Nintendo of America invited me to personally promote the new LEGO game at their flagship store in NYC!
About this creation
In early 2013, after the publicity of my giant LEGO NES controller, Nintendo of America commissioned me to create a custom display to promote their spring 2013 release of “LEGO City Undercover”. I gradually worked on most of these creations throughout January-March 2013, and unveiled them at the flagship store on Saturday April 6th. I was also invited to stay the whole day and greet customers, as I proudly displayed several of my other popular Nintendo-themed LEGO models! What you see here are the various LEGO creations all made by me, which are currently on display at the Rockefeller Center — and shall remain in the glass case until the end of the month — whereupon some will get permanently displayed! (taken on April 6th, 2013)
The original idea was to make a model of a Nintendo Wii U with several minifigures trying to play it, which was a subtle implication that it wasn't a regular sized Wii U being played by small people -- rather, a giant Wii U (like my giant NES controller) being played by regular sized people! The mosaic segments were intended to be the walls of the diorama, with the Super Mario Bros. pixel platform as the platform for the Wii U model to rest upon. Due to size limitations, I opted to scatter the Wii U diorama's mosaic walls/platforms amongst other areas. The whole diorama -- with the platform, three walls and Wii U centerpiece is called "Wii the People".
I felt rather honored to keep my famous Game Boy Transformer in a glass case alongside the Operation Desert Storm battle damaged Game Boy — made me feel like a real American! Unfortunately, I could only fit a few of the Fireflower Airship’s mini ships, and not the bow and stern. The Lake Hylia scientist was omitted due to his size (and lack of space), and the Super Mario coin block lamp wasn’t plugged in. Regardless, I hung out by my display all afternoon and met a ton of new fans — many of which were young LEGO builders to whom I gave encouragement! Don’t waste your time following instructions. . . Instead, create your own original stuff that rocks — such as transforming Nintendo accessories!