Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #53: Mario Star Lamp, PS4/Xbox One Controller Evolution, LEGO Pokemon

[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 Star Lamp

Instead of the boring old standard star or angel, someone decided to make a Mario Super Star power-up for the top-of-the-tree decoration. Using a lamp purchased from Target and a simple set of tools, he/she not only made something convincing and high quality enough to appear like official merchandise, but also made it look fantastic when lit up. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a name to credit the individual who made this; but props to you, mysterious Mario fan! This is how you do Christmas right, folks.

PS4/Xbox One Controller Evolution

The new generation is finally upon us in full force, with all the major competitors now having outed their latest console. Whether you’ve already been enjoying your PS4 and/or Xbox One, or will be getting your hands on a new machine on Christmas day, you’ll be gripping at least one of those fancy new controllers for a good number of years to come. It’s interesting to look back on the previous iterations and see just how controllers have evolved into the input pads we have today.

There’s no better and quicker way to do that than GadgetLove‘s animated GIFs of PlayStation and Xbox controllers. Each one sees the controller transforming through all of the different versions, from PS1 to PS4 and Xbox to Xbox One. They morph so seamlessly it’s just hard to look away.

LEGO Pokemon

Now that I’ve long since come to terms with the fact that there is nothing that can’t be made out of LEGO, this next set of crafts shouldn’t surprise me. But it’s impossible not to be blown away at these accurate LEGO statues of Pokemon by deviantART user retinence. It’s just crazy to think these were made by simply, tiny little building bricks.

He has a variety of the elemental monsters from the first generation to the newer beasts in his gallery. He hasn’t been lazy with his choices, either. He’s mainly gone for all the final evolutions; the biggest, most detailed monsters. And it’s paid off. These are incredible.

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #52: Super Mario NYC Map, Okami Tattoos, Metroid Art. You can find all our back articles 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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