Since Bungie’s Destiny 2 launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this month, fans of the multiplayer FPS series have been pouring hours into the follow-up title, blazing through missions, leveling up, and beating the final raid boss in record time. It’s evident that in-game triumphs have become increasingly more frequent as of late, but one fan has taken his passion outside the confines of the title, creating a replica of the Sunshot Exotic weapon entirely out of LEGOs.
YouTuber ZaziNombies ventured to make the powerful exotic hand cannon, which causes the opponents it strikes to explode and die, out of the popular building toys. Comprised of several different kinds of LEGO bricks, sticks, and small rubber bands, ZaziNombies’ version of the Destiny 2 magnum aurum is completely operational, though it can only fire darts rather than actual chunks of the sun.
The LEGO Sunshot creation was made using approximately 550 bricks in gold chrome, gold, white, as well as sticker sheet borders to make the black engraved star constellation that embellishes the handle and barrel of the weapon. Special orange light bricks were used for the core of the gun in order to mimic the solar energy within the cylinders.
ZaziNombies also implemented a firing mechanism on the very bottom, making the replica genuinely functional rather than just a conversation piece. To achieve the tiny thermal exhaust vents seen in the real Sunshot, ZaziNombies put to use inverted tank treads. White hinged pieces and a splash of metallic silver ones make up the heat plates on the side of the gun.
Overall, the LEGO Sunshot measures 40 centimeters in length and is described as “a little top-heavy towards the front,” simply because it’s built-up more there. For those wanting to obtain the Sunshot weapon in Destiny 2, completing the campaign mission at Sacrilige, one of a reported 80 missions total, and then speaking to Asher Mir on Io will do the trick.
Within Destiny 2, Sunshot is a perfect choice for cooperative missions like the Nightfall Strike or the Leviathan Raid that players have been having a particularly tough time with, despite a few of record-breaking outliers needing to look up guides on how to beat the final boss, Emperor Calus. It’s also quite cool-looking from an aesthetic standpoint, especially with its gold plating near the area that launches the deadly sun bits.
Just as ZaziNombies has plenty of LEGO recreations lined up, Bungie is already cooking up ideas for new Destiny 2 content. The studio has plans for paid expansions – the first of which, Curse of Osiris – may release as early as December.
Destiny 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One, and releases October 24 for PC.
Source: ZaziNombies – YouTube