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Minecraft streamer Thorlar spent 23.5 weeks manually placing one virtual block after another to complete the largest pixel art ever made in Mojang’s game. The digital illustration is made of an incomprehensible 1,128,960 blocks. Before you say “fake”, know that he streamed his progress on Twitch, so Thorlar’s got thousands of people who can attest to his feat.
Etsy shop Gothelf Bros Studios makes these wooden replicas of Link’s swords from The Legend of Zelda. There’s the Wooden Sword, the White Sword and the Magic Sword. Isn’t the Old Man kind of an ass for not giving the Magic Sword to Link right away?
Modular construction toys like LEGO and K’nex usually have many different parts and pieces. This variety allows for beautiful and complex builds, but it can also be intimidating or tedious at times. So the makers of Pinblock came up with a simple solution: have only one type of block.
Here’s a fun project from Al Linke, the creator of the PIXEL. He used the board that he made for his pixel art LED frame to turn an LED matrix into a comically huge and interactive jewelry, which he affectionately calls the iBling.
There are lots of ways to mimic pixel art in the real world, such as cross-stitch, LEGO or just plain old paint. But if you’re interested in a convenient pixel art-style medium, check out 1×1. It’s a set of colored stickers that have been pre-cut to square blocks.
ThinkGeek put on its Armor Outpost cosplay and is selling an officially licensed life-size replica of the ShovelBlade, the weapon from the nostalgia nirvana that is Shovel Knight. The incredibly pixelated toy is made of two sticks and a diamond EVA foam and measures 27″ x 6.75″ x 0.75″.
Now your favorite Nintendo characters are strangers in a strange land and look all blocky and only a tad pixelated. Etsy artist BeadxBead is offering these Legend of Zelda Minecraft figures for those who love both games and can’t decide which is their favorite.
Do you miss your childhood and the video game characters that went along with it? Well, we can’t deliver all of them from every platform, but now is your chance to bring SEGA’s Sonic and Tails back into your life – in blocky, pixelated form.
I’m not sure why we don’t see more classic art from old video games rendered lovingly on a screen door. The little squares on the screen door material are perfect for representing blocky pixelated graphics. All you need to do is look at this Final Fantasy III art to see that a screen door is the perfect medium.
Sometimes I really miss those old epic quest RPG gaming titles like The Legend of Zelda. Nothing today really captures the excitement I felt back then while playing those games. These Quest 8-bit Mats sets from JBox are the perfect way to relive those old games.
Designers Sebastião Teixeira and Cesaria Martins have a pair of underwear for gamers who grew up during the 8-bit era. They’re called Pixel Panties. Frankly I’m surprised it took this long for someone to make something like this, and that Sebastião and Cesaria didn’t make a matching bra.
When I was growing up, one of my favorite toys was the good old Lite Brite. I’m guessing that it was an indication that I would later find myself hopelessly addicted to pixel art. Now, technologists are working on tiny robots which can create Lite Brite style art all on their own.
Square Enix will be releasing floor mats featuring graphics from the 8-bit Dragon Quest games. The mats are made of acrylic fiber and will come in three variants: journey – i.e. a portal – staircase and poison swamp.
Show off your love for retro gaming with this animated pixel art frame. Similar to the Pixel and Pixel V2, Game Frame is a digital canvas that can be loaded up with hundreds of your favorite 8-bit video game characters and symbols.