Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #50: Lollipop Chainsaw Art, Pac-Man Monster Truck, Zelda Chalk Mural

[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!]

Lollipop Chainsaw Art

We’re kicking off this week in style with a pop art-esque art piece of Lollipop Chainsaw‘s Juliet Starling by DeviantArt user Colors1. The angle is perfect, with her wielding her beloved chainsaw towards the camera in deadly fashion. The lady herself of course looks fantastic, with the minimalistic colours and pose. But what really stands out is the use of colours surrounding the zombie hunter in the background. An explosion of jagged blues, yellows and reds which personifies Juliet’s personality: dangerous and lethal, yet a lover of all things bright and sweet. That chainsaw might not be used for chopping wood, but it’s still pink with a heart symbol; and she may be cutting off zombie heads, but at least we get to see rainbows pouring out of their corpses.

Pac-Man Monster Truck

KodyKoala is a master of merging recognisable pop culture icons with insane ideas. The creator of Hungry, Hungry Koopas and many other amazing toys has recently amazed once again with his Pac-Man Monster Truck. Taking a simple Pac-Man money bank, merging it with an RC car and filling the inside with additional parts, he made this gritty behemoth of a vehicle. The detail is astounding; it has been smudged over to give that true, dirtied monster truck look, and inside you’ll find a Pac-Man figure driving it with his own steering wheel and realistic vehicular parts.

Zelda Chalk Art

For many, yesterday meant the worldwide launch of one of the big next-gen consoles: the Xbox One. But it was also a huge day for Nintendo, with the simultaneous releases of Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds being a clear attempt to combat Sony and Microsoft’s recent big releases. To celebrate this, Nintendo held a launch event at the Nintendo World Store. Not only were there playable kiosks, cosplayers and swag to grab, someone went as far as to create a huge and infinitely impressive mural to show appreciation for the latest Zelda title.

Chris Carlson worked on this fantastic chalk drawing of Link and his heiroglyphic counterpart, with a brick wall surrounding them in honour of the game’s theme. It’s incredible to think the whole thing was achieved by rubbing and smudging different colours of chalk. To truly appreciate the scale and level of detail in this, check out the work-in-progress shots below!


To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #49: Gears/Halo Pendants, Epic Pokemon Posters, Mechanical Donkey Kong. You can find all our back articles here.

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