This is my third retro-video game LEGO mosaic, following the Dig Dug and Pengo mosaics. My previous posts featured coin-op games I played in the early 80s. Not long later, I got my first computer (a Commodore 64) and it wasn’t until a decade later that I got back to playing much besides C-64 games. (Eventually I will probably build something C-64 related because it was such a big part of my life for many years.)
Super Mario Bros 3 is the game that pulled me back into console gaming and I’ve played this game on and off ever since (now I play it with my kids on our Nintendo Wii). When I set out to find a good image to use as a guide, I found an excellent website Sprite Stitch, which has tons of retro-video game inspired artwork. I found exactly what I needed for this project along with many other plans and ideas for future projects.
I built Mario flying past one of those cute clouds with the eyes, which Sprite Stitch also had plans for. This is the same 32×32 baseplate as my other video-game inspired mosaics. After finding this website, you can count on seeing at least a couple more video game related mosaics from me.