Weirdness: Perhaps We All Need These LEGO Nintendo 64 Transformers in Our Lives
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
More than meets the eye
Sometimes life is tough. Some of us have work, school, work and school, bills to pay, credit card bills to panic over and a myriad of other concerns. At least we have video games to ease the load, but there's always room for improvement; how about combining video games with LEGO and Transformers? Yes, that'll do the trick.
New York-based artist Baron von Brunk has produced Nintendo 64 LEGO models that apparently match the proportions of the original items, to rather impressive effect. We have Ultra Hexacon (Nintendo 64 console), Tetragon (controller) and two transforming game cartridges, Hot-Shot and Mecha Kong. The GoldenEye 007 gun transformation is a particular favourite, but they're all very impressive.
Below is part of what Baron von Brunk had to say about his creations:
These original LEGO models are made in near-perfect size and proportions to authentic N64 components, and can transform completely — by “transform completely”, I mean each robot can transform from N64 accessory to robot and back without detaching/removing parts, with the exception of Tetragon’s controller cord. Ultra Hexacon is to this date, my most durable and articulated Transformer model built, with great flexibility and joint strength; he can also stand and be posed without falling over or having pieces break off. With the exception of the custom stickers/labels, every single piece in these toys are 100% LEGO — bricks, plates, slopes, tiles, wedges, and Technic parts. No glue, paint, cutting, nor 3rd party custom pieces.
...What’s in a name? “Hexacontatetragon" is the proper nomenclature for a 64-sided polygon, and Nintendo 64 being the first 3D polygon-based Nintendo system with 64-bit graphics, the names "Hexacon" and "Tetragon" (the robot and the scorpion) merge as a gestalt when transformed — both physically and in name! The word "Ultra" in the title is an homage to the Nintendo 64’s original name of "Ultra 64" before its North American release.
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