I still remember the time my oldest explained Pokemon to me so many years ago. We had the cards, the games, we watched the cartoons, it was big at our house. There was a poster on his wall, and he very patiently showed me the best ones and explained the concept of enslaving small woodland creatures, storing them in small spheres and forcing them to fight for his pleasure. I think the whole thing wouldn't have sounded quite so inhumane if I had known what was inside the Pokeballs. If it's like the concept by Grant Davis here, they seem well appointed and Pikachu seems pretty content.
Here's a mashup that needs to be a thing, Pokemon and mechs. Builder LEGO 7 imagines Pikachu as a mech, and it opens the imagination for an entire world of huge Pokemon inspired mechs. Just think of the battles that will take place, and the new abilities that could be added (I'm betting Magikarp will still be rubbish though).
Yup let's face it, everyone's favorite pocket monsters are, for the most part, small animals. And small animals tend to end up small, flat animals when they get near roads. I laughed out loud when I saw this latest Iron Builder MOC by CeciΙie, does that make me a bad person? (Rhetorical question, I'm a bad person)
In light of the immense resurgence of Pokémon this past summer, Carson Hart set himself a goal to build all 151 of the original Pokémon, and he's done quite a good job of it. You might have to squint on some of the smaller models, but a lot of them came out looking really spot-on, like his great Charizard, Lapras, and so on.
Show of hands, who's been playing Pokemon GO? The game's been available nearly three weeks now and it's already cliché to ask that. I've been playing the game like mad lately and nothing's beaten the excitement when a Pikachu showed up nearby - a moment perfectly captured in this giant iPhone model built by Chris Madisson. For me the most impressive part is how cleanly he achieves the look of the Pokéball - round shapes aren't always easy in LEGO but all it took was a tire and some quick thinking to perfect one.
I mean why not? It makes as much sense as a bunny that delivers chocolate eggs right? (no offense Easter Bunny, I'd still like a basket with some LEGO and maybe some Whoppers) This Pikachu from builder zkdlalsxm brings back a lot of memories of my son attempting to "catch 'em all", and he's posable, most impressive.