Jar of Pixels (and Looney Tunes)

Jar of pixels

Was inspired to make this after seeing my friend Dave’s Facebook post this morning: “Apparently I’ve been working too much. I put “Claussen Pixels” on my grocery list.” Good thing I had this pickle jar hanging around for just such an occasion. Here you go, sir!

These “pickles” are made from Pixelblocks, which are a bit like translucent Legos. On the plus side, they have grooves so you can attach them side-by-side. On the minus side, they are rather difficult to separate.

Pixelblocks work well as a medium for building little 2D replicas of old school video game characters, and I do have an Excitebike rider and Katamari King of the Cosmos gracing my living room. I like the idea of life-size replicas, though, so I may try out some other types of food now that I see how pickles turned out.

In a similar vein: years ago I built a few Looney Tunes characters using a bin of Legos. At some point I may use these as reference photos for tinkering around with isometric drawing or noodling around with this app.

Yosemite Sam (front)

Yosemite Sam (back)

Sylvester (front)

Sylvester (back)

Tweety (front)

Tweety (back)

Daffy Duck (front)

Daffy Duck (back)

Foghorn Leghorn (front)

Foghorn Leghorn (back)

One Comment

  1. Armando 14 March 2012

    It’s been over a year since you posted this but hopefully you’ll get around to making more… I absolutely loved these!!!

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