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Pokemon player goes viral after building epic life-size LEGO statues

Published: 29/Jun/2020 20:14

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon player went viral after wowing the community with mind-blowing character statues made out of LEGO. The life-size re-creations will make you wish the adorable monsters were actually real.

Pokemon took the world by storm after its debut on the Game Boy in 1996. From trading cards to merchandise, the lovable Nintendo franchise has never been more popular. In 2019, it even became the highest-grossing media franchise of all time.

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For many kids, the idea of having a life-size version of their favorite monster was a childhood dream. However, one creative player has made that a reality with some stunning custom LEGO creations that truly bring the characters to life like never before.

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The closest thing we have to official Pokemon LEGO is Mega Construx.

Artist creates life-size Pokemon LEGO statues

With how big of a franchise Pokemon is, it’s kind of shocking that there isn’t an official LEGO line. The closest thing players can get are the Mega Construx toys. However, one player has used LEGO blocks to bring the Nintendo franchise to life.

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Reddit user ‘Ddave_‘ went viral when he shared his insanely impressive life-size statues. The picture, which depicts Ditto, Charmander, Pikachu, Eevee, Togepi, and Geodude, has over 41,000 upvotes at the time of writing.

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According to the artist, each of the Pokemon’s designs are custom made, and take “about 5 hours to plan.”  They also stated that each character build is around 12-15 hours to make. “They are usually built over 4-5 sessions as I always run out of bricks,” the fan explained in a comment.

The creative genius behind the insane art is Dave Holder, who posts much of his work on Instagram. Back in January, he went viral after posting a picture of his Pokemon builds while attending LEGO convention Brickvention.

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While answering questions on Reddit, Dave explained that each piece costs around $400 to make, although clarified that prices can vary, such as Togepi which he states “was less because it was little.” He also explained that the specific color of a brick can impact the price, since some shades are “quite rare.”

In a post on June 27, the LEGO master gave viewers a glimpse into his process by showing off what could be a future build of Ground-type Diglett. Before creating, the artist meticulously visualized what the statue would look like, showing off how impressive his work truly is.

But where he gets the insane amount of LEGO bricks required to make these? The Redditor explained that he has to buy the blocks in bulk, using websites such as Bricklink. If nothing else, the impressive project shows how passionate Pokemon fans truly are.

The lovable RPG franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The latest title is already on track to become the third best-selling in the series, proving that the Nintendo property has never been more popular.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

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As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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