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.
Some comparisons may be in order.
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.
1) (H/T Greg Saunders)