Two pop-cultural icons from the 1980s have come together for one awesome project: the Rubik’s Cube and Mario as he appeared in the original “Super Mario Bros.” game.
One YouTube user, zoitrok, has created a portrait of everyone’s favorite 8-bit mustachioed plumber using 49 Rubik’s cubes. A time-lapse video shows how Martin painstakingly manipulates the cubes into the right positions. He’s not cheating by peeling off the stickers and putting them back on. He’s actually rotating the cubes into the right places. The really impressive part is that it only took 30 minutes from start to finish to complete the portrait. This guy must have really practiced on those cubes if he was able to get it right. The video only lasts about a minute.
But the best part may be the soundtrack. It’s a version of the them for “Super Mario Land” for the Game Boy, but done in a style similar to the Commodore 64’s famous SID chip. You’ll be humming this tune all day.