Help This Man Build A Monkey Island Screenshot Out Of LEGO

"If you're one of the countless thousands of people who are tired of Kickstarters that are trying to change the world for the better or are trying to do something important," says Michael Davis, "then today's your lucky day." Michael Davis is trying to build a single monkey island screenshot, pixel for pixel, and he needs your money to do it.

Apparently it'll take precisely $6,400 worth of LEGO to create this monster mosaic, which will end up being eight feet wide and six foot tall. Michael has already put aside $1000 of his own cash aside for the project, but he needs the remaining $5,400.

Once it's done, he plans to auction the finished article off on eBay with all the proceeds going to charity.

This is one of those weird Kickstarters. You won't necessarily receive anything directly for donating to it — although there are a set of rewards, like for any Kickstarer — but what you will get, I suppose, is the satisfaction of enabling someone to build something amazing.


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    and teh feeling of helping a charity even if indirectly.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iammichaeldavis/retro-video-game-lego-mosiac

    Link!

    i approve of this kickstarter. Though it should have been the screen we use for talk amongst yourselves :P

    Try Bricklink.com - you can get the 1x1 bricks for 1 cent. Just make sure they're not yellowed or suffer from play-wear, so you may need to buy from a few different sellers.

    But there you go, all the bricks you need at one-tenth - you've just saved $4,860.

    http://www.bricklink.com/browseList.asp?itemType=P&catString=5

      I had given that some real thought, but the problem with Bricklink is there's no guarantees I'll get what I need, or in any quantity I need it in.

      For instance, take black:
      http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?colorID=11&itemID=299

      I need 29,265 black bricks. Many of these are in lots of 1 to 100. Many of those lots are listed as "Heavily scratched" or "some playwear". Since the final product is going to be donated to charity, I would prefer the bricks to be shiny and new, not showing signs of use. And sorting through lots of 3, 8, and 12 bricks to find ones in mint condition could take forever.

      Last edited 03/11/12 3:53 pm

    I see what's going on here. I bust my hump down at the boatyard so the scoundrel Mr. Davis can live out all his wildest Lego fantasies. I understand this "Davis" chap -- if that even is his real name -- has a dangerous and errant predisposition for monkeys; plastic brick construction activities; and also, as the case now ever increasingly appears to be, "islands". Islands? Is that so, Mr. Davis?

    I bust my lady lumps (my lovely little lumps) down at the boatyard so the scoundrel Mr. Davis can mix his milk wit' my cocoa puff? What kind of world do we live in when an ordinary and decent seafaring-fellow can't toil quietly away in a sleazy boatyard without "The Man" trying to take the last of his Lego from cold and callused hands scarred and broken under the infamy and storm clouds of a cruel world lost now to villainous intent.

    What am I going to do with all this junk, Mr. Davis? All this junk inside my trunk? I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk, get you love drunk of my hump.

    My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps.

      Wait, so... are you suggesting I, like, work hard to earn the money myself? Now see here, I don't know how y'all Antipodeans do things down under, but here in America, we prefer to have strangers on the internet buy us things while we sit at home in our underwear eating dry cereal straight from the box, thank you very much

      Last edited 01/11/12 12:11 pm

        Hey, careful everyone, it's the very same guy who's trying to take all our Lego money. And he even eats cereal straight from the box; I knew he was a suspicious character, but I never expected this. But then, I didn't know what to expect from the so-called "Michael Davis".

        Michael Davis. With all his cereal. And all his underwear. And everything.

        Where's my boxed cereal, Michael Davis? Where's my underwear, Michael Davis? Where is anything, Michael Davis?

        WHO ARE YOU MICHAEL DAVIS ? WHO ARE YOU ? !

          I can say, by a wide margin, that this has been my favourite interaction with a complete stranger in the comments section of an article, regardless of whether the article was about me or not.

    Megaman is better and didn't need Kickstarter!

    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/eshwaaz/P6120056.jpg

    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/eshwaaz/P6120062.jpg

    Build it in Minecraft for nothing.

    Lego FTW!

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