Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This Super Mario Lego lamp is all the lamp you'll ever need

The past decade or so has proven that great things generally happen when the worlds of Lego and video games come together, but - sadly - these collaborations rarely make it into the physical world.

Sure - you can find Lego Star Wars swag at just about any Lego store in the world, but it's almost impossible to find official Lego tie-ins with the likes of established game franchises like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., or Final Fantasy.

The key word there, however, is "official".  Once you take that pesky qualifier away, you open yourself up to outstanding works of art like this.

What you're looking at is the amazing work of the amazingly named Etsy artist PugsnLegos - a Mario Bros. themed Lego lamp.

Planned and assembled by hand out of 100% pure, street-legal Legos, this super sweet lamp features a 1 Up Mushroom, super star, regular mushroom, and Fire Flower on the lampshade with accents in translucent blocks to let light shine through. The base, meanwhile, is festooned with 8-bit renditions of Mario and Luigi that'll hit you right in the nostalgia feels.

Unfortunately, this lamp will also hit your checkbook in its feels. As a one-of-a-kind piece, it carries a bit of a hefty price tag - namely, $600 (+$40 or so for shipping).

While that price is a bit on the high side for a desktop lamp, it's a bargain compared to PugsnLegs other listed Super Mario floor lamp...

...which will only set you back a cool $2,200.

If you've got that kinda cash lying around and don't have pesky things like rent or mortgage payments to worry about, then head over to his Etsy store and check out the rest of his amazing creations.