Lego my video games: 8-bit awesomeness
- August 24, 2009 3:11 PM |
- By Arts Online
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
A Swedish artist and animator named Tomas Redigh has taken his love of retro pastimes far beyond a mere nostalgia trip. In collaboration with musician Daniel Larsson, Redigh has produced a stop-motion film in which colourful Lego bricks combine and collide to create a dizzying flashback journey through the world of '80s-era video games.
Whether or not you are (or were ever) a devoted gamer, it's a real trip to try and keep track of the cavalcade of classic 8-bit video games. Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Brothers, Bubble Bobble... they're all there, and then some. (Keep your eyes peeled for the rad old-school joystick that makes an appearance midway through!) Larsson's chiptune soundtrack is a breathless evocation of the bloopy, bleepy effects that will forever be associated with that era of arcade (and home entertainment system) games.
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