Over the years on the Retroist we have featured more than just a few of the talented people out there using LEGOs to create some of our favorite vehicles and locations in brick form from all manner of films and television shows.
I think I’m going to have to go out on a limb and say that David Glenn Simmons’ LEGO recreation of a Gunstar from 1984’s The Last Starfighter is one of the most awesome fan made projects I’ve seen.
On his site, David explains that he built the main modules over the course of a month and then it took a few more weeks to get everything situated to where he was pleased with it.
All images courtesy of David Glenn Simmons
He designed his Gunstar so that it would fit within the LEGO Ultimate Collectors series which is why he included the base with details of it’s key features.
Make sure to visit David’s spot on the web by following the link here to see even more photos as well as a worthy endorsement from a surprise fan.
Back to the Future, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Batman ’66 and of course Dr. Who are franchises with very memorable vehicles for the main protagonists to get around in, no one is questioning that.
But Nerd B. is asks us to imagine what kind of shadowy menace or criminal mastermind must have arrived from the spirit world of the past or future that all of these heroes must band together to form a new type of Voltron who in this case is the ultimate Defender of the Nerd-verse?
Images courtesy of RedBubble.com
Besides being a wonderful illustration it also happens to be a T-shirt that you can pick up over RedBubble.com. A big thanks to the Intergalactic Geek Alliance for the heads up on this bit of fan art!
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers as I’ve mentioned once or twice on the site before was hands down one of my favorite animated series in my youth. I would almost daily risk missing the school bus just so I could catch the last few seconds of a new episode before having to go to school…then trying to spend the rest of the day explaining to my classmates how awesome it was.
With so many 80s animated series getting reboots and such it would certainly be nice if The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers was one of those lucky few, especially if say IDW released a new comic series and it was illustrated by the likes of deviantART’s Themrock (Dirk Erick Schultz) and Dan Schoening (TMNT, Ghostbusters)!
Image courtesy of Themrock and Dan Schoening.
I will admit that I am pretty much a sucker for anything that I might display in my home that will help to showcase what I love in retro pop culture. Of late I have found that perler bead artwork has been taking up more and more of my attention. Especially when it’s crafted by a talented artist like Madam FANDOM as you can see from her perler bead mobiles!
All images courtesy of Madam FANDOM.
While I would love to have this Donkey Kong mobile in the house…it just kind of has to go to the Arkadia Retrocade, right?
All images courtesy of Madam FANDOM.
Created by the powerhouse artist/writer Bill Everett in 1939 for Marvel Comics #1 (Although his first appearance was actually an unreleased book entitled Motion Pictures Funnies Weekly), Prince Namor the Avenging Son of Atlantis has been equally comfortable as villain as well as stalwart ally. He has been a member of many teams of super-powered heroes/villains in the Marvel Comics universe such as The Invaders, All-Winners Squad, Avengers, Defenders, Deep Six, The Illuminati (Ugh), The Cabal, Dark X-Men, X-Men, The Order, Heroes for Hire/Oracle, Inc. and Phoenix Five.
Often fitting the bill of anti-hero nonetheless Namor has always been one of my absolute favorite characters ever since my Father picked up a copy of the Invaders for me in my youth. I still have this comic in my collection though sadly sans cover.
A couple of days ago Comics Alliance put together a nice collection of fan art for Namor by various illustrators like Mike Mignola (Hellboy)…
Image courtesy of Comics Alliance
…as well as Gabriel Hardman (Star Wars Legacy).
Image courtesy of Comics Alliance.
I think Hardman’s illustration captures the more noble aspects of Namor while Mignola delivers his more haughty and imperial side.
A few years back we shared another wonderful propaganda poster for the Imperial forces by Cat Staggs or Gattadonna as she is known over on her deviantART page. For the Star Wars Celebration Expo 2015 she presented some new propaganda art in the vein of the “Spirit of ’77” artwork you see at the top of the post, but “Tempest Force” is obviously aimed at those who are swayed by the might of the Imperial Forces.
All images courtesy of Cat Staggs.
Make sure to hop over to Staggs’ Official Site to check out even more fantastic artwork featuring some of our favorite comic book icons as well as film posters for the likes of John Carpenter!
The first time I encountered Smash T.V. was on a High School art trip to the neighboring state of Oklahoma. To say that my group of friends were not only impressed and addicted by what some might see as the spiritual successor of 1982’s Robotron 2084 is something of an understatement. We almost missed boarding the bus back home we were all so engrossed in the over the top carnage of the game.
Good luck catching that bus…you’ll need it!
So I was quite happy to share artist Rusty Shackle’s fantastic illustration featuring our two “heroes” blasting away while they collect all of that sweet, sweet loot as well as mounds of VCR’s, luggage, and toasters!
Image courtesy of Palette Swap Blog.
Just like with his artwork for the Elevator Action poster, Mr. Shackles has really made me want to plop down in the living room with the Williams collection on my Xbox and play this particular arcade favorite.
Of course…I’m stuck at work so I suppose I might have to settle with watching this complete playthrough by MAME Player!
Good Meat Bonus?