to me that working with Sillof might have been what inspired Oswalt's Star Wars pitch.
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