What do you do in the middle of a virus-related lockdown? Exercise (indoors)? Comfort eat? Play games? Or get creative? We’re thinking that one talented woodwork artist has been doing a lot of the latter, as he showed the world a custom Sonic Mania-themed Mega Drive cartridge made entirely out of tree!
The artist, a chap in the US who calls himself Pigminted, creates video game-related pieces out of wood – from an Animal Crossing-themed vinyl disc to mimics of Gamecube game boxes and Pokémon trading cards. This Sonic Mania cartridge was “made a while ago while I was prototyping SEGA Genesis cartridges,” according to Pigminted. Take a look at the video below.
— Pigminted (@Pigminted) April 20, 2020
It’s a thing of real beauty! And we totally want one.
Pigminted’s Etsy store doesn’t feature a lot of Mega Drive/Genesis themed works, and the Sonic Mania cartridge isn’t mentioned on the page which suggests that this could be a custom request or just a personal project. But, you can order a wooden replica of a range of game console cartridges, with an option to stick in a Raspberry Pi computer inside of it so it can function as more than a lovely piece of artwork.
Great job with this, Pigminted! We’re just going to scramble some pennies to get one of our own now…