Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #34: Mario Clay Sculptures, FF7 3D-Printed Models, Game Boy Flask

[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!]

Mario Clay Sculptures

Deviantart user ClayPita has an amazing gallery of Mario sculptures he’s made entirely out of clay, as well as clay sculptures based on other Nintendo series such as Pokemon, Kirby and Pikmin. He has created an excellent Bowser with his army of minions, as well as Mario, Yoshi and Wario.

They’re so well-made and detailed that they look like official merchandise. In fact, Nintendo may as well go hire this guy to craft a new toy line for them–I’d buy them!


FF7 3D Prints

Many Final Fantasy fans to this day pine for an FF7 remake. While I wouldn’t be against the idea, I still love the original game how it is, and you better believe I still love those low-res, blocky chibi character models. As it turns out, the art of 3D printing proves perfect for low-polygon models, and therefore can be used to create perfect real-life figures for Cloud and his chums.

Joabaldwin made this incredible line-up of the main cast of Final Fantasy VII, complete with there beautiful jagged edges and pointy corners. I wouldn’t have it any other way. And you know the best part? You can own these models yourself, as you can head over to Joaquin’s Shapeways shop and purchase them seperately.

Game Boy Flask

Hiding alcohol and consuming it with no one around you suspecting a thing is art in itself, so I could leave it at that statement and claim that it’s relevant to this artsy feature. But I’ll go further and introduce you to the Nerdtendo Gamebooze.

It’s a flask that resembles a Game Boy created by Etsy user AthenasWink, with a hilariously clever name and a deviously genius purpose. It looks almost exactly like the classic portable brick device,  with a customised screen and the logo replaced. Again, you can purchase these yourself if you want to conceal your alcoholic habits with your hobby–just get hoping that no suspicion is aroused that you’re carrying a 24 year-old portable instead of a 3DS or Vita.

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #33: Motivational Pokemon, Cyberpunk Game Boy Mask, LED Tetris Tie. You can find all our back episodes here.

If you’ve seen or made anything cool that you’d like to see featured, leave us a comment or send me a tweet! You just might see your name credited next week.

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