Anyone who is a fan of Super Nintendo, Transformers, Donkey Kong, or all things LEGO will find something to love about this artist’s clever build. What looks like an innocent Super Nintendo console, game cartridge, and controllers are actually multiple retro transforming robots. It’s super cool!
LEGO artist Julius von Brunk (aka Baron von Brunk) is the mastermind behind this incredible creation. While he’s managed similar builds in the past—including a LEGO Game Boy Robot among others—this build is really special because of how many parts it features and its attention to detail.
The console is the largest part, complete with buttons and the iconic grey and purple design. But there’s also a corded Super Famicon controller, a corded Super NES controller, and a removable Polybius game cartridge with a colorful label. And honestly? At first glance, anyone could mistake it for the actual console. It’s only when you get up close that you’re able to tell there’s more than meets the eye. In fact, see for yourself in this video:
Von Brunk used a combination of standard LEGO bricks along with some pieces from the LEGO Technic and Chima lines. The result? As he describes, “A Console named Super Famitron, a cartridge called Polybius, and two gorilla controllers named Simian Kong and Primal Kong.” Super Famitron has the simplest visual design, but still rocks a few cool features, like articulated fingers and shoulder-mounted cannons.
Want to try your hand at this fun retro build? You’re in luck! The Baron shared his instructions for the transformative build on Google Drive along with a ton of additional photos on Flickr. And if you want to see his other unique LEGO builds, you can see them on his website.