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Domaster and Tetrawing - Game Boy / Tetris robots by VonBrunk Domaster and Tetrawing - Game Boy / Tetris robots by VonBrunk
Update 4/11/2012 - The instructional guide is now completed and ready for viewing on Instructables! Parts list, transformation cycles, and information on obtaining pieces -- all included:…

Also, I've recently submitted it to CUUSOO, which means if I get 10,000 supporters, LEGO will personally review this for mass marketing:…

We now return to your regularly scheduled deviation. . .

Behold: Domaster & Tetrawing — heroic Nintendobots! Transforming from Game Boy system & Tetris game to robot & bird, and back!

This project was the sequel to my popular Nintendo/Transformers crossover, “Plasmashock” the NES Zapper. I spent about a month or so (give or take) working on this Game Boy and cartridge — the latter of the two took freakin’ forever to engineer properly. The final touches of the Game Boy came the custom water-slide clear decals that I printed for the first time ever, and surprisingly didn’t screw up a whole lot (aside from the obvious crooked “Nintendo Game” half above the right thigh of the robot). Also, the “Dot Matrix” label printed out much darker than expected on my laser printer, ergo it’s hard to see — but the blue-on-gray text for the buttons and Game Boy logo look damn fine! As for Tetrawing, his sticker is actually a high-res computer printout on glossy paper, cut apart like a puzzle and decoupaged to his LEGO frame with the help of Elmer’s Glue. The name Domaster is an amalgamation of “Dot Matrix with Stereo Sound”, the blurb written above the screens of old Game Boys.

The 2 AA battery blasters are a nice touch, if I must say so myself. It wasn’t really difficult trying to engineer a sturdy but hollow system for the back of the legs to keep the two batteries — if anything, the head and arms took the longest to build on the robot. The arms turn sideways and fold behind the screen, whilst the head is attached to a series of hooks and hinges to fold back. The robot’s feet fold at 90° angles and then slide into the lower legs. The legs rotate and form the bottom of the Game Boy. I used tiles to create the D-pad, A & B buttons, and the Select/Start buttons — which also took some time to figure out — originally I had planned to use thin, small gray bars to be the Select/Start buttons, and even tried using the small headlight clips from Star Wars Clone Trooper helmets.

See the full photo shoot on Tumblr!…

For more updates, such as instructions and demonstrations with this Transformer, check out my Facebook fan page and "like" me!…

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Domaster and Tetrawing - Game Boy / Tetris robots by ~VonBrunk Suggesters say: "complex functionality, brilliantly and discreetly hidden inside of form." and "truly well made system MOC with a lot of detail and nice features." Suggested by *3rdeye88 and ~Alex-Darkrai ( Featured by LabyrinthCreations )
zecle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014   Digital Artist
KaySavage Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing!!! XD
WITCH83 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this cute Game Boy
nomadcrossfire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
this is sick!!!!
GradiusGadwin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
drako8045 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Densoro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
1000% awestruck
DoctorWhoTheTimelord Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Man, that is COOL
SlaintraX Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything I was able to regain my independence using this I was able to fill a void in my life you are perfect for this
NintendoUltraRuler Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
WOW that game boy looks like a transformer It looks cool I luv it!!! I seen it in Nintendo world also
Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only they made a LEGO Game Boy.
apcomics Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
People always complained, that there no longer a large but small portable device with interchangable inserts that could be soundwave.

this guy figured it out.

Seriously You could Have Soundwave as a DS XL+ (what ever the latest big sized version) & Blaster as a PSP .... now thats a rivalry that would have fan boy watching, and cheering..... also garantees that soundwave or blaster would be killed, because they wouldnt dare anger the fans
linkismyhero15 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Dude. This. My childhood. Amazing crossover. Yes. <3
CreativeZodiac Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
robonxt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
did you make this??
Hypercat-Z Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Oh! So it's you creating that awesome thing. I found your picture in a motivational poster and I still think it's FU KING AWESOME!
Only a real functional transformable Game Boy could beat your work.
Maybe, one day, someone will create even that, inspired by your model.
Stormrider19 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I fully Support this
SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Absolutely Incredible
dtohl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You are my new god!
wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the coolest thing is;one can totally see these as actual transformer toys!!!!!amazing work!BRAVO!!!!RESPECT!!!!!!
saminal625 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yoyododo1990 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
This needs to be in the movie!

I can see it now!

Decepticon: Wait! Autobots don't kill!!!

Domaster: I'm Old School!
DAMtwoECFU Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
This could be the start to a whole nintendo line of legos
dashboard1337 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
where do i put my money?
i want this
p2USQ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
this is so awesome! what next? a ps vita?
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, a transforming Sega Game Gear!
p2USQ Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
sweet! can't wait for it. or did you post that already?
VonBrunk Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wait, I replied to the wrong comment. The Game Gear is still in the acquiring parts phase.
yoyododo1990 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Which one is the autobot and which one is the Decepticon?
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The instructions? Check here:


And help support me on CUUSOO!

MrElectrog64 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
pretty awsome!
daggettfx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I want one!!! It is awesome.

Transformers + Tetris = Awesome bot
Sotkettu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The old Game Boy needed 4 AA batteries but still this is the greatest Lego sculpture that i have ever seen! 8-)
o0OKurokibaO0o Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
hey yo dawg, i hear you like your childhood
o0OKurokibaO0o Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
downlink posted this on facebook saying it was his father xD
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wait, you mean I'm his father -- or the robot!?
usingtheforce Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I really love this
Lauryl23 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice ^^
F-Three Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fuckin' unreal!
nordish5 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Great idea and very well done! I can't get my eyes off it...
Would be fun to see a GameGear / Nomad competitor for this one! ;)
Holydragoner27 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
This is such a level that I think praising you by saying it's awesome would be one of the greats insults I could give you
mazthequeen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
So cool
Jimbob4441 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Photographer
this is AMAZING!
rickmaxfist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
well done! i just love it. reminds me of soundwave. and you made it so realistic!!
Soulsilk Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
TF-chaser Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderful just wonderful
chibiwolf7 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Wow! You went all out on this. Although I saw your other Nintendo Lego projects (which were very good, by the way), I think I like this one the best. I think my brother will get a kick out of this. Keep up the good work!
Bubble-Draw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Damn! that's amazing! :D
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