Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #67: GBA Transformer, Dead Space Upgrade Bench, Pokemon G/S Poster

[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!]

GBA Transformer

This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Lego enthusiast Baron von Brunk’s robots in disguise — and I’m certain it won’t be the last. This time he has blessed a Lego Game Boy Advance system with kick-ass, mechanical life.

The beloved purple slab folds out, Transformers-style, into a walking, shooting robot. There are even AA batteries (remember those things?) that act as cannons, and a Doom cartridge (renamed to “Boom”) that turns into the gun. Even without the whole awesome evolving robot thing, the detail is admirable — the logo on the screen and the green LED light make this perfect.

Dead Space Upgrade Bench

This marks the only occasion where you can appropriately put “Dead Space” and “adorable” in the same sentence. 3D modelling enthusiast PsychoBoB crafted this tiny, cute little Nano Circuit Bench straight out of Visceral’s intense survival horror franchise. Guess what: this thing folds out and transforms too!

At the press of a button, the bench activates and folds out, at which point I can only imagine a miniature Isaac Clarke would appear to upgrade his guns and suit. The rugged, metallic paint job makes this appear incredibly authentic, but that’s not the best part — check out the tiny little flickering screen!


Pokemon G/S Poster

Remember Marinko Milosevski‘s Pokemon Red/Blue/Green posters from last year? You should, but if not, go check those out immediately. Back yet? Good, because now it’s sequel time — and it doesn’t get much better than Gold/Silver.

Just like Milosevski’s previous piece, this is a double feature spread, rightfully covering both the simultaneously released games. Ho-oh and Lugia highlight the art prominently, surrounded by the wonderfully nostalgic second generation wave of the elemental critters. As you’d expect, the results are stunning. Best of all, you can actually purchase these posters; separately in 18″x24″ posters at $35 each, or both together in one 24″x36″ poster at $60. These would look beautiful on any aspiring Pokemon Master’s wall.

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #66 Custom Console Edition: FFVI SNES, Kirby GBC, Horror PS1. 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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