the prefect combination of vintage toy and retro amusement – a pinball machine made entirely of LEGO. the master behind it? bre burns, half of the LEGO enthusiast duo renegade bricks, using more than 15,000 plastic blocks guided by a love of nostalgia. 

 

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dubbed ‘benny’s space adventure,’ the masterpiece is inspired by LEGO’s ‘lil blue space man, one of the toy company’s classic miniatures. according to brothers brick, the machine took between 200 and 300 hours so far on this project and stands at 2.5 feet tall. 

 

no gluing, screwing, fabrication, or modification of any of the parts, including balls, rubber bands, and even the use of the LEGO NXT-G software instead of another programming platform‘, she told brothers brick. LEGO are meant to be played with,’ she told TBB. ‘and I wanted this to be an inspiration to young builders, so getting people to play it and seeing kids’ faces light up made all the difficulties totally worth it.’

images courtesy of renegade bricks

 

 

as well as bricks, burns used three mindstorms NXT ‘brain’ bricks, powerfunctions lights and battery boxes, mindstorms steel castor balls, and over 30 official rubber bands to create the pinball machine. find an entire breakdown of the project here and see more of renegade brick’s work on facebook.

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