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Check Out These Amazing Nintendo Can Sculptures

Posted by Orla Madden

Brings a whole new meaning to recycling

Ever thought of empty cans as art? Well we certainly didn't, but a Japanese sculptor by the name of Makaon did. Collecting various cans, she cuts them up and uses them to sculpture notable characters such as Buzz Lightyear, Batman and Darth Vader.

Of course it's the Nintendo icons that caught our eyes; she has wonderfully created Pikachu, Mario and Luigi with numerous Coca Cola, Heineken and Blast Energy cans. For instance, you can clearly see that Mario was made using the coloured metal from cans of Coke and Coke Zero. Putting together these works of art must have taken a lot of time and patience, so she gains our respect.

We love finding weird stuff like this on the internet. Check out the gallery here, and let us know which sculptures are your favourite.

[via geektyrant.com]

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User Comments (43)

Linkuini

#1

Linkuini said:

I can scarcely even fathom how a bunch of cans could join into such wonderful shapes. :O

Wonder_Ideal

#2

Wonder_Ideal said:

Mario ate a canned mushroom. He became Can Mario! :)
These are really impressive. It must have taken drinking a lot of soda or visiting the recycling center to get that many cans.

True_Hero

#6

True_Hero said:

Metal Mario, eat your heart out!
(Now, should the Pikachu be called Alumichu, or Pikacan?)

Donjwolf

#12

Donjwolf said:

Neat but I think the non Nintendo sculptures she made look cooler, especially the animals and the fantasy creatures. Love the dragons.

TruenoGT

#17

TruenoGT said:

Wow, I expected something really simple like a Mario face in a stack of normal cans, but what amazing work. I would buy the Luigi one if an opportunity arose!

Varia01

#18

Varia01 said:

Now that is impressive, shame they didn't have Link or Samus, but still impressive.

ogo79

#28

ogo79 said:

another reason to finish all the beer in the fridge
if i drank cans that is

Punny

#37

Punny said:

Very impressive! I'm surprised nobody suggested "Charcander" yet!

Radbot42

#38

Radbot42 said:

Even though I love the Nintendo themed ones, Batman wins, he always will no matter what

Henmii

#43

Henmii said:

Very cool, very creative! Don't cut your fingers though (the steel is sharp)!

But one warning: Product placement, product placement (Kung pow reference!)!!

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