The movie Big was released on June 3rd, 1988… 30 years ago almost! Tom Hanks (the main character) goes from being a kid and wishing to become an adult. Of course he still has the mind of a kid and the adventure begins. If you haven’t seen the movie I suggest it as a throwback movie night with a loved one. It was one of my favorite movies that inspired me to always be a kid at heart, play with toys and enjoy building LEGO at any age.
I really liked that movie… the Zoltar Arcade game grants him his wish after a coin is strategically shot into Zoltars mouth. Changing him from a kid into “Big” adult over night!
Inspired by the movie, the Zoltar Boardwalk game and after I searched and searched and never found a Zoltar made with LEGO bricks. I decided I would make the first LEGO Zoltar… so Introducing the LEGO “Zoltar the Magnificent!”
Please feel free to share and repost! Trying to get this to be on Jimmy Fallon… in June!
More programming to do, so i will post more photos and video as I get him done.
Design and photos by William Davison, Jr. #LegoZoltar
Working on getting the Face Just Right.
Mouth closed. and detail of the necklace.
I worked on this build over four months, and just finish up the head, mouth and movements this past weekend.
Just the frame.
Side detail and the coin shoot details (Yellow far side).
Other side detail.
Wheel on the left moves the coin ramp up or down, the red button center starts the mouth moving, the music and the eyes light up.
Video can be seen here. https://youtu.be/4IXOawez6OE
I will be programming the RCX controller and making the small paper cards that “Grant your wish!” in the next few days. I will be sure to post a better video showing the coin ramp and how the