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These illustrations of iconic ’80s movie characters as Lego minifigs are the work of artist Dan Sheam.

This is a personal project based on one of my favourite childhood toys, and now my sons favourite as well, Lego. I love the iconic nature of the mini figure it has endured decades and is now a design icon in its own right. I grew up in the 80s and played with lego mostly in the 80s so i decided it would be fun to produce 80 mini figures based on my favourite 80s icons.

Yes, he’s turning 80 different characters into minifigs so it’s going to take a while. He’s just getting started so keep an eye out for more over the coming months.

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Someone has to make this into sets that we can all buy. They’re Lego versions of vehicles from your favorite 80′s television shows and they’ve even got Lego characters to match. There’s Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, the GMC Vandura from The A-Team, and KITT from Knight Rider. These are all just labors of love but if the DeLorean from Back to the Future can get made, then these can, too!

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These beautiful Art Nouveau images were done by Deviant Artist kishokahime who selected some beloved heroines from 80′s movies and drew each of them as a portrait. Some of these are from animated films like Anastasia and others are from live-action classics like Willow and Labyrinth. There are also references to the movies incorporated into the border artwork, like Beetlejuice at the top of Lydia’s portrait. It’s a beautiful and nostalgic trip down movie memory lane.

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With all of the retro cartoons coming back, this decade is shaping up to be like the 1980s, except in 3D CGI. That being said, here’s our first peek at the upcoming Smurfs movie which will be released sometime next year. The plot revolves around Gargamel finding the Smurfs’ village and forcing them to flee into the woods. However, a wrong turn (by Clumsy, go figure)  leads them into Central Park, where they must avoid Gargamel, who wants to use the smurfs to increase his powers.

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Portland resident Ben Fleskes created this Lego Pac Man arcade which will play a variety of 80′s arcade games including Pac-Man, Donky Kong and Space Invaders. The 34″ machine uses a Jamma 48-1 board, ATX power supply and a switchable 4-way/8-way joystick. He also pointed out that No Lego pieces were cut or altered during creation… As if that would somehow detract from the glory of this machine. Check out the video after the break to see it in action.

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