Best 15 Lego Consoles from the 80s to 21st Century
Lego building blocks have inspired the creativity of many artistic geeks. It actually is not easy to think of using the blocks without being creative as one should know what to build with the blocks and how aesthetically appealing the final work must be. We have seen almost infinite number of models, both working and non working which are built using Lego blocks. You might be surprised to learn that even the world’s fastest plane; the supersonic Concorde was once recreated using the ubiquitous Lego building blocks.
With such being its versatility, I am sure most gaming fans would be quite aware that there have been a number of consoles and other gaming paraphernalia recreated and built using Lego building blocks. While there have been a number of Lego consoles and models of controllers, we decided to make a list of the cool and wonderful Lego models of consoles spanning across generations. There have been Lego models of Gameboy, NES, and even the ultra futuristic PS3 Slim. So let us take a look at all the cool Lego Consoles that have been built by modders and Lego enthusiasts over the years.
NES has been one of the most popular and also one of the first consoles that we gamers began to use. It was released many years ago in 1985, the year I was born. NES thus was one of the first consoles that most kids back then got to play with. You could take a look at these really cool Lego NES models which have received critical acclaim.
The World’s Smallest NES was in fact built using the Lego blocks, and I must say the final work looks really kick-ass.
Here is another Lego NES model which looks pretty simplistic but beautiful nevertheless.
This is what could actually be a working NES Lego model. It comes with power/reset buttons, controller ports and even LED lights, all with Lego blocks.
Here is the bright red Lego NES mod which takes you back to the days when we had not even heard of something called the Internet.
GameBoy was released back in 1989 and is a cool 8-bit handheld video game device which Nintendo is still very proud of. It has sold several million units across the world. The Brothers Arvo had built a cool Lego Nintendo GameBoy with battery compartment and even a swell GamePak.
The 16 bit video game console from the early 90s, from 1990 to 1993 kept us glued to our couches as we played all those wonderful games. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System has been recreated using Lego blocks and I must say the ones below are really colorful and attractive. If you are lucky you might be able to find a working model in Lego!
Back in the 90s when we began to listen to cool music like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Garbage, we also got to play with N64 or the Nintendo 64 which was released in 1996. It looked kinda cute and only a Lego model would recreate the cuteness of the N64. Thus, here is a cool and adorable Lego N64 Logo which I bet will take many Lego enthusiasts for a ride, as it is so deftly built.
Successor to N64, the Nintendo Gamecube was launched in 2001 and was the first Nintendo console to use optical discs as the primary storage medium. Here is a cool Lego gameCube that was painstakenly built.
Wii is currently Nintendo’s jewel in the crown and was released in 2006. It features amazing specs and has already won many awards. If you are a fan of Lego and of Wii as well, you must check out this impeccable Lego Wii model. Nintendo and Lego fans alike would love this model.
Lego Nintendo DS
The Nintendo DS was released in 2004 and is still a hot favorite among handheld device lovers. It comes with a cool design and a chic look which makes it a success worldwide. This Lego DS here looks cooler than the original. If only this were available at the stores, sigh!
Lego Nintendo DSi
The Nintendo DSi was launched lately in 2008 and 2009 across different worldwide markets. It is a seventh gen console and features all the latest technology. The Lego DSi logo featured here looks really big and I must say it looks awesome.
The old Atari 8-bit computers are quite old, but the still make us remember all those days filed with fun and laughter thanks to those simple but wonderful games. The Lego Atari here brings back those days back with a bang. Pictured here is a Lego Atari 800XL style case.
The PlayStation or PS1 is a 32 bit gaming console released in 1994 by Sony. The production was stopped in 2006. This is a fully working Lego PS1 Console. It is such a beauty!
PlayStation 2 or the PS2 was released in 2000 and almost 138 million units have been sold already. Here is a cool PS2 made in Lego. I am not sure if it is a working model or not.
PS3 was released by Sony in 2006 and is currently the hottest selling console by Sony. They have now launched a sleeker and better looking PS3 Slim with extra storage. Check out these cool Lego PS3 controllers and consoles.
The PSP is a handheld gaming console launched by Sony in 2004. It is still one of the most widely used handhelds in the world. Here is a cool PSP Lego Stand which you might want to use.
It is rather strange that there aren’t many Lego Xbox controllers or consoles that I can find. Perhaps people are still busy building some cool Lego Xbox controllers and consoles? Here is a decent looking Xbox controller though. Xbox was released in 2001.
Though we can’t really say that a particular console’s popularity depends on the number of Lego models available, one tends to believe that way. If you come across other cool Lego models, working or non-working you could let us know!