Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #26: Pokémon Sculptures, Retro Cake, Xbox 360 Auto Disc Changer

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s awesome enough I’ll share with you wonderful readers!]

Pokémon Sculptures

Pokemon probably has the largest range of merchandise available out of any video game franchise. If you did your childhood correctly, then you had tons of Pokemon cards, shirts and toys. Yet, despite all the plushes and figures, nothing is quite as impressive as these fan-made sculptures.

Deviantart user Emily Coleman, who goes by username emilySculpts, is a professional sculptor who has crafted tons of incredibly detailed video game characters and creatures. Most of her scluptures are based on Pokemon, but she has also made some based on Okamiden, League of Legends and Studio Ghibli movies.

[Source: Deviantart via Sprite Stitch]

Retro Cake

 You may have seen a ton of delicious-looking video game cakes on the internet, but how often do you see five games packed into one? This amazing birthday cake by Wedding Cakes By Nicole is a wholehearted tribute to classic retro games.

With a different game on each side, the cake features Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Frogger, and finally Pong on the top. With so much detail packed in and bright colours all over, it’s hard to imagine anyone cutting up and eating this beauty. Hopefully, everyone at the wedding decided they’d rather starve.

[Source: Wedding Cakes By Nicole via Geekologie]

Xbox 360 Auto Disc Changer

Here’s something a little different fro Crafts ‘N Gear–something not crafted based on a particular video game, but something no less impressive. Imagine yourself just sitting down, Xbox controller in hand, ready to play some games. The console boots, you’re about to play your favourite game, everything is great. But wait–the disc isn’t in the tray. After all that effort getting comfortable, you’re now forced to get up, make that long trek across the room and insert it. The struggles we endure for our hobby sometimes are astounding.

Thankfully, Youtuber zwenkka is prepared for this awful scenario. His contraption, made entirely of LEGO, can remove and replace a disc from the Xbox 360 in an average of 42 seconds. Jokes aside, this is probably quicker than the time it takes to convince yourself to get up and do it yourself. It is controlled by Bluetooth and holds up to 32 games.


To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #25: Bioshock Infinite Anime, Space Invaders Snow Prints, Gaming Bar/Restaurant. You can find all our back episodes here.

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