GR Pick: Fallout 4 Workshop Recreated in LEGO Form

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As Fallout fever continues to grip the video game community, a must-see Lego build depicts the game’s iconic power armor and vault dweller’s best friend Dogmeat in brick form.

One of the biggest gameplay additions to Fallout 4 is its large array of base building options. While you can easily pass over this aspect of the game, there’s plenty of fun to be had in building a settlement that matches your idea of the perfect post-apocalyptic hideout.

We’ve already seen evidence that Fallout players are a creative bunch, but it seems that the base building options seen in the game have sparked a new project carried out with Bethesda. Over the weekend, the publisher posted images of the garage used in many of the game’s promotional materials, recreated entirely in Lego.

While this is certainly not the first time we’ve seen video games built brick by brick, it’s one of the more impressive examples out there. The hugely detailed model uses a variety of different techniques to replicate iconic designs like the game’s power armor and canine companion Dogmeat.

There’s even an appearance from the game’s mascot, sat on a desk as one of the stat-enhancing bobbleheads that can be collected in-game. While the whole build is likely too large for most fans to replicate at home, there will likely be plenty rummaging through their collection to find the necessary pieces for a Lego Vault Boy.

Over the past few years, Lego has released several sets based on designs by fans via its Ideas program. Previous sets have been based on sci-fi properties like Doctor Who and Ghostbusters, so Fallout certainly fits that mould — however, the scale of this build and the violent nature of the series would probably put it out of contention.

Instead, the majority of players will have to exercise their creativity in other forms. Bethesda will no doubt be hoping that there’s plenty of imagination at work among the game’s modding community, to make the decision to offer user-created content to Xbox One players all the more beneficial.

Lego and Fallout might be something of an odd-couple combination — don’t expect to see any Super Mutants populating the world of Lego Dimensions any time soon — but this build is certainly very well done. Hopefully there’s more to come; a complete Lego Vault would be a very interesting sight indeed.

Fallout 4 is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.