Artist and designer Chris McVeigh has taken his love of retro technology to the next level by making LEGO counterparts. Using the famous toy bricks, the artist has created models of some of our most beloved outdated technology. LEGO Atari and Nintendo Game Systems, bulky computers and tube televisions are given new life with McVeigh’s adorably nostalgic LEGO sculptures.
The LEGO master has used the retro bricks to pay tribute to some of our favorite technology from the not so distant past. The minimalist designs are clad in the signature tans, browns and yellow hues that were favored in the 1980s, making each model look as authentic as the real thing. Video game consoles we begged our parents for in our childhoods have been retooled in nearly identical looking LEGOs.
A rotary phone, which seems a far cry from today’s smart phones, was made from bright red bricks complete with clear plastic dialer and nubby phone cord. Bulky pre-lap top computers in their familiar beige join equally massive television models that predate flat screen TVs.
McVeigh’s use of LEGOs, a retro toy in itself, is a fitting material to use to pay homage to the technology of our past. Fans of the retro models can even build their own versions with custom LEGO kits available in his shop, or snap a photo print to spruce up their walls.
Via This is Colossal