8-bits version of the Avengers movie

8-bit cinema - The Avengers

The Avengers is one of my all-time favourite movies, one of those movies I can watch again and again and still enjoy it. And 8-bit games are part of my DNA, I grew up playing video games and I still find those old games way more enjoyable than modern hyper-realist ones.

So you can easily imagine how thrilled I was then I found out about this wonderful recreation of The Avengers film like if it was a 8-bits game.

It's made by CineFix that have a nice 8-bit movies section with other titles like The Fifth Element or Kill Bill.

So if you love either The Avengers or 8-bit games, or even better both of them, watch this 8-bits version of the Avengers movie now, you won't regret it!

By Horacio Gonzalez

Trickster, fan-made Matrix film

I guess most of you have already seen it, as it has been shared on social networks for weeks now. I discovered it last week, and I forgot about it, and yesterday, while closing old tabs on my browser, I stumbled upon it. And I told myself I had to share it...

So here you have Trickster, a small live-action short film based on the Matrix movie. It's a fan-made film made in Colombia by a team of passionate guys wanting to test their skills on film making and visual effects.

If, as most people of my generation, you have some fond memories of the first time you watched Matrix on the cinema, you will like this great short film:

By Horacio Gonzalez

Lunarbaboon

Today I've discovered via Think Geek the site of Lunarbaboon. As he describes it, Lunarbaboon is a webcomic is a gag-a-day strip that focuses on many themes, but mostly is about parenting, other themes include depression, death, and Star Wars, and as a 30 something geek and father I find his comic simple wonderful.

The comic that made me go to his site was this one:

Lunarbaboon

As a geek dad myself, I really loved it. I've often felt myself like that. But most of times there was no monster under the bed :D

Another sample of why I became a fan of his comics:

Lunarbaboon

As I told you last week, I believe in supporting the artists I like, in a direct way. So as Lunarbaboon has a Patreon page, I've added him to the list of artist I support on Patreon.

So go see his work, go!

By Horacio Gonzalez

The Big Brick Theory

Once more I've found a gold nugget in the great blog of Gang de Geeks, these guys are simply great (if you speak French you should add them to your daily browsing habits right now!).

I guess you know Cuusoo, the crowd-sourcing community project from LEGO to allow fans to submit their ideas for new LEGO Sets. Since its creation the site has received hundred of ideas, ans some of the most popular have become true LEGO sets, like the incoming LEGO Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Set.

And the project I discovered thanks to Gang de Geeks is the Mini-Big Bang Theory, a campaign to recreate the TV series in minifig format.

The Big Brick Theory

If you're like me, the above picture has made you want to open your wallet and buy the set right now. Well, it isn't possible, the project hasn't be approved yet, but it has gathered enough support to archive the review stage, i.e. LEGO is taking it in consideration.

The Big Brick Theory

You cans see more pics in the Cuusoo page or in the
the campaign page for Lego Big Bang Theory.

The Big Brick Theory

Let's hope it passes the review and that next year we will found mini-Sheldon and mini-Leonard (and mini-Penny!) in our toy stores!

By Horacio Gonzalez

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Wandering in my Google+ timeline, I stumbled upon a wonderful gallery by Italian artist Denis Medri: Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Denis re-imagine the iconic saga as a 80's High School TV series. The heros and villains are re-thought as teenager students and school faculty.

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

I really love C-3PO and R2-D2 as the nerds!

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

And what to say of Obi Wan and Yoda as teachers? Yoda as sport teacher reminds me of mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Denis has also drawn some key scenes of the saga adapted to his new paradigm, as this one with Yoda training Luke.

Star Wars - the 80's High School version

Go see the full Star Wars - the 80's High School version gallery, you will like it!

Found via +Nixie Pixel

By Horacio Gonzalez

LEGO Cosplay

I'm not sure if I find it cute or creepy... or both...

LEGO Cosplay

Found via Reddit

By Horacio Gonzalez

LEGO Simpsons, a making of

I guess you have already seen lots of pics of the incoming LEGO Simpsons set, one of the most expected sets of LEGO since, well, ever...

LEGO Simpsons house

Today I've found this Google+ post showing some pictures of the creation and design of LEGO Simpsons minifigures.

LEGO Simpsons, a making of

Having done a bit of miniature scupting myself, I find this pic set fascinating. Rather naively, I thought they would sculpt the minifigures in real size, as most miniature manufacures do, not in a bigger scale. I'd love to know more about the process...

LEGO Simpsons, a making of

You can see all the pics in the Google+ post.

By Horacio Gonzalez

ABCDEGeek

Wandering in my Google+ timeline, I stumbled upon this wonderful geek alphabet, the ABCDEGeek:

ABCDEGeek

The author of this ABCDEGeek is Otis Frampton, who is also one of the guys behind the excellent How it should have ended web series. You can buy prints of the full alphabet or only of the individual letters you want at his shop.

Every letter is a tribute to geekdom, I really love his ABCDEGeek alphabet. If I had to choose, I think my favorite one would be "R" is for "Regeneration":

Well, what can I say, I'm ordering a printed version of it to put in my son's room. I'm not sure if my fiancée will agree, but he needs to begin his geekdom education...

By Horacio Gonzalez