The last handful of LEGO Ideas submissions we’ve featured have been from Yesteryear, they’ve been retro and cool, this week’s spotlight shines on one of the very first mainstream games that we’ve all at least heard of, if not played at some time in our lives.
It is of course PAC-MAN!
For those of you that don’t know much or anything about the game Wikipedia is here to help:
Pac-Man is a maze action game developed and released by Namco for arcades in 1980. The player controls Pac-Man, who must eat all the dots inside an enclosed maze while avoiding four colored ghosts. Eating large flashing dots called “Power Pellets” causes the ghosts to turn blue, allowing Pac-Man to eat them for bonus points.
The creator behind this amazing PAC-MAN moving display is LiteBricks, who only joined the platform two months ago, his submission has already gained just over 3000 supporters (from time of publishing) so is well on his way to the 10k requirement.
I’ll start off by saying that including a moving GIF of the product idea in action is a genius move and shows off what it can do from the get-go.
The build itself also looks great with PAC-MAN at the front being chased, just the way it is in the game, until of course he eats a ‘Power Pellet‘ and the tables are turned.
I have always been a fan of Pac-Man and wanted an interesting Lego set that was not only cool to look at, but fun to interact with and personalize.
This product idea covers all the bases that are important elements of the game, from being hunted and the hunter, to eating pellets and power ups. With a quick change-over you can recreate any part of PAC-MAN’s adventure around the playable map.
It’s very fun to look at even though they’re just images, you can imagine how cool it would look in real life sat your display shelf bobbing up and down, perhaps with the aid of a LEGO motor.
There aren’t any images that show the inner-workings but you can almost imagine what must go into something like this in, and having the interchangeable characters too is a real work of modern art!
We can however see the handle that turns the gears and cogs inside, which looks to be designed in the usual LEGO way.
LiteBricks has included an image showing the individual parts that make up the product idea, all laid out in a very aesthetically pleasing manner.
Total Pieces: 1603
Studs: W 12.0 x L 37.0 x H 21.6
Inch: W 3.78 x L 11.65 x H 6.8
cm: W x L 29.6 x H 17.28
The overall design looks amazing and really does bring back the whole retro nostalgia feeling so many of us had when playing this game.
I personally would love to have this on display and part of my collection, having played this myself many times, to the point of frustration, I would treasure it as a childhood memory.
We would like to wish LiteBricks the best of luck in their LEGO Ideas journey and gaining the required support. We’ll be watching this one closely on its way to 10k!
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