I think I know where my current love of pixel art stems from: Legos. Pixels are just flat Legos, right? I loved Legos (and Lincoln Logs) as a kid, and now, as a hapless adult, I love pixels. Modern-day developers are trying their best to banish the pixel with each new generation of video game console, but there’s just something about having an entire character’s essence squeezed into a modest grid:
You know what was bomb back in the day? Combining Legos and Lincoln Logs when you were too poor to afford extensive collections of either. My brother and I used to do just that. We’d build immense metropolises that stretched from the living room to the front door, using logs for bridges and roads, Legos for homes and buildings. The first thing out of our mom’s mouth when she got home from work and tripped over a miniature city intersection: “What have I told you about leaving Legos on the floor?!?”
Here are some amazing Lego creations that just blow my mind and make me wish I had the time, ingenuity, and luxuriousness of hair I had when I was ten years old.