A Sweet NES Scion, Courtesy Of Giant Robot

This is the best thing you’ve seen all week, and all the convincing you’ll ever need to move to LA. Open since December 30th, the Zen Garage is an art exhibit sponsored by Giant Robot magazine, featuring a slew of striking art created by Asian-American artists. It’s brilliant and beautiful, and the centerpiece is the car you see above, David Choe’s custom Monster Scion, built to look, for the most part, like a giant, drivable NES mothaf-ck-n’ Famicom!. Yes, it really drives, but better still, this car is also the console on which visitors to the exhibit can play a retro video game called The Super Famicom Car. Though no word on whether or not the mechanic has to open the hood and blow on it when it breaks1.

But don’t take my word for it – here’s a video all about the car. Enjoy.


8 bit Nintendo Scion – Watch more Game Trailers

I wonder,

Some comparisons may be in order.

Famicon:

The NES:

And of course, another shot of this MUSTHAVEITNOW car:

Honestly, who would have thought those clunky AcTiVision box designs would look so warm and comforting as upholstry? I guarantee you my next scooter will be tricked out to look like this.

If you’re in LA, the Zen Garage is at the Japanese-American National Museum until February 13. Go. Now. (More photos at Giant Robot’s Flickr stream).

1) (H/T Greg Saunders)

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2 Comments on A Sweet NES Scion, Courtesy Of Giant Robot

bindiboi

On January 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Fake! There’s no such thing as a, “Sweet” Scion.

Ross Lincoln

On January 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Normally I would agree, however the word ‘sweet’ actually applies to ‘NES’. It’s an NES Scion that is sweet. Not a sweet Scion that happens to be NES.

+10000 tho.