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Brick'd Again

October 15, 2006 By R. LeFeuvre

As some of you have already noted in the forums, if you pick up this months copy of EGM (that being the November issue) and flip through it you might just notice a two-page spread of some LEGO work I did recently.

A while ago EGM contacted me with a challenge - they would give me three video game titles and I would LEGO-fy them. And of course, I was stupid enough to say yes. In the magazine you will find Castlevania, Shadow of the Colossus and (my personal favorite of the bunch) Mortal Kombat. There's an interview featuring some dumb stuff about me, but the photos turned out pretty awesome.

Additionally, you can download a nifty 'step-by-step' instruction sheet from 1UP.com that detailing how I built the Castlevania set. Honestly, it's probably not that great at being a guide to building anything, but you can see how the set goes together. IT'S ALL OF MY SECRETS REVEALED!

If you are unable to get the magazine I'll be posting the images at some point in the future, but here's a new(ish) one that I built to hold you off:

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11 comments for ‘Brick'd Again’

#1 Grimson Oct 15, 2006 07:33pm

I'm impressed, but you should have put some spread shot or did the flying powerups as well :o

#2 WholeFnShow Oct 15, 2006 07:42pm

You try making the Legos float Grim. It's Just Not That Simple! In any case, to call these Masterful would only do it so much justice. Unfortunately for you, that's as much ass as I'm willing to kiss. Congratulations!

#3 R. LeFeuvre Oct 16, 2006 02:35am

The Conta set was just sorta built on a whim... "man I bet I could totally do the Contra mountain face in level 1"

I spent a bit of time trying to make the flying weapon containers but they are so very small in LEGO scale (about 3 studs wide) that I couldn't get it to both be sized correctly and look anything LIKE the damn sprite. Alas. They aren't nearly as shitty to replicate as some of the baddies in SMB2 (omg hint?).

I did however want the bullets in the shot, but I didn't have the time the day of the 'photo shoot' to set it up properly. Next time perhaps.

#4 Soup Oct 16, 2006 08:30am

WholeFnShow wrote:
You try making the Legos float Grim. It's Just Not That Simple! In any case, to call these Masterful would only do it so much justice. Unfortunately for you, that's as much ass as I'm willing to kiss. Congratulations!
you fool! the background sky is a gound piece that exists on the x-y plane! Anchor something to it, and you have the illusion of anti gravity!

Note: x = width, y = height, z = depth

#5 WholeFnShow Oct 16, 2006 11:39am

Yes, but the bullets would have to be a small distance, in the z-direction, in front of that back wall. That means either the bullets exist only with the sky as a backdrop, or they literally have to float there in front of that brown part.

Do you SEE, man?

#6 Soup Oct 16, 2006 01:04pm

so you make extensions out bricks the same color as the background. still easy, and proper attentnion to perspective (as in, essentially eliminating it from the picture) would still make it possible.

Easy, I say!

#7 Kamikaze Oct 16, 2006 01:35pm

but then surely it wouldn't quite be the same perspective as the game is played in, which in that screenshot is fairly accurate

#8 Chibitofu Oct 16, 2006 09:39pm

Congrats on the EGM piece LeFeuvre. Any chance you can put up the comparison game screenshot up?

#9 w3a2 Oct 17, 2006 12:58am

that is just really cool. i picked it as contra straight away, which seeings i only played it once or twice shows it's pretty good.

#10 KillerTeddy Oct 17, 2006 08:38pm

So, you're rich now, right?

GG.

#11 quazz4life Oct 27, 2006 07:48pm

I just recieved my latest copy of EGM, and I must say that these are awesome works.