Fan Creations: Chris McVeigh’s My First Game Console (Sprite Edition)

In an attempt to branch out the type of ‘reviews’ here I have a new style of review for MoC (My Own Creations) made my well known (within the Lego Community) who’ve made something that overall may not be a Lego set (or even something possible to be a Lego set via the Lego Ideas platform) but is aesthetically pleasing, and overall is just something you want on your shelves and display cases.

Knoll: 14 Minutes

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Build: 16 Minutes

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I’ve long been a fan of Chris’s work, and he has a certain look to his mini-creations that clearly require a lot of time or skill to find the right piece. I also though love and enjoy the attention to detail that goes into these builds. For example the interior of this NES (Sorry My First Console) even contains pieces to represent circuitry and heatsinks. Also it’s capability to open up and actually fit a cartridge is something that you wouldn’t even need to have in a build of this size, but it makes it so much more adorable.

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Metrics:

  • Pieces: 220 and 86 Steps – Manual
  • Price: $48.50 on Powerpig
  • Weight 167 grams

Scores:

  • Uniqueness: 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Aesthetics: 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Fun to Build: 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Hoarding: 2 out of 5 Stars

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Final Thoughts: While buying that outright might seem a bit high (I managed to get all but a few from my spare pieces, and spent about $12). I would still highly recommend this, because having it just in your collection makes you even considering moving and making room for many ‘official’ Lego sets because it’s such a good display piece, and I want nothing more but to buy/build more of Chris’s creations to place next to it.

Final Score: 5 out of 5 Stars