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Topic: Our 8-bit Christmas!  (Read 4869 times)
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poppyqwn
« on: December 24, 2012 09:45:09 PM »


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We wanted to surprise the boys for Christmas by building an 8-bit Christmas tree. My husband made the actual tree out of 5/8 plywood and the ornaments are printed and foam-backed.

We pick up the boys tomorrow and we can't wait to see their faces when they see it! We tried to put something from everyone's favorite game on there. Recognize any of your favorites? Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012 11:27:10 PM »

you are the best!! i love 8-bit and i love your christmas tree.

Merry christmas from germany

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012 04:18:08 AM »

Wow that is amazing!!

Oh and Merry Christmas from Brisbane, Australia
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012 05:37:39 AM »

To quote my husbeast, that's effin awesome.  Totally the coolest tree ever.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012 07:33:44 AM »

This looks so digital. LOL, I thought you had overlain the tree over a regular image. Wow. Merry Christmas everyone.
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012 08:07:51 AM »

This is beyond awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012 09:02:42 AM »

Awesome.... Next year I will look at making something like this. Love the pacman....lol
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012 10:06:10 AM »

Thanks everyone!  We had a great time making it.  It took about 35 hours total.  My hubster cut it out, (after drawing a 1"x1" grid on 4'x6' plywood) then he made them interlocking.  I painted it, and found some of the graphics and hubsters found the rest and made them all printable.  Then we backed them with foam. 

The boys get here tonight, and I can not WAIT for them to see it.  <3  I hope they love it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012 07:56:05 PM »

I LOVE this!!! How creative!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012 10:33:47 PM »

 Smiley Loved your idea! Merry Christmas!
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012 01:43:23 AM »

Such an awesome tree! I love the little rupees on there
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012 10:01:16 AM »

Wanted to see how your kiddos liked their surprise tree!  It is fabulously different and tailored to your family!  Hubs gets a lot of credit for making it couple project for the kids!
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012 03:00:25 PM »

That. Is. Fantastic.
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012 10:26:12 PM »

That is a fun tree.  I do see some old favorites.  I can't wait for you to report back.  What were your kids reactions?
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2012 10:36:38 AM »

THEY LOVED IT!!!!  We were thrilled that they were so happy to have it.  The first thing my 8 year old did was solve the mystery of how the characters were floating.  After that, they were just so excited to see all of the characters and what games they were from. 

The boys are 14, 9, and 8.  This was just the perfect time for them to really love it. 

Thanks for all the compliments.  The hubster is just awesome, he is my hero on a daily basis.  He is always ready to work on a project with me.  <3
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2012 01:34:01 PM »

oh wonderful!  I love it when the kids appreciate how you made the holidays special for them!  It will be a treasured memory for you and them!
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2012 10:08:05 PM »

I'm also glad to to know the kids loved it and that you have a great hubster.  I look forward to seeing more of your projects. How are the characters floating or is that a designer secret?
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2012 03:53:39 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012 05:18:21 PM »

Can't get over how awesome this is. Even my hubby is seriously impressed! Great job.
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2012 06:09:36 PM »

Very cool.  I'm not even into video games and I think this is awesome. Rocked it!
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2012 09:40:47 PM »

Your project turned up on 9gag
http://9gag.com/gag/6175954
and got 21590 likes.
That's awesome!!!! Wow!

Thanks everyone.  I never thought our little crafty project would get so much attention!  I am so happy that it was so well received.  Everyone who gets it just makes me smile so much.  I love that so many people can relate and gets why we wanted to make it.   Grin  Thank you, so much, guys. <3 <3 <3
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2012 10:06:25 AM »

That is so very cool.... I love Donkey Kong on the top!
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2012 04:11:13 PM »

That is sweet! I'm so glad your kids loved it. I love it! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2013 02:33:24 PM »

This is just the coolest thing ever!
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2013 05:47:17 AM »

I love this tree so much!!! Unfortunately I saw it to late, but I will remember the idea for next year to suprise my nerdy family!!!  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2013 08:13:50 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2013 08:41:47 AM »

Wow, great idea, and great job with it.  So glad your kids loved it.  You are the coolest parents ever.

How did you do the lights to make them look 8 bit?
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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2013 09:07:36 AM »

Nya!  That's awesome!!!!!
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