You’ve probably seen many Mario’ Coin Block Lamps before, but none as amazing as this one by 8bitLit.
What is it that makes those darn blocks in any Super Mario Bros. game so irresistibly punchable? I’m no specialist when it comes to the inner workings of the human mind (heck, I can’t even figure out my own), but I gander it has to do with the blessed idea of knowing that by hitting something you could either get a gold coin or a flower that lets you shoot fireballs, is what gives into the addiction.
Lets just hope with the Interactive Super Mario Coin Block Pendant Lamp that the addiction doesn’t end horribly by accidentally punching walls in the middle of the night in some crazed sleepwalking trance. At a glance, it won’t be easy: 8BitLit’s version, available through their Etsy shop at $74.99 a pop, not only captures its in-game counterpart in aesthetics – but here’s the killer – it also lights up with a simple touch.
I would say punch, but 8BitLit’s description for the lamp kinda makes a subtle hint not to, so I’ll take their word for it.
That’s not all though, the block lamp also goes the extra Mario-nostalgia mile by playing the corresponding block-hitting sound upon activation, and if you tap the it eight times you’ll get the 1-UP sound effect as a super neat Easter egg.
At six inches all the way around – made out of lightweight laser-cut plexiglass – the Interactive Super Mario Coin Block Pendant Lamp is a not just a Mario-lovers dream, but also a practical solution to your lighting problems. The power cord on the lamp stretches a good 11 feet so you can best place it in a living room or a den. Though if you want, 8BitLit also makes a custom acrylic stand (sold separately) to hang the lamp on a bedside table.
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