If LEGO can make money off our nostalgia for the old days of toys and movies, then surely it’s not too big a leap to start milking our feelings for old video game hardware as well.
This LEGO Ideas campaign, by British artist Bhaal_Spawn, wants to recreate in brick form perhaps the most iconic piece of PC tech from the 1990s (at least this side of a CD-ROM drive and Thrustmaster): Creative Labs’ Sound Blaster Pro 2 sound card.
I have nothing but terrible memories of sound cards, the joy of hearing my favourite games actually speak and play non-stop bangers to me undone quickly by how much of a pain in the arse they were to configure on a game-by-game basis.
Modern PC gaming is better without them (unless you’re a very serious audiophile), but maybe modern LEGO would be better with them. Especially if this is successful and we get a CD-ROM drive and Thrustmaster next.