Out of all of the good old 1980s arcade games, Pac-Man is one that truly stands out, with its simple looking but challenging gameplay, iconic characters, and memorable music and sounds, it’s a true masterwork of arcade gaming that’s still fun to play. I’ve got a few Pac-Man collectibles in my game room, but I’d really love to have one of these lamps, made from LEGO bricks.
Artist Jamieson Pond of Pugs and Bricks builds these lamps from thousands of painstakingly selected LEGO blocks to form pixel art versions of the Pac-Man and the ghosts from the classic arcade game. The larger Pac-Man lamp was made using over 4,000 pieces, and includes LED backlit LEGO likenesses of Pac-Man, Inky, Blinky, Clyde and a blue ghost. I’m not sure what the deal is with the green ghost though. Guess we’ll just have to call him “Greeny.” Priced at $800, it’s not cheap, but it sure looks cool.
The smaller Pac-Man lamp took 1,000 pieces to construct, though it’s still pricey at $195. But if you’re a true Pac-Man fanatic, I’m sure you can find a way to save up for one of these nifty lights.
I think the coolest of the designs is the 2,300 piece, 12″ tall Pac-Man nightlight tower, which is packed with (properly-colored) ghosts on every side, and Pac-Man on top. It’s $425.
Whether or not you decide to buy one of these sweet lamps, be sure to check out Pugs and Bricks Etsy shop, which is packed with cool LEGO mosaic geekery, including an epic Super Mario tower light that stands nearly 3 feet tall.