Recently, I bought Metroid Dread for our Nintendo Switch and I successfully passed this obsession on to my kids and now we are making Metroid art of all kind 😆.
Perler Beads are a great way to transform all kind of pixel art into a tangible form.
Or this one (not yet ironed):
Of course, this was also a great opportunity to pursue another obsession of mine: 3D Printing.
For better effect, I scaled it up to maximum.
Then I gave it a coating with silver acrylic spray paint.
Finally, to make this statue a really cool gimmick, I 3D printed one of those item balls that the Chozo statues typically hold in their hands.
I used translucent PLA and left a hole in it in which I put an RGB LED, that I'm controlling with a Digispark board (but any Arduino-compatible board will do).
The Arduino-sketch controlling the LED and letting it pulse in a blue/greenish light can be found here.
This is what the final result looks like.