Like I’m sure many of you did, I spent a lot of time as a child playing with Lego. I amassed a pretty decent collection of both Lego and the Canadian version, Mega Bloks, in my childhood. I have no idea where my collection is now, but I’m sure it was passed along for another kid somewhere to enjoy. Mind you, if I still had mine, I’d probably still be building stuff out of Lego. I would build the odd building out of Lego, but what I really specialized in was creating wild and crazy vehicles for my collection of Lego people to drive around on. I also had a pretty good collection of different Lego figures. They’re all interchangeable, obviously, so I guess I should instead be bragging about my collection of different Lego heads – many of which had faces other than the blankly starting two eyes and a mouth which is the standard Lego face.
Of all the different Lego heads I had, none of them were anywhere near as creepy looking as this one, which was created by the crew from Adam Savage’s Tested and special effects makeup artist Frank Ippolito:
The mask is one thing (14 pounds of silicone sounds uncomfortable!), pretty creepy on its own with those totally black eyes… But when you add the two-finger claws, complete with fingernails… That’s where it gets to be a little too much for me.
Then again, this isn’t the first time a human-like rendering of a fictional character has given me the heebie-jeebies… That happened a few years ago when someone made a real-life Beavis and Butthead:
Beavis and Butthead in Real Life pic.twitter.com/HBJ8A9NQ9H
— Frank Enstein ☠ (@frank_enstein__) May 30, 2016
Well, the internet has done it. They’ve taken one of my most beloved childhood toys and transformed it into nightmare fuel. Thanks for that, internet.