These might be the most brilliant things I have ever seen. I grew up with the Nintendo Entertainment System, so when I came across these images (via Ffffound – which is a gift from ADHD heaven), I was instantly impressed.
Beyond this sense of nostalgia, these pieces remind of some important points. I think we, as graphic designers, have a tendancy to go about our business without realizing that the computer is a tool. It is a means, not an end. However, we too often abandon the sketching process in favor of a quick execution on a machine. I find that my process can be greatly enriched by taking the initiative (especially early in the process) to explore other mediums. Cross-training, if you will.
Now I’m not suggesting that I begin sketching in LEGO blocks, but these are great examples of how a two dimensional design can be demonstrated in a three dimensional space.
So, without further ado, please bask in their glory and ridiculousness. I give you LEGO interpretations of popular NES titles by skinny coder: