We are now full throttle into the second 2016/2017 review panel with a new Idea hitting 10,000 supporters mark this week. Titled “Sega Classic Arcade Games” this clever little design is taking a leaf out of the nostalgia book and captures classic Sega arcade machines from the 80’s built to LEGO minifigure scale.
The ideas creator SpacySmoke based his original designs around three iconic arcade games – info below provided by designer:
- Space Harrier (スペースハリア) – Released in 1985 and designed by Yu Suzuki, this was one of the first Sega games using their “Super Scaler” technology, allowing for ultra fast and smooth sprite scaling to create a 3D effect. This model is based on the deluxe arcade cabinet which could move according to the joystick input. This Lego model can move left and right, up and down, and can also tilt!
- Out Run (アウト ラン) – Released in 1986 and also designed by Yu Suzuki, this landmark racing game allows you to choose a course from branching paths, making each game a new experience. It is also one of the first games that allowed you choose what music track you wanted to listen to. This model is based on the deluxe arcade cabinet which could move according to the steering wheel input. This Lego model can move left and right.
- Thunder Blade (サンダーブレード) – Released in 1987, this game puts you in the cockpit of a futuristic helicopter and featured both 3D and overhead shooting views. This model is based on the deluxe arcade cabinet which had a seat that rotated according to the joystick input. This Lego model’s seat can also rotate
- All models feature interesting building techniques, detailed stickers/prints, multiple screen tiles/bricks to show different scenes from each game, and are scaled to Lego minifigures as best as humanly possible.
The proposed design also comes with three minifigures – Yu Suzuki (famous Sega game designer), a male/female gamers. Through the design process SpacySmoke also finalised a fourth arcade machine Hang On which adds further interest and really helps complete the classic lineup.
I have to admit I personally supported this idea and have fallen in love with it, but it’s not hard when you’re in your 30-40’s, love LEGO and was obsessed with all things Sega. I also like the idea of the arcade machines being individually displayable, but also having heaps of LEGO city MOC potential. I have a feeling this one may do well in the review panel – fingers crossed (sorry a bit biased haha)!
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