"How can you hate the ocean?" Alright, we'll admit that parts of it — specifically, the edge parts, where there is ice cream and sand — are pretty cool. It's the rest of it that creeps us out, and Subnautica, a game set almost entirely beneath the waves, just makes it a whole lot worse.
On the very wet planet of 4546B, the inky blue depths hide a number of beasties, from the mildly-annoying Warpers who can zap you out of your lovely, safe Seamoth, to the colossal and terrifying Reaper who makes us wish that all fish would go extinct immediately.
But enough about all the reasons we can't stand the Big Wet — let's talk about reasons to love it, chiefly among them, this LEGO build. Granted, the build itself isn't exactly real, since the builder, Lysander Chau of Lysander's Stud Studio, works entirely virtually, but in theory it could be real. All you need is an obscene amount of LEGO and patience. Couldn't be us.
Whether or not you've played Subnautica, it's not hard to appreciate the attention to detail in Lysander's build. Various coral and plant types that can be found in Subnautica's alien waters are represented here, although don't ask us to remember what they're called. There are even a few fishies here and there, including that massive Crabsquid in the centre, which the Seamoth is trying to escape.
Look a little closer and you'll see glowing flora, mineral deposits, creepvines and their seeds, and streams of bubbles coming from both the wreckage and the wake of the Seamoth, which were created with Minifig stands.
There are a ton of photos from Lysander's Stud Studio on Flickr, so we'll just shut up and let you appreciate them:
Do you have the pieces necessary for this build? Let us know in the comments!