It's finally time to cash out your Israel bonds and give the dough to Epic Mario, a Kickstarter project from a NW dude obsessed with both LEGOs and Super Mario, and aiming to recreate level 1-1 using the very same things you used to have to go to the hospital to get removed from your nose. Contributors get everything from their own mini-mosaic featuring Toad (okay!) or Princess (boooo!), to one full panel from the finished project after its 12-month exhibition tour, during which all this fame will likely leave Mario with a big head. And, assuming he finds a mushroom, body too.
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The artist claims the project will take him 200-300hrs to complete, and that, in his lifetime, he's probably played Super Mario Bros 500-600 times, though hopefully when he said "in his lifetime", he actually meant "last weekend".
780000 LEGOs will be used to make the six-by-90-foot mosaic.
Expect a variety of Marios making their way through the level in various mushroom-enabled sizes, plus dead enemies, fireworks at the flagpole, and, despite not being constructed by the Seahawks' offensive line, mad broken blocks.
That sneaky artist is refusing to say whether the work will also include the super-secret coin room, though if he gets enough coin from the Kickstarter, pretty much everyone nose he'll end up doing it.