Category: 6. It's-a me, Mario!
Build any character from any video game you choose. Will you make Mario or Bowser, Master Chief or the Arbiter, Link or Ganondorf? Build at any scale you choose, and keep in mind details, expressions, and pose. A link to a reference image/screenshot is required as not all judges are gamers themselves.
Sonic the Hedgehog was an 8 bit platform game that appeared in the early 1990s on the Sega Master System. Sonic soon became Segaís mascot in a consol battle with Nintendo and their mascot Mario. Sonic still survives today but alas the Sega game consol is long gone.
As soon as I read the category, the words Itís-a me Sonic sprang to mind, so I soon started building. I have tried to convey movement and speed with his pose and blurred feet (the figure of 8 thingy below his body). I have purposely left studs showing to recreate the pixelated graphics of games at the time.
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Oh wow I just realised this is MOTD, thanks for all the great comments. I am going away tomorrow so busy packing etc, it seems that whenever I go away I get a MOTD. Maybe I should go away more often :D
Thank you very much Stuart and Andrew. Inspiration came very quickly so this was a great building experience, but those legs were a bit frustrating. Andrew - there is always next year and the MocOlympics will come around soon enough. Thanks for the support.
More great work, Joe. There is absolutely no limit to what you can do with the brick. What really impresses me is how you were able to make him so small, yet instantly recognizable. The tube for the moving-way-too-fast-to-see feet was a stroke of genius. Love how that combined with the scenery really brings this work to life. Very well done and best of luck to you in the MOCathalon.