If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Nerd Approved)   LEGO wall mural is a tribute to 8-bit gaming. WANT   (nerdapproved.com) divider line 36
    More: Spiffy, Lego  
•       •       •

7518 clicks; posted to Geek » on 01 Jan 2013 at 4:19 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



36 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-01-01 02:13:38 PM
Wait... Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't 8-bit. :-(
 
2013-01-01 02:35:48 PM

Captain Steroid: Wait... Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't 8-bit. :-(


www.captainwilliams.co.uk
 
2013-01-01 02:42:51 PM

Relatively Obscure: Captain Steroid: Wait... Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't 8-bit. :-(

[www.captainwilliams.co.uk image 360x499]


i732.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-01 04:25:25 PM
I'M GONNA WRECK IT!
 
2013-01-01 04:33:42 PM
I have a problem with the dimensions in the article....there is no way that is a 20 ft x 12 ft board, unless his room is REALLY REALLY big. It might be 144 x 240 individual LEGO dots / fake pixels, but not the quoted 144" x 240" - no sir.
That being said....holy cow that is cool.
 
2013-01-01 04:34:56 PM
I was going to point out that Pokemon and Kirby were after the 8 bit NES to but I forgot about Game Boys.
That mural is awesome.
 
2013-01-01 04:36:51 PM
That is just beautiful. So well done.

If this guy wants to shave off a few hundred years in purgatory, he'll release the specs/instructions online. This is totally do-able for anyone with a template.
 
2013-01-01 04:52:07 PM

Captain Steroid: Relatively Obscure: Captain Steroid: Wait... Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't 8-bit. :-(

[www.captainwilliams.co.uk image 360x499]

[i732.photobucket.com image 405x289]


Don't feel bad, the mural has the 16-bit versions Link, Luigi, & Yoshi.
 
2013-01-01 05:04:45 PM

xharfire: I have a problem with the dimensions in the article....there is no way that is a 20 ft x 12 ft board, unless his room is REALLY REALLY big. It might be 144 x 240 individual LEGO dots / fake pixels, but not the quoted 144" x 240" - no sir.
That being said....holy cow that is cool.


Lego XL baseplates are 48 studs x 48 studs, 15 inches a side. This is likely 45 inches by 75 inches, which is still pretty freaking big. 15 XL baseplates. Not sure who built this, but  I'd estimate about $180 worth of baseplate alone if you were to buy them via brinklink. If I did this as a commission, i'd be charging just over $2,000. Probably took a long time to build as well.
 
2013-01-01 05:24:19 PM
It took about 8 months and an unknown amount of cash to collect all the pieces which were attached with Velcro to a particle board backing.

If only there was some other way to make small plastic blocks stick together...
 
2013-01-01 05:28:19 PM

xharfire: I have a problem with the dimensions in the article....there is no way that is a 20 ft x 12 ft board, unless his room is REALLY REALLY big. It might be 144 x 240 individual LEGO dots / fake pixels, but not the quoted 144" x 240" - no sir.
That being said....holy cow that is cool.


I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be centimeters. 144cm x 240cm. Based on a ceiling height of around 8 feet, that looks about right.
 
2013-01-01 05:40:42 PM

Tranquil Hegemony: It took about 8 months and an unknown amount of cash to collect all the pieces which were attached with Velcro to a particle board backing.

If only there was some other way to make small plastic blocks stick together...


I'd bet he attached the baseplates to particle board with velcro. I use screws.

www.brickwares.com
 
2013-01-01 05:43:32 PM

Bisu: xharfire: I have a problem with the dimensions in the article....there is no way that is a 20 ft x 12 ft board, unless his room is REALLY REALLY big. It might be 144 x 240 individual LEGO dots / fake pixels, but not the quoted 144" x 240" - no sir.
That being said....holy cow that is cool.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be centimeters. 144cm x 240cm. Based on a ceiling height of around 8 feet, that looks about right.


I counted the number of lego blocks vertical. I counted 143, it is entirely possible I missed one. My guess is xharfire is right.

I do like some of the more obscure titles in the mural.

Where is Maniac Mansion?
 
2013-01-01 05:43:54 PM

Bisu: xharfire: I have a problem with the dimensions in the article....there is no way that is a 20 ft x 12 ft board, unless his room is REALLY REALLY big. It might be 144 x 240 individual LEGO dots / fake pixels, but not the quoted 144" x 240" - no sir.
That being said....holy cow that is cool.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be centimeters. 144cm x 240cm. Based on a ceiling height of around 8 feet, that looks about right.


I'm pretty sure I'm wrong. Your suggestion was correct. I measured the mural's height in photoshop to be about 47.14% that of the room (355px vs 753px), which would put it at 0.4714 x 96in x 25.4mm/in = 1149.5mm. Based on the lego equation of 8n - 0.2 for dimensions in mm, 144 knobs gives you 1151.8mm. So it's 144 knobs tall by 240 knobs wide.
 
2013-01-01 05:48:07 PM

Lanctwa: Bisu: xharfire: I have a problem with the dimensions in the article....there is no way that is a 20 ft x 12 ft board, unless his room is REALLY REALLY big. It might be 144 x 240 individual LEGO dots / fake pixels, but not the quoted 144" x 240" - no sir.
That being said....holy cow that is cool.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be centimeters. 144cm x 240cm. Based on a ceiling height of around 8 feet, that looks about right.

I counted the number of lego blocks vertical. I counted 143, it is entirely possible I missed one. My guess is xharfire is right.

I do like some of the more obscure titles in the mural.

Where is Maniac Mansion?


I did it your way and counted. It's exactly 144.
 
2013-01-01 06:07:16 PM
8-bit and my 10-year-old son named far more characters than I did.
Dad fail.
 
2013-01-01 06:15:45 PM
Where does one get the maps for these things? Are they available online somewhere or do you have to get a hold of them the hard way, such as looking at Mario with a magnifying glass?

/Been wanting to do a smaller version of this for awhile now.
 
2013-01-01 06:26:12 PM

pgh9fan: 8-bit and my 10-year-old son named far more characters than I did.
Dad fail.


Are you kidding? Dad success! You're doing it right.
 
2013-01-01 06:36:41 PM

Bisu: Lanctwa: Bisu: xharfire: I have a problem with the dimensions in the article....there is no way that is a 20 ft x 12 ft board, unless his room is REALLY REALLY big. It might be 144 x 240 individual LEGO dots / fake pixels, but not the quoted 144" x 240" - no sir.
That being said....holy cow that is cool.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be centimeters. 144cm x 240cm. Based on a ceiling height of around 8 feet, that looks about right.

I counted the number of lego blocks vertical. I counted 143, it is entirely possible I missed one. My guess is xharfire is right.

I do like some of the more obscure titles in the mural.

Where is Maniac Mansion?

I did it your way and counted. It's exactly 144.


They're called studs. See my entry above, I laid out the size for you.
 
2013-01-01 06:54:01 PM
Wait, he actually remembered the evil that was Fester's Quest? Ugh, hated that game as a kid. The aliens always scared the fark out of me when I finally found them in that stupid dungeon crawler mode...
 
2013-01-01 06:56:17 PM
Where is Sinistar? I never saw him in Wreck-It Ralph either.
 
2013-01-01 08:07:14 PM
I would put that up in my room even if it meant that I would never get laid again in my life. WANT!
 
2013-01-01 09:24:49 PM
I see a Link from Zelda III: Link to the Past, a bunch of sprites from Super Mario World, a Moogle from Final Fantasy III, and a Toad from Super Mario Kart. Also, I'm pretty sure I see a Tails, which would also be 16 bit.

Not strictly 8 bit, but it's still pretty cool.
 
2013-01-01 09:34:10 PM
There's a few I don't quite recognize:

1) The orange guy to the right of to NES Bomberman
2) The red thing below the RC Pro-AM truck/ the right of Billy Lee
3) The two people on top of Metal Man's head - they look like sprites out of Robotron?
 
2013-01-01 11:02:59 PM
If anyone's interested, there's a guy on deviantART that does similar work with beads and on canvas. Link
 
2013-01-01 11:05:41 PM

The Man Who Laughs: I see a Link from Zelda III: Link to the Past, a bunch of sprites from Super Mario World, a Moogle from Final Fantasy III, and a Toad from Super Mario Kart. Also, I'm pretty sure I see a Tails, which would also be 16 bit.

Not strictly 8 bit, but it's still pretty cool.


Zero from Mega Man X is also there; you could make a case for the 8-bit Gameboy remix games, but that's stretching it.
 
2013-01-01 11:15:04 PM

Zombalupagus: Where does one get the maps for these things? Are they available online somewhere or do you have to get a hold of them the hard way, such as looking at Mario with a magnifying glass?

/Been wanting to do a smaller version of this for awhile now.


Look for bitmaps.
i1171.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-01 11:17:39 PM

Zombalupagus: Where does one get the maps for these things? Are they available online somewhere or do you have to get a hold of them the hard way, such as looking at Mario with a magnifying glass?

/Been wanting to do a smaller version of this for awhile now.


Google "sprite sheet"
 
2013-01-01 11:46:35 PM

assjuice: Zombalupagus: Where does one get the maps for these things? Are they available online somewhere or do you have to get a hold of them the hard way, such as looking at Mario with a magnifying glass?

/Been wanting to do a smaller version of this for awhile now.

Google "sprite sheet"


Blow it up and overlay a grid.
 
2013-01-01 11:55:19 PM
I see Mr. Saturn, also from a 16-bit game.
 
2013-01-02 09:01:43 AM
That is pretty darn awesome even if there are a few 16-biatcharacters that were able to sneak in there.
 
2013-01-02 09:10:36 AM
CSB/
Senior year of college I painted an 8' tall 8 bit version of Mario on a wall of a common room for my double in my fraternity house. 4 years later and its still up. They call it the Mario room and throw themed parties in it.

/CSB

Good use of legos in the article.
 
2013-01-02 11:20:35 AM
Moogles appeared during the 16 bit era, so what looks like Mog would have been from FF3 on the SNES.


Still awesome.
 
2013-01-02 02:11:51 PM

JayCab: pgh9fan: 8-bit and my 10-year-old son named far more characters than I did.
Dad fail.

Are you kidding? Dad success! You're doing it right.


This! Every 10-year-old that I know would have trouble naming even 1 of them let alone more than anyone that was alive during that time. Seriously, you're doing it right!
 
2013-01-02 03:02:06 PM

One of Those Deaf Mutes: JayCab: pgh9fan: 8-bit and my 10-year-old son named far more characters than I did.
Dad fail.

Are you kidding? Dad success! You're doing it right.

This! Every 10-year-old that I know would have trouble naming even 1 of them let alone more than anyone that was alive during that time. Seriously, you're doing it right!


Most of the ones he named were from the Wii/Wii U: Mario Kart, Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics (or summer.)
 
2013-01-04 11:43:26 AM
I just want to know where he got some of those colors from. Is he out there spray painting legos?
 
Displayed 36 of 36 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report