LEGO Nintendo Arcade Cabinet

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Helen Sham, the photographer who created this Hasselblad camera, is back at it again, and this time, with a functional Nintendo arcade cabinet made from 15,000 LEGO bricks. It stands more than 5-feet tall, and features brick-built graphics pulled straight from the Mario vs Donkey Kong 2 game, complete with a Donkey Kong sculpture perched atop the machine, as well as numerous light-up LED pieces. How long did all of this take to make? Well, about 6-hours for the design itself, and then 27-hours to get everything assembled. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

LEGO Nintendo Arcade Cabinet
LEGO Nintendo Arcade Cabinet
LEGO Nintendo Arcade Cabinet
LEGO Nintendo Arcade Cabinet
LEGO Nintendo Arcade Cabinet

“Helen tells us that she sketched out the model first using LEGO’s digital building program, LEGO Digital Designer, which resulted in a design using about 12,000 pieces. During the intense process of translating her digital design to real-life bricks, however, she modified the design and added about 3,000 bricks, making the final cabinet home to over 15,000 LEGO bricks and weighing in at over 65 pounds,” reports Brothers-Brick.